I made a thing!
The mirror is frameless and stands 3,2 cm from the wall (including glass thickness). Storry time: I remember seeing the first MagicMirrors and thinking that “Ohh, I want one, and I can definitely make that”, but I hated the fact that the frame stood > 7 cm from the wall, because of the screens thickness. Having this in mind for a long time, I looked at solutions with the USB-monitors, since they where fairly thin, but I really wanted to use the RaspberryPi 3 for WiFi. So that was a no-go. After checking around some more I decided on a replacement laptop-screen. Yeah the ones that cost almost nothing and has no plastic i have to pry open to get the screen flush with the glass and so on. Only problem: no I/O-ports except for the 40 pin screen connector. So pair that with a LVDS (LCD-Controller) and should be pretty straight forward right? Well… Software: MagicMirror When I finish my yr.no-plugin (Norwegian weather service) I will push it to my Github. What is shown: my calendar, and a Facbook birthday/Facebook-events calendar, newfeed, todays xkcd and weather from the most rainy city in Norway (This could have been a static png of the rain-icon).Mirror: Since i live in a country where every hobby-project you build costs 3x what is fair use of money I sent mails to about 15 companies for the cheapest place to buy a one-way mirror. $150 was the price of the company right next to where my parents live, yay! I was tricked into polishing the edges, and drilling holes for the wall-mounts, and buying some pretty wall-mounts, so $250,- was the final price. All in all, I was really happy with the glass, and do not regret polishing the edges and drilling the holes.
Close up of holes and polished edge
Hooking it all up: Cut a hole in a sheet of carpenter-paper (large piece of black paper you can find at every hobby-store) the size of your screen. Queue exacto knife skills. Pro tip: Cut the hole 3mm to small, so that the frame of the display covers the hole. Clean the glass well, and spray it with spray-adhesive (spray-glue), and attach the paper. You can now attach your display in the hole. I used electrician-tape around the bezel of the screen for more friction and no light-gaps between the glass and aluminium-frame. You need to black out the back part of the screen, if you don’t want the Philips-TV-effect that lights up behind their TV’s. Hook up the RaspberryPi to the LVDS and power on, now look smug at yourself in the mirror.
Sorry for the selfie