Juicebox digital picture frame for mom

picture frame

[joevennix]‘s digital picture frame for Mother’s day is really an update to a previous how-to he wrote. The original shows you how to build a digital photo frame using a Juicebox media player.  His version doesn’t require the MP3 addon (it would make it easier) since he connects the SD card directly to the header. His latest features a much better case and hideaway controls. He admits that he still can’t cut a matte worth a darn.

Comments

  1. Skyone says:

    wow! i really like this! i think i might make one… anywhos, i think the matte looks fine!

  2. joevennix says:

    cool im on hackaday

  3. Matt Jordan says:

    I did a similar thing but with an old Powerbook 540c laptop. Great digital picture frame, ended up costing about $40 after all the materials.

  4. kingkael says:

    Cool! Their mom should be proud.

  5. jaded says:

    Hey, nice job. I bet your mom was pretty pleased with it.

  6. deltaf says:

    I had a similar project with an old compaq laptop. The screen was surprisingly bright for a 486, though the color depth was only 256. The screen size was pretty decent compared to the matte.

    How small could the frame around the juicebox be? As pictured, it looks too big.

  7. Geo says:

    Nice work.

    I’ve made a few of these frames, but they were all based on laptops or PSone LCDs of 5″ and up.

    I personally wouldn’t bother with anything smaller, since the frame ends up being 3-4 times the size of the screen itself. Old laptops can be found very cheap on eBay, so it makes more sense to use those.

    I’d strongly recommend you give it a go.

  8. tapsemi says:

    Ok, is it possible for me to swap the LCD panel out with a larger LCD panel, say a 640×480 one?

  9. klebel says:

    where can I buy that enclosure? It looks like it works perfect.

  10. charlietuna says:

    The digital picture frame resource site at http://www.likelysoft.com/hacks/pictureframes.shtml lists a bunch of digital frame projects (mostly ones made from old laptops or cheap “toy” lcds) for those interested in making one of their own.

  11. edman says:

    Jeroen Domburg provides instructions on how to hack the firmware on those cheap (~$20) keychain digital picture frame so that you can send images, stream video! and even use it as a mini console by sending it text through the usb connected to a unix (asus eee) box.

    http://www.planetsurfer.net/2008/06/05/use-a-cheap-digital-picture-frame-as-a-secondary-display/

  12. Theresa says:

    I bought an XBOX JTAG MACHINE off of EBay and I need the hack for MW2 they don’t tell you that the maching does not come with the hack installed.

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