Episode #2: Dumb It Down

Ever get stuck trying to understand something complicated? Our "Dumb It Down" tool uses automation to turn tricky topics into easy-to-understand explanations. Discover how to make learning effortless and fun with our step-by-step guide! Perfect for students, parents, seniors, and more.

If you're tired of spending hours to decode tricky topics, this is your go-to solution. Let's dive in and make the process of understanding effortless and fun!

Dumb It Down!

Hey there! Got something tricky you don't understand? Just type it in the box below, and we'll dumb it down for you. Because who has time for complicated stuff, right?


Step-by-Step Guide

(Disclaimer: There are 77 ways to do this, but here's the one we're demonstrating today!):

Tools Needed

Make Scenario - Dumb It Down

1. Set Up Webhooks

Note: The trigger in this case is a webhook trigger and response, but it can be any other trigger or response like Google Forms, Tally, Gmail, or any other tool/service that integrates with Make.

1.1. Create a Custom Webhook

  • This webhook will serve as the entry point where users submit their complex questions.
  • In Make, navigate to the "Webhooks" module and select "Custom Webhook."
  • Make will generate a unique URL that you'll use to receive the user's input data.

1.2. Set Up a Webhook Response

  • This webhook will send the simplified explanation back to the user as the final step.
  • Configure the webhook response module in Make to compile the generated explanation into a response format.

2. Integrate OpenAI

2.1. Create a Completion

  • Utilize GPT-4 to generate a simple explanation based on the user's input.
  • Set up an HTTP module in Make to send a request to OpenAI's API.
  • Use the following prompt:Copy codeExplain {{1.value}} in a way that is easy to understand. The explanation should be suitable for a 10-year-old child or a 70-year-old person. Use direct and plain wording without decorative or transitional phrases.
  • Replace {{1.value}} with the user's input captured from the webhook.

3. Webhook Response

3.1. Send the Final Explanation

  • Use the webhook response module to send the generated explanation back to the user.
  • Configure the webhook response in Make to compile the explanation into a suitable format.
  • Ensure that the response is sent back to the user's original request source.

Potential Use Cases

Educational Platforms

  • Provide simple explanations for complex subjects to help students of all ages grasp difficult concepts.
  • Break down intricate topics into easily digestible explanations.
  • Enhance the learning experience by offering clear and concise explanations.

Customer Support

  • Offer straightforward answers to customer inquiries, making technical details easy to understand.
  • Simplify complex product or service information for better customer comprehension.
  • Improve customer satisfaction by providing clear and helpful responses.

Parental Guidance

  • Assist parents in explaining challenging topics to children in an age-appropriate manner.
  • Provide simple and relatable explanations for complex subjects.
  • Help parents foster open communication and understanding with their children.

Senior Assistance

  • Aid elderly individuals in understanding modern technology and processes without overwhelming them with jargon.
  • Offer step-by-step explanations for using digital devices or navigating online services.
  • Empower seniors to embrace technology by providing accessible and easy-to-follow guidance.


  1. Set Up Webhooks:
    • Capture user input through a custom webhook.
    • Set up a response webhook to deliver the final explanation.
  2. Integrate OpenAI:
    • Utilize OpenAI's GPT-4 to generate simple text explanations.
    • Configure the API request with the appropriate prompt.
  3. Send Final Explanation:
    • Deliver the comprehensive explanation back to the user via the response webhook.
    • Ensure the response is sent to the correct destination.

There you have it! A simple, automated way to simplify explanations using powerful tools like OpenAI and Make. This process not only breaks down complex concepts but also provides clear, easily understandable responses. Stay tuned for more episodes where we'll explore additional creative automation hacks.

With ❤️ from InnovationHack

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