A No-touchscreen Picture Frame?

Many people have touch-screen devices, however, this hack claims to be the first picture frame to feature a “no-touch” interface. Although someone somewhere certainly has a digital picture frame hooked up to a “Clapper”, we’re going to give [Wasabi] the benefit of the doubt.

After buying a Microtouch kit from Adafruit several months ago with the intention of building something meaningful, [Wasabi] ran into a common problem among hackers, a lack of time. Instead of totally giving up on the device, the decision was made to make it into a simple picture frame. Although the Microtouch features a touchscreen, it also features an accelerometer. With a little hacking, as described in his write-up, the “touchless” picture frame was born. Cleverly, the screen was hidden behind glass, but through this interface, interaction was still possible.

The device itself seems like a great hacker tool, especially at a price point of just under $70. Here’s a hack where “Zork” was ported to this device, but be sure to send us any other projects you come up with using it! Check out the video after the break of this device in action!

8 thoughts on “A No-touchscreen Picture Frame?

  1. I have another idea:
    a picture frame with a touchscreen that when touched shows a skull and a message like “DON’T TOUCH THE SCREEN WITH YOUR DIRTY FINGERS!!”

      1. And er umm… “No-touchscreen” picture frames are very common; more so than touchscreen digital picture frames (I have one with buttons along the periphery). Maybe you meant simply “No-touch?”

    1. lol, it could also be pointed out that it’s perfectly visible behind the glass, sorry I’ve been watching a lot Big Bang Theory and may be slowly turning into Sheldon

  2. I see this being a great “Fish Tank”, fish tank screen saver, when you knock on it a fish holds up a sigh saying “Quit knocking on the f**king glass!”

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