Hey there Anon.
>How would one go about merging these two designs?
>I really would like a clean installation like the first one
>but I really like the microphones in the ears and more accurate sound coming from the mouth instead of the top of the skull in the second one
Well, I'd say you probably should start with an original design of your own, and then use these two references as inspirations. So for example, make some drawings first, then try out different ideas. Remember, the concept stage (ie, the one you're at now) is always
the cheapest and best place to make design changes. Start now thinking through all the things you'd like to have in a robowaifu, then begin to sketch those out. Not only are sketches the best way for others (ie, us here on /robowaifu/) to understand what you're going for better, they are also a great way for you to get your own thoughts together for an idea.
>Plus I want to incorpaterate a rasperry pi 4 and this python library [for chat]
Good choice. The Pi4 should have enough power to run the software. We have a text-to-speech thread here, so that might give you some ideas about adding an actual voice to her, otherwise you'll need to type in responses on a computer.
>but I gotta start somehow.
Quite true, we all start somewhere. Always better sooner rather than later right? :^)
>And I don't mind cutting out more holes for charging cables.
>I also found some tutorials on how to make speaker amplifiers so I would be able to direct the speaker to her mouth better.
Yes, you'll need some basic tools like a drill and jigsaw or something. For the shells, one guy seems to be using a molded plastic, and the other seems to be using fiberglass layup. You'll need a basic approach to creating the shell. I think we have a plastics fabrication thread here somewhere. Can you sculpt? That can make the process go better if you can.
>If it's not obivious, I am new to this and just trying to learn by doing.
Welcome to /robowaifu/ Anon. Hey we've all been there, you'll get it, just don't stop and be patient with yourself. This takes time.