How are people handling turning their screens on/off?
I’m running my mirror on an RPi3. It disables the HDMI port after a timeout and I’m using a voice command to turn it back on. The problem is that it takes almost 10 seconds for this to happen and, in the mean time, I have no way of knowing if the voice command actually worked until it turns on.
So, I’m looking for a better solution.
@AxLed Thanks. I used that module as a reference and ran the commands manually…it still takes a long time BUT at least using a sensor could help a user more easily activate it.
Can I ask what sensor your are using?
I went ahead and purchased this one (Adafruit was out of stock): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JOZTAC6/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I am using a HC-SR501.
I’m using a clapper to turn the monitor on & off. Old school meets new school
I developed https://github.com/thobach/MMM-Gestures for that purpose which takes care of both:
- power saving with an infrared distance sensor
- gesture control to toggle between MMM-pages, news, show news details and scroll through news page
It works with well for me, but needs some hardware: Arduino, gesture sensor, IR sensor.