March 29, 2016

Raspberry Pi: Amazon Releases Recipe for Baking a Low-Cost Alexa Voice Assistant

alexa-on-raspberry-piAlexa is mostly restricted to the US, but Amazon has posted a step-by-step guide on how to build your own companion anywhere in the world.

Amazon has released a step-by-step guide on how to turn the $35 Raspberry Pi into a voice-controlled assistant. The instructions demonstrate how to set up the single board computer to use Amazon's Alexa Voice Service to create a low-cost alternative to the Echo, Amazon's $180 smart speaker.

Like other online assistants, Amazon's Alexa responds to voice commands and can set reminders, play music and answer simple questions.

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