Raspberry PI Digital Display


This repo holds information on how to use Raspberry PI Digital Desplay to convert a TV or Monitor to a simple digital display using Magic-Mirror


This guide assumes that Raspberry PI Zero 2 W is used as it is the most cost-effective option. Cables may be different if a different board is used.


The Raspberry PI needs the following connections to work:

  • Connect to the TV/Monitor via a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable
  • Power via a micro-USB cable and a mobile-phone charger
  • Keyboard via a micro-USB OTG (on-the-go) adapter (only for initial setup)

After powering up and switch the TV/Monitor to the correct input, the followin screen should appear

Initial Configuration

You may follow the “Quick Setup” shown on the TV/Monitor steps of the steps bellow.

WiFi Setup

The following actions are to be taken on the Raspberry PI

  • Open the “Start Menu” menu by pressing the “Windows” button
  • Open the “Terminal” application under the “Accessories” application group
  • Run sudo raspi-config on the terminal to open the raspberry configuration application
  • Select “System Options” and then “Wireless LAN” (use arrow keys and the enter key)
  • Type the WiFi name and then the WiFi Password
  • Select “Finish” (use the tab key)

Shared Folders Setup

The following actions are to be taken on a Windows PC

  • Open “File Explorer”
  • Type \\rpi-dd1\ on the path
  • Enter the provided credentials
  • Folder \\rpi-dd1\dd-config contains the configuration file
  • Folder \\rpi-dd1\dd-gallery\live contains the images that are displayed in the TV/Monitor
  • Folder \\rpi-dd1\dd-gallery can be used to store images


Rasperry PI Digital Display uses MagicMirror and MMM-BackgroundSlideshow both can be configured from the configuration file in the dd-config folder.

Detailed instructions on how to create your own RPI-DD can be found on the project’s repository

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