My attempt at building the #smartmirror



  • Hi guys

    Just wanted to share what I’ve been able to accomplish with the various modules.

    I have to say that I’m pretty happy with the end product.

    Making it work was fairly easy; building the frame for it was a much more involved process, but all worthwhile in the end.

    Here are the modules I’ve downloaded and currently use.

    • PIR Sensor by Paviro
    • Bitcoin feed
    • Trello card (bottom right)
    • Twitter topics trending for the area
    • Google time to work (not displayed at the moment - only turns on during certain times)
    • Gmail calendar events
    • Weather info

    I used an old VGA screen with the active HDMI converter, and it works great with the PIR sensor as it shuts off if there is no feed.

    I bought a piece of glass on a local classified for 25$ CAD, and some reflective film (this was actually more difficult than I originally anticipated - I took three tries and still am not 100% satisfied)

    Feel free to comment!

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  • Wow. Go big or go home, eh? That looks great.



  • @FreddyH said in My attempt at building the #smartmirror:

    Feel free to comment!

    I don’t see anything



  • @Mykle1 Huh. When I checked this thread earlier today, I saw the image. Now I do not. Very curious.

    @FreddyH Did you do something to your image?



  • @Mykle1 , @bhepler , let’s try this again

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  • @FreddyH said in My attempt at building the #smartmirror:

    let’s try this again

    I see it now! Looks great! That’s film over glass?



  • @Mykle1 , That’s correct.
    The product Ive used is called
    Gila - Mirrored Privacy Window Film
    Found at a local Canadian hardware store.

    It took me three applications to get it to a level where I was satisfied, with a lot of patience, soapy water, and a credit card, pushing the air bubbles out.

    The local Mirror and glass shops were quoting me 300$CAD + for a glass the size I wanted, so decided it was much cheaper to get just plain glass and this privacy film.



  • @FreddyH said in My attempt at building the #smartmirror:

    The local Mirror and glass shops were quoting me 300$CAD + for a glass the size I wanted, so decided it was much cheaper to get just plain glass and this privacy film.

    Well, based on the picture you posted, it looks as good as any other mirror I’ve seen here. Well done!



  • @Mykle1 Thanks man I really appreciate the comment :)



  • Hi! Can’t see the image

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