Not too many applications out there allow you to teach kids. We wanted to get parents involved and let them submit questions for their kids, without actually saying them.
What it does
Multiplayer educational game that emphasizes learning through "fun" competition. Our target group is grade levels K-4. We include questions for Math, Geography, Drawing, etc.
How we built it
We built it by banging our heads on laptops until the Alexa skill worked.
The drawing/shape recognition was done with Google Cloud Vision API and was done separately in flask.
Challenges we ran into
Learning Alexa development
Not being able to debug alexa skills...
Dealing with pretrained models we couldn't train or customize further
not being able to debug alexa skills
alexa turning on whenever we said alexa.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
getting an alexa skill "working"
implementing google cloud vision
What we learned
Alexa skill development is harder than it looks....
What's next for LearnWithAlexa
More grade levels
More emphasis on visual learning (AR/VR?)
Easily accessible application instead, of Alexa skill + Flask REST API