Does a hardware on/off button conflict with the mirror software?
I’m still in the process of gathering all components voor my mirror and reading up on it.
And I run into a small thing: I’d like to shutdown my Raspberry Pi 3B+ when I go to bed.
So I’d like to add a fysical button like discribed here: howchoo
And I’d like to use this button for that.
But I’d like to know if this works with the MagicMirror software?
On a windows pc this would work (the “sleep-mode”) but I haven’t got that much experience with a Pi to know it would work.
So that’s why I’m asking it here.
It should work without problem with any raspberry with raspbian installed, and MagicMirror works on raspbian ;). The important thing is to connect the button in the apropiate GPIO pins and then the scripts point to that pins. I think the tutorial of the link it should work. Follow instructions on that tutorial.
Make sure the button is a push button instead of a switch.
Thanks for your reply. Best thing is just to test it with a new clean install of resbian I guess.
I also found this post but after I posted my own question.
I find the possibility of using an app to “shut down” the system also great and hope this also works for an Android device.
I’ll just have to use my breadboard and test it out. But I think I’ll order a Pi zero W for that purpose.
If I screw it up it only costed about €10,-