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Nicely done! I have repurposed an old laptop LCD for a smart mirror the same way with the RPi ... what I am not understanding is why you would 'want' a RPi computer? You went from a slow laptop to a slow RPi essentially. What are the use cases for this thing?
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I just so happened to have done this very same project in my kitchen! The only difference is that I do not have a touch screen monitor. Instead I chose a wireless "air mouse" / keyboard combo that has programmable buttons to turn on the monitor as well. It works flawlessly!**Something to be aware of** : I have a newer version of the intel compute stick (usb 3.0), and it does not have a "sleep" function. Apparently it has some feature built in to consume less power, but I am not a fan of how hot it always runs. I think there would be advantages to mounting a NUC on the back of the monitor even though it may be a bit more horsepower than you need. Works great streaming cable (xfinity/comcast) while cooking! Look up the air mouse!!!!Great post, thanks again.
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