Raspberry Pi powered smart mirror
What you'll learn
- Setup their very own Raspberry Pi powered smart mirror
- Write basic HTML and CSS code for a smart mirror web page hosted on an Apache 2 HTTP server
- Write PHP code to read and display RSS feeds
- Setup Chromium browser on the Raspberry Pi to autostart on boot
- You should know how to setup and work on a Raspberry Pi
- You should understand basic Linux commands and utilities
- Rudimentary knowledge of HTML and CSS is necessary to understand the project and to develop the project further
- While this course does not teach or include any woodwork involved in completing the mirror, carpentry skills can be of use in crafting your mirror frame/cabinet
This course is meant as a active learning/DIY project to learn the basics of scripting languages, while working on something fun.
This course will focus upon teaching you to setup and build your own smart mirror display. This involves creating and coding a custom web page and hosting it on a Raspberry Pi using the Apache HTTP server application.
To learn how to build your own magic mirror, we will first focus on writing a base HTML script for the website, and adding basic elements - a clock, a periodically updating news feed, and a periodically updating weather feed, to it. Once this is done, we will create a cascading style sheet (CSS) doc and customize our web page to give us the required display for a smart mirror.
Who this course is for:
- This course is meant for anyone interested in setting up their own Raspberry Pi powered smart mirror
Venkatesh Varadachari is the founder of MAKERDEMY, a pioneer maker education company head-quartered in Singapore.
Venkatesh believes that knowledge should be made available to people in all walks of life. Venkatesh also believes in the power of education to transform lives.
Venkatesh has an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
He also has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Madras University and a Masters in Financial Engineering from National University of Singapore.
Satyajeet is a passionate technology enthusiast and is excited about the possibility of impacting education through technology. Satyajeet holds a Masters in Computer Applications from VIT, one of the premier engineering institutes in India. He is a product engineer and spends his time creating exciting courses around the credit card sized Raspberry Pi.