How to build a Magic Mirror and not die trying #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
This post from OkupaTIC takes you through the journey of building a Pi based magic mirror. The results are awesome and they do a nice job of describing the process.
Looking for projects to mess with my first Raspberry, I came to the world of Magic Mirror. Since then and after a few months of learning and hundreds of tests and trials, I have completed my first “Magic Mirror” which, despite being very happy with the final result, I consider only a first prototype prior to major challenges to be faced in the future .
In essence, a Magic Mirror is nothing more than a (magical?) Mirror that, in addition to performing its function -more or less- as such, allows to display information of very different types with a wide range of configuration possibilities. Although something already existed previously, the popularity of these devices, which respond to the DIY (Do it Yourself) philosophy, is due to Michael Teeuw and the enormous and active community of makers existing around the world of the Magic Mirror.
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8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.