The Mystic Mirror: An Alexa-powered Magic Mirror
darianbjohnson last edited by darianbjohnson
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.
bartalluyn last edited by
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.
schlachtkreuzer6 last edited by schlachtkreuzer6
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
darianbjohnson last edited by
@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.
bartalluyn last edited by
@darianbjohnson Hi, thanks. I’ll be sure to check that out. Good luck with the new project. Let us know how it goes!
batfastard last edited by
@darianbjohnson just came across this post, and sorry for necromancing, but i am curious if you ever finished that new version that alignes with the official base code?
i just discovered this project and i love the look of the new Magic Mirror 2, but really want the alexa and selfie functionality.
richland007 last edited by
Yes @darianbjohnson i second @batfastard I really want Alexa to hide and show modules and for the life of me i am unable to figure out MMM-MirrorMirrorOnTheWall and its corresponding skill…i have gone midway to it where it hears my requests and it tries to do things but no response on the way back to the mirror. Anyhow this would be interesting too