Below is my build but I wanted to first thank everyone for contributing here as I would not have been able to do this without all the info on this site.
Still fine tuning the software as I really would like to have voice control and random YouTube play lists but those two modules are still a struggle for me and can’t get them running.
I picked up the two way mirror (18” x 30”) at a local glass shop for surprisingly cheap…$126.00 CND before taxes.
Further down you will see a valuable and costly oops on my part.
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S79dItWKps
I started by getting myself a 29” LCD TV off of a local “Greggs list” site for $40. Also pick up a mirror and frame from the same site.
Began building the shadow box frame for the TV and mirror and modified it to fit the TV’s speakers and the PI itself.
Stripped the TV down as it was way too thick, glued up the shadow box frame and assembled it to the mirror frame to begin fitting it all up. Also tested out the software to insure all is running well.
Next I Cut up some wood bracing to center the TV on the mirror. Also bought some black shelf mat material from the local dollar store , fitted it in the shadow box and cut out a hole just big enough for the TV screen.
At this point I wanted to give it a last run through with everything connect and realized at some point, with the TV circuits exposed, I somehow shorted something. After days of trouble shooting I gave up and decided to buy another TV.
** Protect your exposed PCB’s
The second TV is a 29 Philips LED so it was thin enough to keep the back casing on to protect the circuit boards. I pretty well fitted it the same way as the first and added some brackets at the bottom left and top right to keep the TV from fall out.
Connected all together and hit the start button. Still need to fine tune some details like auto start, etc but I’m kind of happy with it so far.
Just need permission from wife as to where I’m aloud to pace it
Have two pages of modules alternating with ticker tape news, time and the temperature on the fixed page.