Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

By on March 16, 2017
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If you daily spend a lot of time in front of a mirror, I think you could appreciate this mirror’s features:

  • Helps you pick clothes
  • Record videos
  • Voice or Smartphone controlled

In my opinion the most exciting feature is the virtual wardrobe. Using a built-in Raspberry Pi camera, you can photograph yourself and create a database of your looks. Each item has a dress code assigned to it automatically (casual, business-casual, sportswear, etc.); that dress code is later used to recommend you clothes, based on it and weather outside. When you add an item, you can also record live view of yourself. You turn around the mirror capturing full 360 of the outfit.

Materials used:

  • One way mirror (6mm) thick
  • 8mm plywood
  • 20″ Samsung 2032MW (16:10 aspect ration, 1680×1050 resolution)
  • LED strips and driver (to upgrade CFL blacklight in the LCD)
  • Raspberry PI
  • Pi Camera
  • USB microphone

Tools Used:

  • CNC machine (Carver)
  • 3D Printer (Utimaker)
  • Laser cutter
  • Drill/Screwdriver – the usual stuff

After fitting the LED into a CNC case, they 3D printed a custom Raspberry holder and a case for the pi camera, hot glued the required boards for the monitor in place, added in a power supply and secured the monitor with best-in-town technology (duct tape): that’s all.

The Evil Queen maybe would appreciate this smart mirror!

 













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