Bored during Quarantine
So i during these times, i am locked inside my house because the situation going on. So i am wondering if you guys have any suggestions as to what i could add to my magic mirror software wise(since i dont have my build done yet). Anything from adding new cool modules to anything else.
@sgarg15 man that is an open topic…
like asking for recommendations for restaurant in New York City without so much as a type of food.
so, tell us what your idea for the mirror was about. what did u want to accomplish
where do you intend to put it, who will look at it? etc
This was meant to be an open topic but i see your point,
So basically i wanted a mirror which could display time and the weather but after finding out theres a whole community on this i wanted to take a step further. But i dont know where to start. This mirror will be going in my room and most of the time i will be the only one looking at the mirror.
currently i am working on getting ultrasonic sensors to work with pages so i can do a sliding motion and switch pages.
If there are other questions to help me out please post on this forum
@sgarg15 you don’t need pages yet. Not enough to switch between
What else would u display? sports, moon pics, space station, ???
I display pictures from my local server.
Some stock prices, the virus info.
But I do mostly development, so all kinds of different stuff
Have you looked at the 3rd party modules page? There’s something for everyone (Just about)
If it’s just going to be you looking at it for the most part, I would lean towards modules that display data that updates on a regular basis. So, some suggestions:
RSS feeds from The Onion, NewsThump, Babylon Bee, Duffel Blog, etc.
Pics from the space station, solar imagery, etc.
Word of the Day
Spotify or other streaming music
Fortune / Horoscope / lucky numbers
XKCD, Dilbert, etc.
Additionally, this pandemic will be over at some point. You may wish to look for modules that will impress visitors.
Places I’ve Been
@bhepler Yea i am mainly looking for things that would impress, i like the MMM-Globe module and other suggestions that would look really cool on a mirror and that would impress
@sgarg15 - The MMM-Globe is visually impressive. As is the one for the moon.
If your hardware can handle it, look into encom-globe. Visually stunning, but it absolutely overwhelms a RPI 3+. RPI 4 might be able to handle it.
I played around with MMM-IHaveBeenThere and it is pretty slick. Like the encom globe, it’s a resource hog. But if you turn off the animated airplane it’s not so bad.
@bhepler Yea i have a raspberry 2 b+ so i dont think it can handle the ecnom globe module, so could you tell me the one that is like MMM-Globe but for the moon and any other modules that will look really nice and that my raspberry pi will probably be able to handle?
@sgarg15 - I would recommend going through @Mykle1’s modules. Dude is a fiend with finding an API and creating a module around it. Just check out the list. Specifically, look at HumanClock, Lunartic and NatureCalendar.
Beyond that, I suggest that you spend some quality time with the Modules -> Showcase section of the forums here.