Reminise is a digital photo frame that lights up every time a new photo is added to your shared album. The idea behind this project is very personal since this is my first time away from home and hence, I miss everyone at home quite often. It is designed for everyone who is living alone, away from home. It is a great way for your family and loved ones to let you know every time they miss you by adding a photo to your shared albums, making you feel loved no matter the distance. Here is how you can build this interactive photo frame.
The biggest challenge was figuring out the circuit. Since I used 12V LEDs for my final model, I had to use transistors and resistors so that the Adafruit Feather Huzzah can support it. Another challenge I faced was connecting the Huzzah to my Adafruit IO and receiving the email. Since the Internet of Things wifi was down at PoD, I had to spend a lot of time to in completing those Instructables lessons. I finally had to complete it with my home wifi network.
The biggest learning for me was the video editing since this was my first time editing a video. Even though the editing took quite a bit of time, especially for such a short video, I am glad I finally did it.
If I had more time, I would have created a fully-functioning photo frame that connects to my phone photo album. I would have gotten a bigger acrylic sheet and made some wooden frames for the acrylic sheet to have a cleaner finish for the entire product. Additionally, I would have spend more time trying to learn video shooting, lighting and editing better, making the video and audio transitions much smoother. Overall, it was an interesting project and I am happy with my final product!