Hey Alexa! The Amazon Alexa Skill Contest

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Winning entries

First Place

Morse Coder - beep beep beeeeeep lessons
Advanced
  • 1,079
  • 17

Protip

This skill makes you an expert for Morse codes. It encodes any name of your choice & chooses out of more than 2500 Morse codes to teach you

Second Place

Who Represents Me?
Intermediate
  • 794
  • 13

Full instructions

It's election year. Find out who represents you in Congress and Senate by searching by your zipcode.

Second Place

The Tickle Monster! - An Alexa Game
Intermediate
  • 1,801
  • 10

Protip

Fun (maybe terror) for the whole family! Enter a list of participants, then ask the Tickle Monster to name who gets tickled next!

Second Place

Sub War
Advanced
  • 482
  • 9

Protip

Dodge torpedoes as you hunt submarines in this multi-player interactive game for Alexa.

Sub War

Team TsaTsaTzu

Third Place

Daily Cutiemals
Advanced
  • 366
  • 1

Who doesn’t like pictures of cute animals? Daily Cutiemals will send cute animal pictures straight to your email.

Third Place

Alexa Hurricane Center
Intermediate
  • 456
  • 3

Full instructions

Need the latest data on tropical storms? Want to learn more about storms from prior years? Use the Hurricane Center skill on Alexa!

Third Place

The Pianist
Intermediate
  • 337
  • 7

Protip

The Pianist is your personal music assistant. Use it to help tune your instrument and warm up your vocals.

The Pianist

Team The Pianist

Third Place

Track a Space Station by Voice Command
Intermediate
  • 285
  • 3

Protip

Where is ISS right now? The ISS Tracker Alexa skill will calculate its status as it orbits around the Earth at faster-than-a-bullet speed.

Third Place

Costa Rica news
Intermediate
  • 378
  • 3

Costa Rica news will get you the latest news from Costa Rica, all the information comes from local trusted sources like newspapers

Costa Rica news

Team andresmeza.com

Third Place

Opening Bell
Easy
  • 1,070
  • 22

Full instructions

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

Fourth Place

Alexa Science Trivia
Easy
  • 159
  • 2

Trivia Game for everyone.

Fourth Place

Superheroes
Easy
  • 180
  • 0

Find out the identity behind the mask! Alexa, ask Superheroes what is Batman's real identity? Alexa, ask Superheroes who is Spiderman?

Fourth Place

Game Show
Easy
  • 148
  • 0

Play a game show with your Amazon Echo! Alexa, start Game Show Alexa, ask Game Show for a question

Fourth Place

Alexa: The English Major (Thesaurus Skill)
Intermediate
  • 616
  • 7

Full instructions

Ask Alexa what another word for cow is and she will tell you. Alexa will make you sound smarter as you broaden your vocabulary.

Fourth Place

Capital Test
Easy
  • 189
  • 2

Full instructions

A nice quiz about capitals.

Fourth Place

Train Times for Alexa
Intermediate
  • 533
  • 8

An Amazon Echo skill for checking train arrival times. My project used Atlanta's MARTA system which has a free API.

Fourth Place

Remember Your Keys
Easy
  • 971
  • 8

Alexa-powered checklist for things you need to do/grab before you leave your house. Also serves as a template for simple checklist skills.

Fourth Place

Namaste
Intermediate
  • 268
  • 1

Full instructions

Amazing India Facts

Fourth Place

Alexa Hackster Likes Counter
Easy
  • 290
  • 3

Full instructions

This skill, tell you how much likes has the Hackster Facebook Fan Page :)

Fourth Place

Warden
Easy
  • 62
  • 0

An Alexa skill that lets you ask the warden if someone is in jail. Currently supports only DMX. Say "Alexa, ask The Warden if DMX is in jail

Fourth Place

Gaming Against Violence: The Echo Edition
Easy
  • 156
  • 2

Educators can ask Alexa to teach their students about teen dating violence and Alexa will ask five randomly selected questions about TDV.

Fourth Place

Alexa: Capitals and Countries
Easy
  • 306
  • 3

Simple quiz game testing your knowledge of Capitals and Countries using Alexa.

Fourth Place

AnyMote - Smart Remote
Advanced
  • 1,652
  • 17

Control your home with just your voice. The first and the best Alexa Skill for controlling your TV, Speakers, Set Top Box & more

Fourth Place

Alexa Wind Reporting Service
Easy
  • 840
  • 9

Full instructions

I just bought a drone and I wanted to be able to ask Alexa what the wind conditions were like so that I could plan my flights.

Fourth Place

Alexa, ask the Good Luck Guru
Easy
  • 122
  • 2

Full instructions

The Good Luck Guru will tell you how your day would be like!

Fourth Place

Ability Trivia for League of Legends
Easy
  • 77
  • 0

Do you know League of Legend abilities as well as the pros do? Perfect for shoutcaster training!

Fourth Place

ColorHex Alexa Skill
Easy
  • 65
  • 1

ColorHex is an Alexa skill for converting between color values and their names. Alexa, ask ColorHex to convert Medium Sea Green.

