My First Build, 24 Inch In A Custom Frame
Built this with a 24 inch Samsung display and then a custom frame I built using basic plywood from Home Depot, some wood glue, and a nice black stain to give it a finished look.
This uses 3 different custom modules I wrote, check those if you like https://github.com/AdamMoses-GitHub
Nice work young man!
What mirror did you use? I mean, where did you get the mirror?
I got the mirror here: http://www.tapplastics.com/product/plastics/cut_to_size_plastic/two_way_mirrored_acrylic/558
Although I might try a true glass over an acrylic on my next one. You can get that here: http://www.twowaymirrors.com/
@AdamMoses-GitHub what were the exact dimensions of your monitor compared to the piece of acrylic? Also, any chance you have your frame build plans lying around? Looks really nice, great job!
@chieftainSupreme The precise dimensions of my order are pasted below, although I did have to sand one edge to get a perfect fit inside the frame.
Effectively the mirror is the precise dimensions of the monitor itself once the bezel was removed. Once I had that measurement I could cut the wood according to the same dimensions plus obviously accounting for the width of the wood itself and adding just a bit more (1/16 of an inch) to ensure that I wouldn’t have trouble getting it in. Given I had 3/4 of an inch all around interior of the frame to put the mirror and the monitor I didn’t have much fear about it falling out.
Also, sorry, I didn’t keep an official build log although I plan to build another one soon so I will for sure do that and let everyone know on here.
Mirrored Acrylic Two-Way (Customize Sizing) - Clear
1/8 (.118) inches Thick, 12-3/4 inches Wide, 21-15/16 inches Long
Just wanted to give you props for an awesome build, plus the AT-AT in the reflection
@AdamMoses-GitHub do you leave it on 24/7? My pi is overclocked and cooled with fans/heatsinks but my monitor runs pretty hot. I’m thinking about writing a script to turn the mirror off when I’m asleep/not home, have you had any issue with overheating yet? I see the thermometer warning in the upper right in your first few pics
@chieftainSupreme I do leave it running 24/7 without problem.
The thermometer in the pics was my mistake, I left my VNC connection running for about a half-hour and in that case it will start to overheat, but otherwise it’s fine.
I’ve also want to use the PIR sensor to automate turning it on/off, but mostly to save on the energy and the edges of the mirror tend to glow when left on in a totally dark room.