Using Volumio as an alarm clock ?

Hi there,
I’m kinda new to Volumio, and I’d like to use it as a bedside alarm clock (I embedded a speaker in my nightstand and plugged it to a Raspberry Pi 2). There seems to be a few features I’m missing out of the box, and I’d like to know if I’m missing something of if there are some plug-ins that would allow me to do the following :

  • Progressively decrease the volume when using a sleep timer (ie: set the timer to 30 minutes, and after 20 minutes it starts decreasing the volume untill it reaches 0).
  • Select the volume of the alarm
  • Gradually increase the volume of the alarm untill it reaches the selected volume
  • Pick a song at random from a playlist for the alarm (I think by default it always starts with the first song of the playlist)
  • Select the days for each alarm
  • Connect a “snooze” button to one of the GPIOs (if I push it, it stops playback and reprogram the alarm for x minutes later)

Thanks for your help !

I recommend you to take a look to this post:

For your needs you should use CRON - Unix scheduler deamon and use the REST API commands -(

There is my example of CRON scheduler for start and stop Radio playlist in Volumio

[code]#Start Radio playlist (CRO) every work day at 6:00
0 6 * * 1-5 curl “volumio.local:3000/api/v1/commands/?cmd=playplaylist&name=CRo”

#Stop playing at 7:00 every work day
0 7 * * 1-5 curl “volumio.local:3000/api/v1/commands/?cmd=stop”[/code]

For last need snooze button - try to search with google with phrase “GPIO programming”