First a big thanks to everyone. Wonderful forum with tons of help.
I’m building a mirror for my best friend for her birthday. I need to keep it simple so I dont have to provide much support. LOL. I dont have real pictures to show yet, but below is a mock up of what it will hopefully look like.
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with 16GB
LG IPS LED Monitor (24MP48) with bezel removed
Two Way Mirrors 1/4" Smart Mirror with polished edges
NECO-X 24" IR Frame
Mini USB Microphone (probably wont work once in frame)
Dual fan for RPi (maybe)
Pimoroni On-Off Shim
White braided extension cord
4 layers of 3/4" birch plywood. Front will have a walnut stain. The sides will be painted white.
MMM-SystemStats (will probably remove, but good during dev)
Remot3.it I have this set up for ssh and rdp. Works great
Cron job to reboot RPi every night at midnight.
Two buttons on the side will be used to turn the RPi off completely using the Pimoroni On-Off shim and to power the monitor off completely. I’m using MMM-voice to put the monitor in stand-by.
Enabled the Open GL driver fix. I had some issues with MMM-voice after doing this. The usb mic and display would alternate device IDs after every reboot. The fix is noted here: https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/7232/mmm-voice-mic-number-changes
I’m currently working on a custom version of MMM-voice that will show responses on the screen. i.e. After detection of keyword a modal will pop up to display hello message and some tips on what commands can be used. My first idea was to use MMM-TTS for the response, but I couldnt get it to work. There was some questions on the forums about if and how well the IR frame would work when paired with a mirror. I can report that it works great. Edit: I’ve decided to not use the IR Frame. The fingerprints on the mirror were annoying. Now that I have Kalliope working well, there’s no need for the IR Frame.
I’m hoping to get the frame done this weekend. I’ll post pics of the process next week.