DIY Dancing Alexa Dog

The Puplexa is a DIY Amazon Alexa device made with a dog speaker that dances to the sound of Alexa’s voice. I built this for fun and also to learn how the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) works on the back end. I used a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian Stretch, a cheap USB microphone, a speaker that reacts to sound, and the AVS SDK.


I’m a creative coder who enjoys electronics, embedded programming, and visualizing open data. I love Python. I’m also an illustrator and the colourist for the Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy books from Andrews McMeel. On this site I’ll be sharing my project write ups, code samples, and workshop documentation.