Inspiration

I really wanted young children to know more about their favorite fairy tales. Disney does a great job with their movies, however I believe children should know about classic tales as well.

What it does

My Alexa Skill at the current version tells Facts when a kid asks for a fact from fairy tale facts. It has over 200 users as of writing, and thanks to that motivation I am working on 2.0, which will allow children to say a character's name as well.

How I built it

I built this by using my prior knowledge with lambda, making Alexa skills, and my inspiration to help kids!

Challenges I ran into

The construction of the first version of the skill was simple for me, for I have a lot of experience in building those types of Alexa skills. The challenge came when I started to work out 2.0, which is a little above my head, but I am still working at it.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I am proud of the skill in general, and I am happy that I am getting more experience by working on this project.

What I learned

I learned that doing a little is easy, but a lot is hard. I will continue to push towards my end goal of a skill that will help children, and even I do not know where fairy tale facts will go.

What's next for Fairy Tale Facts

2.0! In 2.0, I will have a more natural Alexa skill. Instead of having a wake phrase that might be hard for younger children, I will make something that truly feels natural to the child, just like they are speaking to another person.

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