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MMM-doomsDay - The countdown module,

  • Also, is there a way to add multiple count downs to the one module or do you duplicate the module with every countdown?

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    @bminer1 nice catch, the example was wrong, somehow I missed that!
    (it’s correct in the Configuration list however)

    Multiple instances in the config is the way to go at the moment,

  • It is possible to make instead of just days, weeks and days left? Thanks guys

  • I did it by myself, thank you anyway for the great module.

  • Hi all,
    Bringing an old thread back up, just installed and got this module activated. I think I’ve done it correctly as per github but its not working. It just displays the ‘finished’ message the death and despair bit.

    Can anyone tell me what silly obvious thing I’ve done wrong? Config in the pic below

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    try removing the comma at the end of the ‘toWhat’ line

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    @noelandrews said in MMM-doomsDay - The countdown module,:

    Can anyone tell me what silly obvious thing I’ve done wrong?

    Your config looks fine. I just installed and ran the module without a problem, duplicating your config entry. Are you sure you saved the config after having made the entry or that you are not working a second config? I’ve done that plenty of times.

    Here is a screenshot of the module working with your config


        module: 'MMM-doomsDay',
        position: 'bottom_center', // This can be any of the regions, best results in center regions
        config: {
            doomsDay: "2019-07-22 24:00:00", // YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS, Do not alter the time, just the date
            toWhat: "Leaving for the USA!",
            // See 'Configuration options' for more information.

    If it continues to give you trouble, you could try which does basically the same thing, with a few more options, as well as a working countdown timer.

  • Thanks guys, very weird. The config is exactly as you have copied straight from github. I’ll give Event Horizon a shot.

  • hi all
    is there way how to countdown to repeating annivesary? smthg like

    config: {
            doomsDay: "XXXX-12-24 24:00:00", // YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS, Do not alter the time, just the date
            toWhat: "X-MASS",
            // See 'Configuration options' for more information.

    ? for x-mass (for kids), marriage anniversary, yearly TAX payment…


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    @zdenek Even though I think it’s possible with a few changes to the code, I don’t think this would fit the scope of this module, which is to manually set a countdown to one specific event (noteven a few, right?) but not for a whole list of calendar dates.

    Even if the code ignores the year and just always shows the next event, does it make sense to have it display “364 days left” right the next day?

    Anyway, if you want to do that, I’d suggest adding:

        doomsDay: "2018-12-24 24:00:00",
        yearlyEvent: true,
        toWhat: "X-Mass"

    The most simple simple change to the code would be to add this at line 48:

    if (this.config.yearlyEvent && daysLeft < = 0) {
        var diff = now.getFullYear() - doomsday.getFullYear();
        // update doomsday:
        doomsDay.setFullYear(d.getFullYear() + diff);
        // calculate again:
        timeparser = Date.parse(doomsDay) - Date.parse(now);
        daysLeft = Math.floor(timeparser/(1000*60*60*24));

    (remove the space between “< =” … )
    I didn’t test this, though, (and I don’t recommend it).