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Digital photo/video setup, old monitor? firestick, Rasberry pi?

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I would like to make a digital photo frame out of old monitor by stripping the monitor down and mounting it in a wood frame.

I am thinking of using either a Amazon Firestick, or Raspberry Pi. The Firestick sounds like a simpler setup.

For hosting the photos and videos, I am thinking either google photos, or using the small NAS setup I have.

The main thing I want to be able to do is to be able to add photos to it from my cell phone.

Or is there a out-the-box solution that doesn't break the bank?

I also have old laptops that I could use. I want something simple that doesn't require constant attention.

Thoughts or ideas?

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I am working on a similar project. My plan is using a Raspberry Pi.
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Cool, how far have you gotten? What are you hosting the pics on? What app are you planning to use?
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I want to code it myself as a learning project .Server will be NodeJS and the frontend probably a React or View web app. Images will be stored on an SD card attached to the Pi. So far I can display a picture and move to the next image in a folder.
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