Here is my mini mirror build: https://youtu.be/2POMz7ta9uw
This is on my wifes vanity and she loves it! Im using carousel, time, weather, compliments and stocks for now. This is using a pi zero but I plan on upgrading it to an Pi3 A+ soon. Thankyou all for the great forum, and for the documentation which made this fun to put together!
Links in the video for the most part, but the critical one that I used was this: http://emmanuelcontreras.com/how-to/how-to-create-a-magic-mirror-2-with-pi-zero-w/
That one showed me how to get this running on a pi zero, and provided an image.
Some build notes:
- I had to do a lot of CSS hacking to get fonts the right size, then discovered that I could’ve did a ‘zoom’ setting. Wish I’d done that earlier.
- Running a pi zero really hurts performance for some of the more ‘fun’ plugins. I am losing GPU acceleration in the browser, so stuff like youtube or hosting a tv.giphy.com style url in a frame plays very choppy. I think a pi3A+ would fix that.
- This is based on N-O-D-E’s design on youtube…however I think if I did it again I’d add a knob at the top for navigation. I thought about adding a gesture portion, but then I’d have to notch it or add a bump, and I felt like that would take away from the mirror.
- I really should’ve stuck with trying to attach the mirror with magnets. I had some cool concepts around running a small emulator on it, and then using a Bluetooth controller. Taking the mirror off would’ve made that a bit ‘cleaner’. Or perhaps I should’ve did something with just vector games (Asteroids would look amazing on this…I may have to revisit that idea…)
Thanks again for the great community, I found a ton of answers to my questions searching here!