Enabling Motion Detection
WARNING: Only compatible with Raspberry Pi
Do not enable or attempt to install on any thing other than a Smart-Mirror compatible Raspberry Pi Device.
Motion Detection requires Johnny-five.io as well as Raspi-io.
make sure you're within the smart-mirror folder.
from the smart-mirror folder run the following command.
npm install johnny-five && npm install raspi-io
Use the Motion Settings of the ConfigUI to configure and enable the motion detection after installing dependencies.
|Variable||Usage||Data Type||Default Value if not included in config.js|
|pin||Identify GPIO input Pin connected to output pin of the PIR device or other device used to detect motion||string||GPIO26|
|enabled||enable motion detection||boolean||false|
Making it all work
- PIR Device
- (optional!) LED (color of your choice)
- (optional!) Resistor (based on draw of LED)
Wiring Diagram with LED
Wiring Diagram without LED
Motion detection works with AutoTimer Settings. Using Johnny-Five's motion API the PIR device is connected to a PIN on the Raspberry Pi. Suggested PIN is GPIO 26 as illustrated in figure 1 and figure 2 above. When the
motionstart event is triggered the
auto-sleep timer is stopped and will remain stopped until the
motionend event is triggered. When the
motionend event is triggered the
auto-sleep timer is started and set to the
config.autoTimer.autoSleep interval set in configUI.
A live chat to get help and discuss mirror related issues: discord chat. Usually there are a few folks hanging around in the lobby, but if there aren't you are probably better off filing an issue. Please tag @justbill2020 on any motion detection issues.