I would love to know how you implemented your Home Assistant panel as I would love to do that!!!
Edit: figured that one out! Now I’d love to see more info on the button wiring and the code for Keybindings to call them
@kass said in My Custom Smart Mirror.:
Hello! I have one question! The only type of mirror that you used in that project was the two-way mirror, right? I’m asking this because I’m looking to put 2 types of mirror: a two way one only for the monitor (because it’s a 17 inch 4:3 one and it’s small) and the rest will be just a simple mirror. Thanks in advance and also great project. Good luck.
You don’t need to do that. Use one big mirror glass, place the monitor wherever you want to and make sure the entire rest of the mirror is covered with black foil, black cardboard or something similar. As long as no light from the back reached the area of the mirror glass it works like a mirror and you cannot “look behind”. Only the area which is lit up by the monitor will be see through.
@reaper81 said in Slim, Frameless Bathroom Mirror with a 27" Display:
For indirect lighting special 45 ° aluminum profiles were used, into which the LED strips were laid. The lighting can be dimmed and set the color temperature by radio.
I am interested into your LED solution, but I couldn’t understand what you meant there.
Are you saying that the LEDs/LED colours are managed by a typical IR remote or?
I’m using an evaluation Module - DLPDLCR2000EVM , about £100 UKP.
Things to note:
I think it was a limited run, Farnell have been sold out for some time, and digikey’s stock is dropping.
Resolution is LOW 640x360
Its designed for a BeagleBone Black, I used a Pi Zero W adapter board from MickMake on tindie, needs soldering though.
It’s powered off a 5v wall-wart, no battery (though I think MickMake may be working on that)
no firmware customization, it boots to a bright splash screen and then you have to fiddle around sending I2C commands.
Soldered in you have NO GPIO left over for anything at all
Soldered in the usb ports are inaccesible
the zero w is somewhat underpowered, currently I’ve got MM running in docker on another Pi while I develop… I think you should be able to run both on the same device
There’s a very faint blue patch visible when all is black, seems to be a design fault, I returned one, but the second is the same.
All in all not perfect, but I’m used to that.
I have tried to install the MagicMirror software from scratch in a raspberry pi zero w and I have not been able to, too many errors that I was not able to solve. In the end I found this image and I got it working. It works well, but not with very demanding modules, rather with the default modules and few others.
Then there is the problem that I can not update the image because I also get many errors. Anyway, I’m happy with the final result.
I’m Italian developer and this is my First version of Smart mirror.
it’s small and rudimental but functional. I built it with low cost materials
The second version is work in progress…!!!
I’m sorry for my english grammar…
@community I would like to recommend black&white pictures or slidly darker pictures. Otherwise you will have some difficulties with the original font. The standard MM font throws shadows on light wallpapers.
Kind regards from hamburg
@alvatros96 muchas gracias por tu respuesta.
¿Qué tal queda el efecto espejo? ¿Lo tienes ya montado y deja pasar bien la luz de la pantalla?
He comprado una parecida en Amazon y estoy esperando que me llegue para probarla.
Re: Fridge-mounted display
After getting a new fridge, I wasn’t allowed to drill into it, so I redid my fridge-mounted display. I used a $200 Surface Pro 3 from Ebay (the cheapest model I could find). Here’s what it looks like:
The SP3 works great as a fridge display. The screen is bright and high resolution, and the power cable is small and easy to attach. It’s smaller than my earlier tablet, so I abandoned my approach of using MagicMirror as the desktop. Instead, I start the following Chromium windows and use the windows hardware key on the right side of the tablet to switch between them:
Slideshow with family photos (points to ZenPhoto running on another server)
Generic google screen
All but the last of these, I run in fullscreen mode. The base operating system is Ubuntu 18.10. The latest Ubuntu works quite well on the SP3. I haven’t found anything that doesn’t work. It has an on-screen keyboard for typing. I use separate Chromium windows for everything. I already had MagicMirror installed on another server, so I just pointed a browser window at that.
To attach the tablet, I used four of these magnets. I attached them with Gorilla Glue and brushed on two coats of Plasti Dip. The Plasti Dip decreases the magnetic force some, and it protects the fridge from scratches. Don’t use too much Gorilla Glue. I made that mistake on the first couple, and it makes a mess. You can wipe it off, but some of the excess sticks around. Because of the magnets inside the SP3, the external magnets try to move around as you are gluing them. For the magnets on the kickstand, it helped to fold it out and place magnets on the back side of the kickstand to hold those on the other side. For those on the top of the SP3, I tried to find places they wouldn’t move and set a book on top as they dried. Here is a picture of the back:
The tablet still works well when detached, and it’s easy to take it on and off the fridge. Overall, this is an easy project. I spent a bit of time tweaking Ubuntu, but it wasn’t bad. If you’re happy with Windows, you could even go with that. I really wanted to put ChromiumOS on here, but both the ArnoldTheBat and CloudReady distributions have older kernels and don’t work as well as the latest Ubuntu on the Surface Pro.
One remaining item I’d like to try is motion detection to turn the screen on and off.
Yes @darianbjohnson i second @batfastard I really want Alexa to hide and show modules and for the life of me i am unable to figure out MMM-MirrorMirrorOnTheWall and its corresponding skill…i have gone midway to it where it hears my requests and it tries to do things but no response on the way back to the mirror. Anyhow this would be interesting too