What are the best resources for making a smart mirror?

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    #1[TUTORIAL] How to Make a Magic Mirror

    [TUTORIAL] How to Make a Magic Mirror

    This amazing article by ''elicom'' for Instructables contains all the information for making a magic mirror. It provides you with a clear list of materials and an extense explanation of every step you have to follow. 

    Articles

    Sean Bradley
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This comprehensive and technical guide provides the means to build a smart mirror using a raspberry pi and a monitor. This is a great way to build your own smart mirror without having to buy one or wait for a crowdfunding site to make an effective one. The downside is that the mirror doesnt seem to be very clear, as it appears dark in appearance not giving a full reflection."
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Make a Raspberry Pi Smart Mirror

    [TUTORIAL] How to Make a Raspberry Pi Smart Mirror

    This video by YouTube channel Hacher House covers all the aspects you have to know before making a smart mirror. These two guys explain to you, step by step, all you have to do for obtaining a great result. 

    Videos

    Jennifer Rogers
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This is such an innovative idea for those interested in making a smart mirror. Get all the information, such as weather, before you head out the door, all within your mirror. Over 2.5 million views, so a lot of viewers are excited about this video. "
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    #3Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

    Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

    The Verge is always a good source of information. If you want a quick guide about how to make a smart mirror, this article is especially recommended for you. Despite the article doesn't go deep into the subject, it provides links that do. 

    Websites

    Rodolfo Ayala
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "With my wife and I both having a fairly large closet of varying mismatched clothes we both longed for something to make our wardrobe easier. After getting this smart mirror it allows us to quickly and easily put together smart and stylish outfits."
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    #4Raspberry Pi

    Raspberry Pi

    A Raspberry Pi can be great if you are always looking for the cheapest option on the market. At $35 and 45 grams, nothing can beat the price and portability. It's very feasible to have a different Raspberry Pi for each of your devices.

    Electronics

    $34.99- Varies by model

    Shirley Cook
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This is just a simple little computer (about the size of a credit card) that is plugged into your keyboard and TV. It does many of the same things that a regular computer does from browsing the internet, to playing games, to watching video. And it is so portable and convenient you really can't go wrong. Plus the low price means anyone can afford it, or even buy one for each one of your TVs. And it is so simple to use that adults and children anywhere can learn to use it!"
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    #5Arduino Uno R3

    Arduino Uno R3
    The Arduino Uno R3 is perfect for those starting to learn how to do Arduino projects. It's easy to use and a pretty nifty, quality board.
    Electronics

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    Anna Peters
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "When I think of resources, I want something that helps explain technique and what supplies I would need. As a beginner, I have no idea what this board would even do. I dont think this is a great resource at all. "
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    #6Samsung 64GB MicroSDXC EVO

    Samsung 64GB MicroSDXC EVO

    The Evo Select micro SD card from Samsung allows you, thanks to its ultra-fast read and write speeds, to have a perfect solution for your storage of pictures, movies, videos or music files. You can move and store up to 4 hours of 4K UHD video and almost 8 hours and a half of Full HD video.

    Electronics

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    Anna Fowler
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I used this micro SD card in creating my own smart mirror, and it works great! The read and write speeds are incredibly fast, so it is a fantastic storage solution. It's a very fast speed for the price as well. I was very impressed with the great deal on the price, and it has been perfect for my smart mirror project."
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    #7Microsoft Keyboard 4000

    Microsoft Keyboard 4000

    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 features a non-mechanical design on standard keys for keyboard along with a palm rest, media keys to control music and video, and a Zoom Slider.

    Electronics

    $49.95

    Héctor Galindo
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Considering that a smart mirror is basically a mirror with a touch screen, I'm not sure how this keyboard would help me with that. I'm interested in getting away from standard keyboards and creating a smart mirror and this keyboard, though useful on its own, does not help me achieve that goal."
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    #8Steelseries Sensei RAW

    Steelseries Sensei RAW

    Steelseries Sensei RAW is an ambidextrous mouse that counts with Control CPI, programmable buttons, LED intensity, lighting modes, and 7 programmable macro buttons. User can customize its sensitivity and created unlimited profiles.

    Electronics

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    Doris Davis
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "If you are in anyway like me and need additional buttons with additional capabilities on your mouse, look no further than the Steelseries Sensei! This mouse has been a great addition to my technological tool box! It is easy to program, light weight, and extremely durable. This is the perfect mouse to use at home or like in my case, out on the job site!"

Summary

Best What are the best resources for making a smart mirror
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1[TUTORIAL] How to Make a Magic MirrorArticles 12 Paid
2[TUTORIAL] How to Make a Raspberry Pi Smart MirrorVideos 9 Paid
3Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easyWebsites 8 Paid
4Raspberry PiElectronics 6 Paid
5Arduino Uno R3Electronics 5 Paid
6Samsung 64GB MicroSDXC EVOElectronics 4 Paid
7Microsoft Keyboard 4000Electronics 3 Paid
8Steelseries Sensei RAWElectronics 1 Paid
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