20 Infinity Mirror Projects to Reflect On… Forever

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Infinity mirrors are a set of mirrors configured in such a way that light sources inside of them appear to multiply to “infinity.” Since one-way mirrors are used on at least one surface, you can look into this strange light field, observing what you might have seen by accident in a gym or other situation where two mirrors are facing each other. Here are 20 models that people have built to create this type of illusion!

Round Mirrors

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These simple builds are a good place to start

Modified Frames

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Though you can make one from scratch, if you’re able to modify an existing frame, it should save you a step or two.



Why restrict your bouncing light enjoyment to one dimension?

  • Pocket Universes, one of which is pictured above attempt to take this concept to the next level with extra scenery inside this reflective cube.
  • This box uses three separate mirrors, and different colored lights to create a 3D effect. [via Twitter]
  • Not everything has to be at 90° angles. As seen in the video below around 4:00, pyramids can also give an excellent effect!
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Light bouncing around is neat, but if you need your name or other word in lights, an infinity mirror really helps the letters stand out!

  • Although it appears to be promotional in nature, the “SAP” infinity mirror seen above is really an excellent build. There are some really neat effects around the 1:15 mark.
  • As long as SAP gets a mirror, why not one for the twins? This mirror appears to use a reflective material on the letters instead of more lights to spell the word “twins” out.
  • Using a similar design to the twins mirror, this Brie mirror appears to be very well put together, and uses a remote control for switching.

Interesting Insides

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Why not get creative with what’s inside of these wonderful devices?

  • If there are lights around the outside, as shown in the video above, why not put a NeoPixel ring in the center?
  • This mirror creates a heart inside by attaching string in that shape.
  • Lights placed semi-randomly can create an interesting effect, as seen here.



One of the obvious uses for this effect is in coffee tables.

Other Mirrors

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From scary to a ceiling mount, the possibilities for this art form are endless!

  • The build seen above is probably the scariest mirror on this list.
  • Why not put one on the ceiling? Just make sure it’s attached well!
  • Finally, I built my mirror frame (pictured below) out of furring strips I had let over from other projects. It turned out pretty well, though perhaps some of the techniques seen here could have saved me time!


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Jeremy is an engineer with 10 years experience at his full-time profession, and has a BSME from Clemson University. Outside of work he’s an avid maker and experimenter, building anything that comes into his mind!

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