The so – called “intelligent mirrors” have appeared in recent years as the target to catch up when we started activities every morning, or add features based on our image, however it is not a product you can buy today, everything has been prototypes of companies like Samsung, Panasonic, Toshiba, BMW, and projects that we can build ourselves with the help of Android.
Now is the turn of Microsoft enters this field, who does it in a strange way because neither is a product you can buy, but a project that can arm ourselves with the help of a Raspberry Pi 3 and version IoT Core of Windows 10.
‘Magic Mirror’, the mirror maker Microsoft
Microsoft is launching a project or challenge, all the great maker community to create a connected mirror capable of running applications and display information in real time as we look at it every morning; according to the company it is a low cost project that anyone can make, of course, with basic knowledge on the subject.
When called ‘Magic Mirror’ will be added features depending on the components that we have, but the base is built on a LED 23 – inch monitor with a sheet of double – sided mirror, which can be larger than the monitor, which also serve to hide the components.
The mirror will be able to show information such as time, date, time, financial data and the traffic situation, on top Priority notifications appear and at the bottom we have the less urgent things, the center will be completely clean, except a welcome message, and to remember that it is primarily a mirror.
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As added, we can add a camera for facial recognition that lets you configure different profiles for each family member; even Microsoft is releasing the API through “Microsoft Cognitive Services” for anyone to be implemented.
All details and instructions are available on the official GitHub of Microsoft; and if all this sounds familiar, it’s because this project is based on a creation of Michael Teeuw, who in 2014 presented within the development community Raspberry Magic Mirror, which has now been powered by Microsoft services.Tags: intelligent mirror, Microsoft, Raspberry Pi, Windows 10