littleBits community member, LPFERRIS, travels quite a bit for work and has two young sons who miss him while he is away. With the cloudBit and IFTTT’s SMS channel, he designed a way to communicate with his kids, who by the way, love Transformers. The circuit he set up has a button that his son Miles can push to send him a text message. To respond, LPFERRIS sends a text message back, which in turn, lights up an Autobots icon he created. The timeout module holds the light signal on for a set period of time.
Check out his video tutorial!