PosterPi (Raspberry Pi-based Digital Poster/Picture Display) #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Rob O’Hara came up with this neat way of displaying movie posters.
PosterPi is a solution I created for turning a flat screen television into a virtual poster display. The script was written in Bash for Linux and designed to run on a Raspberry Pi. Although I designed PosterPi to display pictures of movie posters, it could easily be modified to display digital pictures, digital signage, or just about anything else.
Once PosterPi is set up, it should automatically boot up, launch the script, read a list of posters (digital pictures) from a predetermined location, and begin displaying them in random order. My intention was for the entire process to begin without human interaction once the Raspberry Pi was powered on.
In this post, I will walk through how I created PosterPi. Feel free to use my solution exactly as it appears, or modify it any way you see fit. If you already have a Raspberry Pi loaded with Raspian Lite, you should be able to set up PosterPi in less than an hour.
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