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My mistake, I thought that photo was your project.
Cool. I chose the Echo mainly because they have the rights to use Star Trek sounds etc, and the fact that I can speak to it using the word 'Computer'! The Google Mini should work well though. I'm actually now thinking of placing a small light sensor over the led ring on the Echo and wiring to an Arduino so that when the ring lights up it can switch on a brighter white LED behind the oval light panel. The Echo's ring will still be visible, but if my idea works then the oval should light up better. I know that accurate screen fabric is available on Ebay, postage to Thailand at the moment is unreliable, too many parcels are 'disappearing'.Nice - I'm doing something similar with a Google Mini, and its LED lights will light the intercom's oval light. Accurate screen fabric is available on eBay. I love what you did with the mesh under your desktop and I hope to do something similar if I can produce enough depth behind a panel.
Lol, I had considered that "Dear...", certainly would fit the Alexa voice! By the way, I don't know if you're aware of this, but you can mix devices. I have a Google Home Mini downstairs too, and both it and my Alexa Dot 2 easily control my various smart home switches throughout my home, so there's no issues with mixing brands and devices.That's great how you can activate with "Computer" instead of a cheesy "Hey Google", but we've already been vested in a Google Home for over a year with a Hub unit and several other Minis so it made more sense to just get another Mini instead of starting over with a whole different system (at least for now). Be certain that your control panel finishes each sentence with, "Dear..."