I am very new to Alexa and am quite disappointed with the quality of the majority devices. Smaller manufacturers seem to all use a basic send-and-forget protocol which often ends up with the instruction not being carried out.
As a consequence, I want to see if I can develop my own devices. So, my question, at this stage, is can I get hold of a hardware test kit? I'm not too concerned about it being tidy and consumer-ised. I just want to prove to myself that a reliable device is possible.
Is such a hardware kit/module available? Raspberry Pi maybe?