Other entries

RoboSapien Whips Nae Nae
Intermediate
  • 3,564
  • 49

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 Drone Pilot
Advanced
  • 2,842
  • 41

Protip

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

Echo Starts your Car
Intermediate
  • 10,427
  • 25

Full instructions

Use amazon echo to start your car, and keep it warm and toasty on winter morning.

Blaster with AWS Alexa Voice Control & IR Firing Power
Intermediate
  • 2,153
  • 23

Full instructions

Using an AWS Alexa Skill, remotely issue commands to a Particle enabled blaster (now with IR firing power for Stromtrooper and TV control)

Alexa Hue
Intermediate
  • 4,373
  • 18

Full instructions

Get full voice control over your Hue lights: recall and save scenes, set timers and alarms, change colors, and trigger dynamic effects!

Amazon Echo VR Controller
Intermediate
  • 1,759
  • 17

Full instructions

Have Amazon Echo control your Virtual Reality App. Teleportation tool in VR. You can say: Alexa, tell VR Controller to take me to the gym.

Voice Controlled Garage Door Opener with Alexa
Easy
  • 3,272
  • 12

Full instructions

Open and close the garage door with Alexa & have Alexa tell you if the garage door is open.

Hangman
Advanced
  • 302
  • 11

Protip

Educational and entertaining, Hangman is a great way to test your word knowledge, exercise your brain and have fun all at the same time.

Hangman

Team Skillsai

Alexa, generate my next Hackster project
Easy
  • 611
  • 10

Full instructions

Ask Alexa to randomly generate a project idea for you. Alexa can really get creative and fun. Wait, what does your startup do?

Resistor Helper
Easy
  • 450
  • 9

Protip

Resistor Helper is an Alexa Skill that will give you the resistor value for any given four band sequence, which really comes in handy!

+550 Cool HumanBody Facts
Easy
  • 330
  • 8

Full instructions

Get a new astonishing medical fact about how cool the human body is. More than 550 facts are available.

Practice with Math Dog on Alexa
Intermediate
  • 354
  • 7

Full instructions

BrownDog Tech brings out a new Alexa Skill that helps kids and adults alike practice and strengthen basic math facts.

Alexa Grill Pal
Easy
  • 537
  • 6

Protip

Want to barbecue? I can help. Relax and enjoy your friends while I keep track how long the food is cooking.

Amazon Echo Alexa ThingSpeak Data Checker
Intermediate
  • 1,050
  • 6

Protip

Do you find yourself checking the last entry of your ThingSpeak data trend all the time? Don't you wish you could just ask Alexa?

Fitness Logger
Easy
  • 519
  • 6

Protip

FitnessLogger is an Alexa skill to keep track of your daily exercises.

Best Movies all the Times
Intermediate
  • 215
  • 4

Protip

Ask Alexa like Start Trek Audio Computer Interface to Find the best movies all the times base on high rated movies.

Indicators
Easy
  • 148
  • 2

Protip

An Alexa Skill for retrieving information about global economic activity.

Brain of Nicolas Cage
Easy
  • 124
  • 2

Have you ever desired to get all your questions answered, advice given, and inspiration fulfilled by Nicolas Cage? Now you can.

Alexa: Quotes You Will Get
Intermediate
  • 94
  • 2

Protip

Ask for inspiration from a true Jedi master and a quote you will get.

AntonymScalia
Intermediate
  • 111
  • 2

Protip

Ask Alexa what the opposite word for fast is and she will tell you. Alexa will make you sound smarter as you broaden your vocabulary.

Bollywood Trivia Game
Easy
  • 290
  • 2

Protip

The idea is to play a Bollywood trivia game. It will ask questions related to Bollywood and you give answers to the questions and score pts.

Alexa, ask Yoga Guru
Easy
  • 92
  • 1

Full instructions

Yoga Guru is a skill which will tell you how to do a yoga pose.

Alexa: The Answer is Bacon
Intermediate
  • 54
  • 1

Protip

Sometimes we need validation for the answers we already know the answers to. Alexa will validated those questions for you and help you sleep

Alexa, ask Albert Einstein Facts
Easy
  • 82
  • 1

Full instructions

Albert Einstein Facts is a skill that tells a fact about Albert Einstein.

How Much it worth ?
Easy
  • 211
  • 0

Protip

Now Alexa is able to answer to the question "How much worth a travel to space ?" or anything else you have in mind !

How Much it worth ?

Team Minus et Cortex

Brick Bot
Easy
  • 415
  • 14

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
  • 185
  • 8

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.

Eddy Voice Remote: IR Companion for Amazon Echo
Intermediate
  • 1,407
  • 7

Protip

Control all your home electronics over InfraRed. Use your Global Cache IP2IR with Alexa to Watch TV or Pause/Play your Tivo with your voice.

Hey Alexa, Play me a Movie!
Intermediate
  • 5,257
  • 7

Full instructions

An Amazon Echo, Netflix and Google Cast integration with a little bit of Android magic and IFTTT help.

Alexa Hospital Call Bell System
Advanced
  • 1,501
  • 7

Protip

The way a hospital call bell system should be. System uses Alexa Voice Services and Alexa Skill Kit to be the center of a call bell system.

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