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RE: Magic Mirror fire hazard.
So the mirror has been set aside for a while but I finally added the temperature module to it and these are the stats.
I have never left the mirror on for more than a couple hours because I was afraid of the heat. So the uptime of 7 hours is the longest its been on. Even without the pegboard, the pi is giving a temperature close to 80 degrees. Could this be because of a faulty pi?
Magic Mirror fire hazard.
Hello, I am new to this forum and I would like to get any input from more experience magic mirror builders. I recently built a magic mirror for my girlfriend and I am worried about the possible fire hazard. I built a wooden frame that encloses both the monitor and the pi. The pi also has a motion sensor connected to it that automatically turns off the monitor after 30 seconds if nothing is detected.
The only “breathing” holes the wooden frame has is in the back where I used a peg board to help with ventilation. However, I am worried this might not be enough. I am not so worried about the heat caused by the monitor since it will be off most of the time, but the pi will be running 24/7 and ready to detect any motion. What do you guys think? Is this a fire hazard or are the holes in the pegboard enough to ventilate.