If you are interested in building your very own Raspberry Pi smart mirror complete with optional Amazon Alexa integration you may be interested in this smart mirror project published to the Hackster.io website a little time ago. The project is classed as an intermediate level build and should take approximately eight hours to complete from start to finish.
A Raspberry Pi 3 model B has been used preloaded with the official Raspbian Raspberry Pi operating system. A 21 inch computer monitor has been used to provide the display behind a panel covered in Gila Mirrored Window Film. Check out the video below to learn more about the DIY smart mirror.
“This Smart Mirror build is aimed at being low cost, and made from readily available parts. It all relies on the use of a regular picture frame, and mirrored window film to turn the glass into a two way mirror. Then you enclose a monitor in a wooden frame, and attach the monitor to your mirror. Finally, you get the software running on a raspberry pi, and put it behind the monitor. This project also includes a bonus Alexa installation. Your smart mirror will be great without this, but it’s nice to have a voice assistant in your mirror to ask tough questions or control home automation.”
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