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Working Google-Assistant on Raspbian Buster and 4b



  • Hi All,
    I have a Magic Mirror installation running on the new Rasp4b and Rasbian Buster. I tried getting MMM-AssistantMk2 and MMM-Hotword working using various documents on here, but could not get it to work, so I tried another route -> getting Google Assistant to work on the Raspberry. It works now.

    Is there any way from going from a working google assistant to implement it into the Magic Mirror and can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Best Regards and thanks!
    Milkshake



  • Hello,

    I confirm that MMM-Assistantmk2 works well with raspberry 4 and buster because I run it on a pi 4 B 4GB ram.

    I followed the wiki of Eouia and Bugsounet available on the Next link:

    https://github.com/eouia/MMM-AssistantMk2/wiki/Installation

    the installer is very well designed and easy and greatly facilitates installation compared to the previous version.

    Hope this will help you,

    Regards,



  • @Chris Hey, thanks man! A little bit disheartening after getting it to work on the pi, but I will definitely restore the pi once again and give it a try. Am I right in understanding that you need some software to listen for an activation command, e.i. HotWord? I think I succeeded in installing MMM-AssistantMk2 earlier, but I did not get HotWord to work, after which I gave up.


  • Module Developer

    @MilkShake
    Hotword is just one method to activate amk2. If you prefer, any other methods can be used. - touchscreen button, hw button, sensors like pir, 3d gesture detector, touchscreen gesture, finger snapping, or Any module can emit some notifications of MagicMirror.



  • @Sean said in Working Google-Assistant on Raspbian Buster and 4b:

    @MilkShake
    Hotword is just one method to activate amk2. If you prefer, any other methods can be used. - touchscreen button, hw button, sensors like pir, 3d gesture detector, touchscreen gesture, finger snapping, or Any module can emit some notifications of MagicMirror.

    Yes ok 🙂 I would like to be able to enable the Assistant using voice, so HotWord seems like the way to go. The mirror has a pir sensor also for turning on the screen, built into the side of the frame, so it can be activated by hand movement.

    Since I managed to get the regular assistant working on the PI, I will have a go at Assistant-Mk2 and HotWord tonight. Hopefully it will just install 🙂


  • Module Developer

    @MilkShake : after if you want AMk2 with a built-in activator, you can try AMk2 addons with snowboy

    Personnaly, with my mirror, i use this AMk2 addons: governor, pir, snowboy, screen, briefToday, A2D and internet

    notes:

    • all addons are linked, and it use AMk2 micConfig for snowboy 😉
    • A2D: display your photos, weblink found by your mirror
      (in dev : display youtube video and sync with screen addons, will be released very soon ! )

    Weblink sample:

    Youtube sample:



  • @Bugsounet That seems like a good way to go! I’m mostly just after the voice activation for the Assistant, but I’ll go with anything that works. So would the process be:

    1. Install MMM-AssistantMk2 from https://github.com/eouia/MMM-AssistantMk2/wiki/Installation
    2. Install MMM-AssistantMk2 Plugins embedded with addons.js from https://github.com/bugsounet/addons

    ?

    Thanks for all the help guys!



  • Hi,
    I think I got MMM-AssistantMk2 and Bugsounet’s https://github.com/bugsounet/addons installed successfully! Used the same credentials.json file as I used in the other Assistant setup and tested with node auth_and_test.js.

    It’s can become quite confusing with all these modules and addons. Can anyone elaborate on what is needed configuration wise, to allow for voice activation of AssistantMk2.

    I guess addons need to be activated for Assistant and HotWord needs a configuration of sorts. I will have a look at this later.

    Best
    MilkShake



  • @MilkShake I tried editing my config.js with the following:

                {
                module: "MMM-Hotword",
                position: "top_left",
                config: {
                        recipes: ["with-AMk2v3_smart-mirror.js"],
    
                        }
                },
    
    
                {
                module: "MMM-AssistantMk2",
                position: "top_left",
                config: {
                        assistantConfig: {
                                latitude: 55.749842,
                                longitude: 12.497128,
                        },
                        recipes: [ "with-MMM-Hotword.js" ],
                        addons: true,
                        },
                },
    

    But it crashes my MagicMirror. If I remove “addons: true,” the mirror starts and the two top_left positions are empty.


  • Module Developer

    hi, i have a lot of time … [#StayInHome #COVID19]
    so i can help you to configure from begining

    1. what addons do you want to use ?
    2. AMk2 don’t show icon by default, just because default interface is like Google Nest
      so i will be showing only when activating by hotkey

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