To make this mirror different than others seen online I want to create a new frame that encases the illusion that this mirror will produce. Since the mirror will already have a futuristic look and feel to it I decided to continue off this idea to create the aesthetic for the frame. To achieve this I am going to focus on creating an elegant and seamless frame to hold the mirrors and LEDs.
The purpose of this main project is to create a dynamic artifact and I plan to do just that. Many of the infinity mirrors I’ve seen online just change between solid colors, I want my LEDs to be even more dynamic so I am going to use a strip of individually addressable diodes.
I plan to keep this mirror in my house somewhere and therefor want it to be big enough to have a cool looking illusion but also small enough so it doesn’t take up a lot of wall space. This led me to constrain the size somewhere near 24″ x 24″.
Since the frame is going to be such a large part of the aesthetic appeal I want it to be unique. I really want to create a frame out of black anodized aluminum and am deep into researching 8020 aluminum profiles to see how practical it will be to achieve a seamless design.
I do want to keep this mirror in my future house for as many years as possible so spending a little bit more to create a better final product seems reasonable to me. Since the aluminum, LEDs, and glass are all pretty expensive items, I am trying to limit my budget to less than $200.