Unlike most commercial frames, this digital picture frame connects to Flickr, allowing you to add and remove photos without a physical storage device, such as USB stick or SD card. A Raspberry Pi hidden inside the TV connects to the internet and automatically updates the pictures when the Flickr album is modified.
- Raspberry Pi - RadioShack 277-196
- Wifi dongle (or ethernet cord) - RadioShack 55044156 (online only) or RadioShack 55066170 (online only)
- Small TV/monitor - RadioShack 55059573 (online only)
- HDMI cable (shortest you can find) - RadioShack 1500477
- Micro USB charger (for powering the Raspberry Pi) - RadioShack 2302182
- Open back picture frame
- Balsa wood
- Picture frame mat with a 6" x 8" cut out
- Styrofoam/craft foam
- Wood glue
- Small wood screws - #2, 3/8" long
Step 1: Set up the Raspberry Pi
Since there are already plenty of good guides for setting up a Raspberry Pi, I won't go into the details here. I followed this instructable, and made sure that I had auto-login working (wifi doesn't work well with my network, so I ended up plugging in to ethernet since I had the power cables showing anyway). I would also recommend setting up SSH so you can access the Pi without taking apart your picture frame.