Inspiration

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.

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