Introduction: Cheap & Cute PhotoFrame Without SD Card on ESP8266 + 1.8inch TFT
Digital photo frame are awesome thing to show photos of your family members, friends and your pets. I wanted to build a small, cheap and cute photo frame with the parts already in my hand. This frame use 1.8" Small TFT panel and ESP8266 wireless development environment in a 3D printed case.
1.8 TFT Panel ST7735 http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32913848470.html
1.8 TFT Panel ST7735 https://www.banggood.com/1_441_82_02_22_42_8-Inch-...
ESP8266 WEMOS D1 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33036965281.html
3D Printed Case https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4097143
Some Wires & Soldering Iron.
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Step 1: Parts
I've prepare parts and printed frame on my 3D Printer.
Model Download: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/1oIgHjgjMjd
Step 2: Hardware Install
Step 3: Convert Photo to "C" Array!
This photoframe uses internal flash of ESP8266 module. So you don't need any external SD Card. You may convert 128x160 pixel photo to C array with LCDimageConverter. ESP8266's 4MB flash memory is enough to store many photos. You can download software and convert C Array your photos.
Step 4: Software
You can sore your c array photos on photos.h file. Also need Adafruit GFX library and Adafruit ST7735 header file for this application.
Download example code