Minimal depth of a frame for the magic mirror
Hello everyone, glad to found this forum! I’m about to build my first mirror and I would like to know what is the possible minimal depth of a frame for the mirror. Can I get some ideas here please?
(I tried to go through the samples of built mirrors, but only a minority of folks provide this particar information)
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@stepan minimal depth is limited by the depth of the LCD monitor behind it
Mine is around 2" deep (5cm) - I could go thinner if I modify the monitor’s circuit board layout a bit and reduce dead space… but I’m not going to mess with that.
Some users have created fairly thin magic mirrors by using laptop screens and driver boards. The laptop screens are thinner than conventional LCD monitors.
The downside is that you’re limited to the display size of a laptop screen.
I am planning to go for 2cm depth with the Samsung monitor I took apart. I will need to move monitors mainboard on the side and use angled hdmi cable. Once I receive mirror glass will sum up whole setup.
@stepan I have 6-7 cm depth with shortwired power supply for the monitor and angled hdmi cable.
If you want to go thinner, look for a monitor that has it’s HDMI port in the same plane/direction as the screen. There are some that have this. Mine unfortunately not.
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@stepan mine is framless
My brother cut a hole in the wall for the mirror and now it only builds a few millimeters. Looks really nice. See here:
Text in Swedish, but you can look at the images.
Thanks everyone for your answers!
The plan is to have MM placed on a wooden wall. The apartment was refurbished and there is electricity prepared in the wall, so there won’t be any cables hanging. The aim is to reduce the depth of the frame as much as possible so the ‘passage’ from room to room is affected minimally.
(sorry for the link, the picture upload in this forum just does not work :()
Mulling over on the question, the mirror is going to be quite big - would that mean the ‘glass’ of the mirror itself would need to be more deeper?
@uros76 Can you please explain how difficult is “move monitors mainboard on the side and use angled hdmi cable.” for someone who has almost 0 experience with electronics?
@BKeyport Would you mind to share a link with description how you achieved that?