Project of the Week: 3D Printer Sends Text Message

By Emily Tuteur


Calling all 3D printer people! This 3D-printed littleBits project, designed by elproducts,  texts you when your 3D print is complete. This simple circuit [USB power + button + cloudBit] snaps into a mounting board that sits neatly on a 3D printed baseplate. The baseplate sits below the 3D printer bed, which lowers at the end of a print and presses the button. When the button is pressed, the cloudBit triggers an IFTTT recipe to send you a text message. This is a simple, elegant, and much needed solution for a 3D printing junkie. Print on!

This video does a great job walking you through all the steps for setup:


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