What's the best RasPi to use to make a magic mirror at the moment and why?
Hello, Im looking forward to start a magic mirror project. What would be the best raspberry pi to buy in order to do it.
My aim is to build a magic mirror with microphone and movement sensors. With a power cord directly connected to the wall.
@DiogoSekeira 4 or 3… newest, most powerful first, 4… on a tight budget, go to 3.
as u decide what to add, 3 will run out of power 1st…
it all depends on what you wanted to do with it
running MagicMirror without complex module RPI2 or RPI3 could be ok
sample of complex module:
- displaying video (youtube, TV) take a lot of ressource
- module with a lot of animated picture (take a lot of cpu time)
- personnal assistant (Google Assistant / alexa) take a lot of RAM
- –> it’s limited +/- to default module
running MagicMirror with some complex module: RPI3B+ (minimal) / RPI4 (is really better) version: 2Gb min
- you can do practically what you want
- playing video/TV
- animated picture
- any module as you want
For me the good choice for a mirror is RPI4 (I have 2Gb version)
@sdetweil What do you mean by out of power? i mean to use it 24/7 plugged.
@Bugsounet I was aiming for a low budget, and i can get the RPI3B+ at 40 bucks, but the RPI4 at 70, so if the RPI3B+ could fulfill the necessities that I need then i would rather have that one.
what do you want to do with it ?
youtube without voice activating ??? not sure it’s possible, or so just on start the mirror but it’s ridiculus
In all case, i think RPI3B+ can works for you
@Bugsounet Yes i mean to use voice activation. If im not able to will just use buttons of some sort or a keyboard, wich is kind of lame. But right now im just looking at what model can fully satisfy my needs.