Amit Jotwani, senior evangelist for Alexa at Amazon has put together a how-to on building a Raspberry Pi voice assistant. Alexa is Amazon’s super popular voice assistant.

The guide by Amit demonstrates how to use a Java client and Node.js server running on a Raspberry Pi to access the Alexa Voice Service.

What do you need?

  1. Raspberry Pi 2 (Model B)
  2. Micro-USB power cable
  3. Micro SD card
  4. Ethernet Cable
  5. USB 2.0 Mini microphone
  6. USB keyboard and mouse
  7. External HDMI monitor
  8. WiFi wireless adapter

There’s also a video published earlier in January of 2016, which also discusses building a Raspberry-Pi powered Echo.


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