Possible to develope my idea of modules?
I want to build a magic mirror and I have two ideas for modules, which I want to integrate. However I’m not sure if they can be implemented.
I’ve read that you can use the Pi as an server and display e.g. humidity on the server. Is is possible to do this backwards? I want to open the server on my computer or phone and write a sentence, which will be displayed on the mirror after I hit sent. Is this possible?
Furthermore, I want to add a camera. This camera shall take photos and videos if I click on the corresponding button on the server and save it on a harddrive. Is this possible, too?
I am not searching for somebody who does the coding for me, I’m just kindly asking for some advice.
@Ic3Cub3 yes, both those things are possible…
they may already be done…
you can look here on the modules/showcase page
or in the 3rd party modules list
MMM-syslog recieves and displays message that you send via http get.
The camera module should be no problems either.
Thanks for your answers.
Is there a documentation or website where I can read how to set up a server and how to tell my mirror to get data from it?
@Ic3Cub3 sorry, not sure what you are asking… typically the mirror IS the server
and the modules get data from somewhere,
each module does its own thing… see their instructions for configuration
@sdetweil sorry I dont have much experience with this stuff…
If the mirror is the server, where do I put the information such as the input text field or the take-photo-button in order for it to get these information?
@Ic3Cub3 on the mirror surface
for the input from some other device, you don’t even have to have it on the screen
MMM-syslog will take the api request into the mirror ‘server’, and do something with it.
(I don’t know that module)
now, MagicMirror also runs remotely.
so, if u have the mirror running, you can use your laptop or phone to connect to it and get the same page
(with button or input field)
@sdetweil thank you for your answer.
I’d lie if I said I understood everything. Is there a documentaion or website where I can inform myself about everything?