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An Adafruit PyPortal displaying a quote while synthesizing and playing speech using Amazon Polly.

Adding voice to a CircuitPython project using Amazon Polly

An Adafruit PyPortal displaying a quote while synthesizing and playing speech using Amazon Polly. As a natural means of communication, voice is a powerful way to humanize an experience. What if you could make anything talk? This guide walks through how to leverage the cloud to add voice to an off-the-shelf microcontroller. Use it to […]

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An Adafruit PyPortal displaying the latest images from the Mars Curiosity Rover and weather data from InSight Mars Lander.

Build a serverless Martian weather display with CircuitPython and AWS Lambda

Build a standalone digital weather display of Mars showing the latest images from the Mars Curiosity Rover. This project uses an Adafruit PyPortal, an open-source IoT touch display. Traditionally, a microcontroller is programmed with firmware compiled using various specific toolchains. Fortunately, the PyPortal is programmed using CircuitPython, a lightweight version of Python that works on […]

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A calendar of the January, February, and March.

ICYMI: Serverless Q1 2020

Welcome to the ninth edition of the AWS Serverless ICYMI (in case you missed it) quarterly recap. Every quarter, we share all of the most recent product launches, feature enhancements, blog posts, webinars, Twitch live streams, and other interesting things that you might have missed! In case you missed our last ICYMI, checkout what happened […]

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The deployed web frontend and the robot it controls.

Building a Raspberry Pi telepresence robot using serverless: Part 2

The deployed web frontend and the robot it controls. In a previous post, I show how to build a telepresence robot using serverless technologies and a Raspberry Pi. The result is a robot that transmits live video using Amazon Kinesis Video Streams with WebRTC. It can be driven remotely via an AWS Lambda function using […]

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Building a Raspberry Pi telepresence robot using serverless: Part 1

A Pimoroni STS-Pi Robot Kit connected to AWS for remote control and viewing. A telepresence robot allows you to explore remote environments from the comfort of your home through live stream video and remote control. These types of robots can improve the lives of the disabled, elderly, or those that simply cannot be with their […]

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The AWS Serverless Application Repository adds sharing for AWS Organizations

The AWS Serverless Application Repository (SAR) enables builders to package serverless applications and reuse these within their own AWS accounts, or share with a broader audience. Previously, SAR applications could only be shared with specific AWS account IDs or made publicly available to all users. For organizations with large numbers of AWS accounts, this means […]

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Deploy and publish to an Amazon MQ broker using AWS serverless

If you’re managing a broker on premises or in the cloud with a dependent existing infrastructure, Amazon MQ can provide easily deployed, managed ActiveMQ brokers. These support a variety of messaging protocols that can offload operational overhead. That can be useful when deploying a serverless application that communicates with one or more external applications that […]

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Building a serverless URL shortener app without AWS Lambda – part 1

When building applications, developers often use a standard multi-tier architecture pattern that generally includes a presentation, processing, and data tier. When building such an application using serverless technologies on AWS, it might look like the following: In this three-part series, I am going to challenge you to approach this a different way by building a […]

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Chris Munns presenting 'Building microservices with AWS Lambda' at re:Invent 2019

ICYMI: Serverless Q4 2019

Welcome to the eighth edition of the AWS Serverless ICYMI (in case you missed it) quarterly recap. Every quarter, we share the most recent product launches, feature enhancements, blog posts, webinars, Twitch live streams, and other interesting things that you might have missed! In case you missed our last ICYMI, checkout what happened last quarter […]

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Using artificial intelligence to detect product defects with AWS Step Functions

Factories that produce a high volume of inventory must ensure that defective products are not shipped. This is often accomplished with human workers on the assembly line or through computer vision. You can build an application that uses a custom image classification model to detect and report back any defects in a product, then takes […]

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