@zarquan So a while back I got an LCD Controller Board in Hope of saving a screen from my old iMac. It turned out that I ordered the wrong one, and just didn’t return it. Fast-Forward a couple months when I realized that I have an old laptop that wasn’t worth upgrading. So today, I took the laptop apart and salvaged as much as possible including the screen. I hooked it up to my LCD Board and it partially works. There are lines at the Right side and it shows the top of the screen again at the bottom. I flipped the LVDS Cable and it just appeared as a white screen. Please Help!
@Marcelino looking at this again, I see the Cortex-M4 processor, which does not have Linux support due to lack of memory management.
almost 20 years ago (2002), there was cuLinux which tried to squeeze into the tiny space.
but it has been abandoned since around 2008.
I didn’t get that this was an all in one type unit.
@justaguywithamm MM will display the same stuff on both monitors, and no sharing/page flipping differently
so if u have 3 pages, then u have the same 3 pages on each monitor.
you ‘could’ run multiple instances of MM on the same machine from different folders
MagicMirror1 on large monitor and MagicMirror2 on smaller monitor
two different config.js , and custom.css
ASSUMING you can have two monitors on the same machine… I have two HMDI connected monitors on my Pi4 and it works great
using chrome as the browser (instead of electron) you can use local (on the same system as the browser) css to customize the experience
this is like for daughter/son showing MM on their own computers… one can have one color scheme and another a different one and MagicMirror doesn’t know
Hello all. I’m new here, first post.
I have been wanting to make a magic mirror, most likely a photobooth to start. However, I quickly became discourage with the high cost of the glass. (say for a 40" tv)
Just curious if anyone has considered or attempted to use the off the shelf smart bathroom mirrors (sold on ebay and amazon) and repurpose the two way glass for a magic mirror project? (adding digitizer and large monitor) The price seems cheap ($300 for 47x23" ) and free shipping. I’m assuming the whole area of glass on these units is transparent. It is late, and I needed to bounce the idea off of those who may have been down this road. thanks,
I successfully installed my magic mirror a long time ago.
Unfortunately - probably due to cleaning - there are some mini scratches now at some spots on the glass surface (although I used a microfiber cloth). They are only visible when using bright backgounds on the laptop LED screen which is attached behind the mirror glass.
Do you have any idea - apart from using dark backgrounds - how to solve these issues?
Is there any protective foil for example which can be attached to the glass surface, to hide the scratches and to protect the screen? Any experience with scratches?
I think I will try the one recommended in this tutorial first, it all arrived yesterday, this afternoon I start the tests (… and the swearing …: -) …), my hands are big and my sight it’s not much …
I will also try the css code to increase the brightness of the characters.
I am attaching some photos on the state of the work, I would say that I am at a good point, too bad for the infrared pir that stole some time, if I knew that there was this tutorial I passed directly to the doppler sensors …
That’s okay, art that comes in 🙂
@stalker401 Flush would be perfect but you can go bigger. You would probably notice a slight border effect. My mirror is considerably bigger than the screen and you can really notice the screen through the mirror. Upgrade due…
So I’m in NJ and i host women empowerments events. Theres a brand that wants to partner and have their logo and some positive affirmations that event attendees can swipe through for selfie moments with the mirror. Something like what fotomasterltd.net does
I have updated the MMM-ImagesPhotos module to do opacity transitions and also blurring around the edges.
its not always in sync, and sometimes the blurred background drowns out everything else…(cpu wise)
I see the same glitches on my i7-2600k linux desktop
electron doesn’t use the gpu
i also have a jetson nano (arm64) and odroid (arm7 like pi) , both faster than 4, but still show the glitches.
I’ve spent about a year working on different changes to improve the performance, and while I’ve got significant improvement
blur kills it (but I like it!)
@joeronimo, I tried film but it didn’t work. Acceptable quality was with acrylic. Because the acrylic is quite thin and the reflected image was “in waves” I glued it on a thin glass and the reflection was much better. The next step was the mirror glass. Of course, the most successful mirror. It doesn’t make sense to spend money for components, frame and monitor but with film. The result will be unsatisfactory.
@flavitofive nights at freddy’s You posted the model type of the LCD panel. So I assume you don’t have a complete monitor but just the naked panel. Hence your question about connecting it to the pi.
What you need is a LCD controller board. I wrote a lot about those in this forum already and I don’t want to repeat myself all the time. So have a look here and here. Maybe use the forum search. You should find all the information you need.
What I can tell you is that your panel is 21.5 inch, FullHD (1920x1080) and it has a 30-pin 2-Channel, 8-bit interface.
You’ll find solutions as cheap as 3-4€ with a bit of hands-on work, 10€ for plug’n’play but a relay is needed if you want to use a PIR-sensor, or 30€ for a board with the needed firmware pre-installed. They all have pros (e.g. price) and cons (custom wiring).
Read a bit and if you have further questions you just ask again. Usually I look at the forum daily or at least every two days.
Disclaimer: I am with no means an expert here. I just went through the same research when I build my mirror.