This module looks freaking amazing!! I want to give this a try, but I have a few questions that I haven’t been able to find answers for.
Do you recommend I used the NoIR camera, or just the regular Pi Camera? The mirror will be in my front hall by the doorway, under what should be adequate light whenever someone will want to use it. No expectation that this should work in the dark
Where is the best place to mount the camera? My mirror will be based on a 32" TV mounted such that the top of the frame would be slightly higher than my eye level (I’m 188 cm tall), and my wife’s eye level would be at about the halfway point of the mirror. I also have two young boys, aged 8 and 6 and I’d want the camera to recognize them as well. I’m thinking of either mounting the camera on the frame at the top of the mirror, aimed slightly downward, or on one side of the frame at about the vertical center of the mirror. I’ve also read about people mounting the camera behind the mirror, but with mixed results. If that is an option, I could theoretically mount the camera right in the center of the mirror. What’s the best way to route the cable in this case? I don’t plan on having anything in the middle of the screen from the top down to about the center, so I could run the cable from the camera straight up and over the top of the screen. Suppose I would need to colour the cable black or purchase a black cable. Anyone have insight here?
Given that the Pi Camera has a relatively narrow field of view (approx 35 mm) would you suggest I use one of those phone camera wide angle attachments so that the cam can pick up a wider image and have a better chance of getting the face in the image, or do I just increase the likelihood that several faces will be in the picture, defeating the facial recognition routine?
Got magic mirror to boot up but with a new error with the MMM-Swipe module
Whoops! There was an uncaught exception...
Error: please call `usonic.init()` first
at Object.createSensor (/home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-Swipe/node_modules/mmm-usonic/lib/usonic.js:57:15)
at Class.socketNotificationReceived (/home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-Swipe/node_helper.js:48:29)
at Socket. (/home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/node_modules/node_helper/index.js:103:10)
at emitTwo (events.js:106:13)
at Socket.emit (events.js:191:7)
at _combinedTickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:73:7)
at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:104:9)
MagicMirror will not quit, but it might be a good idea to check why this happened. Maybe no internet connection?
If you think this really is an issue, please open an issue on GitHub: https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/issues
Hi. I face the same issue as you, Erik. I can’t make captures via camera (same error as you wrote), and if i train my own jpgs, i can not run the face recognation without issues. Did you solve the problem ?
I tried npm install in the MMM-WunderGround directory but it failed (I don’t think there are any dependencies that require installing?)
I checked the path and the directory was there however it was named ‘MMM-Wunderground’ and in the config.js I call ‘MMM-WunderGround’. I changed the directory name to ‘MMM-WunderGround’ and the module now loads!
Funnily enough before this I tried changing the config.js file to match the directory name and this did not work, I had to change the directory name to add the capital letter to the U.