I recently stumbled upon a nice Mini MagicMirror²
It is built around a Pi Zero but the recently released Pi3 A+ is a better fit.
Printing the enclosure is straightforward on a Prusa i3 MK3. There is something missing. Snips !
I had a Google AIY Voice hat (gen 1) laying around which has been used for a Snips satellite.
The voice hat fits nicely onto the Pi3 A+. It also has connectors for 5V and GND which is used for powering the screen
The HDMI cable is built from a flat ribbon cable and two angled connectors.
The mic board of the voice hat is attached to the top. The biggest challenge was to find a speaker that would fit into the enclosure. Finding a 4Ohm speaker small enough to fit in it not easy. The smaller ones are usually below 1 Watt.
I didn’t know about a special type of speaker called exciter.
The Dayton Audio DAEX19CT-4 Coin Type 19mm Vented Exciter 5W 4 Ohm is a nice fit.
Last piece is a suitable two-way mirror. Forget about foil. The guy in the video bought pre-cut plastic/acrylic mirror but I did not find a good source. You can supposedly buy custom made ones here.
From a recent MagicMirror project I learned to go for glass mirrors.
There is company in Germany GlasStar that makes these according to the dimensions you need them in. I ordered 3 mirrors for a price of 89€ (inluces VAT and shipping). They sent me 4 mirrors. Same quality like the bigger one I ordered recently.
Worked out perfectly.
Why would you need snips in a magic mirror ? Have a look at this video
It simply makes sense to control your mirror with your voice rather then a touchscreen.
What else is it used for ? It is used to check on the hot water temperature (eBUS-Vaillant) and the heating system.
Another idea would be to leave out the speaker and print the text from snips onto the screen. That way the MagicMirror could be used as snips satellite without the need for a speaker.
After reading this thread i’ve googled how to set up multiple screens on my device. i use a ORANGE PI PC, so there could be some differences than raspberry.
I haven’t tested it, but i share here the thread i’ve found.
Maybe more skilled users could find it useful.
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Not all feeds are created equal…there are rss and xml feeds…try a newsreader that will do both…ie the stock newsfeed module does that just fine… I’ve also written one that does both…so look for a module that will work
@justjim1220 said in My Family Info Board:
What module is that one at the top right? The “things to do”?
Can you show how you built that case/frame for your frameless mirror? I would love to do a similar build, cause I am almost done with my own smart mirror, I finished everything - EXCEPT THE FRAME…been putting off what frame to get.
Are you talking about a normal mirror or a smart mirror? Lol
If it is a smart mirror, and it was the region where your screen or RPi is located, that will be because of the heat they generate. It’s like how heated windows and side view mirrors on a car work.
A trick to prevent any bathroom mirror from fogging up as you shower is to generously smear shaving cream (not gel) on it and spread it around nicely, and then wipe it off with a cloth after 5 mins. Prevents it from fogging up during hot showers.
I use a iframe and let show my own “server” things from there. the name from the program witch run on my server is “iobroker” there u can connect every company devices together. it is really a awsome program.
@dmwilsonkc Hello and my congratulations for your hard work and for the excellent result. I know this topic is too old but I didn’t want to open a new one since I am not familiar with coding and I don’t know if I could get any help. I installed mycroft via git clone in my Rpi3b and I think it is working. I say “I think” because I have a problem with audio. I’ve read thousands of troubleshooting but nothing seems to be relevant to my problem. When I speak to mycroft through cli commands it’s all good. Even when I asked mycroft to “play the news” I hear something like podcast saying the news. But I cannot neither speak to mycroft through the mic nor to hear it’s answers. If i install it through apt get will be a better soloution? sorry for my ignorance but I really want to succeed that communication through mycroft and magic mirror. Thank you in advance.