Thursday, January 24, 2008

Another Beautiful DIY Photo Frame - Pico Bayard

pico bayard dpf 2Long-time readers of the Geek Tonic Blog will know that I'm a huge fan of DIY Digital Photo Frames and have made a DPF from an old laptop for myself.  Well a guy who I think makes some of the most interesting and beautiful DPF's has a new one I wanted to highlight.  Jeffery Stephenson, the same gentleman who made the stunning Skyscraper Photo PC that I highlighted last August has been continually innovating with new PC/DPF designs since then and his most recent creation is the Pico Bayard Photo Computer.

Jeffrey describes his creation:

“This computer was inspired by a design by the French clockmaker Bayard. It is an example of the art deco skyscraper school of design that flourished between the world wars. The clock’s landscape orientation was rare for the period.”

The Pico Bayard hybrid computer/digital photo frame is powered by a VIA PX10000 Pico-ITX mainboard. The board has an integrated 1GHz VIA C7 CPU and 1GB of Crucial DDR2 memory installed

Jeffrey's Humidor PC was noticed by several mainstream tech blogs.  Jeffrey specializes in making incredibly attractive and useful, custom PC cases that use tiny ITX boards. His creations are so good they are really as much a work of art as they are technologically cool.  You can catch up on his collection of projects on his site.

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