“I’ve always been intrigued by the ever-creative secret compartments used in stories, movies, and the like. So, when I saw the Secret Compartment Contest I decided to experiment with the idea myself and make an ordinary looking mirror that opens a secret side drawer when the right person looks into it.
By utilizing a Raspberry Pi, some knowledge of python programming, and 8th-grade shop class, we can create this spiffy device to hide objects in plain sight that only the correct user will have access to.
I would like to give a special thanks to these people/platforms where I got my information and resources from as well:
TeCoEd - Youtube Channel
Emmet from PiMyLifeUp
MJRoBot on Hackster.io (profile)
Gaven MacDonald - Youtube Channel
Tucker Shannon on Thingiverse (profile)
Wood Plank (The dimensions of this board was 42” by 7.5” by 5/16”)
Pencil Picture Frame (with glass)
One Way Reflective Adhesive
Glass Cleaner & Rag
Facial Recognition Supplies:
Raspberry Pi (I used the Pi 3 B+ but there are other options)