After getting the software side of things up and running, it is time to build the hardware—the cost-efficient way.
Sensors have arrived
Repurposed laptop LCD panel
Now that I have started to walk again, it's time to get that physical stuff done. The first thing was to source the one-sided mirror. It was much easier than I expected - all I had to do was ask the gentleman at the glass shop, and he instantly cut me a glass sheet in the dimensions. Once we had the mirror and bare screen panel, the next obvious step was creating the frame for it. I bought an angle grinder and a standard plywood sheet to kick off the frame build. After fighting with the tools and the plywood sheet, I constructed what looked like a very primitive frame that could be used to test out the component layout.
Creating a test frame
The test frame was used to confirm the layout. A decent-looking frame was later made from prefabricated frame borders which looked much cleaner.
Testing out the layout
MagicMirror: Final Touches