Seamless interactive iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad touchscreen bathroom mirror

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blacky199, Sep 21, 2011.

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Do you think the ideas worth exploring? Would you pay the money to build one?

  1. yes for sure... seems like an awesome concept

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  2. No way! Too expensive and the Mrs takes long enough in the bathroom already

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  3. Nah... Just buy an ipad

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  1. blacky199

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    What do you guys think of the for a workable and affordable idea?
    Imagine your bathroom mirror, kitchen splashback or even just your normal living room TV turning into fully interactive ipad mimicking whatever device you plug into it.


    Now imagine a mutual projected capacitive touch screen as big as you would like it, lets say 24" for bathroom and kitchen splashback purposes (19" is standard and cheapest) which allows mutli-touch controlling.
    This would create a device that when touched would light up from behind the one way mirror glass but when inactive would look like one complete seamless mirror. You could check your calendar in the morning, play tunes to externally mounted ceiling speakers, check your emails, view images, watch movies, and even surf the net whilst in the bathroom. Even more possibilities and uses with seamless kitchen mounted screens behind mirrored splashbacks.


    Wouldn't outdate as the newest released Apple product could be plugged into the device. Ideally you would want a purpose bought iPod touch so that you could permanently connect this to the device. IPod touch as this has wifi connection and net access. download apps etc that suit the room you have installed it into.

    Could even have multiple devices installed around the house (kitchen, Bathroom, Living) that all talk and connect to each other. integrate it with home automation etc.

    Would appreciate some feedback on the idea, any faults, criticisms and anything else would be helpful and appreciated.
     
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    I don't know about the mirror idea. It would get annoying trying to see myself through all the streaks, smudges, smears and fingerprints.
     
  5. blacky199

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    yes true. fingerprints may become an issue. there is glass avaliable that is finger print resistant but not sure if the benefits outweigh the cost aspect of exploring that avenue.

    The LCD and PCT wouldn't be mounted direct where you would use the mirror most. would be mounted to one side so that you can use the ipod while looking in the mirror and it not effecting your view.
     
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    heres the video of it in action...
     
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    Curious as to what the guy in the video is doing with his left hand. He is controlling something obviously, and it seems like it takes quite a loooonnngggg time for things to load on the screen / mirror.
     
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    The only thing he in controlling with his left hand was the volume to the external amp that had to be adjusted when switching from TV to ipod. the ipod seemed to play sounds a lot louder than the TV. So when switching he adjusted the volume. but we ended up not going for the volume in th evideo b/c it sounded drowned out through the crappy cam carder mic.

    We will have this up for public demonstration in a few weeks time for anyone that thinks that the product is questionable. we are currently working on making apps load faster. some slow loading can be partly blamed on the poor WIFI connection where we set this up for demo video. it was connecting and disconnection all the time which slowed the device down. other delays involve apps that open in portrait and have to switch to landscape.
     
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    Here is the new and improved much faster version!
    planning on doing a 60 or 80" table or window display next
     
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    Heres some high res pictures:
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    Kitchen Splashback:
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