Sunday, 4 December 2016

Now you can hop your Amazon "official" Echo with a Raspberry Pi 2 and USB microphone


Now you can hop your Amazon "official" Echo with a Raspberry Pi 2 and USB microphone

Amazon has surprised all and sundry with his family - recently expanded - of products Echo, a series of speakers with a unique and interesting integration of Alexa, his increasingly versatile voice assistant.

Now the firm has issued the necessary so that any user can take advantage of this wizard and mounted a 'Amazon Echo homespun "code. The key, the Raspberry Pi 2 and using a USB microphone. Even with limitations, the experiment demonstrates the interest that this giant is putting in this area.

In the GitHub page in which lies the Amazon project has published a detailed guide to carry out the construction of this "official clone" of devices Amazon, and indeed even the components you need are given to buy and be fully equipped before starting the assembly.

The only "serious" problem is that this alternative version may not be activated by voice -something that determine the terms of use of the Alexa Voice Services - and instead we integrate a button with which to tell the device that want to communicate with Alexa.

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