PM2 is restarting the mirror because the mirror process keeps crashing. Let’s try a rebuild. Try this:
pm2 stop all cd /home/pi/MagicMirror npm install pm2 start 0
There are a few mirrors here that are frameless. A quick browse through the Show Your Mirror section of the forum should turn them up.
The most common approach seems to be using a super strong glue on the edge of the monitor to stick it to the mirror glass. At that point, you can use whatever technique you like to mount the monitor to a wall, even a VESA mount. The Raspi can be stuck to the back with velcro strips.
One person (I forget who) had the glazier drill holes in the corners to allow mounting hardware to go through. He capped them with chrome caps after running bolts through the holes and into the walls. There are options.
@AlejandroV - Just about any screen with an HDMI input can be used. TVs and computer monitors are the screens of choice. You can use a laptop screen, but I believe you have to purchase a controller board to manage the HDMI to screen interface.
If you really want to try something different, you could use a projector.
@tirando - Two way mirror = one way glass = one way mirror. They’re all synonyms. Much like how flammable and inflammable both mean “no smoking nearby”.
Two way/One way mirrors are both just terms for a mirror that allows a percentage of the light behind it to pass through.
I use black construction paper for the areas of my mirrors that are not covered by a monitor. It’s easy to cut into the appropriate shape and I can punch holes through it for things like camera lenses.
A piece of construction paper the size of your acrylic/glass can have a cutout the size of your monitor pretty easily. I don’t bother with tape or other adhesive to stick it to the glass. I start with a piece the size of the glass and it doesn’t go anywhere.
I don’t think so. The infinity mirror is a layer of (front to back) a two-way mirror, LED lights, and a solid 100% reflective mirror. The effect is achieved by some of the light behind the front layer bouncing off the back layer and making its way through the two-way mirror and into your eyes.
The Magic Mirror design replaces that 100% reflective mirror with a computer monitor. You can have one or the other, but not both.
Sigh. All that said… you might get a similar effect with two layers of one-way glass. It won’t be as efficient as a normal infinity mirror, but it might be enough to create something unique.
The design would require two one-way mirror panels with the LED light between them, and a computer monitor backing the last panel. Be warned that the display from the computer monitor will also be replicated like the LED string from the default infinity mirror design. If you’re willing to shell out the cash for two pieces of one-way mirror and build a hybrid infinity mirror from it… more power to you.