Items you will need :
High temp glue gun
Wireless keyboard mouse
Jump drive or memory card at least 8 GB to install puppy Linux
Photo frame kickstand
Linux, I got puppy Linux because of its small footprint.
Download this file Universal-USB-Installer-188.8.131.52
So this is my mark 2 custom device. I call it a opod. I purchased this laptop for 10 dollars so I figured I would turn it into a digital photo frame which I always wanted. My mark 1 opod died when I accidentally caused a short on the motherboard. I will not go into extreme detail but if you need help with something just leave a comment. Use the universal usb installer to decide which Linux distro you want and install it on a jump drive or hard drive your choice.
To recap I basically took apart a Dell D410 and used only the motherboard and ram and the lcd. I flipped the lcd backwards and set it on top of the motherboard. I insulated the back of the lcd with electrical tape. So I removed the original keyboard,mouse,hard drive and most of the original plastic case. I installed VNC on this opod 2 so I remote desktop into it and control it wirelessly. This laptop also accepts SD cards so I will use that to host pictures to set up a random gallery. I can also use this as a media pod of sorts so when I work on my car I can play music with the audio out and hook it up to a stereo or headphones or my car stereo.
In the near Future I will create different opods marks 3 and 4. If you need help or have questions about what I did or how I did it let me know and I can create another post to go into detail on specific things.