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July 26, 2009

Make your own Magic Mirror using Arduino Microcontroller

at 8:45 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Funny Hacks


This Magic Mirror is an interesting way to get caught up on what is happening today. It will tell you how your stocks are doing, the local weather and more. It is also sure to be the most elaborate door bell that will be a conversation piece to all who see it. The software and electronics needed are sold as a kit. See the install steps here.

"Take that extra PC you have lying around and turn it into an Interactive Magic Mirror. You build the hardware using an Arduino and some sensors following the instructions on http://diymagicmirror.com and then install the DIY Magic Mirror Software which runs on the PC, Mac, and Linux.

Magic Mirror Features:

  • Weather Forecast
  • Stock Performance
  • X-10 Lighting Control
  • Picasa based slideshow
  • Princess, Pirate, and Halloween Modes
  • Personalize it with your own Videos
  • Runs as a native application on the PC, Mac, and Linux"