I have a lot of ideas for my project so coming up with specs and constraints has been very easy.
- Once the device is built I want it to be fully set up. I want the device to alway be on and constantly be changing photos throughout the day. I like this idea because my laptop does something similar already.
- I want my blender animations to be infinitely looping, this is similar to the DVD logo I would see on my TV as a kid. The reason I want this is so I can get lost in what is displayed.
- I want the frame to be very slim, this is so I can place this on a wall and it wont stick out too much. The point of this project is so that I can hang the picture frame on the wall rather than have it be on a desk.
- I would like to use a unique frame that brings some pop and uniqueness to the project. This project is something that I am making custom, so I want it to be one of a kind.
- I want to be able to store a lot of images and videos on the device natively. This is so that all I have to do to display different folders is make a simple change and forget about it.
- The size of the monitor is the largest constraint, this will determine what kinds of frames I use and where the piece will be on my wall.
- The kind of frame I can get will also be a constraint. This is because I am planning on thrifting a painting and taking the frame, so there is not always going to be the frame I want to use that is available. This adds a luck based aspect to the project.
- I am not very confident in my electronics skills, so coding a raspberry pi is going to be a challenge.
- I have also never used blender before, so another constraint will be my ability to create high quality renders like I’m imagining.
- The last constraint will be the time I have to complete this project. I have a very busy semester and i’m not sure If I will have the time I need to complete it on time.
Overall I am very excited for this project and have many options in mind.
Citations: ‘Samsung Frame TV’, Amy Skorheim, https://www.engadget.com/samsung-the-frame-tv-irl-153546368.html