Set Up a Magic Mirror on Raspberry Pi in 5 Minutes
Raspberry Pi’s can be tricky to set up for a smart mirror, especially if you’re not very familiar with them or haven’t used them at all before.
Fortunately, there exists a really simple way to get a smart mirror up and running, within minutes. This is possible by using MagicMirror², a modular, open-source platform for magic mirrors. It is developed by the talented smart mirror maker/developer Michael Teeuw. The repository is available here
Note: This only works for Raspberry Pi 2 or 3, a first generation Pi is not supported.
Step 1: Installing MagicMirror²
On your Raspberry Pi’s terminal, enter the following:
curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/master/installers/raspberry.sh | bash
Step 2: Additional settings for best experience (optional)
Here are some additional settings you can use if your smart mirror project needs them. Just copy/type them into the terminal like before.
Rotate the screen (if you have a portrait oriented mirror):
1. edit /boot/config.txt:
sudo nano /boot/config.txt
2. Add the following lines to the config file:
3. Reboot the Raspberry pi:
Set the mouse cursor to auto-hide mode:
Install the unclutter utility:
sudo apt-get install unclutter
You should now be good to go. If you run into any troubles, you can comment below or follow the detailed installation guide linked above.