MagicMirror² v2.8.0 is available! For more information about this release, check out this topic.

My First Build, 24 Inch In A Custom Frame



  • @AdamMoses-GitHub do you have any fans/heatsinks? i’m not worried about my pi overheating as much as i’m worried about the tv, it gets hot real fast. I suspect this is normal for tvs, we just don’t know about it usually because there’s a bezel and we rarely touch the backs of our tvs


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    @chieftainSupreme I’ve swapped the Pi in the mirror, one had heatsinks and the other didn’t, neither had any problems for me.

    But I do take your point, most TV monitors as opposed to desktop computer monitors seem (from my experience) to run just a little bit hotter. If you remove the bezel and run into heat problems I could see how just getting some decent heatsinks on the monitor itself could be useful.



  • @AdamMoses-GitHub didn’t even think about heatsinks on the tv. That could work, it seems like the heat comes more from the screen itself and not from the board. Since it’s in my bedroom, I’ll probably just write a dinky little script to turn it off from 9pm-8am, should give it some time to cool down and also take care of screen burn, which I’m worried about because I run retropie on the same screen



  • @chieftainSupreme Is retropie on the same pi that is running your magic mirror? Is it easy to switch between the two?



  • @hartattack Yes! Looks super awesome, I have Raspbian/RetroPie/Kodi on the same Pi3. I’m a beginner so it took me a while to set it up and configure but yes it’s pretty easy. Check out multibootpi.com and just look through the builds until you find one you like. I recommend using one that has a video walkthrough because there is some nuance.

    I’m installing a switch to more easily toggle between the three, but as of now it’s very very simple to switch between them with the help of a keyboard and mouse, or just using the command line.

    I even have a tv mount that swivels so I can rotate the screen landscape to play games, and then rotate it back to portrait for the mirror display, really like how it turned out so far



  • @chieftainSupreme said in My First Build, 24 Inch In A Custom Frame:

    @hartattack Yes! Looks super awesome, I have Raspbian/RetroPie/Kodi on the same Pi3. I’m a beginner so it took me a while to set it up and configure but yes it’s pretty easy. Check out multibootpi.com and just look through the builds until you find one you like. I recommend using one that has a video walkthrough because there is some nuance.

    I’m installing a switch to more easily toggle between the three, but as of now it’s very very simple to switch between them with the help of a keyboard and mouse, or just using the command line.

    I even have a tv mount that swivels so I can rotate the screen landscape to play games, and then rotate it back to portrait for the mirror display, really like how it turned out so far

    That is awesome and exactly what I am looking to get out of my future build! Thanks for the tips!



  • @hartattack no worries, good luck! Happy to help where I can if you have questions