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.
This Remote Crib Communicator sends a text message when your baby is awake and fussing. Keep her entertained until you get there by activating the mobile remotely using the Cloud Control app on your phone.
How it works:
When the sound trigger hears a noise, it sends a pulse through the cloudBit to IFTTT. IFTTT (If This Then That) is a service that lets you connect to different web apps through simple conditional statements. IFTTT reads this trigger and outputs an action, in this case a call (or text message) to the parent. We used IFTTT’s littleBits and SMS channels to make this interaction happen. You could also use the phone call channel to receive notification via phone.
To activate the baby mobile remotely, simply press the button on Cloud Control. This will send a message to the cloudBit to activate the servo. With the littleBits IFTTT channel, you can also control how long the mobile stays on for as well as the speed at which it spins.
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.