Build and iterate on your own gadgets that connect to Alexa. To get started with the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit, you can access resources which include technical documentation, embedded sample code, developer forums, along with reference applications and step-by-step guides. Our prototyping solution includes a reference application that runs on Raspberry Pi in Python 3, and does not require that you have specific knowledge of Bluetooth pairing, connectivity, or handling messages from an Echo device.
Custom interactions through an Alexa skill. This companion device includes two sample skills in Node.js and Python that demonstrate and host client-side code (in Python), which can be used with both the node and python sample skill.
Reacts to the notification capabilities of Alexa. This companion device controls a servo attached to a flag, which raises when a notification is received by your Echo device. The flag lowers when all notifications are listened to or cleared.
Displays the duration and expiration of an active timer. This companion device controls a servo that rotates a disk within an enclosure to communicate the amount of time left on a single timer. The disk rotates back and forth when a timer expires.
Get inspired by these innovative gadgets built using a Raspberry Pi, the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit, and an accompanying Alexa skill.