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digital photo frame to use with raspberry pi

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:36 am
by fibroman10923
Hi. I am a new raspberry pi owner and i am trying to find a nice small display for it.
I found a digital picture frame that has a video out port but no video in.(coby dp-562)
Is there any adapters or other hacking method to convert the video out port to work with video in cable?

Please let me know.
Thanks

Re: digital photo frame to use with raspberry pi

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:37 pm
by dnight
For this particular model, since it has USB capability, you could connect the Raspberry Pi via USB and run a script to update the images on the SD card once a day. The Pi could have wifi usb so that it is portable and can connect to a server to update images. The only issues you would have are - driver support for the picture frame and portability of the picture frame. But that's for you to figure out :)

Re: digital photo frame to use with raspberry pi

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:34 pm
by ski522
Also, unless the picture frame has the capability to show video, most picture frames don't have the refresh rate necessary to act as a monitor hacked or not.

Re: digital photo frame to use with raspberry pi

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:54 am
by seast
Would a small LCD monitor be too big - I used some old 18" LCD monitors as photo frames as described here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 64&t=30893

Re: digital photo frame to use with raspberry pi

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:22 am
by richstandbrook
Very noob. Is there any way/sense is trying to connect this old picture frame to my Pi?

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Re: digital photo frame to use with raspberry pi

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:24 pm
by smokinzoltar
I am working on a display i took from an old polaroid pic frame.I still need to figure out the correct inverter for the backlite power.

The only thing i am concerned with is the refresh,i'm not sure what this one has so my efforts may be a bust!

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Re: digital photo frame to use with raspberry pi

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:06 am
by richstandbrook
Looks like similar connectors. How would you even connect the ribbon to the pie? Did I mention n00b. I'm not too fussed about refresh as I may just use it for displaying periodic data. Whats the best way to go about learning what kind of connector it is and then how to convert/invert it.

Perhaps I should read more on basic electronics?

Re: digital photo frame to use with raspberry pi

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:24 pm
by Atishya
Hi
I was wondering how would it be possible to connect the pi to the digital photo frame via USB. Would I need to use the gpio ports?