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MagicMirror²: The open source modular smart mirror platform.

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MagicMirror² is an open source modular smart mirror platform. With a growing list of installable modules, the MagicMirror² allows you to convert your hallway or bathroom mirror into your personal assistant. MagicMirror² is built by the creator of the original MagicMirror with the incredible help of a growing community of contributors.

MagicMirror² focuses on a modular plugin system and uses Electron as an application wrapper. So no more web server or browser installs necessary!

Table Of Contents

Usage

Raspberry Pi Support

Electron, the app wrapper around MagicMirror², only supports the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3. The Raspberry Pi 1 is currently not supported. If you want to run this on a Raspberry Pi 1, use the server only feature and setup a fullscreen browser yourself.

Automatic Installer (Raspberry Pi Only!)

Execute the following command on your Raspberry Pi to install MagicMirror²:

curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/master/installers/raspberry.sh | bash

Manual Installation

  1. Download and install the latest Node.js version.
  2. Clone the repository and check out the beta branch: git clone https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror
  3. Enter the repository: cd ~/MagicMirror
  4. Install and run the app: npm install && npm start

Important: npm start does not work via SSH, use DISPLAY=:0 nohup npm start & instead. This starts the mirror on the remote display.

Server Only

In some cases, you want to start the application without an actual app window. In this case, execute the following command from the MagicMirror folder: node serveronly. This will start the server, after which you can open the application in your browser of choice.

Raspberry Configuration & Auto Start.

The following wiki links are helpful in the configuration of your MagicMirror² operating system:

Updating you MagicMirror²

If you want to update your MagicMirror² to the latest version, use your terminal to go to your Magic Mirror folder and type the following command:

git pull

If you changed nothing more than the config or the modules, this should work without any problems. Type git status to see your changes, if there are any, you can reset them with git reset --hard. After that, git pull should be possible.

Configuration

  1. Duplicate config/config.js.sample to config/config.js.
  2. Modify your required settings.

The following properties can be configured:

Option Description
port The port on which the MagicMirror² server will run on. The default value is 8080.
language The language of the interface. (Note: Not all elements will be localized.) Possible values are en, nl, ru, fr, etc., but the default value is en.
timeFormat The form of time notation that will be used. Possible values are 12 or 24. The default is 24.
units The units that will be used in the default weather modules. Possible values are metric or imperial. The default is metric.
modules An array of active modules. The array must contain objects. See the next table below for more information.

Module configuration:

Option Description
module The name of the module. This can also contain the subfolder. Valid examples include clock, default/calendar and custommodules/mymodule.
position The location of the module in which the module will be loaded. Possible values are top_ bar, top_left, top_center, top_right, upper_third, middle_center, lower_third, bottom_left, bottom_center, bottom_right, bottom_bar, fullscreen_above, and fullscreen_below. This field is optional but most modules require this field to set. Check the documentation of the module for more information. Multiple modules with the same position will be ordered based on the order in the configuration file.
classes Additional classes which are passed to the module. The field is optional.
header To display a header text above the module, add the header property. This field is optional.
config An object with the module configuration properties. Check the documentation of the module for more information. This field is optional, unless the module requires extra configuration.

Modules

The following modules are installed by default.

For more available modules, check out out the wiki page: MagicMirror² Modules. If you want to build your own modules, check out the MagicMirror² Module Development Documentation and don't forget to add it to the wiki and the forum!

Known issues

  • Electron seems to have some issues on certain Raspberry Pi 2's. See #145.
  • MagicMirror² (Electron) sometimes quits without an error after an extended period of use. See #150.

Community

The community around the MagicMirror² is constantly growing. We even have a forum now where you can share your ideas, ask questions, help others and get inspired by other builders. We would love to see you there!

Contributing Guidelines

Contributions of all kinds are welcome, not only in the form of code but also with regards bug reports and documentation.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Bug Reports: Make sure you're running the latest version. If the issue(s) still persist: please open a clearly documented issue with a clear title.
  • Minor Bug Fixes: Please send a pull request with a clear explanation of the issue or a link to the issue it solves.
  • Major Bug Fixes: please discuss your approach in an GitHub issue before you start to alter a big part of the code.
  • New Features: please please discuss in a GitHub issue before you start to alter a big part of the code. Without discussion upfront, the pull request will not be accepted / merged.

Thanks for your help in making MagicMirror² better!