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Author Topic: Alexa Skill Blueprints  (Read 143 times)

Moose

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Alexa Skill Blueprints
« on: July 26, 2020, 08:57:13 AM »

I stumbled upon a tool to create an Alexa Custom Skill called Skill Blueprints. Has anyone tried it yet?
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brobin

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Re: Alexa Skill Blueprints
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 09:52:52 AM »

Thanks for that, it looks interesting. I'm going to add some to surprise and delight my wife!  :'

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Re: Alexa Skill Blueprints
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 09:58:40 AM »

Thanks for that, it looks interesting. I'm going to add some to surprise and delight my wife!  :'

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Let us know what you come up with.
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Re: Alexa Skill Blueprints
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2020, 10:33:24 AM »

I have an Alexa 'Routine' that's triggered by saying "Start Cooking" which my wife uses to open the sliders to the lanai while cooking to reduce cooking odors in the house.  When triggered, Alexa tells the Somfy bridge to lower the lanai screens and the Smartenit Harmony to send an Insteon command to an Insteon I/O module to open the power sliders.  It also sends an X10 command to the Stargate which in turn sends a serial message to the Hunter-Douglas device to raise the shades in case they're down.  I'm going to add a Blueprint to have Alexa respond with something like "Yummy, what's for dinner? Don't forget to make some for Sandy (the dog)!"  I expect this'll go from 'surprise and delight' to eye rolling very quickly but I hope I'm there to see her face the first time she hears it.
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Re: Alexa Skill Blueprints
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2020, 11:21:10 AM »

Well, I just added the response but it's done as part of the Routine rather than as a Blueprint.  Still have to think up something for Blueprint...
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