Setting up Alexa – Part 1

The first part on a series of setting up Alexa Voice Services on a Raspberry Pi.

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Allright, now for the tricky part.

Time to try and set up Alexa on my Pi.

First things first.  Navigate to https://developer.amazon.com

Log in with your amazon developer account.  If you don’t have one, create one.  It’s free.

Navigate to the “Alexa” tab, and choose Alexa Voice Services.

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Register a product type, and choose “Device”.  After all, we’re integrating Alexa into our Raspberry Pi, which is a device.

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We are taken into a wizard.    Think of a device type ID.  That’s the unique identifier of all the devices you’re going to create.  I called it “SmartMirror”.  It also needs a name.  I chose “Smart Mirror” with a space between the words.

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In the next tab you are given a Security Profile ID, a Client ID and a Client Secret.  Those strings are unique, and you will use them to connect to the service online.

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Go to the “Web Settings” tab, and click “Edit” at the right hand side.

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Click “Add another” at the “Allowed Origins”.

https://localhost:3000

Do the same with the “Allowed return URLs” with the following :

https://localhost:3000/authresponse

Save.   The end result should look like this.

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Next, you will be asked to choose a some extra settings like a category, description and commercialisation details.  Just fill in what you want.

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I don’t have Amazon music, so when the question pops if I want to use it, I chose “No”.

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That’s it for part one.  We’ve now successfully registered out Raspberry Pi project with Amazon.  It can start accepting calls from our  Pi.

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