@sdetweil Yeah the Pi-Top is pretty neat! It’s a bit cheaper to make your own enclosure and add your own screen/power button, but not by much… It really depends on how much time you want to spend on those parts.
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RE: My 2-hour Google Home-enabled Magic Mirror (full guide)
My 2-hour Google Home-enabled Magic Mirror (full guide)
I built a few magic mirrors in the past (and posted them here). This time I wanted to build one that’s a bit more accessible. In other words, I wanted to create a step-by-step guide that anybody could use to build their own magic mirror without the need for special tools or skills (such as woodworking, soldering, etc.)
I was able to accomplish this goal using the Pi-Top CEED and the Google AIY Voice Kit. And, of course, I wanted to include some sort of voice assistant. I have a lot of experience with the Raspberry Pi and Alexa (I made this creepy Furby, if you’ve seen it around). This time I wanted to learn how to run Google Assistant on a Pi. Setting up Google’s voice assistant was night-and-day simpler than integrating Amazon’s.
Anyways, here’s the full link to my Google Home Magic Mirror guide. There’s also a demonstration video in there.
Let me know what you think!
RE: My voice-controlled magic mirror (voice powered by Jasper)
Awesome!! I’ll check it out.
My voice-controlled magic mirror (voice powered by Jasper)
I had no idea this forum existed until I was perusing the GitHub repo. Super stoked for this forum and the incoming modules system.
Anyways, I made a voice-controlled magic mirror that uses Jasper – Jasper is pretty awesome but definitely a pain to get running correctly (big differences between versions of Raspbian and the Pi itself). Anyways, here is my full project writeup: https://howchoo.com/project/mzu3ndm2otu/building-a-voice-controlled-smart-mirror-with-raspberry-pi-and-jasper
I’m pretty excited for some kind of separate voice control module possibly (not sure if this is in the works yet) to avoid needing Jasper altogether.
Anyways, let me know what you think! I tried to make the guide as thorough as possible so that the most people possible could understand it and hopefully get involved.