AlexaPi Custom Skills RasPi GPIO Control

This project will be to customize a skill to control the GPIO pins on a raspberry pi with the Alexa system.

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This will be to build an AlexaPi on a raspberry pi 3 as well as install the home assistant application to work in conjunction with Alexa so that I can build custom alexa skills to control the on-board GPIO of the raspberry pi via voice commands.

I will be creating instructables as we go along in this as well as youtube videos and I will upload them here in the details section.


This is an example utterance to use in the amazon developer skill

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Lambda Function.txt

This will be the base code you need to use for an AWS lambda function to work with the alexa skill

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Interaction Model.txt

This is the base intent code for the interaction model of the alexa skill

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  • 1 × raspberry pi 3 raspberry pi computing system
  • 1 × microSD card UHS-II SD card for pi
  • 1 × USB microphone Microphone to use with raspberry pi for alexa
  • 1 × Speaker Use a small 3.5mm jack speaker to hear alexa

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    Step 1

    This is the first video of how to install alexa on your raspberry pi.

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    Step 2

    This next video is how to install the home assistant software:

    Instructable is at the following URL:

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    Step 3

    This next video will describe how to set up your custom skill in the amazon developer portal

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