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SMART MIRROR

Project report by Group-17


Acknowledgements

The success and final outcome of this kind of project requires a lot of
guidance, assistance and effort and we are extremely privileged to have got
this all along the completion of our project. All that we have done is only due
to such supervision and assistance and we would like to take this space to
state the amount of deep gratitude we owe.
We are really very thankful to Mr Soumen Chanak for his technical guidance
and invaluable support without which the project would not have been
completed.
Lastly, we are thankful to and fortunate enough to get constant
encouragement, support and guidance from all the staffs of department where
we worked and we would like to extend my sincere esteems to them.
Table of Contents

i. Overview
ii. Project Motivation
iii. Literature Survey
iv. Project work description
v. Hardware and software used
vi. Test Methodology
vii. Test results
viii.Scope of future works
ix. References
Overview

 "Smart" mirrors have been envisioned for years, part of the broader trend in imbuing everyday
objects with various "smarts" to improve our lives. Generally the humble mirror gains such
sentience in one of two ways: adding layer(s) of smart coatings, or embedding a variety of
electronics: sensors, cameras and display, touch interface, lighting, and the software and
processing to stitch everything together. These electronics-enabled features, especially multiple
integrated functions, are what best define what a smart mirror can do, and is evolving into.
 In consumer applications the core function is basically twofold:
1. Be a general informational hub, derived from viewing one's reflection as well as
augmented with other useful information
2. Provide some style and comfort benefits, in addition to mirror reflectivity and other
functions.
Objective

 The purpose of this independent study project was for us to learn about and experience
creating deliverable software products, and being able to create and integrate hardware with
a user interface. We will learn how to pull information from an RSS feed and various APIs
using JSON Objects (for weather, bus schedule, traffic conditions/incidents) to display on a
LCD screen. This commodity hopefully will be of commercial use as well as an adequately
complex project for our bachelors in electronics
Project Motivation

 Everyone knows what a mirror is. It is an object found in most people’s homes. In mirrors
we see our reflections. But what happens when you combine the idea of a mirror with
technology? What possibilities are there and how smart could a mirror be? These are some
of the questions that inspired my choice of final year project, a project which aimed to
develop a smart mirror and a small operating system to power it. The device was to go
beyond an ordinary mirror, to have a screen inside that you would be able to interact with
by using voice commands, hand gestures and smartphones or other devices.
Literature Survey

 This project was inspired by a “Magic Home Mirror” device that I found while browsing
the DIY section in a popular website called Reddit. The “Magic Home Mirror” is a Nexus 7
Android tablet attached to a one way mirror. The device has a display with a webpage that
shows time and weather information and it looks very futuristic. I also found a similar
project that was built using a Raspberry Pi mini computer.
 This inspired me to begin this project and develop a Smart Mirror. The project has a very
broad scope covering some current popular topics in the IT sector such as the Internet of
Things, Maker culture and home automation.
Context

 There are thousands of people building devices with one way mirrors. It’s a very popular
project within the Maker community and you can find many interesting creations. Two
projects relevant to this work are described in this section. Magic Mirror was one of the
first known projects in this area, Home Mirror was a development of Magic Mirror and
easier to build, Evan Cohen’s Smart Mirror incorporated several extra features to the smart
mirror concept, Max Brau’s Smart Mirror, developed at Google included interactivity and
PANL is the latest smart mirror with a touch screen device. These projects have acted as
benchmarks for the smart mirror I built.
Thank you….