Picture of Retro Russian TV Digital Photo Frame
Giving a 1970s Vega 542 portable TV a new life displaying digital photos.

Step 1: Reusing and Recycling

Picture of Reusing and Recycling
This old Russian TV had been sitting around the workshop for a while, and it was time to do something with it! I'd been waiting for a cheap 7" flat screen tv to cross my path so I could convert it, but decided instead on a digital photo frame.

The digital photo frame was sourced from Gumtree and cost me £4, though I've bought them cheaper since then for other projects.

I had the idea that if I built the frame into the TV it could sit decoratively on my desk showing a slideshow of TV-related images to match its own era.

cesar201 year ago

Nice work.

I love old electronics.

MisterM (author)  cesar201 year ago
The only bad thing about older stuff is the space it takes up! These are my next two...


MisterM (author)  cesar201 year ago
That one has a great look to it, almost like an oscilloscope! Excellent.

Awesome .We have a TV like that in our living room ( as an ornament)

Looking at that Bamboozle screen makes me think about how fun it would be to put an R-Pi in it and run an Apple ][ simulator to play some of the games from my youth...!

rjkorn1 year ago

really nice looking.

i wish i had that case for a raspberry pi project. i just checked ebay buy none available. hasn't been one on ebay since sep 2013

nice find and nice work!

MisterM (author)  rjkorn1 year ago
Thanks! I have a saved search set up in eBay to show local items with the words Spare and Repair in the title, more often find stuff at junk sales though!