Vainty Project: Picture Frame RSS Feed

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  1. Peyomp

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    I want they digital picture frames, at least 3 of them, that display an RSS feed. Specifically: Shorpy, the 100 year-old photo blog. I want them to rotate through that archive every minute, or 15 minutes, or whatever I configure.

    http://www.shorpy.com/

    What do you guys think? Whats the easiest way to go about this?
     
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    Ouch, they start at $800. Anything cheaper? I could just write a script to pull the images from RSS if there was something that could use a fileshare.
     
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    go on ebay, buy old laptop, install linux, write script, profit.
     
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    Why would I need a laptop?
     
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    there's a fuckload of shit like this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Latitude-D...goryZ177QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    The market is so over-saturated that it's recockulous. Should be able to pick one up for <$50 delivered.

    Once you get the script perfected, disassemble the machine to seperate the LCD and main chassis, flip the lcd over so the screen is facing outward and the main machine stacks behind it. Then build a nice frame around it.
     
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    because you can build a badass digital picture frame that supports a whole bunch of shit, for less than $50.

    beats the hell out of paying for any off-the-shelf picture frame.
     
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    Hmmm... and the computer is on the back of the frame. Thats actually not a shit idea. And the thing runs Ubuntu. The frame is a little bigger than normal, but thats ok.

    But what about noise? I need something fanless.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Oh sure, now it's ok to recommend the Dell.

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    older laptops like that will be virtually quiet. And if you're just displaying pictures the thing isn't gonna be working hard, so it'll stay silent. Linux gives you lots of control over power management, so you can throttle the cpu down really low for thermal efficiency, and the fan will only run when it has to. Plus you'll be a few feet away from the frame -- it'll be silent.
     
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    when it involves breaking the hinges, I can only recommend a shitty system for that. I'd hate to see him take apart a lenovo like that.

    Plus Dell is among the only system shitty enough to get for less than $50 :mamoru:
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Ya, good point.

    :rofl:
     
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    Actually, a tablet would be perfect for this, and you could use it as a PC when you needed to.
     
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    tablet is a silly idea, imo. I like my $50 idea :coold:
     
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