Amazon has made an official guide of making your own Alexa device with a Raspberry Pi

Follow Amazon’s Official Guide for Building Your Own Alexa Device with a Raspberry Pi

If you ever wanted to make your own Alexa device, the only thing that you will require is a Raspberry Pi, and the rest is going to be handled by Amazon. That is correct, the leading e-commerce giant has made its own guide on how you can make your own device through a Raspberry Pi. You will be using the Node.js server to get a Login with Amazon authorization code by visiting a website using your computer’s web browser.

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The guide is very detailed and provides a step-by-step instruction for obtaining the sample code, the dependencies, and the hardware you need to get the reference implementation running on your Pi. Given below is the hardware that you will require in order to build your own Alexa device.

• Raspberry Pi 2 (Model B)
• MicroUSB power cable for Raspberry Pi (normally, it is included with Raspberry Pi)
• MicroSD Card
• An Ethernet cable
• USB 2.0 Mini microphone
• A USB Keyboard
• A USB Mouse
• An external HDMI Monitor
• Wi-Fi Wireless Adapter

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Additionally, you will also need to display basic knowledge surrounding programming if you are to succeed in making this DIY project. All detailed instructions have been given at GitHub, so if you are ever interested in making your own Alexa device, Amazon is definitely here to give you a helping hand.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Stupid article, no information. redundant use of ethernet and WiFi in the required list, which just happens to be a cut-n-paste of the Pi info. just what does a login to Amazon do and does it cost? how does this work? what does it do I can’t live without? simply stating you need a pi and then Amazon does the rest. the guide is complicated, did YOU do it? give a synopsis of the process.
    totally lacking in info, just “there’s this thing out there you can do, if you do this stuff, go here to see the stuff to do”

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