This guide will show you how to build and setup your very own fully functional Raspberry Pi Alexa device that will respond to your voice commands just like Amazon Echo.
This tutorial will basically show you how to utilize Alexa on your Raspberry Pi to build your own Amazon Echo. This Raspberry Pi Amazon Echo utilizes Alexa so that it comes with all the other bells and whistles of Amazon’s Echo’s major functionality minus the music services like Spotify
That meaning you have access to Alexa, Amazon’s own virtual assistant, something that is much like Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri and Google Now. This gives you the ability to do numerous different things such as unit conversions and checking sports scores.
All you need to build your own Amazon Echo is a Raspberry Pi with a USB Microphone, Speakers and also an Amazon Developer account so we can setup Alexa for our Raspberry Pi.
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