Google Engineer Max Braun has created an Android-powered bathroom mirror that gives updates on the news, weather, and time. The system was built using easy to obtain supplies and simple code controlled using an Amazon Fire TV Stick. Braun plans to add additional features and make a cleaner finished design in future builds.
The code behind this UI uses some simple Android APIs (e.g. this one is neat) plus Forecast for the weather and the Associated Press for news.
Other concepts I’m playing with are traffic, reminders, and essentially anything that has a Google Now card. The idea is that you don’t need to interact with this UI. Instead, it updates automatically and there’s an open-ended voice search interface for anything else.
photos via Max Braun