Maker Olivier Simard-Hanley has created DispatchPi, a Raspberry Pi project that allows for sending new photos every day to custom digital picture frames. Using Raspberry Pi Zero boards and E Ink display panels, the frames connect to the internet and retrieve images from designated email addresses. The project incorporates iPhone shortcuts to streamline the process. Simard-Hanley provides a detailed tutorial on GitHub for replicating the project, including instructions on how to send images with custom text overlays.
Recreating this project doesn’t require a lot of hardware, and there’s room for flexibility if you don’t have the exact components. For instance, if you don’t have Raspberry Pi Zeros, you can still make it work with a Pi 3B or 4. Similarly, while Simard-Hanley uses 7.5-inch Waveshare E Ink displays, any eInk panel can be used instead. In fact, you can even use a non-eInk screen if that’s what you have available. The project allows for adaptability based on the resources you have on hand.
To replicate this Raspberry Pi project, make sure to visit the official project page on GitHub. There you’ll find comprehensive instructions and additional details provided by Simard-Hanley. Don’t forget to follow Simard-Hanley to stay updated on future creations and gain further insights into the project.
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