With MM2 as the backbone … Here it is!
Thanks to strawberry 3.141 for the touch alarm clock it’s working and it’s a pretty powerful little clock!
Today I started building my ‘command center’ that will be in my kitchen. It will be a mirror but also the focal point of the house.
I’m using a mini-itx motherboard, intel cpu and 8 gig of ram running with an SSD drive…
Software installed is:
Voice Control by @strawberry-3-141
and default modules [minus - compliments and newsfeed]
The voice software is VERY responsive and I’m VERY happy with it!! Excellent job by Strawberry…
Future plans are:
Bluetooth door lock control
100% touch screen [have to order ir frame] —***!!!DONE!!! as of 3/10/2017***
So far it’s being tested and it sits on my counter running… or ‘burn in’ as us old computer guys used to call it LOL
I’ll keep you posted as it develops. This is a big project and my hope is to have more voice controlled modules on it
So currently I am running MM2 on my bedroom touch alarm clock and I have a MM in my bathroom… so eventually my house will be totally within reach from just about any room or phone!
This is a module that shows Christmas lights on your MM
Pretty much just getting the bugs out now I’ll repost when it’s ready but in case anyone is interested…
Simple clock with date and your current weather condition.
You can show seconds or not. Weather is a config option [your city name] is all that’s needed.
Color changes to the clock, the day/year and weather will be done via the config file.
How to help a developer help you.
Making a MagicMirror2 is both fun and educational.
There are many different mirrors….everyone’s is different, unique. That’s not a bad thing but when it comes to helping you figure out an issue it can become very cloudy at best.
So here’s some basic information that will help you.
What did you change?
IF you totally destroy something not to worry simply delete the module and start over. It’s already in your config……so after you delete it you can do another ‘git clone’ and start over. Easy.
SO there you are……
If you’re having issues, ask. If you’re changing files and breaking things, stop. Yes it’s fun to ‘play’ and try new things but I suggest you use a ‘dev machine’ for that and not your main mirror.
The MOST important thing you can do for yourself is read…use the search feature on the forum because more than likely there is already a topic that’s been solved for the issue you are having. What doesn’t help is when people keep creating new topics when there are already a few of the same runs already going. A little reading can save you HOURS of frustration.
YES the developer created a README.MD file with the module…take your time and read it!!!
I really just feel compelled to say a HUGE Thanks to @strawberry-3-141 for his infinite patience with me and helping me to pick up js…
With that being said I’d also like to Thank all the developers for taking their time to help, to teach, to offer such a great opportunity, yes opportunity, for others to be able to have a great product built to their liking in their homes!!
NONE of this is possible without all you guys.
I know myself I get frustrated but it’s with myself and lack of understanding… I push myself hard to learn things because hey life is all about learning [I’m a teacher by education]. Currently I am a contractor and own my own business… I build things, I fix things… that I understand and can do easily like so many of you can just program a small module so easily. You guys are truly amazing.
Short story: I’m making a current movies in the US module … I spent two days racking my brain because as my program parsed through the json file it would error on every other one… I tried to find some exotic fix and strawberry walks up to it… changes one line and BAM just like that LOL
I had to chuckle as I’m sure he did too… “eh rookies”…
SO for all the people coming here asking for help or trying to learn we all say Thank you!!!
I am using an RPi3 for my bathroom but the 32" inch mirror I"m using a mini itx board with intel chip 8 gig of ram and 120G SSD.
It has the wireless mini card and the video is amazing. I realize the mirror was built based on the RPi but using a real board gives it that much more power.
So things like @strawberry-3-141 voice module is REALLY fast and responsive. I’m also using an IR touch frame that responds quite well with no additional drivers needed.
Love the RPi but it just wasn’t giving me what I wanted and wanted to be able to do with this project so I opted for more power…