Complete Raspberry Pi 3B+ Starter Kit & Course Bundle

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What's Included

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
  • Taking a Deeper Dive into Custom Alexa Skills
  • Preparing the hardware and software
  • Understanding flask-ask
  • Building a Hello World Alexa Skill with flask-ask
  • Building a Custom Alexa Skill to control an LED
  • Build a Custom Skill to control any device using a relay
  • Build a Custom Skill to Control any TV using an Alexa-enabled device
  • Setting up the Circuit
  • Configuring LIRC (Linux Infrared Remote Control)
  • Testing the LIRC setup
  • Alexa Skill Setup
  • Final Test
  • Project Enhancements
  • Closing

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


  • All sales final.
12 Reviews
4.3/ 5
All reviews are from verified purchasers collected after purchase.

Larissa Deck

Verified Buyer

The kit came quickly in the mail, and I’m working my way through the bundled courses. All excellent so far!

Jul 9, 2019
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Kane Summers

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So far, so good, although my order had a bit of a hiccup at the beginning. I contacted android central, and Carol sent a return email very promptly, she resubmitted the request and again got back to me. Overall, I was delighted with android central, especially with how they dealt with the order and how quickly I received the shipment. I would recommend android central, especially with their customer service, thanks!

Jun 1, 2019

Michael Higham

Verified Buyer

The Sunfounder starter kit itself is somewhat disappointing, I was hoping for more code-related exercises in the booklet but all the scripts for each sensor are pre-written and the lessons don't go into detail. Other than that the product itself is great and I have yet to take the included online courses.

May 24, 2019

Tony Sexsmith

Verified Buyer

Started out by shipping the kit to the wrong address in the wrong city but the company did send me another one so that was good it arrived yesterday and I find the raspberry pi has no power supply and the microSD card has no adapter so if you're buying this kit make sure you by those things separately if you need them. The kit has lots of sensors and LEDs to make lots of projects seems good that way. the kit comes with only one small book with projects in it.

May 10, 2019

Thomas Luettgen

Verified Buyer

I have just unpacked to product and verified all the pieces. All the pieces were accounted for however, the book references a baramoter sensor BMP280. What I received was a BMP 180. Lesson 31 in the manual is for utilizing the 280.

May 5, 2019
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Kenton Knoppel

Verified Buyer

Good courses and high quality electronics but very slow on delivery; over a week later than guestimate.

Apr 27, 2019
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