For those of you that jumped into the middle of this project, Alexa is the Amazon Voice Service that is the engine behind the Dot, Echo, that silly little switch they just came out with and probably more devices over time. It works pretty well and is actually pretty awesome for picking up voice in a house. I want it to control the items in the house with voice commands, and this is my latest attempt.
The really, really good news is that this is the last chunk of stuff we have to take on before we can get data from the house. We still have to work through the steps to send data, but all the major pieces will be there and we will get to just expand the capabilities.
So, sign into the Amazon Developer Console <link> and look up at the top black bar for 'Alexa' and click on it.