Building Alexa Skills for Home Automation with Raspberry Pi [Video]

Building Alexa Skills for Home Automation with Raspberry Pi [Video]

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Learn to build Alexa Skills from scratch to control devices in your home with any Amazon Echo device and a Raspberry Pi!
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Video Details

ISBN 13 9781838552701
Course Length 3 hour 55 minutes

Table of Contents

Understanding flask-ask
Build a Custom Skill to Control any TV using an Alexa-enabled device

Video Description

This course will teach you how to build Alexa skills that will run on any Amazon Echo device to voice-control anything in your home.

In this course, you will learn:

  • What Alexa is and the underlying Alexa ecosystem that uses the Alexa Voice Service
  • We discuss Custom Alexa Skills and you will learn the components that make up a custom Alexa skill
  • We then prepare your Raspberry Pi for the projects we will build
  • We describe the flask-ask Python library, which we will be using to build custom Alexa skills
  • You will learn how to use the Amazon Developer Portal to configure and create your custom Alexa skills
  • We will build a skill to control an LED connected to the Raspberry Pi with Alexa
  • We then use relays to safely connect to our Raspberry Pi via AC mains power
  • We create a skill that allows you to control any device in your home to turn it on or off using Alexa
  • We create an awesome project that will enable you to voice-control any TV in your house

The skills that you'll create in this course can be run on any Amazon Echo device in your home. You will learn how to test the custom skills that you will build on an Amazon Echo or any Alexa-enabled device.

All the code files are placed at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Building-Alexa-Skills-for-Home-Automation-with-Raspberry-Pi

Style and Approach

This course will teach you to build home automation and Internet of Things projects that you can control via any Alexa Device without any programming or electronics knowledge.

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What You Will Learn

  • Learn flask-ask and Python programming for home automation projects
  • Understand how to control AC-powered appliances and devices in the home using relays
  • Write programs to control relay circuits with the Raspberry Pi
  • Have the confidence to perform home automation with Alexa

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Table of Contents

Understanding flask-ask
Build a Custom Skill to Control any TV using an Alexa-enabled device

Video Details

ISBN 139781838552701
Course Length3 hour 55 minutes
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