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littleBits Projects: SMS Doorbell

This is part of an on-going series of posts about littleBits projects. littleBits is available in the Adafruit store – Base Kit,Deluxe Kit, Synth Kit, Space Kit, Arduino Module, Arduino Starter Bundle, Sequencer Module, and Cloud Starter Bundle.

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Receive a text notification when someone rings your doorbell! Whether you are in the backyard gardening, over at the neighbors house, or listening to music at full blast, you will always know when someone is at your door with this littleBits project. Install this doorbell outside your home, and never miss a ring.

The circuit:

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How it works:

When the button is pressed on the SMS doorbell, it sends a signal through the cloudBit to IFTTT, which is set (via the SMS channel) to send you a text message (i.e. Knock knock!) when someone is at the door. IFTTT (If This Then That) is a service that lets you connect to different web apps through simple conditional statements.

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The cloudBit gives you the power to design and build your own internet connected devices, enabling you to design products/projects that are specific and relevant to you. For more project ideas check out our Projects Page.

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