Amazon publishes manual to use Alexa data service with Raspberry Pi

Mar

26

2016

Amazon has a manual published on GitHub under which users can build their own version of the Echo device that uses the Alexa-speech service. The base is formed by a raspberry Pi.

It is not the intention of the user manual for a full-fledged Echo to build it, but in order to make a system that can use the Alexa-service. Thus, the Raspberry Pi version does not provide the ability to constantly listen to any commands. But for users who prefer to have no permanent surveillance tool in this house may provide a solution. These self-built variant can namely be neatly after pressing a button on a response provided to questions about the weather and can play music on command.

The manual is very detailed and will therefore have to be followed by the less user input. According Amazon is no more than a basic understanding of programming and knowledge of the shell. The necessary hardware is scraping the average mortal still together. So there need only be a Raspberry Pi 2b dusted, along with a power supply, an SD card, an Ethernet cable, a screen, a USB microphone and a USB keyboard and mouse. Looks like we need a speaker, which is just not mentioned by the necessities.

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Ultimately, it is the intention to configure a working Node.js-server in conjunction with a Java client. For this you must first install the necessary software, such as Grater Bian operating system and other dependencies. Then the user must still register register for use of the Alexa service and a number of certificates. It takes no more long and the Raspberry Pi can using Alexa answer questions about sports, weather, movie, music and much more . That will be in English only.

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