@dnorthrupva what I did is look up the exact specs of the actual panel and used that. (well, almost - I added add Touchscreen frame in front of it, and used the dimensions of that, but the principle is the same - take the outer dimensions of your largest element …)
@sakuwa i would not recommend this monitor! IPS Panel is good but the brightness is just 250cd/m2 - better go for one with 300cd/m2
price sounds good but resolution is not that fine for 27", also the connections are upright what makes it hard to build a slim mirror
If i understand this sentence right, this mirror is a chrome based mirror with a transmission value of 3%
The problem is, 3% is too strong and in bright illuminated room you didn’t really can read the white words from behind the mirror.
Better a value of 8%!
“In principle, the coating of SGG MIRASTAR can be thermally toughened*, even on the pulley roll side. Chromium mirror glass can therefore be converted to toughened glass, giving it a huge advantage over conventional silvered mirrors!”
@russwu83 Yes, it could. If you have the tools, cut a hole in the top of your desk that is slightly smaller than the size of your monitor. Perhaps 1cm smaller in every dimension. Use a router to expand the hole to the size of your monitor, set to the depth of monitor thickness + glass thickness. Then reset the depth to the thickness of your glass and expand beyond the monitor size to the size of your glass.
This design lets the monitor rest upon a shelf of whatever desktop surface you’re using, supported around the edge. The glass rests upon the shelf and the monitor, supported on all sides plus supported throughout by the monitor. And it’s all flush with the surface.
In daylight, right next to a window, it’s a bit too dark. My monitor is not really that bright, so it should be fine with a better monitor. When it’s dark and there’s only the ceiling light on (which is quite bright), the mirror’s perfectly fine to read.
Could you, please, take some photos in daylight? I’d like to build MM for my girlfriend, that can be used like a normal mirror in a bright room. Actually it’s more important than being smart. :)
@xenioPL You have a couple options. I used an acrylic from www.tapplastics.com in my mirror. It was much cheaper than an equivalent glass mirror.
I have a roll of the one-way mirror film, which is probably your cheapest option. It just requires more care when you apply it than a glass or acrylic piece. On the positive side, you can use regular glass with the film, which makes sourcing easier.
I checked with a multimeter, the whole case is connected to ground. That won’t be a problem then.
But the monitor gets HOT, I can barely touch the part on the back that has little holes in it. I really need to think of a solution to that.
Depending on what size you need, just check out IKEA’s picture frames. I use RIBBA 10x15cm frames for my small “wall projects” with arduinos, they have a few centimeters of space between the frame and the wall to put all the electronics. I don’t know if it’s thick enough for the average monitor to fit in, but you should give it a look. The problem is, since they are built to be cheap, that any frames over 40x70cm (i think) are built with a plexiglass front instead of real glass. That means they are not able to hold the weight of a glass two-way mirror without modification.
@BillyCallahan Based on what @Dom1n1c said: My screen does not show the brand when it wakes up from standby, sometimes you might be able to find an option in the internal menu of the screen.
As for triggering the tvservice commands, there are modules that do it automatically based on a PIR-Sensor or via a webcam. They switch on the screen when someone is moving in front of the mirror, and switch it off after a fixed time (e.g. 60 seconds).