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let us know what the noise from the fan is like.
My experience with the fan.
My thoughts about using a fan:
In my case, if there is any form of ambient sound in the room, I don’t hear the fan at all. If the window is open, if the tv or radio is on, anything at all then I can’t hear the fan. I listened for it when I first installed it.
When do I hear it? At night, when the windows are closed, tv is off, and the house is absolutely silent. The mirror is not in my bedroom, although that wouldn’t matter. My wife’s snoring can mask the sound of a 747 on liftoff.
Well here’s step 1 for my big mirror… I wanted something stronger then a PI so here is my mini-itx in its new home… Cooling is NOT an issue… it’s about 13" square and about 3 inches tall :) Easy to put out of the way … NOW to build a frame for the ‘display’… Coming soon!
HERE is how it all stays cool…this fan is totally SILENT… LOVE IT!
Easy to put out of the way … NOW to build a frame for the ‘display’
Great idea! Now hurry the hell up with the frame! :^)
@Mykle1 I’m working on it
@cowboysdude is the idea that the mini atx sits beside the mirror as opposed to being built? Say on a console table with just an HDMI cable running to the screen?
@j.e.f.f No it will be underneath as I’m building into a type of desk/cabinet
All, I have got the Libre Computer now. Trying my best to get the mirror up. Ran in to a small hitch. There is no chromedriver for arm64 yet. They are working on it and there is a PR but it has not yet gone completely through it seems. I’ll see if I can figure it out some how anyway. :)
I’ll come back to this thread as soon as I gotten MM up and running.
I’ve gotten it working a Pine Rock64 (arm64 also).
One thing to note: when downloading from the link, the site’s cert has expired.
// Since the cert for the site has expired (but is safe) wget --no-check-certificate https://www.hamidx9.ir/dl/electron_arm64/electron-v1.7.5-linux-arm64.zip // Important make sure to unzip to your electron path unzip electron-v1.7.5-linux-arm64.zip ~/MagicMirror/node_modules/electron/dist/
Once done just started as usual (npm start).
@stacywebb Thank you! I’ll try it out as soon as I got some time. Have you compared with a Pi3?
I haven’t done any benchmarking as of yet. Once I do, I’ll post the results.