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Now there’s an Alexa skill to help out Raspberry Pi tinkerers

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Alexa is constantly getting new functionality via third-party skills, and a fresh one will likely be of interest to Raspberry Pi owners, as it allows for clarifying certain details while working with the compact computer board.

The idea of the Pi Spy skill is that you can ask Alexa about any of the pins on the Pi’s GPIO header and their respective functions, or their location.

So for example, you can say: “Alexa, ask Pi Spy what is Pin 2.”

Or: “Alexa, ask Pi Spy where is GPIO 16.”

As Matt Hawkins, who developed the skill, explains, this sort of GPIO information can easily be looked up elsewhere, but by using a voice assistant, you…
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