Touchscreen Family Dashboard
I recently completed the software portion of my “Magic Mirror” that is really a touchscreen dashboard for the family to use, running on a Raspberry Pi4. I wanted to allow for family members to add/edit/delete events from the screen so we could replace our messy paper calendar. As shown, the dashboard also provides local weather, family photos, and commute times for both adults in the household. The next step is to build the physical housing around the screen, likely in the form of extending the bookcase it’s currently resting on. The finished product will be a built in.
I’m not a programmer, but with the help of ChatGPT was able to develop a few custom modules to interact with others from the community. The most complex one I needed to develop was the integration with the Google Calendar API which was built entirely from scratch.
- MMM-DarkSkyForecast: Updated with PirateWeather
- MMM-GoogleCalendar: Readonly Access to my Google Calendar via API
- MMM-CalendarExt3: Heavy CSS adjustments along with a small update to add a transparent button in each date cell that brings open the add event dialog box.
- MMM-Keypress: Simple swipe module allowing me to advance the calendar 1-10 months in either direction
- MMM-TravelTimes: Pulls Google Traffic times for a drive to one location and a combination drive to train station/train ride to another
- MMM-SimpleKeyboard: Integrates the public-use SimpleKeyboard into the MagicMirror
- MMM-GoogleCalendarEventAdder: Provides Add/Edit/Delete functionality to our Google Calendar via API
Hello tjat, that’s really cool.
I had provided a module called MMM-Keyboard a few years ago, which includes simplekeyboard and can interact with other modules. Just so you know if you need something else, I’m happy to work with you on including it in my module.
The most challenging part was getting the Google API set up correctly. I suspect Google changed some aspects after ChatGPTs cutoff date. In some cases, I was able to have it scan the developer docs to give me updated instructions.
Realized as well that I forgot an actual screenshot in my OP.
Anyway you can share the code from your custom modules?
I’m curious to see it and see it.
And just curious what type of screen are you using?
@tjat very impressive. Especially about the ChatGPT aspect.
@tjat this is exactly what I’ve been looking to build. Can’t wait to dive into what you’ve created.