Makers and electronic enthusiasts interested in building their very own Raspberry Pi smart mirror, may be interested in the new project and tutorial created by 13 year old Hackster.io member Srivishnu Piratla. Using a Raspberry Pi mini PC as the core Srivishnu has been able to create his smart mirror for less than $80. This includes creating your very own wooden framework.
The project uses Raspbian Jessie and provides full instructions on how to set up your SD card to run your Raspberry Pi smart mirror complete with all the code required and uses the modular and expandable Magic Mirror platform.
“MagicMirror is an open source modular smart mirror platform. With a growing list of installable modules, the MagicMirror allows you to convert your hallway or bathroom mirror into your personal assistant.”
“In this project, we will be building a smart mirror that will show you helpful information while you are getting ready in the morning. The whole thing should cost under $80 making it decently affordable for most people. I used the double sided mirror film to make the glass a see through mirror. The film I bought required me to use soap and water to apply it to the glass. I did that and then continued to trim the excess using a razor blade.”
For full instructions on how to create your very own Raspberry Pi smart mirror jump over to the official Hackster.io website where the project is available and listed as an intermediate project which should take approximately four hours to complete.