I think this is it for the next while. I have done some final messing around and think I’ve got a format I like. It’s a 47″ display, so quite large and looks lovely. I’ve added a remote plug control for the Magic Mirror Pi so I can turn off an on easier than just unplugging it.
So, finally [for now], the modules are:
top_left – current date and time.
top_left – current weather followed by weather forecast.
bottom_left – state of lights in the house.
top_right – what music is playing in the house.
top_right aircraft near to the house listed in order of ascending distance with direction [assumes ADS-B transmitter and sending lat/long details].
top_center – Conway’s Game Of Life cellular automata.
center – picture of view of Earth from the sun-side. Animates over a period of a few minutes.
bottom_center – new headlines from chosen sources.
Overall, I’m pleased. The next thing would be to add a rotating module that switches between different views or maybe even a gesture controller so that you could swipe through different screens to see what you want. Whether I will get to these is another matter.