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Photo Frame with multiple items at once

Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:45 pm

There are a lot of ideas about how to create a media photo frame with a raspberry pi.

What I am trying to do is to use the HDMI display to display a random picture (like all the others do) an inset of the current weather and a current clock.

Much like this.

Everything I see shows things like how to show or transition pictures. One that shows how create a picture from the weather and display that on the screen. I imagine a clock display is out there but I have not yet looked.

I want to take the screen and logically carve it into a section to display the clock, the weather, and a rotating picture. The frame buffer usage seems to be one frame one image. Now, I think that would be ok if an image of what the current picture, the image of the weather (like the example I found) and an image of the current time could be melded into a temporary image and then displayed to the frame buffer.

If you have ever seen a Sony Dash or a Chumby, I am not looking to recreate them but they give good examples of the sort of layout I am looking to make.

Right now, I am looking at making this frame just for myself. But if I can make this work for my self, I want to make one for my parents and one for my wife's dad so we can upload new pictures and they will always have the updated pictures to display.


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Re: Photo Frame with multiple items at once

Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:40 am

Hi. I've got a useless DASH. Did you get anywhere with yours?
Streetcat---pi user---Canada. The Pi is great!
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Re: Photo Frame with multiple items at once

Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:32 pm

Use conky, its easily installable :

apt-get update
apt-get install conky

Then configure to your liking, its really powerful


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