Step by Step Alexa Skill Development

Learn to Customize Alexa by building custom Alexa Skills.

  Venkatesh Varadachari

   IT & Software, Software Development Tools, Alexa

Language - English Published on 07/2022


Hello learners, this is a beginner level course on Alexa Skills Development, step by step following the course you will be all set to develop your own Alexa Skills and customize Alexa in your own way. 

The course takes off with the devices that are equipped with Alexa and also the instructions for setting up those devices. Next to that, the famous Raspberry Pi device is equipped with Alexa by bringing the Alexa Voice Service into it. Then the course moves on to building custom skills, a very basic custom skill development will be done in the usual long way to let you know the complete processing required to develop one, later the same basic skill will be again implemented using the Alexa Skills Kit Skill Development Kit. Then some more custom skills will be developed exploring AWS DynamoDB and AWS S3 using the same SDK. 

The course gives clear instructions on how to install required software to control the Raspberry Pi devices using Alexa Skills. Next to that, Alexa Skills to control LED, Servomotor, Webcam and temperature sensor connected with Raspberry Pi will be developed. The course also gives detailed explanation of all the coding involved in developing Alexa Skills through simple coding snippets.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn about the Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence Assistant Alexa.
  • Anyone who wants to learn to develop Alexa Skills.
  • Anyone who wants to control the Raspberry Pi using Alexa Skills.

What Will I Get ?

  • You will learn to understand the complete process in developing custom Alexa skills.

  • You will learn to convert a Raspberry Pi device into an Alexa equipped device.

  • You will learn to build a basic custom Alexa skill without using any skill development kit.

  • You will learn to build custom Alexa skills with the Alexa Skills kit Skill Development Kit for Node js.

  • You will learn to add the features of AWS S3 into the custom Alexa skill.

  • You will learn to add the features of AWS DynamoDB into the custom Alexa skill.

  • You will learn to create a Conversational game as the custom Alexa skill.

  • You will learn to publish and submit the developed Alexa Skill for certification.

  • You will learn to control the Raspberry Pi device using custom Alexa skills.


  • No pre-requisites are required for the first few sections.

  • You should know basic Linux commands for the lectures involving Raspberry Pi.

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