I think your best bet is do remount your display to be square. As @broberg said, if you can do it, it won’t look very good due to the nature of the line up of the pixels. Small text will probably be un-readable.
Posts made by joela85
RE: Tilting the display by a couple of degrees to make it straight
RE: Help out a newcomer :D with touch screen monitor
If you want to use the touchscreen, you would have to apply one way mirror vinyl directly to the monitor screen and put that in a frame.
RE: How to enable a 70" IR touch overlay to provide touch on a certain lesser size display?
@peemoeller Hi, I never went down this route in the end. It might still be something I might try in the future.
In the end I found a cheap good quality 24" monitor which was going to be fine for my project.
I found some tutorials somewhere on calibrating a touch display but hadn’t found anything with about calibrating for a smaller monitor.
Have you tried experimenting with normal calibration to see if it will calibrate to a smaller display?
I’d be interested if you find a solution to this as I might well be tempted to try it in the future.
RE: Two way mirror film
I haven’t yet, I have used the film on glass for my first mirror project. The main problem is you have to use soapy water (spray) to apply the film to make sure you don’t get any bubbles. (Near impossible to apply film without water)
If you do this directly to a typical monitor screen you might get water over the electronics side of it. You might be able to if you’re extremely careful and take good precautions.
I’m planning on trying this on my next project as I have a touchscreen monitor.
The monitor I have is a frame-less one and the glass is a bit thicker on the front than a typical monitor.
I am confident I can apply the film to this without any issues.
RE: MagicMirror on the Ceiling
Nice touch. What mini DLP Projector are you using?
I’ve been looking for one to play around with but couldn’t decide on one. I saw one I liked then it turned out you couldn’t use it while it was charging and the battery only lasted less than an hour.
RE: Small Screen + USB
Have you seen these?
One power supply, 14" screen. Bit epxensive maybe.
RE: Send notice text to MM2.5
I wanted to do this as well. I found the best solution for myself was to use the MMM-Wunderlist module.
(You need the Wunderlist app on your mobile device as well. )
It’s a ToDo list and you can get messages to show up on the mirror by adding them to a specific List.
This way you can have multiple messages showing up. And to get rid of the messages you can just tick that item off the list.
You can also share lists with other Wunderlist users so they can also add and tick of items.
One thing I did find as well is that it did stop updating after so many hours of running. Never found out what caused this, there are some other threads on here regarding the same issue (the same with ToDoist module)
The way I got around that was to set up a schedule to restart the MagicMirror a few times a day.
Hope this helps or that you find an alternative solution, would be interested if there was an alternative easier way.