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Get the know how to make technology work for you. Fr. Robert Ballecer and Bryan Burnett show you tech projects that you can do yourself and explain everything from tech basics to advanced techniques. Send your questions and suggestions to email@example.com or leave a voicemail at 408-800-KNOW.
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Most Recent Episode
KH 305: RasPi Alexa
3 days ago
Digital assistants, and how to build your own RasPi Alexa with voice activation. Amazon Echo $179.99 "- Better for Amazon Services- Speaker, omnidirectional- Better as assistant, supports more services- Smart home controls- Streaming (for Amazon services, Spotify, Amazon Music, Audible, etc.)" Google Home $129.99 "- Better for Google Services- Works with Keep / Express- Answering questions- Streaming (for Google services, Play Music, Youtube, etc.)- Control multiroom system with Chromecast Audio" DIY AlexaPi Parts- Raspberry Pi (Model 3 or Model 2)- Micro USB cable, and power adapter- 8 GB or larger Micro SD- USB Mic- Speaker- Keyboard and MouseAmazon DeveloperLink to site - https://developer.amazon.com/Web Settings- Allowed Origins https://localhost:3000- Allowed Return URL's https://localhost:3000/authresponseTerminal CommandsInstall Alexacd Desktopgit clone https://github.com/alexa/alexa-avs-sample-app.gitcd ~/Desktop/alexa-avs-sample-appnano automated_install.shFill in the fields with the information from your Developer accountProductID=my_deviceClient IDClientSecrecthit CTRL X to savecd ~/Desktop/alexa-avs-sample-app. automate_install.shRun Alexa Servicecd ~/Desktop/alexa-avs-sample-app/samplescd companionService && npm startRun Sample App to Confirm Accountcd ~/Desktop/alexa-avs-sample-app/samplescd javaclient && mvn exec:execStart Wake Wordcd ~/Desktop/alexa-avs-sample-app/samplescd wakeWordAgent/src && ./wakeWordAgent -e kitt_aiCustom Wake Word
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