@Hadr1en if u search for “Velcro tape” u might find sources near you.
they make all widths and strength of the hooks. mounting pi directly with the sticky side… hm, might want to use a cheap case to hold the pi, and velcro that
So used a spare Samsung LCD LTM200KT03 screen I had lying around and built a frame around it with the intent of using Ikea Ribba frame to go around the the entire thing. I thought I could add film to the Ribba picture frame but it turns out that it doesn’t have glass just plastic which wouldn’t stick to the film well at all.
I ended up ordering a Two-Way Mirrored Acrylic - Clear
3 mm Thick, 500 mm Wide, 700 mm Long, Color: Clear – 146
and it looks great. I even used a hacksaw blade glued to the top of the frame so I could put magnets in the Ikea frame for easy removal.
However, with it off I can see the MM fine but with it on it’s very dim and really only useable at night. I’ve moved the screen to where it get’s less reflections but no real joy.
The monitor is as bight and contrast as it will go.
What are my options?
Thank you for all this info.
I am at the very start of my magic mirror journey and came across you mirror which is simply fantastic.
I noticed you had metal LED buttons on the side of your frame which I would like to install one in mine for powering opn/off.
Having looked at button tutorials I see most are just 2 jumper wires to the GIPO is this the same for your buttons?
How is the LED powered?
I looked at a number of Magic Mirror projects - all seemed to use the same Raspberry Pi technology.
I wondered if there weren’t a simpler way? What about a Google ChromeCast instead of Raspberry Pi?
It works great. I got the Vilros Frame and Mirror with LCD display () and ChromeCast. Plus, for audio, I got a Bluetooth Transmitter from TaoTronics.
It turns out that the MagicMirror2 project is a Node app that will run on any computer. So, I have a MacMini server in my den as a file server. I downloaded the MM2 software and ran it on my MacMini and displayed the result on GoogleChrome (I also had to tweak the main.css file to rotate the display) and then ChromeCasted to the display. Easy/Peasy.
Vilros Frame, Mirror, LCD$150
TaoTronics BlueTooth transmitter$20
Very nice mirror. I really like the framing as well as your content choices.
I’m working on copying some of what you did… I successfully installed the before-current-next month calendars. I figured out how to copy what you did with the ‘extra’ days on the beginning and end of each month. What I can’t seem to get going is how to have only the current month’s current day highlighted.
@Cr4z33 - I can do better than guess. I bought it from www.twowaymirrors.com. They have a rep, @twowaymirrors who is on this forum every so often. They were great and I pretty much only use them at this point.
It’s their 50% transmission model, I think. I’d have to check the receipt.
@bachoo786 Hello thanks! Unfortunately there is no video or guide how i made it, but i can answer you of any question about this process. The rest of the mirror is covered by black foil 3M. About the question for the dielectric mirror, i cannot make a difference between two way mirror and dielectric because this is my first project and i never used before two way mirror:)