@bhepler We are the third owner of this house. The first owner never used it, the second owner used it once with their grandkids, and we have used it once in the two years we have been here. Our hot water heater isn’t big enough to fill it… stupid
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RE: Full Length Bathroom Mirror Build
Full Length Bathroom Mirror Build
I wanted to share my thanks for all of the posts I researched when building my mirror. Here is what I ended up building…
26 in x 60 in Pilkington Mirropane
40 in garbage TV from Walmart
I wanted to give this as a gift for my wife, and I didn’t want to have a large box built around the mirror. I chose a location in our bathroom that had a closet on the other side. This allowed me to set the TV into the wall and mount the mirror flush against the wall.
To do list:
- Turn on the TV on a schedule or via my inputs from my Smartthings hub. The crap TV i bought doesn’t have an option to turn back on when the power is killed. I’m not sure if I’ll build a little IR transmitter or hotwire the physical power button to my Rpi via a relay.
- I would love to find a IFTTT plugin to turn on or off modules via Alexa. I tried to do the Amazon Alexa mirrormirroronthewall module but failed to get it working.
- The Mirropane is dark and does a great job hiding light bleed from the tv. but it’s also hard to see the bottom modules when standing in full light. I may need to remove the bezel from the tv to get it closer to the mirror.
- I’m getting some light behind the mirror because of the small gap. Once I’m happy I may silicone or something around the edge of the mirror to block light.
Thanks for everyone’s help!!
Default Calendar and Daylight Savings Problems
Hey All… Thanks for taking the time to look at my post.
My magic mirror is finally up and running and I was able to connect the default calendar to my work’s O365 calendar. After the time change this weekend I noticed that my calendar entries did not adjust. I looked at the ics file and I’m seeing references to my time offset being correct (-6) and being in standard time.
I have also confirmed that my RPi is also set to the correct timezone and is showing the correct time.
Does anyone have any suggestions about how to track down and correct the offset from -5 to -6?