Photo credit: Max Braun
Google engineer Max Braun created a smart mirror unlike many other that you’ve seen, as it’s designed to be a giant smartphone, or so we’d like to think. Starting with a two-way mirror, a display panel and main board were added. After countless hours of work, Max unveils his new creation, a smart mirror that tells time, weather, and even the latest news headlines. This Android-powered creation can also be programmed to display other things. Continue reading to see the brains of this operation.
“This prototype is still a work in progress and I haven’t spent much time on the software yet. The UI above is only a few hundred lines of code and I’m experimenting with different devices to run it – initially Chromecast, then Nexus Player, and most recently Fire TV Stick. That means until I settle on a platform and clean up the electronics it does look a little bit messy when you peek inside,” according to Max.