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I was thinking of building an infinity mirror coffee table for quite a while, it has been on my list of ‘to-do’ projects for ages. I was waiting to come across a suitable coffee table and then I found an ideal one in the clearance section of a nearby furniture shop. It was pretty scuffed and had a couple of scratches, but they only wanted £25 for it. I offered £20 and they accepted. Perfect! It was bigger than I had originally intended but ideal for our office.
Infinity mirrors are made from a mirror (in this case facing up) and a one-way mirror. A strip of LEDs is sandwiched between them in a gap about 5cm wide. To make the one-way mirror I used mirror film which is attached to the underside of the glass surface.
I imagine you’re here because you have heard about the internet enabled fishtank, the world’s most advanced talking aquarium.
I made it as a one-off project purely to push my technical skills to the limit and create something awesome. I had a vision and loads of crazy ideas of what I could make it do, some seemed way beyond my level of technical skill. I’m happy to say I proved myself wrong.
I’m really happy with how it turned out. Naturally there’s a few bits I’d like to neaten up or spend more time on, but overall it’s a finished project.
The project contains an Arduino Mega and a Raspberry Pi.
The source code is freely available in the below GIT repository, including the C++ arduino code and the PHP/JS code for the web interface.
If you would like more information on the project, if you’re planning something yourself or if you’d like to feature it in your blog or magazine, please get in touch using my contact form.
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