Official Alexa on a Raspberry Pi

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how to Access Alexa on a Raspberry Pi. At the time, it was about how some very smart hobbyists were able to get it all to work.

Less than two weeks later, we have an official Alexa-Raspberry Pi guide from Amazon.

I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that you can build something like an Amazon Tap (not always listening) for $60. The bad news is that it appears to be a good amount of work and a high-level of technical expertise to make it happen.

It’s not the prettiest device around:

However, if you are looking for a project where you can learn a lot about computer hardware and Alexa, this may be a good fit.

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