Using a Raspberry Pi Zero W Hackster.io member Chenjunj has created a new Raspberry Pi smart clock which cannot only display the time and allow you to set alarms but also has voice interaction with Amazon Alexa. Chenjunj explains a little more about the inspiration behind the DIY smart clock.
“The clock is a very important part in everyday life. With the development of technology, ordinary clocks cannot meet the current society. Eventually, I successfully embedded the Alexa Voice Service in a clock so that the device not only looked at the time but also the weather, listen to news, etc. For the convenience of operation, I integrated the installation of AVS and ReSpeaker 2-Mics Pi HAT drivers into 2018-08-06-raspbian-4GB-for-respeaker. Inside the image file, download and burn this file to raspberry-zreo W, run alexa-auth in the terminal, and then log in to get the authorisation of alexa”
The Raspberry Pi Zero W was used together with a few other components such as a Seeed’s Grove 4-digit display to help keep the clocks form factor as small as possible. To build your very own jump over to the official Hackster.io project page where Chenjunj full instructions and code to create a Raspberry Pi smart clock.