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Creating a module to display daily horoscopes


  • Moderator

    This topic can probably be marked as “solved” - module thread is here https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/1370/mmm-horoscope



  • @morozgrafix
    Hi!
    I am a rank NOOB who has just managed to get the Magic Mirror going.
    I then tried to add the Horoscope Module , but it only displays: “Aligning Stars …”.

    I have placed all the extracted files from Github , in the: /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-horoscope/ folder.

    Then I edited the config.js to include:

    },
    {
    module: ‘MMM-horoscope’,
    position: ‘top_right’, // This can be any of the regions.
    config: {
    // See ‘Configuration options’ for additional options and more information.
    sign: ‘aries’, // Zodiac sign
    }
    }

    What else should I be doing?

    I’ll be grateful for any help!

    Danie Bosman


  • Moderator

    @djbosman Hi Danie,

    In the code snippet that you’ve posted (it’s a good idea to use markdown for code snippets) it looks like you are possibly using “fancy quotes”. Make sure that your config.js file has these ' or " and not these or (it’s possible that they were only converted in your post on the forum and your config is ok). Additionally make sure you have a comma after last } bracket as shown below:

    		{
    			module: 'MMM-horoscope',
    			position: 'top_right', // This can be any of the regions.
    			config: {
    				// See ‘Configuration options’ for additional options and more information.
    				sign: 'aries', // Zodiac sign
    				}
    		},
    

    Also since this module is using node helper you may need to restart electron app for MM to pickup module helper for horoscopes.
    You should see these lines in the console log when you do npm start:

    Connecting socket for: MMM-horoscope
    Starting NodeHelper for MMM-horoscopemodule.
    

    Hope this helps and thanks for trying out my module.

    P.S. I just added instructions about restarting MM in the README



  • i add this and get black screen only when i add the horoscope. maybe i dont know hot to install it lol. am i doing something wrong? any help is appreciated.

    /* Magic Mirror Config Sample
     *
     * By Michael Teeuw http://michaelteeuw.nl
     * MIT Licensed.
     */
    
    var config = {
    	port: 8080,
    	ipWhitelist: ["127.0.0.1", "::ffff:127.0.0.1", ],
    
    	language: 'en',
    	timeFormat: 12,
    	units: 'imperial',
    
    	modules: [
    		{
    			module: 'alert',
    		},
    		{
    			module: "updatenotification",
    			position: "top_bar"
    		},
    		{
    			module: 'clock',
    			position: 'top_left'
    		},
    		{
    			module: 'calendar',
    			header: 'MY CALENDAR',
    			position: 'top_left',
    			config: {
    			fetchInterval: 1 * 60 * 1000,
    				calendars: [
    					{
    						symbol: 'calendar-check-o ',
    						url: 'webcal://www.calendarlabs.com/templates/ical/US-Holidays.ics'
    		},
                    {
                                                    url: 'https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/5ddp1drsb3mib0a6piof8h0f8s%40group.calendar.google.com/private-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
               
                                               }
    				 ]
    			 }
    		},
    		{
    			module: 'compliments',
    			position: 'lower_third'
    
                   },
                  {
    			
    			module: 'MMM-horoscope',
        			position: 'bottom_right',  
        			config: {
          				
          				sign: 'aries', // Zodiac sign
                    }
    		
          
     		},
    		{
    		        module: 'currentweather',
    			position: 'top_right',
    			config: {
    				units: 'imperial',
             			location: '',
    				locationID: '',  //ID from http://www.openweathermap.org
    				appid: 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
    				
    				
    			}
    		},		
    		{
    			module: 'MMM-Remote-Control'
        			
        		
        			
    		},
    		{
    		
    			module: 'MMM-WunderGround',
        			position: 'top_right',
        			config: {
           				 apikey: 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx', // private; don't share!
            			 pws: 'CA/FONTANA', 
            			 hourly: '1',
           			         fctext: '1',
            			 fcdaycount: "5",
            			 fcdaystart: "0",
            			 hourlyinterval: "3",
            			 hourlycount: "2",
            			 alerttime: 10000,
            			 alerttruncatestring: "english:",
        			         roundTmpDecs: 1,
        				 UseCardinals: 0,
        				 layout: "horizontal",
        				sysstat: 0
    			}
    		},
    		{
    			module: 'newsfeed',
    			position: 'bottom_bar',
    			config: {
    				feeds: [
    					{
    						
    						title: "Google News",
    						url: "https://news.google.com/news?cf=all&hl=en&pz=1&ned=us&output=rss"
    		},
                	{
    						title: "New York Times",
    	                    			url:       "http://www.nytimes.com/services
                                                 /xml/rss/nyt/HomePage.xml"
                    },
                    {
            				        title: "BBC Sci-Tech",
    						url: "http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/technology/rss.xml?edition=uk"
    					}
    				],
    				showSourceTitle: true,
    				showPublishDate: true,
    				maxNewsItems: 0,
    				updateInterval: 10 * 1000,
    				reloadInterval:  2 * 60 * 1000
    			}
    		},
    	]
    
