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Use the voice to select the page but...wich module??



  • Hello everybody,
    in these quarantine days I am trying to tuning my Magic Mirror.
    In particular, I’m trying to understand which module is right for me to control the selection of the pages with the voice.

    I am using the “MMM-Page-Selector” module and would like some advice on the module suitable for me.

    I am a beginner so, after choosing the module, I would also need some advice to implement the notifications.

    Can you help me?

    Thank you all!


  • Module Developer

    @Egnos
    With MMM-Hotword, you can register your own personal voice model, then use it to emit notification for changing page.


  • Project Sponsor

    @Egnos I went the easy route with installing MMM-AlexaControl MMM-AlexaControl and mounting an Echo Dot behind the mirror. The major challange for me was to find a reasonable mic for speech recognition. So I gave it up and took what was already available. For changing the pages I have MMM-Pages installed.



  • Thanks guys for the advises!
    Now I try to study how they work.
    I have two questions:

    • Which microphone did you use (I tried to use a micro microphone but with bad results …).
      I also have a PS3 Eye but I can’t understand how to make it work. Can you help me?

    • I didn’t understand how to inform another module that has to change the page or do anything else…
      For example, the link below:
      Notification
      Where should I add these notifications? In config.js?
      Can you give me an example?

    Thanks for your patience.


  • Project Sponsor

    @Egnos MMM-AlexaControl works fine …👍🏼



  • Is it necessary to have an Amazon “Echo Dot” using the “MMM” module?

    Thanks.



  • @Egnos u need a real echo device… the voice control comes from adding a fake device to the list of devices,
    and then the actions are sent to the module to execute

    the fake device is a wemo electric plug… which only has on or off
    but the module adds multiple ‘plugs’ and gives you control of what happens…

    adds a pm2 device, so you can start/stop mirror using pm2
    adds a restart device, so you can restart (on) the system
    etc…

    you can add additional devices and assign custom scripts as actions



  • Thanks @sdetweil, now i understand how it works.


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