The present RaspberryPi based smart mirror, is based on display technology, to create the integration of spaces and the inner dells in the mirror, while standard polymer based mirror technology for DIY, based smart mirror technology exists, we explore using spares from the air book and iPad, for integration with AlexaPi based and Lambda@Edge based integrations. Could PyEMACS be extended to a browserOS to form the SmartOS? Tied to marketing Parle's hideNseek cookies, could we use the lens and a deep lens for the camera and microphone integrations of the canvas in JS code on PyEMACS?
We also explore an Appian based approach to UI generation.
The story starts with a book "The Have and Have Nots", where will the Have Nots go, denied by malware of their daily existence, are we to build Trump Walls between the two or is it simply a stratification of the slow trak and the fast trak? Explore Engineering Psychology and Sociology with the lens and of course the Smart Mirror. Maybe we can make you equal, or more equal, all with a mirror? Or maybe you can disappear forever into the QED cloud in one?
The Air Retina display, is amenable to smart mirror integration,
Apple AirBook, display's are easily available on Amazon, you can try other spares too, like Dell etc, for the inner dells and the sociology of the hidden mirror worlds, The book "hiding in the mirror" may be relevant too? it is available on Kindle, maybe E8 would be more appropriate than M Theory?
You need to debug the controller you need for the display, maybe it works with Adafruit Qualia?
We start with an existing project, Connecting a RasperryPi to a retina display.
The project on hackster.io delineates the steps to connect a Pi to a iPad spare, using "eDP (Embedded DisplayPort), such as single board computers. Those 9.7-inch retina displays feature a resolution of 2048 x 1536 (2K) and can be repurposed from bricked or damaged systems that are no longer of use or bought online for about $40 to $60."
"Jordan designed his eDP adapter and backlight driver board based on Adafruit’s Qualia driver for their DisplayPort desktop monitor. For his build, Jordan chose to pair the retina display with an UP Core single-board computer outfitted with Windows 10. “The PCB has been made smaller, and the 3.3V buck regulator, ATtiny backlight control as well as the bulky display port connector have been removed since most single board computers already provide 3.3V as well as backlight control, ” states Jordan.
The back of the retina display showing the custom backlight driver board connected to the UP Core SBC. (📷: Arthur Jordan)"
"Instead of connecting a dedicated eDP port to his board, Jordan chose to use bare pads, where users can solder whatever adapter they need to connect to their preferred device. As for the retina display connectors, they can be found online for cheap; however, Jordan stresses users need to use some quality flux when soldering to the board.
Jordan has uploaded all the files and schematics needed to recreate his build on his GitHub page and has also included a.brd file for a connector for the UP Core’s CN31 eDP pinout for those looking to utilize the same SBC"
Another simpler approach is from Adafruit, buy the
PRODUCT ID: 1751
"These are the same glorious 2048x1536 retina-blasting, ultra-high pixel density, IPS displays you may have seen in iPad 3 or 4's. This product comes with only the brand new 9.7" diagonal TFT display module, no driver thunderbolt connector! We also sell a Qualia driver and a full kit with our Adafruit Qualia 9.7" DisplayPort Monitor Kit. This part is for advanced users, we suggest our monitor kit for most people.
Srivishnu Piratla has a great article with step by step instructions on making a smart mirror, only use a retina display instead of a spectre monitor, and MagicMirror software as we add many more modules to the electron based software! to create the SmartOS!. Soon we will integrate a whole smart home with AlexaPi to this.