Alexa & Fauxmo for operating Smart Devices

Hi there,

I am working on getting my Matrix Creator to operate my smart devices using Alexa. I have successfully installed Alexa on my Matrix Creator, but I have been unable to connect any smart devices to it.

There is a tutorial for enabling the GPIO inputs / outputs of the RPi as smart devices ( as well as several tutorials for creating a smart device using a ESP8266 ( I have tried both, but neither is able to be discovered by Alexa.

I have been breaking my head over this a couple weeks now, with no progress whatsoever. Everything seems to be working fine, nonetheless Alexa reports there are no smart devices.