Mark Stringer
Published © GPL3+

Daily Buzzword

This Amazon Alexa skill reads the definition of the Merriam-Webster Daily Buzzword from their website with an optional example usage & quiz.

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Daily Buzzword

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Amazon Echo
Amazon Alexa Amazon Echo
I would have used this if I could have bought one in the UK :)
Amazon Tap
Amazon Alexa Amazon Tap
I would have been happy to use this if I could have bought one in the UK :)
Echo Dot
Amazon Alexa Echo Dot
I would have been delighted to use this ... you get the gist, please bring them to the UK!
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
I'm in the UK so used a Raspberry Pi 2 (and later a 3) running AVS via the Amazon sample app for my development.

Software apps and online services

Alexa Voice Service
Amazon Alexa Alexa Voice Service
Alexa Skills Kit
Amazon Alexa Alexa Skills Kit
AWS Lambda
Amazon Web Services AWS Lambda


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VUI Diagram

Visual User Interface flowchart


Daily Buzzword on Github

A Github repository with the node.js source code which needs to be zipped and uploaded into an AWS Lambda function as per the guidance at A corresponding custom skill needs to be created as per


Mark Stringer

Mark Stringer

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