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Alexa Nim + Pi Display

This skill uses email command to control LEDs from a skill anywhere in the world and visualize the game.

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Alexa Nim + Pi Display

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Amazon Echo
Amazon Alexa Amazon Echo
Any Alexa device works
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Any model should work
Adafruit DotStar LEDs
Logic level shifter
As long as it can shift 3.3v up to 5V and is fast enough for SPI any shifter will work.
Male/Female Jumper Wires
Male/Female Jumper Wires

Software apps and online services

Alexa Skills Kit
Amazon Alexa Alexa Skills Kit
AWS Lambda
Amazon Web Services AWS Lambda


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This is a somewhat simplified VUI for the skill and code on the Pi. I simplified aspects due to the fact that there in a game there are so many steps and intents that showing them all will be time consuming but not much more informative. Instead, intents are grouped by category and simplified explanations of the processing is givien.


Email Command Latest Version

Run this on your Pi to update the LEDs in response to your actions. This will be updated with fancier animations soon.

Alexa Skill

Use this along with the guide to create your Alexa skill.



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