Get Started with the Development Kit for ACK

The Development Kit for Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) comes with a custom development board with an integrated ACK module, and an Arduino Zero development board that represents a host microcontroller unit (HMCU). The boards connect together and communicate through universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter (UART). Use the Development Kit for ACK and the ACK collection of tools, managed services, and ACK Device SDK to develop Alexa-connected products. For details about ACK, see What is ACK?

Use this guide to set up and register a development device with Alexa. You then run a sample application on your development device and control a smart light with the Alexa app.

Prerequisites

Guide overview

This guide walks you through the following steps: