Ilidjane
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Conected Frame

Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:01 pm

Hi everyone!

I would like to do a project about of a connected frame. I found out that RaspberryPi was the solution for the hardware part.
My project is a frame that display photos not from a internal memory but from a folder on internet.

As i never used a Raspberry in the past i don't know which raspberry to choose: 1,2,or 3, A or B ? which one would be the most suitable for this project?
I would also need a screen of 7" or 9", able to display an acceptable quality for photos. Are all the screens compatible with RaspberryPi? If no where to find specific one?
And last question: A Wi-fi Dongle is necessary to connect to internet, but is there something more to add?

Thanks in advance for your help ;)

drgeoff
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Re: Conected Frame

Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:24 pm

For people who are not hardware gurus (and I sense you are not) the only screen* compatible with RPis is the official RPi screen. https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... h-display/

* Assuming you mean a LCD module, not a complete computer display with HDMI or DVI input.

Ilidjane
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Re: Conected Frame

Fri May 06, 2016 1:46 am

Sorry for the late answer. yep i'm not really a hardware guru. I'm not looking for a tactile screen, but for a basic screen to display photos. however this screen should be good quality and at least of a 7" size and shouldn't have any frame (not into an already existing enclosure).
Unfortunately I didn't find any suitable screen in the official RPi :(

tinylcd
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Re: Conected Frame

Fri May 06, 2016 4:43 am

hello

see if below screens can meet your requirement

http://www.neosecsolutions.com//index.p ... 527f3fcd63


http://www.neosecsolutions.com//index.php?cPath=25

regards
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rpdom
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Re: Conected Frame

Fri May 06, 2016 4:53 am

Ilidjane wrote:HAs i never used a Raspberry in the past i don't know which raspberry to choose: 1,2,or 3, A or B ? which one would be the most suitable for this project?
Each have their own advantages.

The 1A+ and Zero have the lowest power consumption, so wouldn't need a big power supply. Both would need a WiFi adaptor (or wired ethernet adaptor) to connect to the internet. The Zero would also need a USB OTG adaptor to run a WiFi dongle. The 1A+ and Zero are currently in short supply. The Zero (the cheapest option) should be back on sale soon.

The 1B+ uses a bit more power, but has wired ethernet and more USBs.

The 2B Is a lot faster than those models and also has ethernet and USBs. It needs a better power supply than the 1 series and Zero.

The 3B is the fastest, but requires a much more powerful PSU. It also has built-in WiFi, so you wouldn't need to get a dongle.

You probably don't need a lot of power to do what you ask. If anything, I'd say wait for the 3A to come out and see if it has on-board WiFi like the 3B does. It should need a little less power than the 3B as it will only have the one USB port and no ethernet. It should also be cheaper than the 3B.

Ilidjane
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Re: Conected Frame

Sat May 07, 2016 1:07 pm

tinylcd -> Thanks for the link, I check them and this one http://www.neosecsolutions.com//product ... 8&cPath=21 would fit my requirements if the ship board wouldn't go so much out of the screen...

rpdom -> I finally ordered a Pi3 some days ago, however i didn't see if it was an A or a B. As it was not specified if there was integrated wi-fi or not i bought a wi-fi dongle, probably not worth it after what you just tell me.

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Re: Conected Frame

Sat May 07, 2016 2:44 pm

Ilidjane wrote:tinylcd -> Thanks for the link, I check them and this one http://www.neosecsolutions.com//product ... 8&cPath=21 would fit my requirements if the ship board wouldn't go so much out of the screen...

rpdom -> I finally ordered a Pi3 some days ago, however i didn't see if it was an A or a B. As it was not specified if there was integrated wi-fi or not i bought a wi-fi dongle, probably not worth it after what you just tell me.
I have always wondered why the Raspberry Pi Foundation have a web site with lots of information:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products
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