What to do with an old Amazon Echo Dot? Tear it down.

Posted By on December 16, 2022

alexadot_aniWhat “should” a person do when an older piece of tech stops working?

Give up? Buy new?

Well we have an older first generation Amazon Echo Dot continued to be unreliable in maintaining a WiFi connection to our mesh home network. After several restarts over the last couple of months, full reboots and re-setups, I’ve given up. Partially because voice assistants have improved and are all that not that expensive anymore (Amazon, Apple and Google all want customers married into their ecosystems). In our case, I had a spare unused Echo Dot that replaced the one in the iAV2B alarm clock and so curiosity got the best of me and I wanted to see what exactly was inside.


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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