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My magic mirror project



  • Hi Everybody,

    I am in the process of going to create my very first magic mirror. I plan on locating it in our bathroom and i will be using an hp 23" monitor (E233 Elite display). I plan on powering my pi using the usb sockets in the monitor thus hopefully only having one cable comes out of the mirror itself. I am going to add a speaker at the base to allow music to be played through it to avoid having to put separate speaker systems in my bathroom and maybe add a microphone to allow voice activation. One feature i was interested in and not too sure if this would work would be to integrate an NFC reader into the frame. The idea being is that either myself or the Mrs. taps our phone against the reader and it will play our own playlists. The thing is though she uses apple music and i use amazon music so i’m going to have to find a way to integrate this into it.

    That’s the idea anyway, i’ll try to keep you all updated with its progress and of course any comments/suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Michael



  • @mmcghee nice ideas. one of concern. the USB port of the display probably won’t have enough power for that.

    so u add a power bar in the enclosure and plug the devices into that



  • What Sam said… I’ve just got an extension cord with 3 outlets and then I bought a 1 foot power cord for the monitor’s power supply, a 1 foot USB-C cable and a 3A wall wart so that I didn’t have so much coiled up cable behind my ‘mirror’.



  • Thanks for the suggestion guys, never though about putting a power bar in the frame.

    Cheers
    Michael



  • @mmcghee I am using 5v 12a ac/dc power supply inside the frame.
    It is used for power of RPi, sound amplifier with 2 speakers, 2.5m of ws2812b LED strip. Also I have built in mic and pir sensor and Bluetooth module (external). Also 3 physical buttons: power off everything, RPi reset and turnoff LED strip.



  • @Serge Sounds cool, definatly going to put power outlets inside the frame instead. I like the idea of having the LEDs and also the buttons too. What did you use for these?

    Thanks
    Michael



  • Hi Everyone,

    Just an update on how this project of mine is going. Its been a slow process due to work, trying to get a house buy out the way but i’m making baby steps. i’ve got modules in and i have the system set up to play my playlists using nfc tags. I’m going to countersink 3.5inch marine speakers into the frame, that way the speakers wont be muffled being behind the frame and glass and also they are waterproof which being in the bathroom would be good for condensation i think. I;ve also purchased the doppler sensor in place of the PIR. i’m going to put a LED strip behind the frame as mentioned in other posts and going to figure out if i can have this turn on/off with the screen using the sensor. my programming skills are mostly non exisitent so this will be a challenge in itself.

    Anyway i’ll post some pictures when i finally get it all together.

    Cheers
    Michael


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