How I made a digital photo frame with a Raspberry Pi

The idea of a digital photo frame really appealed to me as I tend to take lots of photos but am reluctant to print them all. Having one would let me display all the photos I want in a nice display without the complication of sending them away to be printed, collecting the photos, putting the photos into frames, photo albums etc. I did price digital photo frames online but liked the idea of building my own, and what better way to go than with a Raspberry PI!

How I set up a home media server on a Raspberry Pi

media server

Setting up a home media server can seem daunting, especially when you don’t know where to start. You have a little experience with Raspberry Pis and with coding but would like to try something new.

My interest was sparked in this area when a friend showed off his media server setup at his house. He could access a wealth of movies, tv, shows and pictures on his phone and laptop from anywhere in the house.

Of course I had to emulate this in my house, this was so cool!

The following tutorial describes the steps I took to create a home media server with a Raspberry Pi.