@Sean Thank you! I wonder if the USB output of the controller board is enough to power the RPi?
Posts made by mizzoudavis
Thin Monitor Solution
I’m looking to make a shallow-depth mirror and I was wondering if there was a better solution than using a tiny, recycled laptop monitor + LCD controller board. Shopping for regular monitors, it’s tough to know what the total depth of the guts that I’ll need (once the plastic is ripped off). Can anyone recommend a super thin-traditional LCD monitor?
RE: Yet Another Spotify Post
Replying to my own post for other newbies to follow along in my journey. Mopidy acts as a server (called an MPD) for Spotify (among other sources). It has an extension called Mopfy-Spotify that can be added and configured to connect to your PAID spotify account.
You can’t do squat with Mopidy without a CLIENT to control the server. This is where Mopify comes in. It’s a client (called an MPC) that can control it from within a browser. This is still not 100% what I’m looking for, but it’s a step in the right direction. I’ve been able to graphically interact with my spotify account via my Pi. Progress!
Ultimately, I won’t have a mouse or keyboard hooked up to my mirror, so I need a way to:
- Select 1 of x playlists (displayed dynamically on my mirror)
- Play the selected track
- Skip to the previous/next track if needed
- All without a mouse/keyboard
The journey continues!
Yet Another Spotify Post
So I’m building an interactive magic mirror on my own web site and served on my RPi. I was hoping to be able to play, show and control a spotify playlist on this MM but I’m being discouraged that I can do all three. I’ve toyed around with mopidy, but it doesn’t look like I can play one of my playlists using this tool. Are there other tools out there that might allow me to do this?
RE: Thin, Frameless Mirror
@Diddern Ahh. So something like this? http://www.displays2go.com/P-9681/Standoffs-Economy?utm_source=google.pla&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=GooglePLA&gclid=Cj0KCQjwwLHLBRDEARIsAN1A1Q6xEeodRvTWGlg8XI-CFBCXnaApdb26bdN2hd9XPM_Hme26Pts5tKMaAjn_EALw_wcB
RE: Thin, Frameless Mirror
This design is easily one of the most impressive I’ve seen. How did you get the monitor to affix to the glass? Just by using electrical tape to bind it to the construction paper on the back? Does it hold soundly?
Is there anything to the connection of the RPI > Controller > Laptop monitor or is it straightforward?
Removing the inner bezel from a LCD monitor
I’m disassembling my LCD Monitor to harvest the tasty bits for my mirror and there’s a metal “inner” bezel around the monitor. Can I pop this off? Will it screw up my display by allowing light to leak out?
(My mirror surface is much bigger than my monitor’s surface area, if that makes a difference.)
Or: should I not bother and just keep the metal bezel in tact because it won’t net any better of a display?