Hi, I am planning to build 50 units of a Touch Screen Magic Mirror for an e-commerce project. I am using a capacitive touch screen for the quick response and I have confirmed this with the manufacturer. He said that this will work perfectly. I am using a 21.5 Inch Touch Screen Monitor for this project with 350 Nits brightness.
Product Link: https://baobao-industries.com/product/21-5-inch-capacitive-touch-screen-monitor/
The supplier quoted me $250 for this 21.5" touch screen monitor but he also said that he will negotiate the price. Now, I am a little bit confused about the technical specs. Can someone check the specs and provide me with your feedback? I will appreciate your comments.
The mirror size itself is approx 35.5x27.5. It’s used for a vanity for my wife. What TV would you recommend? Does having a 4K tv help with displaying through the mirror? It is completely blacked out behind it.
@Gucek - With some careful woodworking, you should be okay. I think the main issue is going to be how do you secure both the glass and the monitor so that they don’t fall out when you open the glass/frame component. You don’t want the glass to fall out and you don’t want the monitor to fall out.
My very first mirror had a 3/4" gap between the mirror and the monitor and it was noticeable. You will want to find some way to secure the glass so that it’s held securely but presses flush up against the monitor when closed.
Take your time and plan out everything. Good luck.
@magmar hey, you’ve done great detective work 🙂 Yes, I removed the frame to be able to attach monitor as closest as possible to the glass.
As you know, casing could be very different from solid 1-3cm wide borders to frame-less with almost no edges.
I agree best solution would be to find the same monitor I checked local classifieds but I can’t find the same model so I’ll choose one which has closest dimension and give a try. If height is smaller than my wooden frame I’ll find a way to fix it. If it’s larger then I’ll have to sand down if it’s possible.
pm2 (node process manager) job is to start (at boot too) AND keep running any number of processes
you can define the process in a json file (so you can have a pretty name vs the name of the script/executable)
see the pm2_MagicMirror.json on my scripts site for the model I use in the install script
or pm2 start xxx.sh (bash scripts MUST have .sh extension) if u start them directly)
you can start your browser and also the python script with pm2…
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