My Mom likes to go to sleep listening to TED Talks. But often, the talks are so exciting that they don't help her go to sleep. They keep her up! So, I thought: what is the most boring thing that one can listen to, and I thought: the low voice of a man reading something about taxes, and the voice fades away gradually.
What it does
It reads a piece of tax legislation in the voice of a man, and t he voice very slowly fades away.
How I built it
It was a simple skill to build. Audio that starts playing, and that then pauses to ask the user very gently if they are still there.
Challenges I ran into
The 90 second limitation is too short. I wish we could do like 3 minutes.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
The idea and its simplicity.
What I learned
I learned that if you pay attention to the circumstances, you can come up with ideas that are useful.
What's next for The Sleeping Bill
A lot more variation of what the skill says. Also, we want to find a way to play a stream of audio that is more than 90 seconds.