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Alexa face



  • Hello guys,
    I was thinking it will be cool as I have also Alexa running in the background, when you call her and she start speaking that a face will appear in the mirror center module and move lips when she speaks. When she is done her face will vanish and come back on wake word and again move lips as she speaks. Or maybe there is already something like this?


  • Moderator

    Displaying a face shouldn’t be hard, but could be a performance issue on the raspberry. The bigger issue is the moving lips.
    You don’t want her to simply open and close her mouth as that looks totally like an idiot. But your raspberry does not have enough power to recognize the vowels (a, e, i, o, u, s, …) and have the face act accordingly.

    During my studies I developed a software for a company doing live 3D animation presentations which detects vowels from microphone and it took a fair amount of processing speed to accomplish this in real time.
    Maybe you just want to add a nice face which pretends looking at you, like the guys at HackerHouse did:

    https://github.com/HackerHouseYT/AI-Smart-Mirror/blob/master/magic_mirror/aiclient/face.gif


  • Module Developer

    @yawns said in Alexa face:

    Maybe you just want to add a nice face which pretends looking at you, like the guys at HackerHouse did:

    I just had to try. 🙂

    https://youtu.be/ZLN-nAiNmyY



  • I guess if she would mimic speaking wile Alexa voice is running it will be cool . And it would be nice to appear this face only when she hears the wake word.