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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

Do you have all these components, as well as the drive to sit down and build a voice recognition project. Then hit this link to get the full step-by-step guide on building a homemade Alexa.

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

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