First Mirror Complete
So I just finished making my first mirror and I am extremely pleased with the way it came out!
This project took me quite a while from start to finish and I learned a lot from this build.
Monitor is 23" and takes up the entire mirror
For the mirror I used 3/32" inch glass with Gila privacy film
Raspberrry Pi - $39.00
Monitor - Free (Letgo)
Gila Film - $29.55
Wood - $11.33
Glass - $6.28
Wood Glue - $3.97
Stain - $4.48
Metal Brackets - $2.27
Overall, I am really happy with this price as I tried to make this project as cheaply as possible, so under $100 is really good.
@esilfies nice work!
Looks great! What weather module are you using?
@shawnlane Dark Sky Forecast
Do you think it is ok without the glass? Only with the film.
@219jw Hinestly its not too bad.
You can definitely tell that its not a legit mirror, especially in low light.
But I think it was well worth spending $30 instead of like $80 for a real mirror. I’m interested to see how acrylic would compare.
Mine’s gonna be going into a bigger hole (filling in a passthrough that’s no longer used), so, I’m gonna be doing buttons on one side, but, I’m using yours as an example to the person cutting my wood.
I actually cut this frame out by hand which I wouldn’t recommend. At least invest in a $5 miter box and save yourself lots of time and frustration.
They’ve got all the tools they need
Could you tell me which weather and forecast module you are using?