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Seeking Help on First Build and Alexa



  • Hi everyone,

    I finally got myself working on my new mirror. I have been lurking around the forums and searching the web for ideas around what to implement on my mirror. I saw a neat video on Youtube which showed a guy who integrated Amazon Alexa into his mirror and had blue LED’s flash behind the mirror when Alexa is active. I bought the LED’s and other stuff I think I’ll need. I wanted to know if anyone can advise me around how to start implementing this part of my mirror. What do I need to get Amazon Alexa up and running? How do I connect and enable the LED’s for Alexa? Are there recent tutorials out there which I can refer to? I wanted to ask for some input before I try to re-invent the wheel trying to figure this all out.

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated. I will share my build and plan to make a detailed tutorial to help others out in the future.



  • As a follow up, I noticed that some places have advised to install AlexaPi and MMM-Alexa together. Is this correct? I noticed that there’s also Awesome-Alexa available. Can anyone please shed a little light on what one should do to have a functioning Alexa enabled Magic Mirror? I am aiming for full voice only control. Thanks!



  • I would love to know too - I think the video you are talking about is this one?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa3VVZA0e5Y

    He seems to suggest on his youtube channel he is going to release the software video of how he did it soon - but just like you, I would love to know if anyone else has done/knows how to implement it.



  • @shaunybean said in Seeking Help on First Build and Alexa:

    I would love to know too - I think the video you are talking about is this one?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa3VVZA0e5Y

    He seems to suggest on his youtube channel he is going to release the software video of how he did it soon - but just like you, I would love to know if anyone else has done/knows how to implement it.

    Yes, that’s the video. I think I know what needs to be done and I have most of the parts needed. If / when I get this up and running, I will make the missing how-to video for this project.



  • @StrIIker LOL OK well good luck too you … it is a fun and slightly addictive project 🙂
    Myself and a bunch of other fellows in here have gotten quite further down the road …
    it is very fun and worth it… however there is one catch… we all have the PIRs and the LEDs around the mirror working etc etc… or the Spotify and bunches of other utility modules but one thing we can not seem to figure out is how to get Alexa (which is present and working on the Mirror itself) to control the actual Mirror such as this https://github.com/joanaz/MMM-MirrorMirrorOnTheWall and the actual skill which is this … https://github.com/joanaz/MirrorMirrorOnTheWallSkill
    It is the only way to total control and customization of your Mirror… and the further you dig the more you will end up looking at the above as we all are 🙂
    any how lets keep chatting
    Dee



  • @richland007 said in Seeking Help on First Build and Alexa:

    @StrIIker LOL OK well good luck too you … it is a fun and slightly addictive project 🙂
    Myself and a bunch of other fellows in here have gotten quite further down the road …
    it is very fun and worth it… however there is one catch… we all have the PIRs and the LEDs around the mirror working etc etc… or the Spotify and bunches of other utility modules but one thing we can not seem to figure out is how to get Alexa (which is present and working on the Mirror itself) to control the actual Mirror such as this https://github.com/joanaz/MMM-MirrorMirrorOnTheWall and the actual skill which is this … https://github.com/joanaz/MirrorMirrorOnTheWallSkill
    It is the only way to total control and customization of your Mirror… and the further you dig the more you will end up looking at the above as we all are 🙂
    any how lets keep chatting
    Dee

    Thank you for the words of encouragement. Can I ask you (or anyone else really) which Alexa module setup I should go for? I have seen one suggestion to use AlexaPi and then additionally add MMM-Alexa. I have seen MMM-Awesome-Alexa which I was contemplating trying. Any thoughts on these? I appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Thank you.