22'' Display + 40cmx50cm IKEA Frame + PIR Sensor
Just two IKEA RIBBA glued back to back. You can use the included glass to use some film on it and the back to “close” the back and hang the frame.
I tried to do my own frame, but I suck at that…
- compliments (with a custom compliments.json file)
Just some custom CSS to make everything a little bigger and some transform: scale(1.5)
to make the clock & weather modules bigger
The PIR sensor is “hidden” in the right bottom corner. Not the best place, but is so useful than I can really complain. When the screen turns on when you are near is when this MagicMirror feels like magic :)
I got this one and I am using MagicMirror-Display-Controller to control it.
Looks really good. Thinking about using the same ikea frame.
Did you use some film on the glass or did you end up buying a one way mirror?
I used a film and the glass included with the frame, as I didn’t want to go crazy for my first magic mirror, but as soon as I get another display ( a good one) I will order a proper two way mirror and make another one using the same frame (super easy to do and quite cheap)
You are the genius!! I considered IKEA RIBBA, but I gave up the idea because the depth was not enough. How can you find “Back-to-Back” solution! I should have read this article 1 weeks before.
@Sean Well, to be honest, my wife deserves all the credit: I was desperate after 2 weeks of trying to do my own frame, including butchering 3 RiBBAs (just to get the glass) and my wife just said: hey, you already have two unused frames, why you just don’t glue them back to back? MIND BLOWN
@ryck Would please you post a hardware list with prices? I like your setup and it looks like a simple cost effective design for my first project.
@AZ_Geek I can try :)
- Old 22’’ display (£10)
- 2 x IKEA RIBBA 40x50
- One way reflective film
- Micro SDHC
- Raspberry Pi 3 B
- HDMI to VGA adaptor
You will also need some glue to join the two frames together, an extension lead to plugin everything inside the frame, a drill to hang the frame and make a hole for the extension lead cable… but hopefully you’ll have all this things already.
Good luck with your new MagicMirror!
Isn’t a 40/50 Ribba frame at Ikea…?!? Thinking of using this or two back to back. Also can you quote the one way reflective film you used as the link was just a link to Ebay.
is it possible to show us some pictures from the backside how do you placed the PIR ?
How do you fix the PIR and, if possible, the connection from the PIR to the raspi …
And what hight did your RIBBA have?
@MyMirror Sure, I’ll try tonight, but I can already tell you:
- The PIR is attached to the bottom of the frame with some bluetack
- The PIR sensor is using this “module” so just follow the instruction (ie, here)
- My frame was 40x50, but you have more options, just choose the one that works better for you (and fits your screen, of course)