This DIY project is the smart mirror of the future

Imgur user, ctrlaltdylan, created an awesome DIY smart mirror to display the date, time, current weather, and a random compliment.

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Check out the full tutorial in detail HERE

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Double sided acrylic mirror a little larger than the display monitor.

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The mirror and the monitor behind it

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Use a paint scraper to pry at the edges of the monitor and remove the outer case.

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Be careful when removing the monitor to keep the control wiring intact.

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4 4×2 pieces make up the case around the monitor.

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Building the front facing frame.

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Diagnostic text showing through the mirror.

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Diagnostic text showing through the mirror.

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Raspberry Pi plugged in before cable management

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“Cable management”

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The back to hold everything together

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The Raspberry Pi booting sequence.

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Almost done…

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I guess it’s not always sunny in Philadelphia.