In this tutorial, I show you how to set up MATRIX Voice Alexa in your MATRIX Voice/Creator Device. Before going into this, it would be good if you know what a MATRIX Voice is and what it can do. Click Here to know more about MATRIX Voice and what it can do.
- MATRIX Voice
- Raspberry Pi 3 (Click to Purchase)
- USB Speaker (Click to Purchase)
- Micro SD Card (Click to Purchase)
- Active Internet Connection
Step 1 : Setting Up Raspberry Pi
Download and burn latest Raspbian image to a micro SD card and insert it into the raspberry Pi.
Now power it up with a power adapter that can provide at least 2.5 Ampere. Now fire up your terminal and create a password for the user ‘pi’ by executing the command
sudo passwd pi
Connect your Raspberry Pi to a WiFi router or Wired network and make sure it is connected by checking whether it is getting an IP address from the switch.
Now perform and update and upgrade by running
sudo apt update -y
sudo apt upgrade -y
sudo apt install npm oracle-java8-jdk
Step 2 : Set Up a Developer Account in Amazon
Now go ahead and create a free developer account at developer.amazon.com.
Now, we will use this account to create a new product. Select Alexa tab and click on Get Started on Alexa Voice Service.
Fill up all the details as shown in the screenshot
Once completed, click on ‘Next’. Its almost complete all you have to do is set up a Security Profile.
In this page we will create a new Login with Amazon (LWA) security profile.
Click Create New Profile.
Provide a name and add a short description for your security profile, then click Next.Refer the screenshot for more details.
At this point, a Client ID and Client Secret will be generated for you. Take a note of it as we will be using it in the future.
Here we have to add two sets of URLs.
Allowed Return URLs
Now your product has been successfully created and newly created Security profile has been linked to your device. In the Products list, you will see your new product and view your product ID.
Click on Manage button and you will see your Client ID and Client Secret.
Now we have ProductID, ClientID, ClientSecret
Step 3 – Installing MATRIX Voice Software
First add the repository and do an update by running the below commands.
curl https://apt.matrix.one/doc/apt-key.gpg | sudo apt-key add –
echo “deb https://apt.matrix.one/raspbian $(lsb_release -sc) main” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/matrixlabs.list
sudo apt update