This is a nice DIY picture frame that will light up when you receive a Skype call or Instant Message. The schematics are available on the website, but unfortunately the code was lost during a re-install. If you want to make this project you need to be able to program the PIC18f2220 and create the Visual Basic program from scratch.

Don’t want to get off the couch to se who’s online on Skype or MSN? Me neither! That’s why I’ve built myself a LED illuminated picture frame that indicate who’s online on my instant messenger.

Via EngadgetDIY picture frame with Skype notifications