After a long search for the right parts and waiting for them to ship, I finally finished my first MM.
- A deep ikea frame 50x70 https://www.ikea.com/nl/nl/p/hovsta-fotolijst-donkerbruin-30396325/
- Large piece of two way mirror I found online and had cut in 4 pieces of 50x70
- RPi 3B
- 15" display from a (super) old monitor that had model no b156wx01
- LCD controller that fit the display model no.
- currently ducktaped everything to the back panel. Planning on using velcro.
Now that the mirror is in place, i’d like to follow up with improvements on issues that I encountered. Hope you guys have tips
The most important one for me: The display is by far not bright enough. So bad that I can’t even see it’s on during the day. Now I understand this can be the mirror too, but I was hoping to fix that with a brighter display. Adjusting the brightness on the display only makes the picture more white. Can this be related to the power adapter I’m using? Might a higher voltage/wattage help here?
If not, i’d like to order a new display, but I have no idea on what to look for when searching for a more powerful display. Will an LED display do the trick?
I need 2 power supplies. 1 for the Pi. 1 for the display. Does anyone know of a display that charges by USB? Or does anyone have tips for only needing 1 power supply?
The frame is not made to hold glass this heavy. I have to be very careful. I, unfortunately do not have the right tools at reach to build my own (sturdy) and clean frame. I really prefer something as thin as the Ikea frame. Knowing how difficult it is to find a good piece of two-way glass for a decent price. I have 3 left. If anyone can make/ or has a good spare frame 50x70 cm I’m willing to trade one of my two-way mirror glass pieces for a frame. I’m located in the Netherlands.
will post more soon (when it’s dark )