How to start?
I’m a student and I want to develop the software for a smart mirror on my own for a project. I have looked through different open source projects, but I like the architecture of this one the most - it’s amazing, really!
I’ve read so many tutorials about the different libraries that are used and I tried to write the code, but I always mess it up. I don’t understand how to start the whole project - what should I do first? Then, how do I continue? What is the best approach?
Thank you in advance!
If you want to develop some modules you should check out the development guide here https://github.com/fewieden/MagicMirror/tree/master/modules
I would get the basic MM software up and running, then configure it to what you want to see, then maybe create your own module.
However, creating the whole system from 0 seems difficult
@antonia If you want it to work similar to MagicMirror then you will build a web page.
There you will render the modules.
To update the modules you can ask the server for updates (ajax, long-polling) or you use websockets to get updates on the fly.
On the server you need to get the data for the modules which can be rendered on the webpage.
@strawberry-3.141 thanks! I will follow the steps you suggested. I will try to do it with a simple hello world module and then build up.
@antonia would be interesting to see your progress, will you publish it to github?
@strawberry-3.141 I guess, depends on my progress I will keep you posted!
@antonia thats what git is for a version control system for all changes