Summer and Birthday Mirror Project



  • I saw a post about a smart mirror and saw that it didn’t take many parts to assemble and decided to make one. I had an old monitor laying around (13x15), it was DVI however, so I did have to buy an adapter, but I found the monitor really useful as it has to external USB ports and two internal, in addition to the 4 the raspberry Pi has I have 8 total, and I got my raspberry pi from amazon in a kit. I also got my frame and 3mm, 2 way acrylic mirror from Amazon for my 16th birthday!
    Finished with what I want on the magic mirror.
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    I used a 18x24 in. mirror with the 13x15in monitor. I had to figure out how to get the monitor to stay in the top right and make everything fit. I liked having the bigger mirror than monitor to have more room to actually have a mirror and for cord management.

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    I used a type of cardboard from an old bulleting board my grandpa made and cut out the size of the monitor to fit it in.
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    Here is the final of what the back looks like.
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    I am putting the mirror on my dresser, and in the top drawer I put in a keyboard for easy access to make changes.
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    and drilled a hole in the back of the dresser
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    the cords behind the dresser
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    Here are some pictures of the final project. Thanks to Michael for creating everything that makes this possible.
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    My Modules:
    Default:
    clock
    current weather
    weather forecast
    calendar
    compliments
    newsfeed - ESPN, TechCrunch, NYTimes, Engadget, Mashable, ProFootballTalk
    MMM-Todoist- love how during the school day I can enter my homework so when I get home I know what I have.
    MMM-MLB- go Rangers!
    MMM-NFL (hidden)- Go Patriots!
    MMM-NBA (hidden) -Go Thunder!
    MMM-Remote-Module- easy to hide
    MMM-System-Stats - check the temp of the CPU

    If you have any questions feel free to ask!


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