Prepping my first build. Care to check my work?
Heh! Go easy broze, go easy!
@Mykle1 Is there a reason people seem to favor computer monitors for this project than TVs? There are some cheap flatscreens in my area for pretty cheap.
I’m sure there are reasons but I don’t know what they are. Perhaps someone else will chime in here, or, you can search the forum. I think I remember some chatter about using TV displays.
- Most tv’s show stuff like “signal lost” on screen when you disable hdmi in raspberry to hide the screen, and in some tv’s you cannot disable that
- Cheap tv’s have a poor resolution. The 32" I bought for some bucks only runs 1366x768 and text on your mirror (calendar for example) looks blurry.
But you can still live with it. I will use mine to see if we actually use the magic mirror at all. Then I can still invest money in a better display add replace it
Think this is too old/bad to be a good fit for such a project?
After a bit of a hiatus due to other projects, I’m back at it. Think I should open a new post as the site suggested?
I got two cheap ~20" monitors and cut two panes of glass to size. I figure the first one I do will be kinda an MVP (minimum viable product) approach, and with the second I’ll customize it more to my preferences.
My main question is how to securely attach the wood rear frame to the monitor. This isn’t a glue situation is it? I’ve got few heavy duty glues but that still doesn’t “feel” secure.
The guides I’ve seen seem to gloss over like it’s obvious. To me at least, it’s not.
Remaining little questions:
How thick should/must the wood for the frame be? How much heft does it need to properly support the monitor/mirror? How much space can I safely save by cutting it down to get it closer to flush with the wall?
At least in my mind, the back frame shouldn’t encompass the entire perimeter but be strategically located on the back of the monitor. But maybe I’m wrong here, as I suppose it serves the purpose of blocking the view of the inner workings.
Thanks for all your help along the way. I’m looking forward to sharing pics of the completed beta build as soon as I can!