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An interesting mirror project

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Looks like fun what is needed is the 1 pixel camera in the middle of the monitor to make a great digital mirror. 

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6 minutes ago, MikeSharp01 said:

1 pixel camera

Just 1

 

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Looks fun for the sake of doing it, but another "solution looking for a problem"

 

If you are going to make one and have a timber framed house, set it flush into the timber frame.  If building a new house, plan the depth of the service void in that room so it will go in flush.

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2 hours ago, SteamyTea said:

Just 1

Yes the camera takes up one pixel of the screen, so you don't notice it but it could be mega pixel itself although the basic tec is indeed single. Have a look here: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.osapublishing.org/viewmedia.cfm%3Furi%3Doe-27-3-3731%26seq%3D0&ved=2ahUKEwiBwrK0lt3lAhXJUBUIHVFuBR0QFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw1SgP7BXGnZWSlzlJAFifX8 It means you can look directly at the screen rather than a camera of to one side or above. I dimmly recal they are now working on multi single pixel which would make things even better.

 

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@MikeSharp01

Ok, I seem to remember reading about this once.

All a bit Boogie Nights having mirrors and cameras.

I was just thinking of some weather and energy data, maybe a reminder of two.

But maybe a plug in that films the missus could be the solution to the problem that @ProDavewants, they have long winters where he lives.

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8 hours ago, SteamyTea said:

'[...] not that I spend much time in front of one.

 

Now there's a characteristic we share, @SteamyTea, at least we did until I started going to the gym.

 

It  has mirrors on all walls - and in front of each, loads of anorexic stick insects stretching, bending, arching, flexing, balancing, pretending that they are in some sort of Zen-like zone of concentration and calm. I hate it.

 

Nowhere to hide from my paunch.

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9 hours ago, SteamyTea said:

I can do all the woodwork to a better standard than that. But then he started talking computers and he lost me. I wish i was more tech savi. Nice idea though. Love it

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Nice project, but IMHO Siri, Google Home and Alexa all do that and you don't have to look in a mirror.

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14 minutes ago, Adrian Walker said:

Siri, Google Home and Alexa

And everyone in their back offices can have a good laugh at what you are saying.

 

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6 minutes ago, SteamyTea said:

And everyone in their back offices can have a good laugh at what you are saying.

 

 

Not really, Google Assistant wakes me up with with news and weather and Siri (Apple) gives me my appointments without a word being said by me. 

 

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23 minutes ago, Adrian Walker said:

without a word being said by me. 

 

How does it know what information you want?

 

Not saying this mirror project is a replacement for home automation, or even a replacement for a notebook, pencil or diary.

Just thought it as a nice combination of two existing technologies. One fairly old, and the other very old.

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