I remembered playing with my tamagotchi as a child.
What it does
You perform various pet care actions and it responds! Take Dazzle for walk, feed her, etc.
How I built it
I used the Alexa skill kit and lambda to process requests, then used Dynamo behind the scenes to keep track of pet health.
Challenges I ran into
Tweaking the algorithms to add and subtract the right amount for different actions took some time.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
It's a pretty decent digital pet simulation, and it has a few easter eggs.
What I learned
It's easy to develop skills for Alexa. Without a full graphical UI to build you can move very fast.
What's next for Digital Pet
Who knows? May a digital dog show?