Magic Mirror with touchscreen Display/Monitor
I am planning to build a new Magic Mirror, this time with touch function.
As mirror glass I use a Pilkington Mirrorview, which according to the manufacturer is suitable for touch functions (capacitive).
Now I have the question how to realize the touch function of the display behind it. I had already thought about using a PCAP touch foil, which is mounted between the Mirrorview and the LCD display. According to the manufacturer, this would work, but it is very expensive.
A cheaper alternative would be a touch screen display that is as flat as possible.
Important would be the size:
My mirror measures 44 cm x 50 cm (width x height). I.e. the display must not be too large, 17.3" maximum 18.4".
Can you recommend a suitable display that is as flat as possible and not too heavy? Would such a display be suitable, for example?
@core use an ir touch frame over the glass.
@core I also used a IR-Frame in my build. Works very well if you just want “simple” point and click and/or point and drag (even with two fingers)… I have not tested it with more advanced stuff. But for the MM it’s great. You can read about my build here and underneath the picture, you can find a link to a full photo album with pictures and text to all pictures about what you see.
thank you very much for your replies.
An IR touch overlay is unfortunately not possible in my case. The mirror is frameless and clamped in 4 holders (2 above and 2 at the bottom). That’s why i am looking for a touch display which can be mounted under the glass.
Ok, but a PCAP Touchfoil under the glass, mounted between a LED display and the Mirroview, will work for sure (asked Pilkington and the company selling the foil).
@core but this is effectively the same as the ir frame… the special touchfoil does the work… NOT the monitor…
I have a 24" one that after I bought it found out that it will not work in Linux so my only option is to install MM on Windows … ugh. So when I can come across a NUC or something small I will until then …
@Snille Hi Snille
I have had greate use of xin.sh file to run at start. It contained the:
“DISPLAY=:0.0 xinput --set-prop “Multi touch Multi touch overlay device” “Coordinate Transformation Matrix” 0 1 0 -1 0 1 0 0 1”
However, now using the pm2 start xin.sh for automatic start, I get an error in the pm2 log
What do you use to correct the ir-frame ?
@BJK what is the error?