First Mirror - Wedding Present
The upcoming wedding of a friend was the excuse I needed to build a mirror. Their decorating tastes are a bit more frilly than most, so I went with a different look than most mirror builders.
The UI is a bit plain, but because it’s a gift I don’t have access to schedule feeds, Instagram accounts, commutes, etc. After the wedding, I’ll talk to them and see if they want changes.
The construction is much like everyone else’s mirror. The only real challenge was that the computer monitor was smaller than the frame and the aspect ratios were just not going to match up (the frame is more square than your typical monitor). Building a box around the monitor wouldn’t touch the edges of the frame.
My solution was to build two internal runners to support the monitor in place. I think getting the two channels routed properly was like 50% of the construction process.
And everything in place:
In case anyone was interested, I’m using the following:
NextGadget 20W Portable Desktop Charger - This powers the mirror and the USB powers the Pi.
Rippo Flush Mount USB cable - This gives me a USB port on the bottom of the box in case I need to hook up a keyboard.
ViewSonic 22" monitor - HDMI input was about all I really was looking for.
And the mirror was a hit.
Good job !