We have thousands of digital pics stored on my server and we would like to enjoy them daily. I decided to make a dual screen digital frame. It can also be used to share videos, play internet radio...etc.
I removed all the unnecessary pieces from a beat up used laptop & also stripped out the screen from an old monitor.
I'm a laptop/computer repair tech so I have lots of parts laying around, you may be able to find everything at your local computer repair shop if you ask nicely.
Step 1: Cut the holes
Cut appropriate screen size openings in 1/2" plywood. I then routed out a 1/4 " for the screens to set into.
Step 2: Hinge
Some moulding finishes off the sides & a long hinge on the bottom allows me to open the frame when it's mounted.
Step 3: Hardware
Stand offs used for mounting a motherboard in a desktop pc & the two screens are in place. Now I can secure the motherboard and other hardware. A vga cable connects to the other screen as a secondary monitor for the laptop. I used a 2.5" hard drive enclosure to hide the extra cables in. The power bricks, screens & hard drive are held in place using desktop rear PCI expansion slot cover plates which I shaped and cut to fit. There are two magnets from inside an old hard drive which holds it in the closed position.