Amazon Alexa
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Alexa, the voice service that powers Echo, provides a set of built-in abilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of these skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer and more. With the Alexa Skills Kit, you can easily build and add your own skills to Alexa. Customers can access these new skills simply by asking Alexa a question or making a command.

The Alexa Skills Kit is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation and code samples that make it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa. Using ASK, you can teach new skills to Alexa in just a few hours. No prior experience with speech recognition or natural language understanding is required. All of the code runs in the cloud — nothing is installed on any user device.

Philly Rails
Easy
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Get real time data on septa train times and delays

AmazonKitchen DRS
Advanced
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Work in progress

This project utilizes a combination of RFID, Load Cell Sensors, and connectivity through Arduino and Echo for an Amazon Based Smart Fridge

Voice-Controlled Robot
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Build a voice-controlled robot in an hour. You will use Echo, Alexa, Heroku, Google Firebase, Android, and of course Arduino. Lots of fun!

Test Alexa Skills Offline (Python)
Easy
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Protip

One of the most annoying parts of working on an Alexa skill is constantly having to upload deployment packages and have internet to work.

Adding VoiceInsights to an Alexa Skill
Easy
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Protip

Looking for ways to get a visual representation on how your Alexa Skill is used? VoiceInsights can help do this for user and session data.

Where'sMyPhone
Intermediate
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Ever lose your phone under the couch? Find any mobile phone in seconds with Where'sMyPhone.

NBA Points - An Alexa Skill
Easy
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Full instructions

A skill for Amazon Echo devices allowing it to return how many points an NBA player scored in their most recent game.

Personal Healthcare Assistant PHA
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Wearable for monitoring the health condition of patients who have suffered or are in risk of having a cardiac arrest.

Captain
Advanced
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Work in progress

Captain is a system for automatically detecting mental health and anxiety in first responders using video & audio analysis.

Captain

Team First Support

Virtual Librarian
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Virtual Librarian is an Alexa skill that provides reading recommendations based on bestseller lists, award nominations, and user reviews.

Trademark Master
Easy
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Work in progress

Trademark Master tells you if any string has already been registered.

Opening Bell
Easy
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Full instructions

A simple Alexa voice skill to retrieve the current performance of a publicly traded stock (NASDAQ, NYSE) using the company name.

Gotham
Advanced
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Gotham is an Alexa-based tool that maps a novel real-time safety index on the street-level by aggregating OpenData and community feedback.

Gotham

Team City Guard

Brick Bot
Easy
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Protip

A one-stop-skill for your LEGO® needs! Alexa can tell you available sets, themes, and sub-themes and give you details based on set numbers.

Funny Quoter
Easy
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Full instructions

This has some of the weirdest quotes up her sleeve! If you're feeling blue, and need something to cheer you up, just call on Funny Quoter.

RoboSapien Whips Nae Nae
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Ever wanted to add voice control to RoboSapien. How about connect it to Amazon Echo. I can say, 'Alexa, tell RoboSapien to do the Nae Nae'.

Alexa Skill - Movie Buff
Intermediate
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Full instructions

An Alexa Skill to get movie info, recommendations, find similar movies, and top movies by actors using TMDb (The Movie DB)'s Public API.

Daily Buzzword
Easy
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Protip

This Amazon Alexa skill reads the definition of the Merriam-Webster Daily Buzzword from their website with an optional example usage & quiz.

Daily Buzzword

Team IrishClanger

Alexa Drone Pilot
Advanced
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Protip

Piloting your drone with voice commands. Alexa start drone pilot ... take off, go up, right, spin left, take picture, land.

AWShome - Home automation using RPi + Alexa + IoT
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Easily and INEXPENSIVELY control a bunch of outlets using your voice!

Alexa, Who's At The Door?
Advanced
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Full instructions

An Amazon Alexa and Raspberry Pi project that allows a user to know who exactly is knocking at their door using facial recognition.

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