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Alexa is a Human!
After learning about the Alexa is a Human project and hearing Alexa Juliana Ard speak, I was moved to change the wake word on all my Echo devices.
Configuring the Alexa VSK
First, I went to the Setup VSK on Ubuntu page. I registered my device in the developer portal. I installed and configured the AVS Device SDK dependencies. I downloaded the AVS Device SDK. So far so good. Then, I started trying to build the Sample App. Copying the files to my build directory with cmake … Continue reading Configuring the Alexa VSK
Configuring VNC on my Udoo Neo
OMFG. What a PITA! I tried, and tried, and tried some more to get Real VNC to work on my Udoo Neo with UdooBuntu 18.04 on it. What a waste of time. I finally found this post. It said to try x11vnc instead. I did. It worked. Here are the steps, lifted from that post. … Continue reading Configuring VNC on my Udoo Neo
Configuring My Device – Take 2
Well. The upgrade from Ubuntu 14 to 16 failed miserably. I think I bricked my Udoo. It's alive!!! I didn't brick it at all. It seems to be fine. So I found this conversation in the Udoo Forum. Apparently, forum member Francesco has created an Udoobuntu 18.04! Yay!!! Thank you, Francesco. I downloaded the image, … Continue reading Configuring My Device – Take 2
Configuring My Device
The next step in building my own Alexa device, was to register it with the AVS Console. Once I found the page, this turned out to be pretty straightforward. Next, I need to update Ubuntu. This could be a challenge. I started by trying to install the updater through the user interface. No joy. It … Continue reading Configuring My Device
I’m Gonna Build an Alexa
I started by spending about $150 USD on a UDOO NEO. Then I needed to put the OS on it... That was a hassle. It started out smooth enough. I already had a microSD card. I purchased a UGreen USB stick for it. Then, I started following the tutorial here: https://www.udoo.org/get-started-udoo-neo/. I clicked here https://www.udoo.org/check-out-the-resources/ … Continue reading I’m Gonna Build an Alexa
Unit Testing an Alexa Skill in C# – Step 3a
In Step 3, we created the Lambda function that will provide the functionality of the Alexa Skill we defined in Step 1, we wired everything up and then we tested our Skill. So far so good. However, that's an awful long way round to test the Skill Request and Response. It would be nice if … Continue reading Unit Testing an Alexa Skill in C# – Step 3a