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u/averyminya · 3 pointsr/smartmirrors

Hey, the mirror came in the mail today.

This was my first magic mirror put together, however it was pretty simple, considering.

There's a particle board back with 18 screws, 8 of them dedicated to vertical and horizontal hanging hooks. They are in there tight, I had to use an electric drill.

Underneath the particleboard is a black coated foam, to prevent light leak

Initially I used a staple gun to attach shims as brackets for the monitor that I used, I already had it as a secondary monitor for a laptop. I'm going to need to get another, but hey :P

Removing the plastic case was very easy from that brand, I used a flathead and an 8 pound weight to pry apart the plastic housing. The bottom holds a couple of light wires, so be wary if using this monitor specifically. Also, the glass frame can fall off once the housing is removed. Finally, while the buttons are "behind" the monitor, it's actually just a wire PCB with buttons. I have it drilled down with the Raspi, on a single screw. Slide out to turn on when needed, slide back in to hide. It's underneath/behind the frame, out of sight.

Once everything was removed everything else, I used electric tape to seal the edges of the monitor in an attempt to prevent light leak (it worked, but I missed a spot.) I placed it in the center of the mirror and lined the black foam board, cutting out the width of the monitor. It ended up in 4 pieces (probably the light leak cause), however electric tape holds it firm. The edges of the foam are white, so I taped off the edges as well, making everything fight together very snug.

I initially used shims, however removed them as I felt the monitor is well held by the foam and the particle board backing.

Upon trying to drill the particle board back in, it's pretty clear that the monitor's PCB, HDMI, power inputs are in the way. Considering I'll also need room for the RPI, I made a 2 square overlay cutout.

I wasn't sure how to cut particle board from the centerish of the piece, so I took a drillbit and perforated my design, punched it out, and have a basically perfectly flush mirror frame.


I drilled the RPI into the particle board, with the monitors control panel, into the bottom of the frame. However, the HDMI cable for the monitor juts out a bit.

My 2 solutions for this are to build some little backing... not exactly what I'm aiming for.

So, the PCB for the monitor is actually mounted with screws, which I had removed and shifted. I'm thinking simply removing them entirely may allow me to adjust the PCB in a way to let it sit flush, secure, and still within reach of all of its wires.

Option 1 is guaranteed but requires materials outside the purchase of just the mirror and frame. Option 2 lets me simply use the mirror that I bought "plug-n-play". """""". """"""""". Extra air quotes, just in case.

It looks good though. It's a little darker than base monitor, but that's to be expected. Definitely wish that I had used a larger monitor and remembered to seal off the front foam to the front of the monitor, as that would completely resolve the little eyes that are formed from light leak. I may end up coming to like it though!


As for the mirror and frame for $69.99...

Honestly, it's "good enough". It... "comes" with everything that you need for an amazing price. The mirror seems nice, the frame isn't falling apart, and it's quite hefty. However, the particle board is somewhat misaligned / improperly cut to shape. While this makes it clear which side goes where when trying to put the board back on, it does feel like the cut corner, next to the inside of the frame/edges of the inside of the mirror.
The foam pad came a little dirty, I ended up using the opposite side. Finally, these screws strip. Have a rubber band handy, luckily I actually had the exact same screws provided, so I was able to easily add an extra screw for the RPI and monitor PCB.

I'll make this a reddit post, but I figured I'd give you my first impression!

I don't think I'm afraid to hang it on the wall

u/TruckShepard · 3 pointsr/smartmirrors

I completed mine about a week ago, based on the square RIBBA I scored at a thrift store. If you use a flat screen that’s not too bulky you should be in great shape.

I used a sceptre 20in monitor. Was going inexpensive.

The biggest “mistake” I made was not realizing early enough the hdmi output and power cable stick out from the back which keeps it from fitting flush to the wall. :/ haven’t found a great solution yet. Maybe some stand offs and an adjustable VESA mount...we’ll see.

Anywho, best of luck!!

EDIT: just measured. My 19 3/4” x 19 3/4” RIBBA is 1 3/4” deep.

u/100-Miler · 2 pointsr/smartmirrors

It's a very good monitor - very THIN, light weight and low cost (under $100). I actually run it on eco mode which is perfect for a smart mirror. I would recommend using black electrical tape to mute the metal monitor frame if your (wood) frame is note sized well. Link below for the sceptre monitor.

u/dcampthechamp · 1 pointr/smartmirrors

I bought this stuff from Amazon

Hopefully it is as good as the reviews. I may need to work on my technique though

u/Tha_Mayor · 3 pointsr/smartmirrors

Actually I built mine with
It turned out excellent!!
their are a few small imperfections but looks more or less just like a spec of dust on a mirror
So I actually went and bought myself a large shadow box from michaels, took out the glass put the tint on then mounted the tv.
the programming of the pie took longer then the build

u/binmaker · 4 pointsr/smartmirrors

we sell two way mirror glass on Amazon, which has the reflective properties of a standard mirror (see pics in listing).

this will be the nicest looking option if your primary purpose is to be a regular mirror (and you can afford it)

u/animedj · 1 pointr/smartmirrors

You could add an USB fan mounted in your enclosure and powered by your PI

u/making_stuff6791 · 1 pointr/smartmirrors

It mainly depends on the Display you use.
If you use an Android tablet, it is simple.
You just stick on the Android tablet to the glass and then use regular bathroom clips, with maybe 3/4” spacers (based on the tablet size) to mount them onto the wall. We have many users who have done this.

Here’s one way, you can just skip the frame part.

Here is an example of the clips,

just get longer screws and a spacers to match them.

If you want to use a larger display, it is harder as you need a mount for the display and much more robust mounting, so would not recommend large displays without a frame.

Hope this helps.

u/b1n4ry4 · 2 pointsr/smartmirrors

I will order it here from Germany. It got 1 bad review due to broken mirror (I guess due to postage). Check out answer from seller. It is cheap, other mirrors cost a lot more.

If you wanna try going cheaper, you can try this. Check out answer from this seller.