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  • l3tal15 commented on elicom's instructable How to make a Magic Mirror4 months ago
    How to make a Magic Mirror

    Thank you! And I will.

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  • l3tal15 commented on elicom's instructable How to make a Magic Mirror4 months ago
    How to make a Magic Mirror

    Again, thank you for sharing this project. This is a great tutorial.With little tweaks I managed to "substantially complete" the project, I say "substantial" because there are a lot of other things I want this mirror to do. And since I plan to have it on 24-7 it still needs to go through endurance test.A couple of changes I did: - Monitor I use is recycled laptop monitor, my friend had a broken old laptop he gave to me, so I salvaged some of the parts including the monitor. Reusing the monitor requires LCD controller with LVDS kit you can purchase from ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/111387495947?lpid=82&...(Cost = $0)- Frame is a recycled picture frame, it needs to be deep to accommodate your RasPi or anything you want to put in there. You can dig up throug...see more »Again, thank you for sharing this project. This is a great tutorial.With little tweaks I managed to "substantially complete" the project, I say "substantial" because there are a lot of other things I want this mirror to do. And since I plan to have it on 24-7 it still needs to go through endurance test.A couple of changes I did: - Monitor I use is recycled laptop monitor, my friend had a broken old laptop he gave to me, so I salvaged some of the parts including the monitor. Reusing the monitor requires LCD controller with LVDS kit you can purchase from ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/111387495947?lpid=82&...(Cost = $0)- Frame is a recycled picture frame, it needs to be deep to accommodate your RasPi or anything you want to put in there. You can dig up through Goodwill store if you want. (Cost = $0-4)- The "Brain" of the Mirror - you have a few options from least expensive to most expensive:a) A Raspberry Pi ($40) used per this Intructables.b) An Android PC ($59) I use Android Mini PC RK3288; it's the size of a large USB thumbdrive. Here is a shortcut (wink): For the Android PC to work you can either download an App called Wall Mirror by Nick Hall or Home Mirror by Hannah Mittelstaedt. OR! You can make your own app using Gradle or Processing! Credit: Carl Gordon Media (http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Smart-Mirror-Pi/) here he is using Processing with Raspberry Pi, there is another tutorial where Gradle is used but I can't remember where it was.c) A Windows PC Stick ($90)Azulle Quantum Access Mini PC Stick;Here is another shortcut (wink wink): For the Windows OS option you can run Rainmeter! Make sure the wallpaper is set to black and set the desktop to not show any icons and auto-hide the taskbar.NOTE: I got the Android PC Stick and Windows PC Stick for other purposes, it is not currently used for my mirror, but it is an option...

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  • l3tal15 commented on elicom's instructable How to make a Magic Mirror5 months ago
    How to make a Magic Mirror

    Thank you for sharing this project. I am a novice in RasPi and all things Linux, but following your instructions I came very close to completing it. I am using the code you have on GitHub with the hope of tweaking it. I have successfully installed Apache and created a temp site thanks to Rapsberry Pi's site/instruction (https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-a... However I am now getting the 403 error after replacing the original index.php file with the one that is in the GitHub's Magic Mirror folder. Ownership of the .css and .php files are pi, not root. the html folder also have "pi" permission.403 ForbiddenYou don't have permission to access / on this server.Apache/2.4.10 (Raspbian) Server at _______________Here is a run from /var/www/html directory:root@raspber...see more »Thank you for sharing this project. I am a novice in RasPi and all things Linux, but following your instructions I came very close to completing it. I am using the code you have on GitHub with the hope of tweaking it. I have successfully installed Apache and created a temp site thanks to Rapsberry Pi's site/instruction (https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-a... However I am now getting the 403 error after replacing the original index.php file with the one that is in the GitHub's Magic Mirror folder. Ownership of the .css and .php files are pi, not root. the html folder also have "pi" permission.403 ForbiddenYou don't have permission to access / on this server.Apache/2.4.10 (Raspbian) Server at _______________Here is a run from /var/www/html directory:root@raspberrypi:/var/www/html# ls -altotal 20drwx------ 2 pi pi 4096 Jul 6 22:46 .drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jul 6 21:37 ..-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 812 Jul 5 19:42 bg.gif-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 3885 Jul 5 19:42 index.php-rw-r--r-- 1 pi pi 1268 Jul 5 19:42 style.cssPlease help me? Thank you.

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