Paul's second mirror :)



  • Dear fellow MM-builders,
    I would like to show you the build to my second MagicMirror.
    Unfortunately the glas broke during a move to another city, so I decided that it was time for a second try.

    This time I used following parts:

    • picture frame Ribba from IKEA 50cm*70cm
      –> it includes a neat passepartout which was useful to hide some of the cracks in the mirror
      -24" monitor Acer KA241bid
      –> a cheap monitor which is also very thin and has a HDMI output

    • then I 've cut some of the parts of my old mirror which weren’t cracked
      –> I used a glas cutting tool and watched a lot of DIY youtube videos on how to cut glas, because I not such a craftsman 😃

    • If you want a more cheap solution instead of buying an actual mirror, you can use the Polycarbonat plat which is included in the Ribba frame from IKEA and use silver reflection folie

    • a short HDMI cable

    • for wifi connection I used the CSL - 300 Mbit/s USB 2.0 WLAN
      –> you just have to install the software from CSL (raspberry Pi needs a LAN connection) after that its super easy 🙂

    • a wall mount

    • wood from the local store as well as screws

    • male to female wires

    • a DHT22-Sensor as well as a PIR sensor

    I was a lot of fun putting it all together and doing a little bit of programming by myself.
    As always, you guys helped me a lot in doing so!

    Thank you very much 🙂

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  • Great work Paul!
    Good idea building it with a ribba and passepartout!

    2 questions:

    • How does it look from the side / how is it mounted.
    • And where is your PIR sensor?


  • @lavolp3

    Thank you very much 🙂

    It it mounted on the wall via a wall mount which is connected to the screen.
    The whole frame is connected to the screen through a frame made of wood.

    The DHT-22 as well as the PIR Sensor are located on the right, right behind the frame.
    I did not find a good solution on how to “hide” the PIR Sensor, so I though I should hide it a little bit.