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The Smart Mirror Project

A Work in Progress Build


 

The Goal.

 

 

My friend,  Logan Ballard,  and I wanted to create something that is both personal and functional. We also wanted it to stay hidden except when used. We fell upon this smart mirror website. This became our project. We are using:

  1. Rasberry Pie 3 (or a pie with wifi capabilities).
  2. A old 23" Asus monitor (it had an annoying little scratch).
  3. 8 feet of 11/16 x 2 1/2 inch wood.
  4. 8 feet of 1/2 x 1 inch for the frame.
  5. Short HDMI cable.
  6. 24*24 One way acrylic mirror.

 Logan and I are both building one for ourselves and are excited to embark on this journey.

The Software.

 

 

The software we are using is called MagicMirror2. It was super intuitive and easy to install and the developer support for it is amazing! I constantly see new "modules" for the mirror so it is easy to customize.  The UI is clean and easy to modify. Our goal is to eventually include Alexa support, motion detection, email syncing, and other useful utilities. However; we want the mirror to be clean and not full of information.  We will be playing with to display the information to really find what we like!