Auto updating picture frame
The monitor runs at 14 VDC and luckily has an external power supply. The weather image displayed is generated from weather data pulled from the internet in the exact same manor used by folks who make stand-alone weather displays out of old Kindles.Since the Pi runs at 5 V, a buck converter taps into the LCD’s input power and outputs a Pi-happy 5 volts. Oh yeah, switching between photos and weather is done by wireless remote!There are a number of different sized LCD monitors: This is a simple and inexpensive component that is responsible for turning the monitor on and off. You just need something that can hold a Raspberry Pi and monitor taped to it.The accuracy is great, as it never misses a beat, yet I haven’t found it to accidentally trigger in the night unless we walk by. I used double-sided mounting tape as an adhesive, although the wires are being held up by the frame itself.Instead [Greg] decided to start with an old computer monitor and wrap it in a wooden frame so it looks good.Mounted to the back of the LCD is a Raspberry Pi with a USB Wi Fi dongle.
For one, the software which runs the photo frame, which I explore below, keeps the photos fresh from Instagram and Flickr.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll have hundreds of photos sitting on your smartphone, camera or a cloud storage service somewhere.
A digital photo frame makes it easy to liberate your snaps, showcasing them on bright, colourful screens via a memory card slot, USB, Wi-Fi or cloud connectivity.
This photo frame is easy to build, but it does take a bit of know-how.
Mainly, you should feel comfortable soldering wires and mounting the screen and Raspberry Pi to a board or other object.
It also has two adjustable dials on the back that allow you to control its sensitivity and delay before firing. In order to connect the PIR motion detector and the composite cables, without resorting to the ugly male-to-male adapter, you will need to use a soldering iron. You’ll want to make sure you’re setup with the following: You’ll need to register your Flickr API app, which is a quick process.