Digital Photo Frame

What we do
What we need
How we do (Hardware)
How we do (Software)
Still shots Outcome
What we do

Have you ever got Photo frame on your desk or have you given photo frame to your parents or friends as a gift?

I guess you had it before or planning to do it later. 

 

Then what about making awesome digital photo frame at this time? 

This gonna be lots of fun and even unforgettable present to whom you're going to give. 

 

Let's get into it! 🙂

What we need

Here is the list we need to make Digital Photo Frame. 

 

  • Hardware Side
  1. Raspberry Pi with SD card
  2. Display - monitor or small LCD with controller board
  3. Wooden or plastic photo frame
  4. A few thick papers for making frame design better. 🙂
  5. Short HDMI cable to connect Raspberry Pi and Controller board

 

  • Software side
  1. Digital Photo frame raspbian image for easier work
  2. Google account (Google Photo)
  3. Some photos to show (from Google Photo)
  4. Configuration and Test!

 

How we do (Hardware)
  • Prepare photo frame and cut paper to make it fit to small monitor for better looking if needed

 

  • Connect monitor to controller board and put all the stuff into photo frame

 

  • Back of the photo frame, attach properly controller board and raspberry pi zero on it

 

  • Connect raspberry pi zero with controller board with HDMI ports

 

How we do (Software)

In software side, we're very lucky as Henric Andersson, he already releases periodically useful raspbian images. 

so we can use this image for easier steps, but there still are some configuration steps we need to do.

 

First of all, you should prepare Raspberry Pi with OS.

 

Please click the following button to look into other posts for prerequisite lessons.

 

Prepare RaspberryPi

 

but please note that we're going to use different OS image this time with his photoframe one.

 

Please click here to download the recent PhotoFrame image for Raspberry Pi.

(At current time, 2019 vesion available.)

 

so, now we're ready to boot our Raspberry Pi with Photo frame Image. Let's do initial setup then.

 

  1. Edit 'wifi-config.txt' for your wifi ssid and password
  2. Edit 'http-auth.json' or just leave if you want to use the default one. (By default the username is photoframe and the password is password)
  3. Boot and do initial setup
  4. Setting up Google Photo

For more details, you can check and follow the details here

Still shots Outcome

Raspberry Pi – Rover v.2 (Touch)


What we do
What we need
How we do (Hardware)
How we do (Software)
Still shots Outcome
What we do

This is 2nd version of Raspberry Pi based Rover project.

 

In this project, we can explorer anywhere with our Rover. 

We're using actually the same hardware as the last Rover project, but this time there is a difference on User Interface.

User Interface is rectangle touch screen on browser where you can control Rover.

 

Let's get inside!

How we do (Hardware)

How we do (Software)

Please note that if you buy the kit, the included micro SD card has already pre-made image in it.

so you don't need to do anything. just insert it and play.

 

However, if not or you want to follow steps and learn how software parts works,

please find the enclosed documents or instruction for further details.

 


 

  • Sneak peek on Software part

 

First of all, you should prepare Raspberry Pi.

Please click these buttons to look into other posts for prerequisite learnings.

 

Prepare RaspberryPi

 

Once your Raspberry Pi is ready,

 

1. update and upgrade
2. pip installation
3. flask installation
4. git installation & git clone repo
5. run script and test

 

The full details are explained in the enclosed docs. (Rover_v2_HowWeDo_SW.txt)

Still shots Outcome

As you can see from the outcome images or movies, you can control your Rover easily with your web browser.

Unlike the last Rover we made, this version of Rover can be controlled by your touch.

I hope you find lots of fun from this project. 🙂

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Raspberry Pi – Rover v.3 (Cam + Servo + Button)


What we do
What we need
How we do (Hardware)
How we do (Software)
Still shots Outcome
What we do

This is 3rd version of Raspberry Pi based Rover project.

 

In this project, we can see things via Raspberry Pi camera and can move it via Servo motors.

 

Moreover, User Interface is left/right/up/down button on browser where you can control Rover.

 

Let's get inside!

How we do (Hardware)

How we do (Software)

Please note that if you buy the kit, the included micro SD card has already pre-made image in it.

so you don't need to do anything. just insert it and play.

 

However, if not or you want to follow steps and learn how software parts works,

please find the enclosed documents or instruction for further details.

 


 

  • Sneak peek on Software part

 

First of all, you should prepare Raspberry Pi.

Please click these buttons to look into other posts for prerequisite learnings.

 

Prepare RaspberryPi

 

Once your Raspberry Pi is ready,

 

1. update and upgrade
2. pip installation
3. flask installation
4. git installation & git clone repo
5. Enable pi cam and test
6. Install Motion
7. Configure Motion
8. Test your motion service installation
9. Run script and test

 

The full details are explained in the enclosed docs. (Rover_v3_HowWeDo_SW.txt)

Still shots Outcome

As you can see from the outcome images or movies, you can control your Rover easily with your web browser.

You can also control camera using servo motors. 

Moreover, you should be able to see things which is hidden or very far via Rover's cam. 🙂 

What do you think? Excited enough?

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