I came across smart mirror accidentally when browsing for full body mirror design and decided to build one for wife.
We want to have quality mirror reflection (being mirror in 1st place!) with beautiful quality frame, activated by motion sensor and integrated with GA via USB mic.
It has been quite journey to design, find materials and actually build it but it is definitely worth it! It adds cool factor to our living room and I am quite proud of it!
Specs and Cost:
Mirror Glass - 120cm L X 60cm W @6mm thick - EUR 145
We live in UAE and this is the toughest part to deal with! At some point, I almost gave up and go with film!
Frame - 160cm L X 80cm W X 8cm D - EUR 290
An important aspect. The mirror is in living room and must presentable/blend with rest of furniture. We went with custom build solid oak on main & pine on inner frame
Rasberry pi 3B + with Motion Sensor & USB Microphone - EUR 48
Had to buy RPI twice because the the power socket broke on the 1st one
42" Old LG TV - Free from friend
Frame completely detached and side bezel wrapped with black electrical tape. The speakers and IR component also re-arranged to the side of the mirror to save weight and slim down the mirror. Unfortunately, the TV display “no signal” when PIR sensor turn the TV off so I decided to blackout the screen instead of actual off.
Standard modules plus Globe, Networkscanner, NetworkConnection and AssistantMK2 (Thanks Sean for helping out!)
Properly hang on wall and conceal the cable - The mirror is 27kg and expensive! securely hang it will require effort. Probably via french cleat and toogle bolt.
Find out way to Increase microphone sensitivity as I have to speak closely and louder to interact. Maybe replace small USB Mic with Jabra speak 410?
Revisit modules to add more practicality to the mirror.