How to Make a Magic Mirror with Raspberry Pi

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Contributors: Ell C
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Introduction

If you follow the SparkFun Blog, you may have seen my post about my attempts to keep up with my family's ever changing schedule. With schooling and summer camps going online and both myself and my partner working from home... there's just too many virtual meetings to keep up with. An offhand comment about needing a "battle station" led to the Magic Mirror project.

Magic Mirror

This tutorial presumes you have some basic familiarity with Unix systems and commands. It's not required, but is certainly helpful. Let's dive in and see how to set this up, shall we?

Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.

You May Also Need

If you prefer a larger, wall mounted Magic Mirror (like the one in this tutorial), you will need to find the following:

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