The infinity mirror is made up of two mirrors. One of which is a two-way mirror allowing the light to reflect back through to give the desired effect.
- Frame: $5 at goodwill.
- Glass: $5 at goodwill.
- Individually Addressable Ws2812b LED Strip: Amazon - $20
- ESP8266 NodeMCU Board: $8 Amazon.
- The infinity mirror connects to my local area network and uses code to pose as a wemo device. I have it connected to my Amazon Alexa device and can control the color with simple voice commands.
One of the most versatile tools in my collection, the Arudino Uno. Great for doing any hobby electrical project out there.
- $11 on Amazon
- The Arduino Uno is a very versatile piece of hardware. You can use one to program almost anything. This is my go-to when it comes to electrical projects. I typically use them for projects involving LEDs, but the possibilities really are endless.
ESP 8266 NodeMCU Board
I use these boards frequently to configure lighting around my room. I typically use WS2812b LED light strips and wire them to a ESP8266 NodeMCU board to allow me to adjust their brightness can colors wirelessly.
I have also had success connecting them to my Amazon Alexa and configuring them that way too.
- ESP8266 NodeMCU board: $8 on Amazon.
- WS2812b LED Lights: $20 on Amazon.
Amazon Alexa - Echo Dot
My Amazon Alexa Echo Dot is the brains behind the whole home-automation operation. It has multiple built-in speakers that give it phenomenal voice-recognition capabilities. I use it as the main hub for all my home automation and you can find countless tutorials on how to write custom software for the device online.
- Amazon Alexa: $49 on Amazon.
These smart plugs are Amazon Alexa compatible. They are very inexpensive and allow anyone to control anything plugged in with a simple voice command. These devices are so easy to use, it highly recommend them to anyone starting off with basic home automation.