The goal of this project is to reverse engineer the Alexa dash wand.
In normal use, the Dash Wand starts recording on button press (no wake word), and then sends the audio to amazon's server, which returns Alexa's response to the user's query. Also, the Dash Wand can be used as a barcode scanner, though this is limited, as it only adds things to your Amazon shopping cart.
There have been a few attempts to hack the wand to use it for alternative uses, but nothing really succeeded.
What I will attempt to do is dump the firmware, and search for an opening that way. This does not seem like it was done yet.