Read the statement by Michael Teeuw here.
Help me pick my two way option
Apologies for my post in general, but the short version is that I’m looking to build a MM with a Dell 1905fp monitor. With the bezel on, the monitor is roughly 16”x13”. I’m thinking of using a 20”x16” frame and mounting the monitor at the top of the frame.
I’ve priced out both acrylic and glass options and I’m finding the cost to range between $75 and $150 (or more). That cost surprised me. Is that the correct range or am I making a mistake?
I also plan on using either a PIR sensor or similar solution to get the mirror to sleep and wake, but that’s for another post.
@cheapdad No, you are not mistaken, the material is rather expensive. The acryllic is the cheapest solution, but you will get artifacts. There is a community order active on the site, but that is for EU, and with prices in $ I guess that is not attractive for you
I also use a PIR for waking it up, but I have a PIR for the light, and then the light wakes up the mirror via MQTT.
@cheapdad Well you cannot use a PIR sensor behind a real mirror, it won’t work not sure if that’s what you were thinking…
@cowboysdude I’d like to set up my mirror that it wakes up when someone either walks up to it or speaks to it. (I intend to add the google assistant and alexa modules.) What is the best way to do this and do I need to purchase glass vs acryllic to accomplish that?
@cheapdad i use a webcam, for motion and mic,
u will need something for motion, PIR, ultrasonic sensor, or camera
and something for microphone…
note that the Alexa module doesn’t give any control of the mirror
GA does, with Assistant2Display installed.