The maker Jamie McKane decided to build his personal home assistant using Amazon Alexa Voice Service and a Raspberry Pi 3.

Alexa is an always-on virtual assistant that allows you to access services and applications using voice commands preceded by the word “Alexa”. He worked to incorporate the wake word that were not originally supported.

The hardware you need to create your Alexa-powered assistant is a standard Raspberry Pi 3 Model B board, power supply, microSD card, a speaker, and a microphone.

The code to connect a Raspberry Pi to the Alexa Voice Service has several quirks and requires a specific hardware configuration.

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