Filaments.directory has teamed up with renowned 3D designer Augustin Flowalistik to create a 3D printable planter that will change the way you think about the potential of 3D printing. This functional device is equipped with an IoT module that will monitor the humidity of your plant’s soil, while also sprucing up the look of your home. Our DIY planter will measure humidity every 15 minutes, sending the data directly to the Adafruit cloud. Using an IFTTT, you can connect to the Adafruit API and constantly keep up-to-date with the latest value. The IoT module even allows you add actions to automate the reception of this data through SMS messaging, Twitter, and others.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!