Six months ago I came across this forum and I knew I wanted to build a MagicMirror. So I built one and I changed and added bits and pieces along the way. There are still some things I’d like to change, but I haven’t had time to do so. This is the result so far below:
I used old wine boxes to create a frame for the mirror, miraculously the monitor and the wine box had the excact same height, which made it perfect for a frame.
I wanted to be able to change the pages whenever I wanted, so I attached an old Makey Makey (which I received as a present many years ago) and I connected the keys to the screws at the bottom side of the frame. So by touching two screws at the same time, the page changes and you can’t see any buttons or simular things. You have to touch two, because one is the ground key and the other the actual key. Basically you have to short-circuit the two screws with your fingers, that’s just the way a Makey Makey works.
Here are some photos:
Page 1: Information board
Page2: our beautiful home planet with some information displayed
Page 3: more or less a picture frame with some information
The wine box, with the red power cord. (if you can’t hide the power cord, make it as obvious as possible and sell it as a feature and not a bug )
And the screws to change pages, if needed. The RPi changes between the three pages automatically every 20min anyway: