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. Personally, I use MagicMirror on my NAS to show me the upcoming holidays, and as a personalized RSS feed from a favorite website, as well as for the calendar with the date and time. MagicMirror can be used as a screensaver using the F11 key on your keyboard.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Install Text Editor via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it magicmirror. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Inside the magicmirror folder create 3 new folders and name it config, modules, customcss. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.
Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in “Install MagicMirror“. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name magic_mirror \ -p 8036:8080 \ -v /volume1/docker/magicmirror/config:/opt/magic_mirror/config \ -v /volume1/docker/magicmirror/modules:/opt/magic_mirror/modules \ -v /volume1/docker/magicmirror/customcss:/opt/magic_mirror/css/custom.css \ --restart always \ bastilimbach/docker-magicmirror
After you click OK on STEP 7 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 8, select your “Install MagicMirror” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install MagicMirror – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8036
Click F11 on your Keyboard to use this docker container as screensaver.
Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: You can go to File Station / Docker / magicmirror / config / then double click on the config.js file and edit as per your preference. For example you can set different calendar holiday, different rss feed, setting up weather etc.
Note: Find out how to update magicmirror container with the latest image.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
This post was updated on Thursday / October 21st, 2021 at 8:59 PM