This is a straightforward ‘magic mirror’ build that focuses squarely on the benefits of the IKEA RIBBA frame (along with a few crafty tips-n-tricks).
I’m assuming most readers of this blog already know what a Magic Mirror is. There are any number of tutorials on the web explaining how to make them. Look here or here for tons of examples and instructions.
I’d like to concentrate on a single aspect; easily constructing your Magic Mirror from a Raspberry Pi and an inexpensive 50x50cm IKEA frame.
I especially dig this simple but effective power cable hack for splitting the incoming mains wire to power both the screen embedded in the frame (at 230V) and the Raspberry Pi via the Pi’s USB power adapter (at 5V):
The motion sensor (PIR) located above the mirror means when you pass in front of the mirror you will automatically trigger the screen awake to display whatever information you want on the mirror:
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.