Some people want the future now and one such person is Google software engineer Max Braun. He was looking for a smart mirror for his bathroom and when he could not find one that satisfied his needs he decided to build his own and I have to say it looks amazing! Like something out of the movies!
It is amazing what people can create when they really want something. Here is what Max said about the mirror:
“There doesn’t seem to be anyone selling the product I was looking for. The individual parts, however, were fairly easy to get. A number of people have done similar custom builds recently, but I had something different in mind.
So I ordered myself a two-way mirror, a display panel and controller board, plus a bunch of components and arts & crafts supplies. In reality there was quite a bit of experimentation and some dead ends before I got to this set of parts, but let’s have a look at the finished — yet by no means final—result:”
What’s even better is that Max was able to create his smart mirror with off the shelf parts. The display is running on Android and displays the time, date, weather, and news snippets from the Associated Press.
Max says he still needs to work on some things to finalize his smart mirror:
“Other concepts I’m playing with are traffic, reminders, and essentially anything that has a Google Now card. The idea is that you don’t need to interact with this UI. Instead, it updates automatically and there’s an open-ended voice search interface for anything else.”
What do you guys think of Max’s creation? All I know is that I want one!