Introduction: Optical Illusion Mirror. (infinity Mirror)

Hey, wanted to show you something different this time. This is infinity mirror. It creates an optical illusion and I will show you how it works and how to make one yourself in video below.

Also its cool to look at.

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Step 1: Parts & Disassemble

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For this project you will need following items:

A4 size picture frame
A4 size mirror
LED's
mirrored film.

First take apart your photo frame and get out a glass, or as in my situation I had perspex acrylic sheet. Still works, except it is a little bit blurry.

Step 2: Tint a Glass

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I'm sure it is easy enough but still. Cut a piece of mirrored film slightly bigger than glass. On adhesive side spray soapy water as shown. Than spray some more on glass. Place film onto a glass and using plastic card squeeze out all the air pockets like shown. Leave it to dry. Then trim sides and you should have Tinted mirrored glass.
Make sure you buy film that is mirrored on one side and see through on the other.

Step 3:

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Next place Tinted glass into a frame so the mirrored side is facing up. Now get LED's and stick them onto a wall of the frame as shown. I suggest to watch video in order to see what I mean. :) The idea is to have LED's between two mirrors and since you can see through tinted glass you will see infinite reflections.

Step 4: Assembly

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Now get your real mirror and put it face down into a frame. Secure back of the frame back in and turn on Led's.


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Comments

Noodle Lord (author)2016-11-16

Neat Project

Notchmath (author)2016-08-26

Two questions: How much will this cost in all, and can you tell me where to get the LED tape? Thanks!

BiBi_MCU (author)2016-05-08

Ok thanks I will pass my order

ALLANAMT (author)2016-05-06

Hi, I am trying to make this mirror for my AP Physics project but am having trouble finding one side mirror film for a reasonable price to get pretty fast. Do you have any suggestions with places that sell small amounts of the film for a lower price

DIY ZE (author)ALLANAMT2016-05-06

Silver Reflective Window Film (Solar Control & Privacy Tint - One Way Mirror / Mirrored Glass) (50cm x 1 Metre) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JCBGQR4/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_YyllxbF3B05CK

DIY ZE (author)ALLANAMT2016-05-06

I've got my film at Amazon for like 5 pounds.

BiBi_MCU (author)2016-05-02

Good project, I had check on ebay, for the semi-reflective film is it name "one-way mirror film 20%" for windows tint? or it's another product?

DIY ZE (author)BiBi_MCU2016-05-06

Silver Reflective Window Film (Solar Control & Privacy Tint - One Way Mirror / Mirrored Glass) (50cm x 1 Metre) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JCBGQR4/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_YyllxbF3B05CK

DylanD581 (author)2016-04-30

Yes, very well designed and documented! Do you think it would be possible to display a regular poster or photograph, and then switch over to the infinity mirror?

DIY ZE (author)DylanD5812016-04-30

you would have to get your photo transparent.

ThomasVDD (author)2016-04-30

A classic project, but well executed and documented, nice work!!

DIY ZE (author)ThomasVDD2016-04-30

thank you I appreciate it. :)

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