If your dryer is tucked away in a corner of your house that makes it impossible for you to hear when it's finished a load, it's easy to forget that you have clothes in there. DIY enthusiast Thomas Taylor was bothered enough by this that he created a system that alerts him via text message when the dryer is done.
The basic idea here is to create a system that alerts you by text message when the dryer is finished drying, without voiding the dryer's warranty. To accomplish this, Thomas used all sort of tools, including an Arduino, a Wi-Fi module, XBee sockets and plenty more.
It's by no means an easy task, but the end result is a dryer that texts you when it's finished drying. That means no more excuses for forgetting about the laundry. Head over to Make for the full guide to make this for yourself.
The Dryer Messenger [Make]