Anyone know of Build-A-Bear? It's a store where your kids make their own stuffed animal. Kids can also record a message on a small speaker and have it be inside the stuffed animal - so when they press it, the message plays. My kid has this. I want to make it "smart". I don't care for eye movements or mouth movements. Here's what I've tried so far:
1.) Shove an echo dot inside the Stuffed Animal (SA). Apply skills and ITTTT (specifically relaying the command to my phone in a voice to text, and then providing a respond in a text to speech or just fulfill that request. i.e, turning on night light). and booyah! As you can guess, for me it didn't cut it, because the SA can't be plugged in all the time.
2. Well what about putting a smart button in the SA and then just have the echo dot in the room.. the only smart buttons I'm aware of are the samsung ones, and they require a smartthings hub.
(Okay now here's ideas where instead of the Echo doing the talking, I'm doing the talking/fulfillment of requests.
3. Well what about using a smart walkie talkie - like the brand Relay? Close, but the battery only lasts about 8 hours. I dont want to have to open it up (unstich and restich) every day.
4. Put a smart doorbell inside.. close, but no cigar. I looked into the Arlo audio doorbell, but I need the Arlo hub. Great idea though.
5. What about the Blink XT2 - battery lasts 2 years and it's a 2 way speaker with camera.. CLOSER... but no cigar, it doesn't have that doorbell button trigger... meaning the audio is going to be on 24/7... i dont want to hear everything.
Basically I just want a way where I can, or have alexa can, communicate through a stuffed animal to my daughter.. for example, when those "i'm scared of the dark" moments