Prior to trying to install the magic mirror I updated all of the firmware on my pi, could that cause an issue?
It could. I had a Pi lose its Bluetooth and Wifi after a firmware upgrade, but MM still installed. I can’t say that is your issue but something out of the ordinary is certainly going on there.
At the very least, the manual install I suggested SHOULD have worked. I’ve done it many, many times, on Pi’s, PC’s running Windows, PC’s running uBuntu, and most recently (last week), a 32bit MacBook running uBuntu, all without fail.
Perhaps someone else with more knowledge than I will chime in here. I’ve never even seen the “Optional SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY” message before
Ahhhh so it is only possible for the start post and you have to write them (not chose them). But it can easily be missed and that’s too bad. I have now added tags to my first post. I think tags is a great way to get to solutions or points of interest righter fast.
@Sean While there isn’t currently a module specifically for homebridge, there are a few that interact with smart thermostats, Wink hub, and some others I remember seeing. You might get what you want from these.
I’m not sure how easy it would be to write a module that talks directly to HomeBridge, as you’ll need to keep in mind it is speaking Apple HomeKit, which makes you jump through many hoops to do seemingly simple things. Likely displaying status of items without interacting with them should be fairly straight forward, but if you need your mirror to allow control of these devices, it might be tricky.
@sync101 The only part I would watch for is that the Complete Setup Tutorial is designed for a Raspberry Pi. Amazon’s free servers don’t run Rasbian, so the automated script to install the Magic Mirror framework probably won’t work.
The good news is that the manual installation process is about all you’ll really need. The basic steps are:
Install node.js and npm
Clone the Magic Mirror repository to the home folder
Run npm install in the Magic Mirror folder
Copy the config.js.sample file to config.js
Run npm serveronly in the Magic Mirror folder
Hit your VM by going to http://[ip address]:8080
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