It was quite easy to set the system up, integrate it into my network and hook it up to the TV. Everything works flawlessly as intended but then there was the question where to place the Pi..
Hiding it behind the TV or elsewhere would be really easy due to the small dimensions. But having set up the system myself (..and being proud of this accomplishment) I decided to showcase the Pi rather than hiding it.
The tools I used:
Dremel tool with a small router bit
I wanted the circuit board to be flush with the lowest part of the ornaments.
Using different chisels, I cleared the area and made sure the Pi had a snug fit.
So the next step was to draw the cable paths as well as the required clearance for the SD card onto the back of the picture frame. I used the Dremel tool to cut the cable channels and then the chisels to clear the pocket for the SD card. Once all the cutting was done and the cables fit in I covered the grooves and pockets with aluminum tape.
.. a very tight fit.
There you go.. this is how I built my PiFrame ;-)