Which Alexa module is better, Awesome Alexa or Mirror Mirror on the Wall
@sdetweil so you’re saying i’m not gonna be able to use any of alexa modules ??
@cq0q what I said was, of the alexa modules for MagicMirror that WERE published, none of them are working completely… and no one has elected to take over the modules (this is all volunteer )
@bugsounet says he has one for MagicMirror, but I haven’t seen it.
I have developed one for a different platform, but it also doesn’t support interacting with the local system.
as the current Amazon api is all in audio files, not text.
I took a spare Echo Dot I had laying around, mounted it on the back of my mirror and plugged it into the USB port of the RPi for power supply. That is the easiest way to go:
- Simple module setup and configuration
- no hassle with microphones and speakers
- Setup scenes and similar in the Alexa app to e.g. switch pages on the mirror
@fozi I also use Alexa control. I added the naming capability a year or so ago, as I have 5 different mirrors to control.
easy. alexa turns off my lights at bedtime, and dims all the mirrors
@sdetweil how you did that ? And can i do on for example Google Assistant module ?
@cq0q did what? use alexaControl?
u can attach notifications when the power on or off request comes from Alexa.
Alexa control makes virtual WeMo outlets.
don’t think it can be done for GH devices. they demand account linkage, but no account for these virtual devices.
very cool implementation
it uses real Amazon echo device