You’ve probably seen rumblings of ‘smart mirrors’ being vaguely available for sale in the future or to build now. If you’d like step-by-step instructions to make your own, look no further than Ben Eagan’s latest project.



According to his summary, it simply requires constructing a frame around a monitor, creating a two-way mirror, and setting up MagicMirror software on a Raspberry Pi.

Besides displaying information visually, Eagan added voice interaction to the mirror by installing Alexa software on his RPi. Now it can finally answer questions like, “How many kilometers to the sun,” or perhaps, “Who is the fairest of them all?”

Sound like a smart accessory you need in your bedroom or living room? Check out Eagan’s blog post to get started.