Hey Everyone! I’m currently trying my hand at the profile switcher from user @tosti007. As of right now, I’ve loaded the module into my Magic Mirror repository. I may just be having troubles envisioning the coding/configuration aspect of it so I might just need some clarification. My goal is to have multiple modules loaded on to the Mirror and cycle between them by means of push button (I found the module I want to use and I need to set that up but for now I was going to use a timer). Has anyone successfully configured this? Or is it common for everyone to just configure their CSS Spreadsheet to accommodate more modules? Any tips are appreciated, TIA!
I stumbled onto MM2.5 10 days ago with little background in JS. I’ve had a blast getting my mirror set-up and am in awe of its capabilities and the developers contributing time and energy to this FREE project. Complaining about anything just seems misplaced to me. Instead, dig in a little and “learn the ropes”. Don’t know if I’ll dig in myself, but it sure looks like fun!
general support .(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Get IELTS and PTE certificate available from the British council no Exams Required
we are an organization specialized in the acquisition of IELTS, TOELF and
GRE certification . We can provide original ielts certificate without
exams for those of you, who for one reason or the other are unable to
take the test or obtain the required band score demanded by their
institution, employers or embassy . We can help you overcome this hike
by offering Test Free Certificates in IELTS, TOEFL IBT and GRE.?
our certificates are real and authentic for use in any country world wide
we also provide driving license
for more information
I’ve installed the Pi camera behind the mirror and it allows motion detection to turn on-off the monitor.
As suggested by Bhelper I start it with pm2 and the result is just … perfect!
@jordanargueta said in Developing for MagicMirror....Where do I start?:
What is your tech stack for developing for this project?
Whats the proper way to make new modules?
Copy other’s module and research it how it works.
If you use webstorm how did you get this project to run on your local? (Please answer this like I’m tech illiterate. I’m obviously missing something so too many details could be a big help!)
I’m not using webstorm. anyway, you should install nodejs on your computer first. Then install MagicMirror like you did on RaspberryPi.
I think *nix machine (Debian/Ubuntu) is good for development, Personally, I develop my modules on Mac OSX. But you can do it on your Windows Powershell.
If you use some other IDE or just use something simpler walk me through your process for creating, running, and testing your new scripts?
Usually I’m using atom or vim, sublimeText and textWrangler. I don’t care whatever IDE.
In my case, I begin from creating git Repository with module name. Then clone it to my workspace (under MM directory where is installed on your dev-machine). Copy some template files from my previous work or You can use https://github.com/roramirez/MagicMirror-Module-Template
Or just create file named with MMM-BlahBlah.js.
Then doing coding, testing, making manual, then updating git repository. Then release here.
position: 'top_left', // This can be any of the regions.
Thanks Damian - that is actually one of the ones I’d already seen as it turns out, but I was surprised by the price as it’s a whisker under a hundred quid to get one 45cm x70cm which isn’t exactly enormous.
Maybe it’s just the case that the 2 way mirror process they add is very costly, as it’d be about a 10th of that cost to just get a piece of glass cut that size.
Bit of a bugger though as I wasn’t expecting to pay nearly a hundred quid just for a pane of mirror glass.
thx @emlowe for your feedback
I must admit that I hesitated going forward with this project, but I realised I’m not in to make a perfect Google Home Hub replica. I want to find out how close I can get with the features I want.
The carousel seems similar to what Google does when you ask something. I also looked into the MMM-Page-Selector module because it seems to be a good way to define the different screens. It also seems to be working together with the MMM-Voice-Commands module.
For now I want to make two screens working, one screensaver screen with the Google Photo background, clock and temperature. And one with some information, just to have a proof of concept.
Separate several types of monitors: Flat displays, plasma panels FED-displays, LCD LCD display, thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD displays. I am intrigued by a liquid crystal TFT monitor. Is it worth the attention or choose some other? What do you advise? https://www.bestadvisor.com/computer-monitors
@helmi — yes, that’s exactly it. sometimes i might want a mirror, but sometimes perhaps i want it to be a cool live picture, then voice activate (or PIR activate) to a mirror. what I’m saying is that the glass is both the expense point and the “weak point” in terms of the screen. if the object of the mirror is to see myself, well that should be something I can accomplish with a “webcam reflection” - and in that instance I should be able to lay stuff on top (still having that “mirror” feel) — but other times I might not care to see myself, I just want whatever functionality is built into the mirror (weather, calendar, headlines, etc). This started in my brain because i’m trying to figure out why I would shell out $150 to put a mirror in front of a high res screen to make this image … “worse” in quality? a webcam can give a perfect “reflection” on the screen.
So what i’ve been looking at is figuring out how to set the raspi cam to just webstream locally, and then display as the “background”. my cam should come today. someone has already pointed out that the pi may not have the processing power to do this visual loop very quickly ---- and that may be true. if that’s the case then a mirror does make sense. but my macbook air will do it pretty easily using VLC (yes there was lag, but I may have had things set up very inefficiently). But the look of it was cool, no fuzziness, the background image was crisp and the stuff on top was also crisp.
I may be crazy, this may be a dumb idea. It may be semantics, but I think this is still a functional mirror in that it can show me a mirror’d effect if desired.
Perhaps this notion is a magic “frame”. That could be a mirror, or other things. in my head you could combo this up with some 12v flush buttons on the side for different “modes” – outside weather, local undersea webcam, live shot from space station, etc.
Ok, I got my tablet, the small test mirror glasses and also MM installed on windows. the display is viewable through all the glasses, but through 3 of them only pretty weak. the fourth one lets much more light through, but i also can see the edges of the display, because it’s not that much of a deep black. in my mind i want a really sophisticated solution. so i will go with the lower light glass or maybe a thin white border around the display background, so it looks like a frame…
when i turn off the display, the tablet locks it, so i definitely need a login solution.
idea: display general data on the windows lock screen for everyone. display personal data when logged in.