from now on mirror orders in different geometrical forms are possible
I have created a new thread for this so that this information in the existing thread for the orders will not be overlooked. The conditions can be found in the picture below. You will continue to receive all existing edges including geometric shapes polished, if you want.
The orders themselves continue to run on the respective thread.
If you are interested, please deposit a note in “additional comments” and send me a drawing of your desire
My MM hardware:
Raspberry Pi 3b+
Respeaker 2-Mics Hat
Grove PIR Motion Sensor (connected to Respeaker GP12 SENSOR_PIN=12)
Grove Gesture Sensor (PAJ7620u2) connected to Respeaker I2C-Input
Works for me.
I’d like to follow up on that topic. I’m really stuck with picking the right monitor to use. The deeper I get into it the more confused I get ;).
I’d like to use the following Ikea Frame https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/ribba-frame-white-90378427/ (which is 12-16" or 30x40cm) which leaves me not a lot of depth to work with. Thus my idea was to salvage and use an old used laptop screen (around 17" -17.3") + a controller board.
But I can not really find any decent (brightness & contrast) and cheap option out there. Can you help me out and guide me into the right direction?
Or should I go with a normal screen from a monitor, and will it fit in the frame i am planning to use.
@sonicgoose said in Controller Board issue:
The controller boards are soldered to output 16:9, but the display I had was natively set to 16:10.
Soldered? I think the board was just shipped with the wrong firmware. Unfortunately for these boards you need extra flashing equipment to change the firmware.
Why not a PiZero running browser as a client? I had 4 PiZ in a K8s cluster and they did well. I still have a few running streaming cameras for a 3D print farm. Put MM server in a docker container on the RPi4.
I would like to set up MM on a Pi which simultaneously runs Pihole (DNS via WiFi, so LAN-Cable is not an issue) and Home Assistant with a ConBee II stick. Eventually I would like to get a CLU-Stick at some point to run additional automation and make my blinds smart.
As I currently do only have a borrowed pi from a friend which runs HomeBridge and Pihole, I will need to get a new Pi regardless. So the questions in charge are:
Does it make sense to run all on one or could the mirror glass block the ConBee and CLU sticks from properly sending?
If it makes sense, what Pi do you recommend?
If it does not make sense and I will only run MM on the Pi, which one should I get in this case?
Thanks and regards,
First, I would play with your monitor controls to see about getting more light to transmit through your acrylic. Up the gamma first, the contrast second and then adjust the brightness. The brightness will also affect the black areas of the screen, so don’t just crank it all the way up.
If that doesn’t work for you, then yeah you may wish to investigate a new monitor.
I found a bulk pack of wooden popsicle sticks at my local craft store (Michael’s, I think). Something like 500 for a couple of dollars.
I hot glue’d two of them to the back of my Pi and I intend to do the same to the monitor circuit boards later this summer. You can hot glue the other side of the sticks to the monitor or use some other adhesive.
Another possibility: those credit card offers you get in the mail with the fake credit card included? Grab the sticky industrial booger from the back of those cards. It’s pretty strong, easily formed and temperature resistant.
“Best” is a very subjective term. In my experience, just about any monitor will do as the mirror layer is going to interfere with what normally separates one monitor from another.
To me, the absolute non-negotiable feature is at least one HDMI port and it must face down towards the table in a normal configuration. Other than that… Resolution doesn’t matter so much because I’m just displaying text. Refresh rates don’t matter. Vividness of colors likewise doesn’t matter.
I would look for one with good black levels, as any backlight will show through a little bit when the monitor is on. Other than that… whichever is cheapest for the size I want.
I am new to the MagicMirror Forum but have some first experience with MM². So, first of all thank you for contributing to this very helpful forum! It’s great.
To save energy, I try to utilize a PIR sensor to turn on the backlight of my MM whenever someone walks by. The LCD panel however will always be on and emitting the HDMI-signal from my RaspberryPi. This solution should allow me to have a MM that’s instantly on and does neither need to boot nor show the TV logo nor show the input source.
This problem has already been discussed but does not really help me to much since my hardware setup is different.
What I did so far:
My screen has an integrated LED driver on the power board (BN44-00460A). I tried the following:
Unplugging the LED backlight (Connector: CNL802).
Result: The TV reboots in a continuos loop
Disconnecting the “BLU on/off” pin on the power board (Connector: CNM803) that controls the backlight unit from the main board (Connector: CN201).
Result: The backlight is always on
Where I need help:
Does someone know another way of maybe tricking the software of my board to think the LED’s are on without them being on? I thought of utilizing a resistor but this does not really save me energy.
Any other ideas?
Worst case, I need a new used TV: Does someone know which TV (32" or bigger) has a separate LED driver or allows the backlight to be manually switched on or off. I could do this using a relay or via a 5V pin as proposed in the related issue described above.
Thanks a lot in advance, I greatly appreciate it!
since i changed tv i can’t connect to vnc after a sleeping of tv. the connection comes again when i turn on…for a few moment i see black screen when i turn off. i changed parameters tv and it works for ssh but not vnc (hdmi off during sleeping ?)
sorry for the late response, I didn´t get to work on my dashborad in the last few days… I hope to find some time on the weekend
The Timer is in an really early state of “development”.
I´ll create an git for it in now, I´ll then add the link.
Yes I like that idea
Here is the code for the TimerModule: https://github.com/Lucker25/MMM-MyTimerModule
I hope it´ll work for you okay, as I said, there are many things I still need to add.
Since today my screen arrived. I had some suff to do there