Bathroom Magic Mirror
My first MagicMirror is now finished and mounted in our bathroom.
The following requirements had to be fulfilled:
- maximum woman acceptance factor
- minimum depth
- rimless mirror
- Mounting a LED light bar
- Integration into my Homematic installation
- Button to reboot the Raspberry pi
- Button for further control tasks
- Motion control
I have planned the mirror with SketchUp:
Fräsung für Silikonfuge/Milling groove for silicone joint
Picture 7: (wall mount)
I used beechwood
Photos of the assembly
To connect the mirror to the power, I use a “cold device plug” (C13/C14 coupler). I split the former extension cable in the middle.
And that’s how the mirror looks finished
The following websites helped me with the construction and the configuration
I have used:
- Raspberry pi 3
- Beech wood from the hardware store
- Aluminium composite panel (ACP) with cutout (https://www.plattenzuschnitt24.de/ - german: Alu Dibond Platte)
- Spy mirror (https://www.glas-star.de/spionspiegelnachmass/chrome-spy-spiegel/)
- Silicone (PCI Silcofern S) Color: black (Important! Never use transparent silicone. Otherwise you will see it and regret it!)
- Screen (HP 22w (1CA83AA) 54.6 cm (21.5 inch) monitor (IPS, Full HD, HDMI) https://smile.amazon.de/gp/product/B0732RBR3J/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc = 1)
- Radar motion detector (Amazon Haljia 5 RCWL-0516)
To fix the frame to the wall I use fittings as they are also used in the assembly of kitchen wall cabinets (see also picture 7). These are height-adjustable and depth-adjustable. The frame is fastened there over a vertical screw from above by the frame at the substructure. (see picture 24). I used these parts:
fitting left: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01BDR8JV0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
fittign right: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01BDR8K32/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Addendum to the motion detector - radar detector:
In addition to the cutout for the monitor, I would now have an additional small cutout for the radar board (20 x 40 mm) made. The radar detector works perfectly, but unfortunately not through the Dibond plate. I had to fix it at the bottom of the frame. That’s OK, but it would have been perfect behind the mirror glass.
wow that is nice!
Nice end result, well done. Your woodwork looks very professional
WOW! That looks so professional. Great work. Hope you have a lot of fun with the mirror
Wow!! I like your mirror a lot. Impressive the final result. What are the buttons for?
@qu1que Thanks a lot for your post.
The bottom button boots the Raspberry in a safe way (without simply turning off the power)
The top button controls the lights in the bathroom via a homematic webservice.
I love your work. Could you recommend any tipps on how to build a mirror in the bath? I would like to do this as my next project. So are there any Best Practices regarding any silicone or electronics?.
Greetings from Germany
@paulb Hallo Paul,
das Silicon, das ich verwendet habe, habe ich im Post angegeben. Der Spionspiegel verlangt ein spezielles Silicon (neutralvernetzend), damit die Beschichtung nicht angelöst wird. Und ansonsten habe ich Standard-Komponenten verwendet. Durch die Lüftungsöffnungen erhoffe ich mir eine bessere Belüftung. Bisher konnte ich keine Probleme feststellen.
@spitzlbergerj Impressive mirror!
Especially like the lighting solution.
What glass did you use? (also from Germany here)
What is the material you have used for the backplate?