Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…

 |  |  |  |  |  |  March 4, 2016


Amazon has just released two variants of the Echo, a personal assistant and Bluetooth speaker. Both these variants – the Tap and the Echo Dot – are significantly cheaper than the $180 (USD) Echo. But makers can save even more money by tapping into Amazon’s Alexa voice service using a single board computer.

diy_amazon_echo_by_sam_machin_and_novaspirit_tech_1

This DIY solution is possible because Amazon allows registered developers to access its Alexa for free. Sam Machin wrote programs that let you use the C.H.I.P. or the Raspberry Pi as Alexa clients. You’ll also need a speaker, a microphone and a push button. Here’s Sam demonstrating his C.H.I.P. Echo:

And here’s a detailed tutorial for the software setup courtesy of Novaspirit Tech:

You can download Sam Machin’s code on his GitHub page. Novaspirit Tech also posted their fork of Sam’s Raspberry Pi code on their GitHub page.

[via Lifehacker]



NERF LMTD Halo Needler

NERF LMTD Halo Needler

Hyperkin Duke 20th Anniversary Controllers

Hyperkin Duke 20th Anniversary Controllers

Hydraulic Press vs. Tools

Hydraulic Press vs. Tools

2023 Ford Ranger Caught Wearing Camo

2023 Ford Ranger Caught Wearing Camo

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 V8 Redline Revealed

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 V8 Redline Revealed

Bugatti Centodieci Survives Hot Weather Testing in the Arizona Desert

Bugatti Centodieci Survives Hot Weather Testing in the Arizona Desert

Advertisement