Friday, May 15, 2009

Welcome to DIY Digital Picture Frames - a Resource for DIY'ers

Want to create your own Digital Photo Frame? I created one from an old Sony Vaio Laptop and to help out others who are creating their own digital photo frames, I've created this website to catalog digital photo frames I've run across to help you out with ideas of projects and how to do it.

I'll be posting newly found do-it-yourself digital photo frames regularly.

You can find the Linux-powered digital photo frames database here




Windows-powered digital photo frames database is here




Apple-powered digital photo frames database is here

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Compaq Digital Photo Frame

Sarah LemariƩ Created her own digital picture frame using an older Compaq Laptop. She posted the progress photos on flickr. Here are a few photos from the set:



Slickr Internet Enabled Digital Frame

Here's a Home-made Digital Picture Frame made from an old laptop. It uses Windows XP and Slickr for the software. Built for his parents so he can upload photos to flickr and it will automatically show up in the rotation for viewing. Nice 9X12 inch screen.

Found via flickr


For A Comprehensive List of Windows-Based Laptop to Digital Photo Frame Projects including links READ HERE
A Comprehensive List of Linux-Based Laptop to Digital Photo Frame Projects including links
READ HERE
For A Comprehensive List of Mac-Based Laptop to Digital Photo Frame Projects READ HERE

Monday, August 6, 2007

Dynamic Picture Frame - Add Photos Using Standard Web Interface


Scott Lenger has his new Digital Photo Frame finished and has taken a different route then many others for the interface to load photos. He used a 14″ WiFi enabled Winbook C140 to make this frame. Scott says:
Building an old notebook into a picture frame has already been done many times before, what makes mine unique is that instead of pulling pictures off of a disk, hard drive, or flickr account, mine is built using standard web tools (XHTML/CSS/Javascript/PHP) so that myself and others can add and edit photos remotely through a web browser!
He has built a web (php) interface that makes image uploading to the frame easy for anyone to do is pretty straightforward. The interface uploads the images with php, resizes them to 1024×768 and adds a thumbnail image as well. It will even rotate the image using javascript. Below is a screen-grab of the web interface he built. If you're interested in this, he is willing to share the code used to make the web interface.
Scott offers up some good suggestions for those considering making one of these. This is his second try at building a Digital Picture Frame as his first one ran into some hardware problems.


For A Comprehensive List of Windows-Based Laptop to Digital Photo Frame Projects including links READ HERE
A Comprehensive List of Linux-Based Laptop to Digital Photo Frame Projects including links READ HERE
For A Comprehensive List of Mac-Based Laptop to Digital Photo Frame Projects READ HERE

Friday, August 3, 2007

Stunning Digital Photo Frame Styled after Clock


Jeffrey Stephenson has created one of the most beautiful digital photo frames I've ever seen.
He calls it the Skyscraper Photo PC. The design is based on a 1931 Hammond Gregory clock,
and made the casing for the frame entirely of basswood with a mahoganny veneer. The PC innards include a Vantec Stealth fan, an LCD scavenged from an automotive rooftop-mounted DVD player, a via motherboard and a 2GB CF flash card.
The results are simply stunning. It makes my digital picture frame seem almost ordinary!
Read the entire build process with loads of pictures at Slipperyskip.com

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Non-DIY Digital Photo Frame



Don't have the time to make your own digital photo frame? GeekAlerts is highlighting a nice 15-inch frame that has a 1024x768 resolution, ability to use USB drives, play back slide show with MP3 music in the background and comes with an IR Remote control to give you full control over all the functions.








Read more about it at the excellent Gadget Blog GeekAlerts




For Purchase at Think Geek

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Damn Small Linux Digital Picture Frame

Here's a very detailed how-to where a Pentium 166 Laptop was converted into a digital picture frame with Linux. .

For lots of photos and many details of how it was done Click Here

For A Comprehensive List of Windows-Based Laptop to Digital Photo Frame Projects including links READ HERE
A Comprehensive List of Linux-Based Laptop to Digital Photo Frame Projects including links READ HERE
For A Comprehensive List of Mac-Based Laptop to Digital Photo Frame Projects READ HERE