27" Magic Mirror with Philips Hue integration
I just finished building my first Magic Mirror. Well, I’m not quite finished with the modules I want to have on it, so right now it just has the standard config, but anyway, it’s on the wall already! I just wanted to share some photos from the building prosess, because I know that pepole out there looking for inspiration and how to do this, just like I was doing myself a few weeks ago. I ordered my mirror from twowaymirrors.com and it arrived in Norway 8 days after, very impressed by that!! Should probably note that I opted for “urgent processing” when I ordered, because my frame was almost done and I was getting impatient The mirror itself is the “Glass Smart Mirror - 1/4” Thickness" and the size is 360mm x 610mm (24.016" x 14.173") - just a few mm larger than my Acer K2 27" monitor.
I have lots of Philips Hue lights in my house, and I wanted one of their LED-strips buildt into the mirror just because I could I’m very happy with this solution, it gives the mirror a little extra, and it’s pretty configurable. I can set it up to change colors or dim-levels based on time of day, or sunset / sunrise or outdoor temperature.
Well, on to some photos from start to finish
I disassembled it right away, no problem with this one:
My material for the frame:
Started by making the front frame:
Glued and clamped for the night:
Then I made the inner frame for the back:
Two pieces done:
Time to have a look at the lights:
I buildt an outer frame to hide the LED, because looking directly at them is not very pretty, then I glued it all together:
Just trying to avoid that my frame will fall apart:
Details, not very pretty, but it doesn’t have to be:
The stupid mirror, soon to be replaced:
The front finished:
The back finished:
That bottom piece goes on the wall, works very well:
Mirror arrived 8 days after ordering:
3.3 kilos, not as heavy as I expected:
It even fits in my frame!!
So does everything else:
On the wall, a few photos:
Have a nice day!
I like it! That’s some serious cable-cramming you did there
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Yeah, very nice… Good lay out of framing that allows plenty ventilation too
@johnnyboy I like the frame, but I don´t think it has enough ventilation. I´m thinking about adding a fan or something. The monitor shows a temperatur warning sign, you can see it in many of the photos in the top right corner.
and it’s pretty configurable. I can set it up to change colors or dim-levels based on time of day, or sunset / sunrise or outdoor temperature.
Can I ask how this is done? if it is done through MM can you please post the files and entries you made as I like that lights and the idea of it being set up to be configurable like that.
The light is not controlled from the mirror. I have two Philips Hue hubs that controls all my lights, including this one.
Very nice result !
I’ve more or less configured my MM. I need a mirror and perhaps ill try the shop you mentioned
@hesspoint I think light is reflecting off the shiny inside surface of the frame.
I have used your built as inspiration, and it is basically done. However there is one problem that is plaguing me and I don’t know how to solve it and that is light bleeding in the corners.
I saw in your pictures that you partly have the same issues however it seems not as bad as for me. Did you do anything to get rid of this cross like optics?
I tried a lot from closing the corners with duct tape to little wooden blockers in the frame etc. but nothing seems to work really.
For a bit more context, there are lightstrips facing the wall. Most of it is under opaque cove. Also you can see my experiments blocking some of the corners with tape