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Use a button to hide or show different modules via a broadcast message
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This is an extension for the MagicMirror. It can monitor a button click and change for example the visibility of some of your modules (at the moment just works with my MMM-Podcast module). Special thanks goes to Paviro as this module is heavily based on his PIR-Sensor module.


  1. Navigate into your MagicMirror's modules folder and execute git clone A new folder will appear navigate into it.
  2. Execute npm install to install the node dependencies.

Using the module

First of all connect a button to your Raspberry PI: How to connect a button.

To use this module, add it to the modules array in the config/config.js file:

modules: [
		module: 'MMM-Button',
		config: {
			// See 'Configuration options' for more information.

Configuration options

The following properties can be configured:

Option Description
buttonPIN The pin your button is connected to.

Possible values: int
Default value: 5
clickDelay The time in miliseconds before another button click is recognized

Possible values: int
Default value: 500
notificationMessage The message broadcasted to other modules

Possible values: string
Default value: BUTTON_PRESSED

Developer Notes

This module broadcasts a BUTTON_PRESSED (as default; specified in the module config) notification with the payload beeing true you can use it to show/hide your module (e.g. MMM-Podcast).


  • onoff (installed via npm install)

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