The Mystic Mirror: An Alexa-powered Magic Mirror
I used some of the MM2 concepts to build a magic mirror with Alexa (Alexa Voice Service) included. Instead of using the MM2 code, I built an Alexa skill that displays time, weather, quotes, send messages, and take selfies. The full write up can be found on my blog or on my Hackster site.
nice one. very hillarious introduction video
The only thing that would annoy me is the beeping confirmation sound the voice recognition plays on key press and after it completed the command.
That’s a cool mirror project you have going on there.
I’ve been creating the same kind of thing, and I was wondering how you got the communication between Alexa and the mirror going.
I’ve been doing it using a queue in DynamoDB, but you might have had some other Ideas. I quickly checked out your blog, but didn’t find any technical details. Go ahead and check out mine, and let me know if you’re interested in sending me some pointers or code of you alexa skills to help me improve mine.
pretty nice! how did you set up the RSS-Feed module to show pictures and the text? :)
@schlachtkreuzer6 That was posted 5 months ago and never heard from him again… LOL
@schlachtkreuzer6 @cowboysdude I didn’t disappear – I’ve just been heads down on a few projects and my day job. The communication is based on sending messaged via MQTT from my Alexa Skill to the Raspberry Pi. The source code can be found here - https://github.com/darianbjohnson/Mystic_Mirror_Project
Note - I’m actually in the process of building a new version of this mirror that better aligns with the “official” magic mirror code base (though still using Alexa to dynamically show and hide content) Hoping to have it rolled out by mid March.
@darianbjohnson Hi, thanks. I’ll be sure to check that out. Good luck with the new project. Let us know how it goes!