Nick Nothom had the initial intention for his Smart Mirror to notify him when his Moto 360 has finished charging. Essentially, he has built an Android notification centre into the back of a mirror, complete with notification sounds. With a couple of apps and several hardware connections, Nothom has built himself a wall mounted notification centre that looks like something out of Iron Man.
The way this works is that the rear of the mirror has a monitor with an Android smartphone connected to it via HDMI. The main apps Nick uses to make the notification centre on his mirror are called AutoWear and Tasker. Basically, AutoWear allows users to perform Tasker tasks right from their Android Wear smartwatch via voice. Other than just notifying him that his smartwatch battery is fully charged, it also allows him to perform other tasks like launch the music player or an app.
The parts he used were an LED IPS monitor, speakers, materials to make the frame, mounting brackets, and a one-way mirror, which amounts to a total of USD$450 (about RM1,658). This doesn’t include the phone behind the monitor, but users might have a spare Android phone lying around somewhere. Besides, those interested can also find more affordable materials to make the frame of their own smart mirror.
This is a very creative concept but it is not the first of its kind. Several users before him have used a Raspberry Pi to obtain the same results, but of course with different methods and goals in mind.