Does your mirror answer this question – “Mirror mirror on the wall who is the prettiest of all?”
It obviously doesn’t but we have some good news for you, the magic mirror of the future will tell you more than just answering this question. It will tell you the weather outside just as accurately as the weather department, the date, time, reminders, any upcoming calendar appointments and much more.
Smart mirrors are two-way mirrors that have an electronic display behind the glass, which in simpler words means a mirror that has a screen behind it. The screen can be that of a computer monitor or even an android tablet. The screen that faces the viewer displays different kinds of information. The smart mirror is a great innovation that will change a lot of lives for good. This type of product is very essential and useful for people who have busy schedules and wish to multitask and simultaneously stay informed while they are on the go. You don’t need to be active on any device like a cell phone or a PC, you can easily get informed while you do your daily chores or grooming tasks.
According to a recent report published by Allied Market Research, the global smart mirrors market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.5% from 2018 to 2025. Smart mirrors have a great potential in luxury markets because of their current high costs. Because of these high costs some electronic hobbyists have come up with ways to produce smart mirrors themselves.
How do you make such smart mirror?
For a glass mirror firstly you would need a glass that too a two-way glass which lets the graphics that are on the display to come through much clearer. The Vanity Vision glass is the best choice for constructing a smart mirror. You can use an android tablet or a LED TV as a display that will be mounted on the back of the mirror. Black out rest of the glass using a black cardboard so that you can get a good reflection. After uploading the code to the device from the Android Studio, the date, widgets of time, real-time weather and news updates can be seen through the face of the glass while reflecting the user’s figure on the mirror. Code being used has built-in features for alteration of design of the application. The device should be connected to Wi-Fi in order to gather accurate data. The device must also be plugged in to a power plug. The code installed on the device helps you collect the data, which is transmitted through the Wi-Fi signal, and displayed on the screen of the device which is visible through the glass to the user.