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HACKSTER LIVE
HARDWARE
MEETUP
HACKSTER
LIVE
Hackster Live gives people
all over the world access
to the latest in hardware
education, IoT Tools,
hands-o...
Hackster Live Sponsors
New Sponsors … Amazon Echo and Intel IoT
What’s Hackster DFW
Hackster is an online community for hardware hackers. By popular demand, we're
also launching local pr...
Why Hackster DFW?
Ron Dagdag, Hackster Ambassador for DFW
Personally, I want to explore the intersection of
Augmented Real...
Agenda
Welcome - Introduce yourself
Who is Hackster.io and how it works, contests, prizes, etc
Challenges
Hackster Live DF...
Hackster DFW Group Discussion
http://bit.ly/join-hackster-dfw
Quick Picks - mention cool technology, events, that are goin...
Workshop Night
#HacksterLive
Thank our sponsors
Create Hackster.io account http://bit.ly/join-hackster-dfw
Create a new pr...
What is Alexa?
Alexa is a cloud-based voice service that can
answer questions
play music
read the news
and more…
What is Amazon Echo?
Alexa, Hello
The Alexa Voice Service (AVS)
Enables you to add voice-powered experiences to your connected devices
For device makers tha...
The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK)
A collection of:
Self-service APIs
Tools
Documentation and code samples
Easily add “skills” to ...
Inspiration from Hackster and around the Web
Trivia Skills by Harold Pulcher
Echo-Pi by Johnathan Hottell
Who Represents M...
Creating your own ALEXA SKILLS
Alexa skills have two parts:
Configuration
- data in Amazon Developer Portal
Hosted service...
Sample interactions of ALEXA SKILLS
One and done
“Alexa, start Astrology and get the Pisces horoscope.”
[Horoscope Provide...
Alexa Architecture
Alexa Skills Kit Architecture
What is AWS Lambda?
AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay
only for the compute ti...
What is Echosim.io?
A New Online Tool Built by the Community, for the Community
https://echosim.io/
Echosim.io lives in yo...
Links
http://bit.ly/alexastepbystep
http://bit.ly/alexaskillslambda
https://developer.amazon.com/public/community/post/TxD...
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Hackster DFW - Amazon Echo Workshop

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Hackster DFW - Amazon Echo Workshop
ALEXA SKILLS
Alexa Skills Kit (ASK)
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Hackster DFW - Amazon Echo Workshop

  1. 1. HACKSTER LIVE HARDWARE MEETUP
  2. 2. HACKSTER LIVE Hackster Live gives people all over the world access to the latest in hardware education, IoT Tools, hands-on workshops and real-time fun. With over 100 ambassadors around the world, Hackster Live encompasses our series of community organized, hands-on meetups and workshops.
  3. 3. Hackster Live Sponsors New Sponsors … Amazon Echo and Intel IoT
  4. 4. What’s Hackster DFW Hackster is an online community for hardware hackers. By popular demand, we're also launching local project nights. Our goal is simple: help hardware makers and hackers from Dallas/Fort Worth to connect, share ideas, and build great things together! Free Hardware Challenges! Mentor or member-led group events Show and tell of a project Workshops Ad-hoc long-term projects Test before you buy your own hardware Chill out area Kids area with littleBits and the like. Finally, working on your own
  5. 5. Why Hackster DFW? Ron Dagdag, Hackster Ambassador for DFW Personally, I want to explore the intersection of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Robotics and IoT.
  6. 6. Agenda Welcome - Introduce yourself Who is Hackster.io and how it works, contests, prizes, etc Challenges Hackster Live DFW Discuss shaping this meetup group Project pitching
  7. 7. Hackster DFW Group Discussion http://bit.ly/join-hackster-dfw Quick Picks - mention cool technology, events, that are going on that people should be aware of. Project demos / show and tell Discuss Hackster challenges Discuss and pitch projects Split out into groups and build things
  8. 8. Workshop Night #HacksterLive Thank our sponsors Create Hackster.io account http://bit.ly/join-hackster-dfw Create a new project at Hackster.IO and post a photo of your project Join hacksterlive slack channel Amazon Echo
  9. 9. What is Alexa? Alexa is a cloud-based voice service that can answer questions play music read the news and more…
  10. 10. What is Amazon Echo? Alexa, Hello
  11. 11. The Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Enables you to add voice-powered experiences to your connected devices For device makers that have a connected product with a microphone and speaker Your customers speak to Alexa through the microphone on your device and Alexa will respond through your device’s speaker Gives your customers access to Alexa’s skills and capabilities, including those created by you or other developers using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) Can use connected devices like the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, even your laptop/desktop
  12. 12. The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) A collection of: Self-service APIs Tools Documentation and code samples Easily add “skills” to Alexa “Alexa, ask my garage door to close” “Alexa, what will the weather be like tomorrow?” ”Alexa, tell my game room lights to go to movie mode” Uses devices from the Amazon Echo family
  13. 13. Inspiration from Hackster and around the Web Trivia Skills by Harold Pulcher Echo-Pi by Johnathan Hottell Who Represents Me? Alexa, generate my next Hackster project RoboSapien Whips Nae Nae Amazon Echo VR Controller Voice Control RGB LED Voice Controlled Garage Door Opener with Alexa
  14. 14. Creating your own ALEXA SKILLS Alexa skills have two parts: Configuration - data in Amazon Developer Portal Hosted service - responding to user requests
  15. 15. Sample interactions of ALEXA SKILLS One and done “Alexa, start Astrology and get the Pisces horoscope.” [Horoscope Provided] Conversation “Alexa, start Astrology” [“What’s your sign?”] “Pisces” [Horoscope Provided]
  16. 16. Alexa Architecture
  17. 17. Alexa Skills Kit Architecture
  18. 18. What is AWS Lambda? AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume - there is no charge when your code is not running. With Lambda, you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service - all with zero administration. No Servers to Manage automatically runs your code without requiring you to provision or manage servers Continuous Scaling automatically scales your application by running code in response to each trigger. Subsecond Metering charged for every 100ms your code executes and the number of times your code is triggered
  19. 19. What is Echosim.io? A New Online Tool Built by the Community, for the Community https://echosim.io/ Echosim.io lives in your browser, so anyone, anywhere can access it and test their Alexa skills. You no longer need an Alexa-enabled device to test your skills. Developers worldwide can use Echosim.io to experience Alexa. Its simplicity makes it easy for anyone to understand what an Echo is and what it does without having to explain Alexa’s unique UX. https://developer.amazon.com/public/community/post/Tx3BB1JHNS1TDTS/Introducing-Echosim-io-A-New-Online-Tool- Built-by-the-Community-for-the-Communit
  20. 20. Links http://bit.ly/alexastepbystep http://bit.ly/alexaskillslambda https://developer.amazon.com/public/community/post/TxDJWS16KUPVKO/New- Alexa-Skills-Kit-Template:-Build-a-Trivia-Skill-in-under-an-Hour https://github.com/amzn/alexa-avs-raspberry-pi TUTORIALS Alexa Skills trivia game template: https://developer.amazon.com/public/community/post/TxDJWS16KUPVKO/New-Alexa-Skills-Kit-Template:-Build-a-Trivia-Skill-in- under-an-Hour Alexa Skills fact template: https://developer.amazon.com/public/community/post/Tx3DVGG0K0TPUGQ/New-Alexa-Skills-Kit-Template:-Step-by-Step-Guide-to- Build-a-Fact-Skill

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