Instructables

Dual digital frame/wall mount pc

Featured
Picture of dual digital frame/wall mount pc
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.
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Cut the holes

Picture of cut the holes
2013-01-05 14.17.06.jpg
2013-01-05 15.49.12.jpg
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

Picture of 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.
Cool.
Awesome project! I bet it'll be even cooler once those power cords are hidden. Thanks for sharing!

GM