My father-in-law is an avid photographer. Hours are spent behind the lens each and every holiday. Heck, he’ll spend time in his garden taking photos of nothings.
After a bit of tweaking, the photos are showcased on an old laptop connected to an old flat screen tv in their living room.
The laptop broke a few weeks ago, and I was tasked to come up with a new idea.
My idea was to get a raspberry pi, and together with some photo viewer software, present a slideshow on the TV.
Simple as that.
I bought the pi zero, without wireless, hdmi converter, and USB converter. I’m using an old Sony z5 mini charger, and my wireless keyboard. Don’t know where my wireless mouse is, so I’m without that.
I installed raspbian via Noobs and played around a bit. Realised installing other software won’t be easy without internet, then realised there’s no free port for a flash drive to show photos from.
I’ve got the option of getting a USB hub, but I’m not sure if there will be enough power going through the pi?