Making Frame/Case for Magic Mirror



  • So, I am stuck on how to make the frame and case for the magic mirror. My plan was to create a frame and case using 2x4s of wood, and the making some sort of wood piece to keep the monitor in place. My question, is how do I attach the mirror? Do I attach to the monitor? How do I keep in it place, do I glue it to the frame? I guess what I am trying to ask is, how exactly do I make the frame/case for the magic mirror? Thanks!


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  • @twosix said in Making Frame/Case for Magic Mirror:

    My question, is how do I attach the mirror? Do I attach to the monitor? How do I keep in it place, do I glue it to the frame? I guess what I am trying to ask is, how exactly do I make the frame/case for the magic mirror? Thanks!

    In my case, I didn’t attach the mirror to the monitor. I simply “sandwiched” it between the monitor and the frame. 2 “L” brackets hold everything in place. Here is my explanation of how I built the box and frame:

    You build the box to fit the monitor. You build the frame to only show the viewable area of the monitor, as if you were building the frame to match the bezel. When you attach the box to the frame, the frame creates a “lip” inside the the edge of the entire box. You put the mirror in first. It rests on the “lip” that is created by the frame. You put the monitor in next and it rests upon the mirror AND the “lip” that was created by the frame.

    Measure and cut precisely!

    Here are some pictures to help you visualize my description:
    https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/1266/building-frame/6

    And here is my build:
    https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/1678/1-old-noob-1-rpi-i-can-t-believe-i-did-it-revisited.

    And how it looks now:
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  •  I simply “sandwiched” it between the monitor and the frame. 2 “L” brackets hold everything in place. Here is my explanation of how I built the box and frame:
    

    Same thing here. the only way to be able to unbuilt it if needed (and it was needed several times in my case)



  • I also left the display loose from the the frame and mirror encase for any reason I wanted to replace the display. I imagine it would also help with heat dispersion if it is left a little loose. Make sure the frame is strong enough to withstand the weight of the display and you’ll be alright.


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