Just starting my build! Questions
Hello! Name is Nick and there’s more about me in the introduction thread I had my spare Asus VE248H monitor with speakers, and I had been eyeing smart mirrors for a while, so I decided to build my own when I saw a DIY video with a google assistant!
So I’m going with a Pi 3B and google Voice kit for now, but I have so many ideas for future iterations of a magic mirror in my smart home stuff. My questions are more for future builds, as I’m going to keep it simple for my first run;
Touch Foil- Id like to do a smart mirror in my living room with controls for my house, my question is if I build a mirror where the screen is smaller than the entire mirror, can I use a touch foil like a laptop mousepad? And I’ve read conflicting things on wether or not they actually work behind the mirror, can anyone provide clarity?
Also, I was wondering about power consumption. Is it worth installing a sonoff switch inline for just the monitor and leave the pi powered? I would be able to toggle the monitor with google voice, no?
As far as the monitor power, there’s lots of different ways to do it. Most of them involve the module “MMM-Remote-Control” check that one out.
I now have a button to turn off the monitor if I’m present but don’t want it on, and the monitor is on a Apple Homekit switch that turns off when I leave the office (Lock the door, and the lights and monitor turn off via Homekit)
Yeah! I have been toying with the idea of using my spare smart outlet/switch. I’m going to keep the pi running near constantly for the google assistant function, but the monitor I would like to be able to wake or sleep with voice, ideally fading in and out, but my easiest option seems to be the switch
The other idea I had was toying with the sleep function on the pi itself, if there was a way to have the google assistant be able to wake it. I’m sure it’s possible but I just don’t know how to do it
this just made me laugh, I found that on google