Smart Mirror

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:00 am
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Re: Smart Mirror

Monitor is a 19” widescreen, doesn’t quite fill the frame. There’s two approaches people seem to take either a monitor that completely fills the frame or having a monitor just as a section of the mirror.

Back picture below, it shows a pi3 in there at the moment as I was playing with some of the more processor intense plugins that tbh don’t add much so the pi0 will be going back there shortly.

There’s a good forum at the magicmirror site.

Another tip I’ve had is to use laptop screens and buy a hdmi driver and psu for it.
This would get you a 15.6” screen for around £30 and the hdmi driver for around £25

Bit more expensive and smaller but much less challenge mounting and holding the weight in the frame.

My next one is a 22” monitor which has vesa mount on the metal body itself so I will mount the monitor then build a frame around it which saves the frame having to take the weight of the monitor


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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:29 am
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I have to say, that's one of the coolest hacks I've seen in a long time. Well done!

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:31 am
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Cheers all credit to the magicmirror team though! Plenty of good pics and ideas here https://forum.magicmirror.builders/


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Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:40 am
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I’m about to do this, and I’m so glad tonsee a fellow Indigo’er with excellent results.

I plan to do one for or kitchen. I am presently torn between a RaspberryPi running it, or and old MacBook that AirPlay Mirrors to an old AppleTV running it. The AppleTV option allows for all the streaming features.

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Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:20 am
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What about doing both?
The big appeal of the pi for me is the fact that it just works and will be always on.

If you use a monitor with two inputs you could then simply switch inputs on the occasions when you want so more than the mirror bug the rest of the time it just works as the mirror should

Keep us posted, might encourage me to crack on with my next one for my office!

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Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:31 pm
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So 14 months later, undeterred, I continue to plan to do this! I finally kludged a way on a Raspi to run a Chromium window with Indigo in it, with associated actions to open new tabs for new Indigo pages. Now i just need to slap this guy on a cheap monitor and get a 2-way mirror!


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Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:59 pm
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If you're willing to share pictures, please do!

(when you're ready)

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Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:22 am
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Totally missed this thread!!!

Great hack and now my mind is running overtime - hiding TV's and monitors all ver the house!

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