Magical or just really smart ?
The magic-mirror or as many would call it “smart-mirror” is a simple concept of using an bright screen running a Black and White (!Grey-scale) UI behind a translucent mirror to give an effect of a “futuristic” digital mirror of sorts. And from there on you can do whatever you want like live updates and some extreme demos also showing the ability to control smart-cars from your dressing table.
Lets try something different, something not-Python or JS
Enter Qt5, Qt Quick and Qt Creator
“Qt is a cross-platform application framework that is used for developing application software that can be run on various software and hardware platforms with little or no change in the underlying codebase, while still being a native application with native capabilities and speed.” -Wikipedia
Here is a quick demo of what we end up with:
Check out the Source: magic-mirror
Whats Up for Part 2
Part 2 will see a closure of this project with a proper Magic-Mirror implementation and hopefully some unique ways to control the UI.