        };
    
    
    /*************** DO NOT EDIT THE LINE BELOW ***************/
    if (typeof module !== 'undefined') {module.exports = config;}
    

  • Project Sponsor Module Developer

    @pflnpi0305

    Run that through this: http://javascriptbeautifier.com/

    to clean that up… lots of spaces in there… may not be the problem but it could become a problem at some point and it’s easier to read through it when it’s formatted 😉

    But I do believe your problem is right here:

    url: “http://www.nytimes.com/services
    /xml/rss/nyt/HomePage.xml”

    That’s not valid… needs to be:

    url: “http://www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/HomePage.xml


  • Moderator

    @pflnpi0305 I believe that @cowboysdude is correct about that line spilling over. It needs to be on one line. When in doubt you can always paste your config.js at http://jshint.com/ and see if there are any errors (one warning about undefined variable module is ok)


  • Project Sponsor Module Developer

    @morozgrafix said in Creating a module to display daily horoscopes:

    @pflnpi0305 I believe that @cowboysdude is correct about that line spilling over. It needs to be on one line. When in doubt you can always paste your config.js at http://jshint.com/ and see if there are any errors (one warning about undefined variable module is ok)

    Home away from home LOL AND off topic but Thanks and congrats on being a mod 🙂



  • so i fixed it and added it the the java beautifier link and thenadded it back to my config.js folder and rebootbut still black screen.
    cant use npm start
    is it because im using pm2 to autostart my mirror?


  • Moderator

    @pflnpi0305 if you are using pm2 then you can restart mm with pm2 restart mm, to stop it you would run pm2 stop mm, to list processes managed by pm2 you would do pm2 list and to start you would run pm2 start mm

    If you are still have issues, post your latest version of config.js here again. Are you getting any errors?



  • so i also dropped my config in jshint.comand and javascriptbeautifier.com and all is well…i dont know what im missing. if i remove the horoscope everything works well but if i have it then it wont work.

                  var config = {
    port: 8080,
    ipWhitelist: [ "127.0.0.1", "::ffff:127.0.0.1", "::1", "::ffff:192.168.1.1/24" ],
    language: "en",
    timeFormat: 12,
    units: "imperial",
    modules: [ {
        module: "MMM-Admin-Interface"
    }, {
        module: "alert"
    }, {
        module: "updatenotification",
        position: "top_bar"
    }, {
        module: "clock",
        position: "top_left"
    }, {
        module: "calendar",
        header: "MY CALENDAR",
        position: "top_left",
        config: {
            fetchInterval: 1 * 60 * 1000,
            calendars: [ {
                symbol: "calendar-check-o ",
                url: "webcal://www.calendarlabs.com/templates/ical/US-Holidays.ics"
            }, {
                url:"https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/5ddp1drsb3mib0a6piof8h0f8s%40group.calendar.google.com/private-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/basic.ics"
            } ]
        }
    }, {
        module: "compliments",
        position: "lower_third"
    }, {
        module: "currentweather",
        position: "top_right",
        config: {
            units: "imperial",
            location: "FONTANA/CA",
            locationID: "",
            appid: "xxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
        }
    }, {
        module: "MMM-Remote-Control"
    }, {
        module: "MMM-WunderGround",
        position: "top_right",
        config: {
            apikey: "xxxxxxx",
            pws: "CA/FONTANA",
            hourly: "1",
            fctext: "1",
            fcdaycount: "5",
            fcdaystart: "0",
            hourlyinterval: "3",
            hourlycount: "2",
            alerttime: 10000,
            alerttruncatestring: "english:",
            roundTmpDecs: 1,
            UseCardinals: 0,
            layout: "horizontal",
            sysstat: 0
        }
    }, {
        module: "MMM-Globe",
        position: "center",
        config: {
            style: "geoColor",
            imageSize: 300,
            ownImagePath: "",
            updateInterval: 10 * 60 * 1000
        }
    }, {
        module: "MMM-horoscope",
        position: "bottom_right",
        config: {
            sign: "aries"
        }
    }, {
        module: "newsfeed",
        position: "bottom_bar",
        config: {
            feeds: [ {
                title: "Google News",
                url: "https://news.google.com/news?cf=all&hl=en&pz=1&ned=us&output=rss"
            }, {
                title: "New York Times",
                url: "http://www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/HomePage.xml"
            }, {
                title: "BBC Sci-Tech",
                url: "http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/technology/rss.xml?edition=uk"
            } ],
            showSourceTitle: true,
            showPublishDate: true,
            maxNewsItems: 0,
            updateInterval: 10 * 1000,
            reloadInterval: 2 * 60 * 1000
        }
    } ]
    };
    
    if ("undefined" !== typeof module) module.exports = config;