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Build a voice-controlled Amazon Echo using a Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

March 31, 2017 Ben

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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.

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