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    Picture Frame - Complete Project 10.4" LCD, CF Bootable

    Hello everybody,

    i dont know if its right to post this project in this forum, but, since the project covers some parts of carpc and since i am a member of this forum so I thought why not

    This pc was actually sitting on my shelf doing nothing....its a Hitachi tablet pc with Transmeta @400MHz processor with onboard 64mb and SVGA LCD. This was actually a terminal and the terminal software was on CF card....

    well, before i went to through it, I started to think if i can use this somewhere, somehow....so, i came up with an idea of making a picture frame.

    i have bought a 1GB CF card and started to install dos on it to make this thing bootable....total time spent on making this unit bootable under DOS was about 3 minutes...all i had to do it to use a CF card to PCMCIA adapter and used one of my old win98 laptop and formated to CF card under dos sheel with /s to transfer system files on the card.....done, system boots right up within no time.

    my next step was to choose the right jpg viewer software which is capable of programmable slide show and VESA graphic compatible for displaying jpg'z on 800x600 resolution....
    with a little research on the internet, i have found the answer at http://www.multimediaware.com/pv/index.htm

    this software is really cool - i am sure some people here have used it before in DOS times

    1GB CF card can take more then 5000 pictures @800x600 resolution...

    this system is running perfect at the moment and now, i am planning to make another one with a 23" LCD screen with built-in EEFL'z and Inverter which i already have.
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    Nice. I've did something similar a while back with an sd card reader and one of those travel monitors you would hook to your ps2 to play in a car. How are you powering it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Munkey View Post
    Nice. I've did something similar a while back with an sd card reader and one of those travel monitors you would hook to your ps2 to play in a car. How are you powering it?
    cool....
    i am using a very small 19v 2.5amp adapter (not shown in the picture) which goes inside the frame...once i cover the back, there is only single mains wire coming out of this frame.

    i am also planning to install a WIFI so that i dont even have to pull the CF card for adding pictures.

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    nice...very nice....ever thought of adding a remote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Munkey View Post
    nice...very nice....ever thought of adding a remote?
    no...coz utilization of remote is not much on a picture frame....i mean, once i have the wifi running on it...i can change anything anytime....

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    that looks really cool, especially the fancy frame, rather than the cheapo plastic look of most commercial picture viewers...that frame looks like a cool idea... nice

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