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.

Smart 3D printed planter

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.

We decided to employ the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 board due to its battery powered option, affordability, and accessibility with the Arduino platform. This project is perfect for those looking to find functional uses for their 3D printer, or those wishing to add some IoT capabilities to their home.

Smart 3D printed planter

The design will be free to download (under Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). All you need to do is register (free) on the website to obtain the STL file for the planter.

With the help of Augustin Flowalistik (http://www.flowalistik.com/), we’ve ensured that the project is compelling on many levels.