I have still not made any vent holes to get rid of the heat from the monitor. I took a photo with my heat camera to see the change. Will post the photo after the vent holes soon. Notice that my reflection is generating some heat.
Just wanted to share my mirror. The original guide (in Swedish) is available at www.planet4.se. More details written there.
The things I have done is to:
THE FINAL RESULT
First I built the frame. I used a 24" monitor. I used a slightly bigger glass. My frame is 43*20 mm. Something like in the images below. I was worried about the heat so I took an image with my heat cam.
In wall mount
We just changed our kitchen and removed all walls. I got the idéa that maybe it was possible to mount the mirror in the wall. I also noticed the vent was just beside the hole and after some tweaking I was able to connect the vent coming from outside to the mirror frame.
I had film before and the difference is amazing. The glass is 6 mm thick. It costed me 60€. It is 40*56 cm. The negative things are:
It is thicker
It has a slightly red tone
More light is shining through
My mirror is larger than the monitor. This means light may shine through at the sides. I have put a black paper at the sides. In total darkness the screen is a little bit gray and the sides are black.
Changed the contrast and brightness of the screen to fix this.
Sprayed the frame instead of using paint and printed a raspberry case. Used my ANET A8 3d printer to make a case.
Connected it with Home Assistant och Alexa
I am using the MMM-Remote Control. Maybe there are better solutions. I can now say Alexa, Reboot my magic Mirror or Alexa, Shutdown Magic Mirror. Or if none is home the monitor will be turned off. The code is found on my site.
Ok, Here is my Mirror. Still some minor adjustment to fix but it works fine. Thanks everyone here for idéas and inspiration.
I use (amongst others)
RSS Feeds for the food in Swedish schools
And it is connected to my Synology Survelince station connecting with the HTTP post of the Remote control module commands. If I switch on my camera the screen will switch off.
My project log is here (In Swedish)
Just wanted to share how I use Alexa to control the mirror. I use Home Assistant together with Node Red. With the MMM remote module I can restart, hide or do whatever I want. I send the coammand via HTTP get from Node Red.
@jopyth Thanks for your reply. Was able to solve it like this: (in a switch in home assistant) I can now say, Alexa, Hide all modules.
/usr/bin/curl -O “http://192.168.0.XX:8080/remote?action=HIDE&module=module_2_clock” -O “http://192.168.0.77:8080/remote?action=HIDE&module=module_3_MMM-Skolmaten” -O “http://192.168.0.77:8080/remote?action=HIDE&module=module_4_calendar” -O “http://192.168.0.77:8080/remote?action=HIDE&module=module_5_calendar” -O “http://192.168.0.77:8080/remote?action=HIDE&module=module_6_calendar” -O “http://192.168.0.77:8080/remote?action=HIDE&module=module_7_currentweather” -O “http://192.168.0.77:8080/remote?action=HIDE&module=module_8_weatherforecast”
I have some images here. I did a 3d print as well.
I added some space on each side on purpose. The monitor is smaller. (24") Not sure now if that was a good idéa. I used foil and there will be bubbles. Did it several times but is is hard to make it perfect. I have just made a test and I might change the layout later. It is more difficult to change the frame it self…
Ok, Almost there. The gauge shows perfect on my mirror. Influx and Grafana is setup. I get the data from this sensor. http://aeotec.com/z-wave-sensor.
However I still get the grey/brown background on the mirror. Tried to set it to transperant and also modified the css files as described in a post before here. It is just not black. Any smart ideas?