Make your own Alexa-enabled speaker using a Raspberry Pi using Amazon’s instructions

Amazon has themselves posted easy to follow instructions, on their GitHub page, for how to create your own Alexa-enabled speaker, similar to the Amazon Tap, using a Raspberry Pi 2 and other off-the-shelf parts. The project is very similar to “The $10 Echo” by Sam Machin, creator of the Alexa Web App. Due to limitations of Alexa’s voice services, the project doesn’t have always listening capabilities, like you have on the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot. Instead, you have to press a button to before speaking, just like the Amazon Tap. If you already have most of the components, this could be a fun project to put together.


  1. Geo says:

    A nice idea would be to use flic button to activate listening like we do on the fire tv :).

  2. Len Mullen says:

    Awesome. Just ordered my first Raspberry PI this week!

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