Introduce yourself!



  • Hi i’m Dirk from Germany. I’m 35 years old and an application engineer for laser marking systems in industries.

    Collecting a lot of hobbies such as Modding, Networking, Renovation, Garden, building things in general.

    It was very nice to get in touch with the Magic Mirror Project and started to build my first. Searched a very long time for a good place that it can be a part of our daily life. Found it a couple of month later and resulted in an InWall Mirror. Will be completed soon! 😃

    Nice to be here!

    regards
    Dirk



  • Hi everyone,
    I am Jake Huang 42 from Taoyuan, Taiwan, a barcode scan engine sales in Taiwan and China.
    Thanks for the Magic Mirror project and all module authors, I am finding customized f/w panels and parts for it for my new house. I will build a big and wide mirror in the living room with multiple RPI and Apple TV(for photo slideshow only, can’t find better than it) behind mirror use motion detection to control panels and ac power.
    Hoping that my idea could be achieved 🙂

    Best regards,
    Jake



  • Hi all,

    I’ve been posting here for the last few days so I thought I’d finally introduce myself!

    My name is Ad, i’m 27 and work primarily in the youth work and development sector. I enjoy tinkering as a hobby but would not consider myself an expert by any means, more of a Jack of all trades, master of none.

    I’ve built 2 mirrors so far, the first was a very hacky job using a throw away monitor from a youth center I used to work at and some spare parts I had from previous RPi projects, it uses an RPi 2 and runs Smart-mirror which has hotword detection etc.

    I then started building my second mirror which uses MagicMirror2 and so far I have found the experience spot on. It’s been very reliable and easy to use and I love the fact that the modules gives everybody control to make their own mods, Smart-Mirror relies primarily on it’s creator to issue the updates which can be cumbersome when trying to customise the mirror for each user.

    Don’t be afraid to say Hi! I’ve posted a picture below of my second mirror, when it’s complete I will post the rundown in the show off your mirror section.

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    That’s enough from me! Take it easy…

    Ad



  • @MichMich Great stuff this Magic Mirror is.A little about me…

    I am a service advisor for Mercedes Benz. I enjoy technology and building things. Mostly wood working, planters decks, trellace–you get the idea.

    I was “into” computers when the Timex silcalire was out, but never got into programming past Basic language.

    But when I saw this MM, I was like wow!! I want to make this for my daughter.
    SO I bought a RPi and it sat for months until I saw this forum for MM2.

    I have set up the MM2 interface and will definitely need help from you guys for setting things up.

    Thanks for making this forum!

    Happy Holidays to all!!



  • Howdy, I’m John. I’m a 35 year old punk rock nerd living in Las Vegas, NV.

    I play in a band and own and operate a commercial recording studio. I’ve always been a computer guy and studied C++ in high school, 15+ years ago.

    I don’t consider myself a particularly skilled craftsman, so I recruited a good friend to help with assembly. He is a general contractor with access to tools and knowledge of how to build a professional looking frame. I think we’re going to attempt our first monitor debezel this weekend. We are very excited!

    Thank you so much for creating this resource, and thanks to all the folks that have shared! I’m still trying to refresh and update my programming knowledge - hopefully I’ll be able to contribute to this shared information in the near future.



  • Hi there,

    I just spent the past few days getting my mirror setup working… well, it was an hour of realizing my old Pi would not do it, several days of waiting for the new one to arrive and then just a few hours to be up and running!

    I actually registered here just to say “GREAT JOB”. The base system was up and running in maybe an hour (including installing raspian) with all the defaults and a few others (the commute one, wunderground, airports, etc). Took me another hour to get Facial recognition and Sonos hooked up.

    I do have a heavy development / linux background, but nothing with node.js at all and I really do not like JavaScript. But I plan on writing a mod to handle talking to a MythTv backend to display a few different things. Hopefully someone will get use out of it and I can give something back to the community.

    I am just stunned at how easy this was to get up and running, well done on that installer guys.

    Thank you for this awesome thing!



  • Hey there,
    my name is philipp, 35 years old from germany.
    I started one week ago and i love the project ! 🙂


  • Module Developer

    I think I might write something here aswell. I am a 20 years old and from the Netherlands. I am studying computer science and really enjoy doing so. I really like the MagicMirror project, but haven’t made one myself just yet. I am planning to do so in the near future.



  • Hello all, my name is Daniel and go by 1m2 on diff. forums and what not.
    I live in hot as heck Phoenix!
    I’m 37 years old and gathering materials now to build my own mm2.
    Been in IT for 16 some years, last 2-3 years I have been working as an Application Integration Test Engineer.
    Love gadgets and tinkering but I’m not a heavy coder at all myself so I may enlist assistance from my code savvy brother only he doesn’t know it yet. lol.
    My hobby thus far has been chopping up car dashes and removing the crappy radio’s they usually have and fabricating removable tablets into them with aftermarket hidden HU’s.
    And… I don’t like long walks on the beach, only short ones.
    Cheers!



  • Hi,
    I’m dz, happy to be part of this group. Looking for more development and knowledge sharing. You guyz are awesome!