Has anyone set their MM into the wall?
I tried to search for this but couldn’t find any posts. Sorry if I missed one.
I’m considering trying cutting into the drywall on a non-insulated wall and setting the bulk of the monitor/pi/power stuff etc into the wall to make it more extremely low profile. Essentially, the box would be in the wall and the frame itself would be flush to the wall more like what a regular mirror would be.
What are the problems with this? Will that cause heat issues?
This is my first build so any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any thoughts on this!
bhepler Project Sponsor last edited by
@Elkanah - There are several people who have done just what you are describing. It looks very cool. I don’t believe anyone has reported anything about problems with heat. The RPi and the monitor both do not emit a whole lot of heat.
The only issue I can think of is that you may wish to plan on some means of gaining access to the Pi and the back of the monitor for future troubleshooting. Every now and then an SD card goes bad and you’ll need to swap it out. You’ll want some way to get to the Pi without ripping out your wall.
BKeyport Module Developer last edited by
@bhepler this is where a frame comes into play. Hard tack three of the sides, then the fourth use a cabinet hinge so you can open it - and hide the Pi there along with power and such. Sneaky.
@bhepler That’s great to hear. I’m still considering if I want to go that route but it’s good to hear that the heat shouldn’t be an issue.
@BKeyport Great idea on the hinge. If I go this route, I’m definitely going to look at this.