Looking for the absolute cheapest monitor solution.
@deephouselounge I would suggest going to a local IT shop for the cheapest of cheap or look for second hand monitor online.
Make sure the ports suit your means though.
ehh. im looking for bulk of the same monitor to use. I want to make 20 of these for a wedding gift to everyone involved.
Depends how large you want them! I have a monitor (10 inch) covering about 1/2 of my mirror, I think mine cost about $60 /w shipping. Obviously that could get pricey for 20 mirrors if you are also using a pi for each, also I guess it depends what type of video input you are looking for - hdmi and vga (with adapter) are easiest for pi.
Definitely get the mirrors from TAP Plastics. My mirror cost $40 or so ($25 + shipping, I think), but in bulk you might get a deal.
I spent a bunch on my pretty small mirror but learned a lot and really enjoyed doing it. Let us know how your adventures go!
@amcolash I think my cheapest option is to buy bulk laptop screen and then purchase a LVDS to power it. I would love to get bulk 24" monitor screens on the cheap but I dont see that happening.
What thickness mirror did you get? The 1/8th?
Yeah, I did 1/8. Cheapest they had, really nice 2-way mirror but also keep in mind that the backing is very delicate (at least what I got is).
Those are some nice party favors though: $35 pi + $35 mirror + $x monitor + extras and love! I am truly jealous of that gift, seems like a really cool idea
@amcolash yea thats why I want the “cheapest” option lol
If you are looking for bulk. I would suggesting phoning a few IT resellers to see if you can get some old OEM gear.
Mr.Meeseeks last edited by Mr.Meeseeks
Please document how you bulk build all of these!
Perhaps cheap tablets behind a
With Gila mirror film
That would keep costs down.