Find out how to make an easy raspberry pi powered home smart mirror. It displays applications so that you can check the weather and local news while you are getting ready in the morning. It’s also modular, so you can easy move it around or hang it on the wall if you like. We’ve created a basic application that you can run on the mirror, but it’s totally customizable if you want to write some of your own code.
Step 1: Materials
You will need a few materials for this project:
1 x Low profile monitor (we used an old led display, about 0.5″ thick)
1 x 18″ – 24″ Acrylic See-Through Mirror, 1mm
12 ft – 1×2
12 ft – 1×3
1 x Wood glue
We also modeled some brackets that can be used to sandwich the monitor in place
If you don’t have access to a 3d printer, you can also use a few pieces of 1×2 to hold the monitor in place.
– Wood saw
– Miter box (45 deg angle cuts)
– Sharp scissors
Step 2: Instructions
We’ve created this guide which shows you step-by-step how to build the frame, then load the application code on the Raspberry Pi. No coding experience is necessary, but you can use your own application or add more functionality to ours if you want.
Step 3: Resources
All of the code used in this video is available on Github.
That’s it! If you have any questions about the project, please post them in the comments and I will answer them the best I can.
Thanks, Aaron @HackerHouse
Step 4: Update! We Added Artificial Intelligence to the Mirror
We created another video recently that show you how to add artificial intelligence to the mirror. We created this AI and use Wit.ai for the natural language processing. Since the code is open source, anyone can help to make the AI smarter.
Unfortunately, the AI is too much for a Raspberry Pi to handle, so we created a guide on how to set it up on a Mac.
Here is a link to the Github repository: https://github.com/HackerHouseYT/AI-Smart-Mirror