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Hi, I found that film to be easy to use - if you get the glass wet, and press it on with for example a credit card, then you have plenty of give and time to position and smooth it out, as far as I know it can also be peeled off, although never had to do that myself.
Thanks very much, it's great to see it so well received
Yep fair comment, however I think there would be too much chance of seeing whatever glue etc that was used to attach it. Also I wanted the flexibility to change the "subject" under the glass so I wanted the glass independent.Thanks for the feedback though, much appreciated.
Many thanks, much appreciated.
Thanks very much. I think a CNC would maybe have been a little easier for the tiny islands!
I just popped out to take a snap of the underside of the table showing the wires and battery box. Hope that helps.
Thanks very much, yes overall I was really pleased with it, but as always I identified bits I'd have improved on, in case it helps anyone else.
Hi, thanks for your comment and questions. I should have taken a picture of the underside, but I actually didn't cover or close it off, so if you turn it upside down your just see all the led cables.In terms of the LEDs, they are battery powered, so there is a little battery box glued under the table and a remote control to control the lights.I deliberately choose a battery powered LED strip to avoid having to run a wire to the mains.
There's no down light at all, because the whole part of the "bulb" is just proud of the top surface. If I thought there was going to be any glow underneath then yes I'd have saved the panel I cut out, and used some simple catches to fix it back on.
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Great work, not been on the site for a while so apologies for not replying sooner. Love the idea of the web manifest. I actually changed mine slightly to use a custom launcher with an "agenda view", which removed the need for the local web server, web browser and custom code - so it has made it a bit more stable.
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Hi, thanks for the comment - in truth when I originally made the mirror and the Instructable, I hadn't decided exactly where the mirror was going to live. In the end, I didn't actually move it, and all I did was change the black cable for a white one. We hardly notice the cable any more, so it never troubled us.I like the idea of the laptop behind, but so glad we've moved on to smaller form factors like tablets and the likes of Raspberry Pis.Cheers,Alan
Hi Adrian, I'm not sure if IF can do it - I wasn't sure if IF had the possibility of listening for the motion detecting signal/intent. Tasker did the job perfectly, so I did it with that.
Hi Jay, I used a number of different articles across the web to set up my system. I don't remember your one particularly, but reading it now I don't think I used any DISPLAYSTATE variables or anything like that. I used 2 separate tasks, one to detect the motion detection, and another to detect when the screen switched off, to save it from detecting motion constantly even when the screen was switched on. That said your article and your images are very clear and smart (pardon the pun), so congratulations.