Web developer shows off homemade smart mirror
A Seattle web developer has created a smart mirror that runs on voice commands. It can display the time, temperature and a personalized message — and a lot more.Evan Cohen posted the clip to YouTube on October 20 giving an update on how his invention was progressing after starting to work on the project just last month.
Cohen’s mirror operates by turning it on with his voice commands, before getting it to display maps of Seattle and Berkley in California before he gets it to adjust the lights and the colour they emit in his room. “I started this project back in September and have been hacking things together in some of my spare time,” Mr Cohen wrote.
Cohen says he first got inspired to build his smart mirror when he saw the work of Hannah Mitt, who built an Android application that powers her mirror. Cohen also took some inspiration from Michael Teeuw’s “Magic Mirror” concept, but Cohen built his own project from scratch. He had seen smart mirrors controlled by gestures, but wanted to build one that was voice-controlled.