Turn a two-way mirror into an information display

Posted to Software  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

Here’s a fun project to try over the weekend. Hannah Mitt and Andrew Morrison came up with a neat hack using an old Android device and a two-way mirror to make a future-y information display. It shows date, time, and weather, reminders, and the most recent xkcd.

Just import their project to your device, mount it to the mirror, and mount the whole thing to the wall. Done.

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