After searching the market with no success, a Googler set out to make a futuristic mirror for his bathroom. Using easy-to-acquire components, he built a mirror that could display local weather, news headlines, and the time. In the future, he hopes to be able to display anything that has a Google Now card.
As for the construction, a two-way mirror was used, display panel, controller board, plus a bunch of random components to fuse it all together. For the UI, select Android APIs were utilized, and powering the unit, is a Amazon Fire TV Stick. At first, the Googler experimented with a Chromecast, followed by a Nexus Player, but for now, a Fire TV Stick is being used.
Naturally, there is no how-to for this project quite yet, but possibly in the future. Given this is a Googler we are talking about, we would love to see this project made into something a bit more obtainable for your average consumer.
Below, check out the photo of how it looks in the bathroom, followed by a “Behind the Curtain” photo which shows off all of the hardware inside.
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