Magic Info Mirror

A mirror that should display information about weather ,temperature and other useful information.

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I have based the project on Michael Teeuws project "The Magic Mirror" and will try to set my own style on the mirror based on the hardware that i have at hand.

The Mirror should have features as :

# Time
# Weather forcasts
# Temperature readings Inside/Outside
# Sign of wich side i shall park the car based on odd or even date.

Future wishlist for the mirror:

- Configuration via mobilephone
- Tweet picture from webcam
- Personal messages based on facerecognition

Raspberry PI model B
20 " Samsung Screen with VGA connector
HDMI to VGA converter
Lots of wood,nails and wood screws
A one way Mirror or glass with oneway reflective plastic film.
White or silver paint for the frame.
Temperature sensors ds1820
Wifi dongle.


Frame is starting to take it's form.

  • 1 × RaspberryPi
  • 1 × WiFi dongle
  • 1 × USB cable Electronic Components / Misc. Electronic Components
  • 1 × HDMI to VGA adaptor
  • 1 × Wireless keyboard

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  • Finished Project

    honxen04/05/2016 at 18:05 0 comments

    Proj Log: 20160312

    Project finished.


    • Weather forcast.
    • Temp measurement.
    • Date parking ikon.
    • Google News reader.
    • Time/date

  • First testrun

    honxen04/05/2016 at 17:45 0 comments

    Proj log :20160202

    Mirror frame is painted and the screen is tilted to fit the standing mirror.

    I had big problems getting the HDMI to VGA up and running.

    Great tips were found on this video of how to configure the config.txt file on the Raspberry:

    Youtube Link

    There is much more to read about the subject here

  • Placed and fixed to the case

    honxen04/05/2016 at 17:34 0 comments

    Proj log : 20160109

    Everything carefully placed inside the casing.

    Extra metal brackets are added for enhanced stability of the casing.

    Raspberry Pi with WiFi adaptor and USB cable connected for easy modifications to the operating system.

    HDMI To VGA adapter is connected to the screen.

  • place and fixed parts

    honxen04/05/2016 at 17:21 0 comments

    Date: 20160109

    All pieces are put in place and brackets are being screwed on to hold everything in place.

  • Frame Adjusting

    honxen11/09/2015 at 20:38 0 comments


    Frame has to be adjusted quite a lot to look reasonably ok.
    It is still supposed to be a pretty stylish mirror. :)

  • Test Assambly

    honxen11/09/2015 at 20:29 0 comments


    First test to see if screen and glass fits the inside the assambled frame. I have to reinforce the frame with metal clips.

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honxen wrote 01/16/2021 at 09:12 point

Project has evolved to taking data from my weather station and displaying the result.
Information flows via the MQTT broker.
The mirror now can present , realtime windspeed and inside/outside real temerature.

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