DIY Digital Picture Frame part 1/2

A short “how-to” guide on turning and old laptop computer into a web-enabled (self-updating) digital picture frame. This is part 1 of 2, in which I cover more of the hardware side of the project.

For part 2, see:
DIY Digital Picture Frame part 2/2

Video Rating: 5 / 5


  1. Credit Cards For Bad Credit
    April 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    Awesome video… I thought of this concept put didn’t think to build it
    from an old laptop.

  2. dsbikes
    April 17, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    @8alonzo8 — re: fire hazard, I suppose, but I haven’t noticed any
    overheating in the one I made. Sorry about the multiple “you’ll have to
    figure out for yourself” comments. Part of the trouble with doing an
    instructional video on a project like this is that there are many variables
    (type of laptop and frame used, etc.), so it was hard to do a definitive
    guide. I may try to rework this if I have time. If there was something that
    is unclear, please ask and I’ll try to clarify.

  3. dsbikes
    April 17, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

    @TheDrNate — Yes, that is also an option, obviously. 🙂 I haven’t looked
    at the capabilities of digital frames recently, but at the time I posted
    this (four years ago), there weren’t cost-effective large frames that were
    internet-connected. As luck (?) would have it, the one I created for this
    video is starting to have hardward problems (fan or hard-drive, I think),
    and I may end up just buying one at a store (if that ends up being cheaper
    than replacing a HDD or fan).

  4. 8alonzo8
    April 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    I really like DIY projects, but this looks like a series of fire hazard
    violations. Way to many “…you’ll have to figure that part out
    yourself…”, but whatever works for you. Just saying.

  5. dsbikes
    April 17, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

    @TheDrNate — You’ve discovered the joys of “Do-It Yourself” projects.
    Sure, you *could* just go out and buy an “all-in-one PC”, but where’s the
    adventure in that? 🙂 There’s a lot to learn and enjoy just in the process
    of creating something for yourself. Post a video of it when you’re done, or
    at least take some pictures so that you can show what you did (maybe to
    even help other folks wanting to do the same thing). Good luck!

  6. Tanvir Afzal
    April 17, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    I just loved the concept i will try it out soon…thanks for the awesome
    art works 🙂