Check out this awesome project using a Raspberry Pi to create an Amazon Echo. Via Mybroadband:
While my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B made a decent home theatre PC, I wanted to test the capabilities of the hardware by turning the credit card-sized computer into a home assistant.
Luckily, Amazon has made its Alexa Voice Service available to developers to use on multiple devices.
Alexa is an always-on virtual assistant that allows you to access services and applications using voice commands preceded by the word “Alexa”.
Using Alexa on a Raspberry Pi was previously quite impractical, as the platform did not support the wake word.
The wake word is now supported by the device, making the Pi an ideal candidate for a home assistant – due to its open hardware platform and low price.
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
featured adafruit products
Featured Adafruit Product!
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Maker Business — How Authority and Decision-Making Differ Across Cultures
Wearables — Brightness know-how
Electronics — Tactile Confusion?
Biohacking — Eight Health Leaders Explain How The Medical Industry Could Be Changed
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.