The Raspberry Pi is idea; for all kinds of interesting and complex projects. It’s also great for stupid projects, like this animated GIF photo frame I bought recently. Here’s how to make one for yourself.
What You’ll Need
You’ll need a bit more than just a Raspberry Pi to build this. Shop around for all these elements – some will be cheaper online, and some can easily be picked up locally:
Raspberry Pi Model B or B+ (The 256MB in the A just doesn’t cut it)
PiTFT display (any display will work, this one’s just cheap and small)
USB keyboard (temporarily, I went with a mini wireless keyboard so I can easily change the URL of the GIFs whenever I want)
Power adaptor (you could also get a battery pack if you don’t want an ugly cord hanging from your wall)
Picture hanging strips (if you want to mount it to a wall)
A cheap photo frame
What You’ll Get
Once you finish with this project, you’ll have a Raspberry Pi mounted to your wall with a photo frame around it that displays a new random GIF every few seconds. It’s incredibly goofy, but surprisingly awesome at the same time….
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