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April 15, 2020
Day 15: Build a dictionary skill

On day 15 of our 30-day skill challenge we will be building a simple dictionary skill to look up the meaning of any word. Have you ever come across a word and not know what it means? Today we are going to teach Chatterbox how to look up word definitions for you so you can […]

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April 14, 2020
Day 14: Musical Alarms

On day 14 of our 30-day skill challenge, we continue learning about date and time to build a Chatterbox alarm clock! Let's continue our journey with time to learn how we can teach Chatterbox to wake you up to your favorite song. What's the difference between a timer and alarm? While a timer is for […]

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April 13, 2020
Day 13: Timers

It's day 13 of our 30-day skill challenge! Today we continue learning about date/time objects to extract times from speech and set timers. Yesterday we learned about date/time objects and, in particular, how to use pronounce blocks to translate dates and times from a computer format to English. Today we are going to learn how […]

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April 12, 2020
Day 12: What time is it in Timbuktu?

On day 12 of our 30-day skill challenge, we'll be learning about Date / Time objects and how we use them to teach Chatterbox to how to tell time around the world. So far we've learned how to get weather based on your location or find answers to complicated questions. But what if we wanted […]

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April 11, 2020
Day 11: Search DuckDuckGo for Extended Answers

On day 11 of our 30-day skill challenge, we'll be teaching Chatterbox how to search Duck Duck Go for extended answers regarding topics. Learn about the Spanish Inquisition or learn about the American Revolution. We've previously taught Chatterbox how to answer specific questions about the height of the Empire State Building or the depth of […]

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April 10, 2020
Day 10: Ask Wolfram Alpha

On day 10 of our 30-day skill challenge, we'll be teaching Chatterbox how to get answers to life's toughest questions. We'll be able to find out the distance to the moon, calculate the number of days until Thanksgiving and get the answer to what is the meaning of life. Today we are going to learn […]

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April 9, 2020
Day 9: Make a Groovy Hand Wash Timer

On day 9 of our 30-day skill challenge, we'll be making a hand wash timer that you can groove to. We'll also be learning about Skill Design and how to make Chatterbox Stop Audio and Wait. I think it is safe to say that we all have been washing our hands more than ever before […]

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April 8, 2020
Day 8: Create a magic spell to turn on lights

On day 8 of our 30-day skill challenge, we'll be learning to control smart lights with magic spells from Harry Potter. This is a great skill for all the Potterheads out there to understand how Chatterbox "listens" to speech. We know that many of you are huge Potterheads (aka Harry Potter fans). So we thought […]

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April 7, 2020
Day 7: Build a COVID-19 Recovery Tracker

On day 7 of our 30-day skill challenge, we'll be tracking the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic using the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University. It's hard to avoid all the news surrounding the pandemic that we are currently in. So we thought that we'd use this as a learning opportunity with a positive spin. […]

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