Mine were on the bottom of the bezel, but I would not think it would matter, I took the bezel off so the screen was flat against the mirror so the controls just hang behind the monitor now. The big thing is what way the power and VGA/HDMI face, you dont want them getting in the way.
I did it. Is not my “Main Magic Mirror”, I just made it for fun. I have no mirror, only the simple screen.
I have used an IKEA RIBBA triple picture frame, this has fit of the width and needs to be shortened only in length.
If you are in ‘Mainland UK’ this is where I purchased my Pilkington 50/50 from, at a reasonable cost… ‘FREE Delivery to Mainland UK’… (Price for me doubled to include delivery, because they class everything north of Carlisle as being ‘The Highlands’ - Sheeesh they really should have studied geography at school!!! )…
I cant compare it the standard mirrorview as I have never seen it being used for a MM… The standard is supposed to be okay for dimmed places, and the 50/50 for more bright places.
Like many others have stated on here, the 2 way mirrors are indeed darker than a ‘Normal’ mirror, so they look Tinted… But… I’m happy enough with the 50/50
Oh yeah, they do throw in a very large aerosol can of glass cleaner - For FREE!
You could probably make the remote module send terminal commands and make it alter the wifi connection, but you would probably have to know the ssid of the network, ie no choosing and clicking the network
I also left the display loose from the the frame and mirror encase for any reason I wanted to replace the display. I imagine it would also help with heat dispersion if it is left a little loose. Make sure the frame is strong enough to withstand the weight of the display and you’ll be alright.
@johnnyboy There is no break in connection I think, I use this to test the sensor and it says always “Motion detected”.
from gpiozero import MotionSensor
pir = MotionSensor(4)
while True: #repeat this forever
if pir.motion_detected: # if motion is detected print the message
if not pir.motion_detected: # if no motion is detected print the message
print("No motion detected!")
I have bought Rasberry pi from http://www.w11stop.com/manufacturer-raspberrypi and it has USB (and ethernet) which is not working… i am confuse i can’t understand that is my software is too old or there is a SD card issue NOOBS issue…
i have stucked in this… please can anyone can help me out from this…!!!
I’m wondering if it’s clever to use an old screen and add 33$ +xx $ for AC for something that will perhaps not work.
Instead of Buying a real ‘used’ screen …
Everyone has their own reasons for using an old LCD monitor. Some people like to reuse them so they don’t add to the trash that is choking the planet. Some people like projects. I like both of these reasons.
You can certainly find used screens that don’t require any conversion. The choice is yours. Good luck and have fun.
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