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 categories

More emphasis on visual learning (AR/VR?)

Easily accessible application instead, of Alexa skill + Flask REST API

Animal sounds

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