Smart Mirror Talks To 3D Printers

Smart Mirror Talks To 3D Printers

As time goes by, it’s only getting easier to form a magic mirror. You know, a mirror connected to the web that shows information like news, weather, or whatever you would like, right there on top of your stunning visage. In [Forsyth Creations]’ case, that data includes 3D printer activity on the network — something that’s far more relevant to lifestyle than, say, headlines about Kim Jong Un’s weight loss progress. The build video is embedded below.

Thanks to projects like [MichMich] ‘s MagicMirror, everything is completed with modules, including really useful things like OctoMirror that permit you to retain an eye fixed on your 3D printer(s) using OctoPrint.

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The electronics are pretty simple here — [Forsyth Creations] used the center of an old monitor for the display and a Raspberry Pi to serve the modules as an internet page. the only tricky part is power because the LCD wishes such a lot more voltage than the Pi and, therefore, the necessary LEDs around the edge, but a few buck converters do the trick.

After stripping the monitor of all of its unnecessary plastic, [Forsyth Creations] cut rear and front frames to support the electronics. That isn’t a bit of mirror glass; it’s one-way acrylic, lighter, and somewhat cheaper. [Forsyth Creations] designed and printed some corner support brackets that double as leveling screw holders to urge the acrylic panel dialed in only right, and you’ll get these for yourself from GitHub. we expect this can be a simple, early woodworking project or something for an extended weekend. [Forsyth Creations] built this in three days on an apartment balcony employing a minimum of tools.

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We especially admire that when it had been done, he hung it up with a French cleat. Those are so useful.