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Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It's hands-free and always on. With seven microphones and beam forming technology, Echo can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound.


Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo begins working as soon as it detects the wake word. You can pick Alexa or Amazon as your wake word.

  • Plays all your music from Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
  • Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
  • Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control
  • Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
  • Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more with Alexa, a cloud-based voice service
  • Controls lights and switches with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, and other smart home devices
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills--over 95 added since launch
Open your garage with Alexa and a Raspberry Pi
Intermediate
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Protip

Run commands on your Raspberry Pi with Alexa and TRIGGERcmd. Example phrase: "Alexa, tell TRIGGER C M D to run door on garage"

Using Alexa Speechcons in a Skill
Easy
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Protip

Trying to give your Alexa skill a little more character? Use Speechcons in a skill to hack the Alexa voice to show a little emotion.

Wireless Outlet Controller
Intermediate
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Full instructions

This is a controller that makes 3 connections wireless.

Trademark Master
Easy
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Work in progress

Trademark Master tells you if any string has already been registered.

Open Smart Hub : Home Automation
Intermediate
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Work in progress

A smart home solution to all your separated "smart" devices that you can host yourself, customize, and add functionality to.

AlexaWP
Intermediate
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Full instructions

WordPress plugin that enables any WordPress site to create Alexa skills, allowing users to consume a sites content through voice.

Alexa, Who's At The Door?
Advanced
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Full instructions

An Amazon Alexa and Raspberry Pi project that allows a user to know who exactly is knocking at their door using facial recognition.

Brick Bot
Easy
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Protip

A one-stop-skill for your LEGO® needs! Alexa can tell you available sets, themes, and sub-themes and give you details based on set numbers.

RoboSapien Whips Nae Nae
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Ever wanted to add voice control to RoboSapien. How about connect it to Amazon Echo. I can say, 'Alexa, tell RoboSapien to do the Nae Nae'.

Home Automation using Particle and Amazon Echo
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Home Automation using Particle and Amazon Echo

Alexa Drone Pilot
Advanced
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Protip

Piloting your drone with voice commands. Alexa start drone pilot ... take off, go up, right, spin left, take picture, land.

Funny Quoter
Easy
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Full instructions

This has some of the weirdest quotes up her sleeve! If you're feeling blue, and need something to cheer you up, just call on Funny Quoter.

Hangman
Advanced
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Protip

Educational and entertaining, Hangman is a great way to test your word knowledge, exercise your brain and have fun all at the same time.

Hangman

Team Skillsai

Voice Controlled Smart Home
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Control your home appliances by using your voice.

Alexa Skill - Movie Buff
Intermediate
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Full instructions

An Alexa Skill to get movie info, recommendations, find similar movies, and top movies by actors using TMDb (The Movie DB)'s Public API.

Nick's Jacket and Blanket Voice Assistant
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Work in progress

Charlotte IOT's friend Nick Browning is quadriplegic. While he has great family+friends, we'd like to give some him autonomy with Alexa+IOT!

Magic Mirror - Amazon Echo and AWS IoT
Intermediate
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As parents it's hard to keep up with children's curious minds, allow them to leverage Amazon Echo to image search the web

Resistor Helper
Easy
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Protip

Resistor Helper is an Alexa Skill that will give you the resistor value for any given four band sequence, which really comes in handy!

Daily Buzzword
Easy
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Protip

This Amazon Alexa skill reads the definition of the Merriam-Webster Daily Buzzword from their website with an optional example usage & quiz.

Daily Buzzword

Team IrishClanger

Voice Control RGB LED
Easy
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Full instructions

Control your rgb kitchen lighting with Alexa and Photon.

Amazon Alexa controlling a Chromecast
Intermediate
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Protip

Having Amazon Alexa VIA an Amazon Echo Control a Google Chromecast VIA a Raspberry Pi running a Python Script.

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