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Chrometastic-Mirror



  • I looked at a number of Magic Mirror projects - all seemed to use the same Raspberry Pi technology.

    I wondered if there weren’t a simpler way? What about a Google ChromeCast instead of Raspberry Pi?

    It works great. I got the Vilros Frame and Mirror with LCD display () and ChromeCast. Plus, for audio, I got a Bluetooth Transmitter from TaoTronics.

    It turns out that the MagicMirror2 project is a Node app that will run on any computer. So, I have a MacMini server in my den as a file server. I downloaded the MM2 software and ran it on my MacMini and displayed the result on GoogleChrome (I also had to tweak the main.css file to rotate the display) and then ChromeCasted to the display. Easy/Peasy.

    Parts:

    PartPrice
    Vilros Frame, Mirror, LCD$150
    Google ChromeCast$30
    TaoTronics BlueTooth transmitter$20
    TOTAL$200

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