A python script that controls the display on a Raspberry Pi based on motion detection by a PIR sensor and a given countdown time.
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MagicMirror Display Controller

A small python script that controls the display of a MagicMirror independent from the MagicMirror application. It turns off the display when a given amount of time has elapsed after the last motion has been recognized.

Basically it can control any display connected to a Raspberry Pi which has Raspbian installed.

I added a systemd service file to use it as systemd service and start it at boot time.

Installation

Clone the repository to wherever you want:

git clone https://github.com/deg0nz/MagicMirror-Display-Controller

If you want it started as a systemd service, you have to copy the .service file to /lib/systemd/system and reload the systemd daemons.

Here's an example of the commands needed:

cp ./pir_sensor.service /lib/systemd/system
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable pir_sensor.service
sudo systemctl start pir_sensor.service

You have to change line 7 to the location of the pir.py file like this:

ExecStart=/usr/bin/python /path/to/your/pir.py

Line 7 defaults to /home/pi/pir.py. So if you put the pir.py there, you doun't have to change anything.

Configuration

You can configure the amount of the countdown time via the timeUntilDisplayOff variable. The value is given in seconds.

The pin variable should be set to the connected data pin of the PIR sensor. Default is 14.

License

The MIT License (MIT)
Copyright (c) 2016 Benjamin Gericke

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.