from now on mirror orders in different geometrical forms are possible
I have created a new thread for this so that this information in the existing thread for the orders will not be overlooked. The conditions can be found in the picture below. You will continue to receive all existing edges including geometric shapes polished, if you want.
The orders themselves continue to run on the thread: https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/4816/two-way-community-order-for-europe-open-until-19-november-2017/21
If you are interested, please deposit a note in “additional comments” and send me a drawing of your desire
That guide is a little old. Yes, it will still work as described. However, I’ve left Windows behind where MagicMirror is concerned. If I were writing that guide today I would be urging the use of ubuntu. Continue what you are doing, by all means. If all else fails, consider trying ubuntu.
@BandNerd1002 - Not to worry. First, let’s get your config.js off of your SD card.
Using the Windows File Explorer, browse through the boot drive and look for the config.js file. Copy that to your computer. (if it turns out that you can’t find this file, no worries. We’ll recreate it later).
If you were able to backup your config.js file, great! If not, no big deal. At this point, I suggest you follow the Complete Setup Tutorial. It will walk you through prepping your SD card and getting your Magic Mirror reinstalled.
A couple things to note about the tutorial:
It’s Raspian Stretch now. Download the full version with the recommended software.
The command to clear out some installed & unnecessary software will fail due to some of the listed software not being included. Try running the command one application at a time and skipping the ones that aren’t found.
Once you have your mirror back up and running, you can copy your config.js file back to your Raspberry Pi. Then you just have to re-clone and re-build all of the modules you had downloaded.
Hey folks, long time no see !
I have found the solution, there is a green cable coming from the electrical transformer to the electronic card, cut the wire and put a relay, instant display, minimal electrical consumption
Sorry if i am not clear
@broberg said in Let’s talk frames!:
You can use MM on windows, think even mykle did a guide on that?
But then again, if that’s an issue Linux works on laptops as well
You’re absolutely right. I did a single, Windows based, laptop mobo vanity mirror. However, I only make/use ubuntu based mirrors now. I’ve become quite accustomed to ubuntu. Uses less resources than Windows and MM runs beautifully. Turns an old laptop board into a Super Pi. Most have WiFi, ability to drive external monitor, integrated microphone and webcam.
When you turned it off before, how did you power down the pi? Did you use the inline power button in the power cable? If so, it’s possible that the card might have been corrupted. If you have a known good backup, I would try flashing that back to the card to see if it boots. I don’t know why the power supply includes a push button switch, as this is a known way to mess things up. It’s best to SSH in and use the command sudo shutdown instead, or wire up a momentary switch to the GPIO that runs a script to execute that command.
However the fact that you say that not even the red light comes on leads me to believe there is a larger problem, and the board might indeed be dead. If you have a spare SD card lying around, try flashing NOOBS on it and see if that boots.
@dxfan227 read this topic: https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/7035/boosting-usb-mic-or-best-mic-choice/2 depending on your project goals, the USB mic might be a good option, but if the primary use would be voice assistant, then I recommend the mic array.
depends on the touch film of the screen, might work, might not. If you have the the screen directly under the glass (not two way mirror glass btw, metal disrupts the field). it should be strong enough.
What Touch foil did you buy? Never seen the lines layed out like that before (usually it’s designed as a straight line grid).
Hi, I’ve been busy with this problem for a long time until I found the solution. And it’s called RCWL-0516 Microwave Radar Sensor. Guys, forget PIR sensor, the RCWL-0516 you can completely obstruct in the frame behind the mirror. It works perfectly with paviro / MMM PIR sensor. You get 5 pieces for 8 € on Amazon. I hope I could help you. And forgive me my bad English. Regards
It is all about research. However, I haven’t found an extensive comparison so far. Apart from the link mentioned by @ganget, this link helped me dig deeper in the glass topic.
I’m trying to find a glass for my MagicMirror as well. I ordered the sample set from brigla and two 3mm samples with 12% and 20% light transmission from glaströsch.
To be frank I don’t find any of the samples satisfying so far. Compared to my bathroom mirror they all seem pretty dark. See for yourself. My favorite so far is the Mirastar 4mm.
In real life it even looks a bit darker than on the pics…
Mirropane Chrome Spy 4mm
Light transmission 8%
Light reflexion ?
Pilkington MirroView 6mm
Light transmission ?
Light reflexion ?
Light transmission 3%
Light reflexion >58%
glaströsch Spionspiegel 3mm 20%
Light transmission 12%
Light reflexion 35%
glaströsch Spionspiegel 3mm 12%
Light transmission 12%
Light reflexion 46%
I should of mentioned these things, doh!
But basically a Pi with an IR LED
I like glass. I had been using acrylic until @ejay-ibm suggested I give glass a go.
I haven’t actually got the reflective film on perfectly (yet, trying again tonight!) but so far glass seems like it is going to produce a nicer finish than acrylic.
Thin acrylic just won’t work. It’s too hard to get it perfectly flat so the reflection is distorted. Thick acrylic is better in that respect but it still scratches too easily. Glass is thinner than the thin acrylic. I think glass weighs about the same as the thin acrylic. Glass just seems better in every way except it will cut you.
cheaper than acrylic
doesn’t scratch easily
it will cut you
it won’t cut you
warps easily (sometimes it’s already warped at the store)
scratches easily (sometimes it’s already scratched at the store)
But this is all with me doing it myself. I wouldn’t be surprised if you found a very nice, big, professional-looking piece of acrylic with the film already on it somewhere. But based on my experience glass does come out nicer and lighter.