Posts made by maxbachmann
RE: Extreme Update to Magic Mirror (32" Frame, Vertical)
lmao someone here had to much time
RE: Configure wi-fi within Magic Mirror OS (with touch)
I understand what you mean. Although I am not quite sure why a program that asks for Wifi name and password should be easier to handle for the average joe then clicking the wifi button on a OS and typing in the password which is a lot close to what they are know from their Windows system and do not have to understand another UI they need only for the first Setup.
Well however when you really want to do this for the average joe so he has absolutely NOTHING to do with anything but their favourite spysystem windows I would write a windows tool for it. Either one doing it over SSH (which I do not really like because the average joe will just leave SSH open with standard key and you have to explain them what the heck is SSH and how to activate it) or just let the user plugin their SD card which they have to do anyways when installing Linux and let the program edit the file including all Wifi logins. For the rest of MM2 you could do a preset Image of debian that already has MM2 setup (maybe create a auto update tool for debian that just checks for OS and MM2 updates once a day
RE: Touch foil question
yes side of the frame works. just needs to be possible to move the finger into the Infrared light grid it creates
However when you really want a photobooth with basically only the feature make a photo a small gesture sensor or a distance sensor (depending on how you want to trigger) would be a lot cheaper since touch foils are damn expensive in that size (never used one with a mirror but some producers state that some touch foils work with their mirror). And even a IR Frame will probably cost at least around 100$ I guess. Although I am no big fan of the touch + mirror combo anyways because you have fingerprints all over the mirror ^^ which you do not have with gesture control (maybe voice control would be cool aswell )
Well but back to your question I never used a IR Frame so far but in general mapping should be quite possible. But you need to check what options are out there for your distro. It appears to be pretty common that you need to map for example with multiple monitors since linux often sees them as one so mapping needs to be done here aswell.
Just search for touchscreen calibration and you should find explanations
RE: MMM-Voice using Google Voice Kit HAT
@shounak78_mm no problem I use them quite a lot and am really happy with all my respeaker mic arrays so far. All worked pretty awesome. Obviously there are differences, but for a basic speech recognition I even know a ton of people that just use the 2 mic hat from respeaker and are happy with it
I myself started with a respeaker 4 mic array for the pi and now use the mic array v2 for it’s onboard speech processing. I can use it in my living room with radio on (not playing over the array) and it still removes pretty much all background music
For my other rooms where I do not play radio that much I will probably just put a pi zero with a 2 mic hat or a 4mic array that streams that only does the hotword detection and then streams the audio to a main device which does the rest of the speech recognition work.
RE: Echo dot and magicmirror
@chassain-0 true some sites don’t work (forgot the reason someone explained it to me a while back xD). But it’s definetly not just youtube working
I don’t know how to set the start size and hide the browser stuff. maybe someone else here knows
RE: MMM-Voice using Google Voice Kit HAT
I own the 4 mic array and it works absolutely fine and the usb mic I use is the respeaker
mic array v2 (it’s totally awesome but pretty expensive for 70$ when you do not need all the features). (the 4 mic requires a driver to run which is explained on their wiki. I guess with the google kit it works similar.)
and @Sean I use the 4 mic array and I know a couple of people using the respeaker 2 mic hat which are all that close to pi. Maybe there are problems when running it at full load permanently, but at least for me thats no usual scenario