@supersook - There are a few tools that can do this. I would recommend a router with a flush trim bit.
Pull the acrylic out and very carefully lay it along the edge of a scrap piece of wood (a sheet of something would be ideal). The amount you want to remove from the acrylic should overhand the support sheet. Clamp it down good & hard.
Set the depth so that the bearing rides along the support sheet and the bit trims the acrylic. Go fairly briskly as acrylic likes quick cuts. Slow cuts will have the bit rub against the acrylic and melt it. You may wish to practice on scrap a couple times first.
I had no idea this community existed. Wow! I built the first MagicMirror back in 2008, and it’s been duplicated a bunch of times over the years. i was happy to help with a lot of early projects, then kind of stepped away to work on other interactive things.
This is my first outing:
It actually bankrolled my New York based interactive company all those years ago and I went on to build Mirrors for all kinds of customers, big and small. It was a really fun chapter in my life.
Trivia #1 : I did not use one-way acrylic mirrors bc they cut too much light and the brightest displays in 2007 was a plasma tv (super hot to the touch), and even that look like it had dark car tint on it. LED and Oled were not invented yet. Even lcd projectors hadn’t come into their own yet. the only bright ones were gigantic arena projectors.
Trivia #2 : IR touchframes from companies like PQ Labs and Zaagtech did not yet exist. we had to build our own… up to that point all my touch work was camera based using touchlib and openCV, but ofcourse, blob tracking would not work with this type of set up. Hell, even the arduino was not yet on the scene, doing interactive tech was pretty challenging.
Hi. I have now managed to set up my first MM2 on a HP Z32 in portrait mode and so far all good.
Since the setup I am playing around with fine tuning and I tried various fonts.
To be honest I didnt find a really nice one which can be used in a moderate big size but which does not interfere with the other modules due to the size (meaning, that I dont have to resize the font or modules to have the full entries displayed without being wrapped).
Long story short What fonts are you using on your mirror? Picture would be nice.
Hi ! Holes to be drilled afterwards…
First of all we need to build our frame based on the size of screen.
Next, transfer the holes on the Mirror and get it drilled !
Caution : There is a special machine for drilling holes on glass !