Is there a module that would allow me to display messages I (or someone else) chooses to send to the mirror remotely? The idea is to be able to say hi or send short messages to a mirror that is given as a gift.
This would need to work via the Internet (ie, not only whole on the same LAN). I think the easiest would be to post the messages somewhere that the mirror can check occasionally. Happy to modify code or write simple Python scripts (JS ok in a pinch).
I’d like it to be at least modestly secure — I don’t want random strangers to be able to stumble on the messages, which they could if I just used a script watching a twitter account for example.
But I’m not sure what is available for this and what makes the most sense. — a Gmail or IMAP inbox? A password protected website? Encrypted Twitter messages? I can imagine a lot of possibilities. But I can’t be the first person to want to do this, so surely there’s some existing module or approach that will work.
Any suggestions welcome!
@tf2 maybe https://github.com/bugsounet/MMM-TelegramBot
also, see the 3rd parties list https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/wiki/3rd-party-modules, but it is not complete
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For this, I use a To Do List module. You can add things to your “mirror” to do list remotely, and they will appear on the mirror a minute later. To erase the message, simply complete the to do list item or delete it. You can have multiple items in your list.
In case someone else comes looking for this functionality, I settled on MMM-RemoteCompliments — it ties in to Google Drive, and by using the Current Compliment function, I can display a single message and change it manually, or cycle through messages using Random and Scheduled compliments. It’s a really nicely organized (and documented!) module. It also allows photos, which looks good on the monitor before adding the mirror; not sure how that will change things.