"Space, the final frontier." Ever curious about the unknown yet beautiful space that surrounds us? Our features enables users to access information directly from Nasa iteself. Have a personal Neil Degrasse Tyson available through your own mobile device! We hope students find more interest in topics concerning our universe.
What it does
Alexa prompts the user for a phone number to send a test message with the daily space facts from Nasa.
How I built it
API documentation and tutorials, Python lambda function examples, On Site Mentors
Challenges I ran into
Importing modules available in Python into the AWS and lambda function console AWS development console bugs
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Enabling hands free text messaging through Amazon echo medium Fixing all the bugs for the skill to run successfully
What I learned
We learned how difficult it is to integrate multiple APIs, especially in integrating them with the Alexa development portal
What's next for Nasa Playground
Add additional functionality to alert users during recent discoveries and to allow users to request information from Nasa database by simply sending a response text