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How did you add your own Icons?

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!


@Tommy … is your accuweather radar a looping gif? I have attempted to use them with SharpTools but after 15min when it comes time to refresh the image it just turns into a blank tile.

example img …

I took a look at the sample URL provided and it looks like Accuweather doesn’t like the URL parameter that gets added for cache busting. I’ve seen at least one other report of this (and I think it was also with Accuweather), so let me see if I can add an option to disable the cache buster on media tiles.

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No worries @josh … the other mention was probably me. I was just wondering how @Tommy is managing his example. I’m guessing he maybe has the browser refresh the whole page periodically. I know Fully Kiosk has an option for this.

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Hey @martybird (great name, Ozarks:-)
It is a live feed. it is awesome bc it is a live radar on the screen with live video of around the house. Here is the link to what i use.

While i do refresh the whole page, that is ONLY bc of tinycam that is needed for the live feeds from Wyzecam running on a FHD10.

Let me know if that helps

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@martybird. BTW. I do not have it refreshing via ST.

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lol, yeah, it is my actual name, imagine my surprise when watching the show … I was all “wait, what??”

Anyway, looks like almost identical images we’re using, just different regions. I had my media set to refresh at 900sec, have adjusted to blank and will let it sit for a while, fingers crossed.

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ok, that does prevent the image from blanking out, but of course, it also prevents the image from being updated. [sigh] … Browser refresh it is after all.

Mine updates. its been running for months and not sure on the frequency of updates but my link is updated many times throughout the day.
As you can see here, its running after noon and it was 930 when i posted earlier.

Ah, but you’re refreshing the page, due to the Wyzecam, right? As a test I opened the image directly, in a new tab, and it didn’t self update over time, had to refresh the tab.

Which is expected behavior IMO, just a pity their servers aren’t compatible with the cache busting technique used here. Hardly seems worth Josh’s time to implement optional cache busting … but admittedly, it could be kinda nice if it worked without having to refresh the entire page. [shrug]

interesting. Never noticed. Mine goes to dakboard after 5 min of no movement. It is usually refreshing when behind bakboard if that helps, i guess its usually updated every 30 min or so on a tablet. But on a PC screen, probably is an issue. .

now you ruined it for me… thought that one thing refreshed lol lol…

Wonder if anyone else’s live radar does it better?

I’m really impressed by the creativity you guys are showing! I wanted to share a cool design that a user shared with me as I thought you guys might like it (and blessed my resharing). I’m really inspired by the cool stuff everyone is putting together!

Running on a Amazon Echo Show:

Running on an iPad wall mounted:

Running on a Fire tablet:

Direct Screenshots:


That is freaking cool!

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Are the tiles black or transparent? If transparent, how? Also, how do you do a background image?

Maybe I’ve missed those in updates the last few months.
Y’all are kicking butt on the platform.

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I’m pretty sure he used black tiles, black background, and a media tile in the middle to give the ‘background’ effect. I love the style though. :grinning:

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Hint hint. Background pic and transparent tiles. :wink:


Very cool. Looks like the media tile is 6 tiles wide, something that other dashboards cannot do, as they are limited to maximum 3.


just started to play with this great tool (thanks!).

I override part of the css with a chrome plugin, and had a little fun.
Thanks again, can’t wait to put that on my wall.