The All Seeing Alexa Eye – Giving an Echo Dot Some Personality
Super cute project from Nick Engmann on Hackster.io. TBH before we even clicked to check out the full WIP we totally thought we had spotted a HalloWing!
Wanted to take advantage of Black Friday/Cyber Monday so I grabbed a few Amazon Echo-Dots to hack on! This is a super simple hack thanks so a lot of the code base from the wonderful folks at Adafruit and it works similarly to Donald Bell’s Billy Bass hack.
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