I’m having too much fun playing with my Amazon Tap and Particle Photon.
My first two Alexa-Particle projects utilize two different types of Particle Cloud Functions. In my first project, I used Particle variables to ask Alexa for data using GET requests. In this project, I use Particle functions that can be called with POST requests. The Alexa skill then makes these requests to control a light—a NeoPixel ring to be more precise.
To see how it works, check out the source code and video: