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german students develop smart Mirror ??? ;-(



  • hi Forum and MichMich
    i have read this in the early morning , and think i must tell you this .
    it’s in german hope that’s ok ? News from t3n
    the Mirror is not their idea it’s MichMich’s Idea
    what do you think?

    Deutsche Schüler entwickeln Smart Mirror
    16 Schüler des Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasiums in Kaiserslautern haben im Rahmen des vom Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums unterstützten Projekts „Junior“ das StartUp „Revelc“ gegründet, und einen smarten Spiegel entwickelt. Das Gerät kann etwa Nachrichten-Schlagzeilen oder Informationen zum Wetter anzeigen, erinnert an Termine und informiert, an welcher Tankstelle es derzeit am günstigsten ist. Auch persönliche Nachrichten können hinterlassen werden. Auf der Cebit-Messe hat das Team ihr Produkt erstmals präsentiert. Aktuell wird der Revelc-Spiegel nur auf Anfrage produziert, und kostet 850 Euro. Aktuell sind die Schüler aber dabei, einen Businessplan auszuarbeiten, der ihren Smart Mirror künftig vorrangig an Unternehmen vermarkten soll.
    t3n.de



  • This is open source. You can use for your own business if know how to explain the rights correctly. But Its also possible that they did their own code similar to michmich. There a lot of companies have similar codes for the magic mirror in Germany.



  • Well if they have success with it I guess thats fine, but I really doubt it.
    I mean in general they use a OpenSource Software, so what they offer is a building service for mirrors and maybe the development of Modules for the company.
    Well it is a school start up students can do to try it out. Sometimes failing helps a lot with learning aswell.
    btw they are not the only people that take the MM2 build the mirror with maybe (not sure) own modules and sell it
    https://www.magirror.one/technik/, so I guess there is either really a market for it or there are quite some failed startups



  • Re: german students develop smart Mirror ??? 😢
    Of course the idea to produce smart mirrors is not from REVELC, but their idea is to insert advertisment on the screen and to sell this idea!!! It is not their mistake that the press took that wrong! Furthermore the youngsters don’t pass the inventor’s idea off as their own. They programmed their own software


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    @lenchen_2712 said in german students develop smart Mirror ??? 😢:

    Re: german students develop smart Mirror ??? 😢
    Of course the idea to produce smart mirrors is not from REVELC, but their idea is to insert advertisment on the screen and to sell this idea!!! It is not their mistake that the press took that wrong! Furthermore the youngsters don’t pass the inventor’s idea off as their own. They programmed their own software

    Of course it would be a lot of additional work developing an own system from scratch, so it is reasonable using existing software. And still it would be nice and fair to mention the use of MagicMirror as a base system if they use it. The screenshot on revelc.de looks VERY familiar. Besides that your website should contain more pictures and details to let people know what modules can do and how they look.

    Good luck with your marketing


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    @yawns the article on t3n is mentioning that they use magicmirror, but their own website doesn’t


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    @strawberry-3-141 said in german students develop smart Mirror ??? 😢:

    @yawns the article on t3n is mentioning that they use magicmirror, but their own website doesn’t

    Yes,I know. The screenshot on their website however looks like magic mirror. Pictures on Instagram look different


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