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Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Ceiling Mount

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  Alexa, play my playlist... My goal has been to have music easily accessible while hanging out on my front patio. I'm aware of all kinds of stereo's, Bluetooth speakers/devices that could accomplish this, but I wanted something that wasn't tied to my smartphone, as well as something that wouldn't involve a major renovation (my front wall is brick). Now before people start to comment that I could have run stereo speakers in the soffit and into my house, that was already more work than I had planned as the soffit doesn't seem to be removable without using destructive force (I'm not sure how it was installed). I also wanted something that would be relatively permanent, in that I didn't want to have to charge something, or turn it on and off.  My solution was an echo dot mounted to the soffit, where my echo dot would be sheltered from the elements and provide music upon verbal command. So I turned to the world wide web for solutions, and there are a few great i

2005 Yamaha BWS: Strip Down

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Just a little update on the Bug-eye's current state and condition. It's sitting in the garage being slowly disassembled. Most of the rear end has been removed, beginning with the seat, fairings, tail light, turn signals, wheel, and engine.   I ran into issues removing the front fairings which I will document in an upcoming post. Until then I hope these pictures will tie all of you over until then.

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