The Complete Raspberry Pi Course Bundle

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Building Alexa Skills for Home Automation with Raspberry Pi
  • Certification included
  • Experience level required: All levels
  • Access 55 lectures & 4 hours of content 24/7
  • Length of time users can access this course: Lifetime

Course Curriculum

55 Lessons (4h)

  • Introduction
    What is Alexa?2:30
    Why is this important?2:24
  • Taking a Deeper Dive into Custom Alexa Skills
    What are Custom Alexa Skills?1:25
    Understanding the components that make up Custom Alexa Skills4:09
  • Preparing the hardware and software
    Parts list for the course
    Setting up your Raspberry Pi1:24
    Installing the software that you will need4:19
    Downloading all the code and resources for the course4:41
    Creating your Amazon Developer Account1:07
    Setup and register your Alexa Device1:48
  • Understanding flask-ask
    Overview of flask-ask4:47
  • Building a Hello World Alexa Skill with flask-ask
    Overview of the Hello World Skill4:22
    Creating the Skill Interaction Model12:48
    Creating the flask-ask Skill Handler Python Program13:46
    Exposing and configuring a URL for the Skill Endpoint3:46
    Testing our Skill10:16
  • Building a Custom Alexa Skill to control an LED
    Overview of the Project2:44
    Setting up the Circuit3:17
    Creating the Skill Interaction Model5:58
    Creating the flask-ask Skill Handler Python Program9:43
    Exposing and configuring a URL for the Skill Endpoint3:25
    Testing our Skill4:36
    Test from an Alexa-enabled Device3:27
  • Build a Custom Skill to control any device using a relay
    Overview of the Project3:13
    Overview of how relays work8:14
    Overview of the Circuit6:40
    Wiring the Circuit11:23
    Creating the Skill Interaction Model6:43
    Testing our Relay4:00
    Exposing and configuring a URL for the Skill Endpoint2:37
    Testing our Skill from the Alexa Console2:20
    Enable Skill on the Alexa App1:28
    Testing our Skill on an actual Alexa Device1:47
    Code Review of the MyDevice Skill Handler Python program8:15
  • Build a Custom Skill to Control any TV using an Alexa-enabled device
    Introduction to the Project1:32
    Technical Overview of the Project2:04
    Resources for the Project
    Parts that are needed
    Setup your Raspberry Pi
  • Setting up the Circuit
    Review of the Circuit Diagram1:54
    Wiring the Circuit8:26
  • Configuring LIRC (Linux Infrared Remote Control)
    Installing the LIRC (Linux Infrared Remote Control) Library1:00
    LIRC Setup5:10
    Testing LIRC with our Circuit1:39
    Programming our Remote7:54
  • Testing the LIRC setup
    Change your device name2:06
    Testing our Circuit5:19
    Review of the Test Code12:09
  • Alexa Skill Setup
    Creating the Skill Interaction Model4:01
    Starting the flask-ask Skill Handler Python Program & setting the Skill Endpoint2:39
    Code Review for the Skill9:49
  • Final Test
    Change your device name1:36
    Let's control our TV!4:01
  • Project Enhancements
    Review of Enhancements for the Project
  • Closing
    Closing Remarks

Building Alexa Skills for Home Automation with Raspberry Pi

Lee Assam


Lee Assam has over 18 years of programming, development and IT experience. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science.

Lee teaches at Universities on topics ranging from Software Development to Electrical Engineering and prototyping. He likes coming up with new ideas and prototyping them using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms.

His passion and hobby is Arduino and the Internet of Things. He has been playing around with the Arduino and the Raspberry Pi platforms since their inception, and uses his Electrical Engineering background coupled with software development skills to create and develop exciting projects. Lee prefers a hands-on, project-based learning approach and uses his teaching background to make concepts fun and entertaining, while at the same time educational and informative.


Amazon Alexa is seeping into dozens of products and Amazon's voice platform is selling by the millions, now is the time to learn how to develop products using Alexa. With Raspberry Pi, it's easy to interface with home electronics and devices to create custom skills that use Alexa to voice control virtually anything in your home. In this course, you'll learn by building projects to control your lights, appliances, and even your TV via Raspberry Pi.

  • Access 55 lectures & 4 hours of content 24/7
  • Explore the underlying Alexa ecosystem
  • Discuss custom Alexa skills & learn the components that make up a custom Alexa skill
  • Prepare your Raspberry Pi for building voice-automated projects
  • Learn how to use the Amazon Developer Portal to configure & create
  • Build a skill to control an LED connected to the Raspberry Pi w/ Alexa


Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels


  • Internet required


  • Unredeemed licenses can be returned for store credit within 30 days of purchase. Once your license is redeemed, all sales are final.
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