Started playing with Pi a couple years ago. Never got it to do what I wanted back then, so about 8 months ago I started thinking of using it for my Christmas light show. So I installed a music player and put 5 christmas songs on it. Worked pretty good. Never had to restart it. Just turn on the lights at night away they went.
Then started thinking, what do I do with it after Christmas, So found a project called Magic Mirror and thought that was pretty cool. Bought a monitor, keyboard, wifi dongle, SD card, Mic, speakers, a few cables, and away went the project. Now it is hanging in my dining room and displaying weather, a calender, and news. Also has Alexa onboard and would like to add some automated house features soon.