Clean Dashboard for Pi-Hole
Minimal and clean dashboard to visualize some stats of Pi-Hole with an E-Ink display attached to your Raspberry Pi.
This is very useful if you keep a Pi Zero with Pi-Hole connected to your router and you want a clean dashboard to monitor its status. Additionally, I do not use static IP so if this ever change, I have an easy way to get the real time IP of the Raspberry.
- Raspberry Pi Zero WH (You can also solder the headers by yourself)
- 2.13 inch E-Ink display HAT for Raspberry Pi
- Pi-Hole (I have v5.2.4 at the moment)
The tool should run out of the box with standard installation of Pi-Hole. If you have a different setup probably the scripts should be adapted too.
If your instance of Pi-Hole is running on a different port than 80, you should change it inside
The IP address is shown considering the
wlan0 interface, you can change this value from
WaveShare e-Paper dependency
Making the E-Ink display work is not fully covered here, as it depends mostly on the display you use. As said before, I have the WaveShare's 2.13 inch E-Ink display, that has a nice detailed Wiki here: https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/2.13inch_e-Paper_HAT.
You can find on the above link the list of required dependencies for Python and how to run and test the provided examples.
Just for reference, this is the list of dependencies that should be installed on a Raspberry Pi Zero to configure the display I have:
sudo apt-get install python3-pip python3-pil python3-numpy sudo pip3 install RPi.GPIO sudo pip3 install spidev
In order to use the 2.13 inch E-Ink display with Python, you also need to get and build their
git clone https://github.com/waveshare/e-Paper.git cd e-Paper/RaspberryPi_JetsonNano/python/ sudo python3 setup.py install
You can check if the display is working by running the test example:
cd e-Paper/RaspberryPi_JetsonNano/python/ sudo python3 examples/epd_2in13_V2_test.py
Remember that you need root access to control the display, so be sure to run the python example as root.
You also need to enable the SPI interface, otherwise the display connection will not work.
The example will print several geometric objects on the screen if everything is working as expected, followed by a simple clock program that updates every second.
If the example does not work, do not proceed further with the installation as this probably will not work either.
The installation requires to have already a Raspberry with Pi-Hole installed and correctly running, if you have problem installing Pi-Hole check their README.
Ensure that you have already this
Pillow dependency installed:
sudo apt install libopenjp2-7
sudo pip3 install pihole-dashboard
git clone https://github.com/santoru/pihole-dashboard cd pihole-dashboard sudo pip3 install .
Once installed, reboot the Raspberry Pi. The dashboard should appear few minutes after the reboot.
You can remove the tool anytime by running
sudo pip uninstall pihole-dashboard
You can also manually remove the cronjob by running
sudo rm /etc/cron.d/pihole-dashboard-cron
How it works
The tool will install a Cron Job on the Raspberry Pi that will check the status of Pi-Hole every minute. If there's an update to display, the screen will refresh and update its content.
If the dashboard is not displaying, you can check if the script return an error by running
If everything is working as expected, nothing will be printed out.
If you still have errors, please open an issue.