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Looking for advice on how to start my project

  • For the last 6 months I have been thinking of a reason to build a MM and I finally found it. Like so many other successful ventures I wanted to combine two of my passions. In this case those passions are tech and exercise.

    I would like to build a mirror that tracked my exercises via voice input. Ideally I would like to be able to say “start workout x” and have the list of exerces/metrics come up on the screen. I would then tick them off one by one with voice commands. This would obviously be profile-driven, ideally using a database.

    In the last few weeks I have gained a fair amount of knowledge in Amazon developer tools and I would like to stay on that trajectory. I am looking for a place to jump in - any advice that you could provide would be GREATLY appreciated. I am first an foremost trying to find the framework that suits my needs. Is MM2 that framework? Something else? I look forward to being an active member of the community in the future.


    • Voice-activated commands (presumeably via stand-alone alexa device)

    • The ability to refresh / build the screen via voice commands. I’ve seen this done in a few places so I know it is possible

    • Database capabilities. Once again, I want this to be profile driven without having to update code


    • The ability to have Alexa turn my tv on/off. I haven’t purchased a monitor yet, nor have I spent much time researching this one.

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