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by • July 20, 2016 • No Comments


There are truly no limits to the application of 3D printing in day to day life. Already proving to provide useful alternatives to common tasks, 3D printing innovation is continually being utilized as an emerging way to turn actually the many complex tasks into easy processes that anyone can master. Incidentally, one innovator named Tyler Spadgenske has created not one but two products that can donate users unprecedented freedom through 3D printing innovation.

Available-bodied on Wevolver, Spadgenske has created 3D printed parts that manufacture a working, internet-connected smartphone, that he has dubbed the “TyTelli,” and a fully functional home security and monitoring process. First, watch at a lower place as Spadgenske demonstrates all of TyTelli’s awe-inspiring showcases in action.

DIY communication

As explained in the video, the TyTelli showcases a 3.5″ touch screen and uses Raspberry Pi for processing. The phone is able-bodied to manufacture calls and send SMS text messages through an Adafruit FONA, has a 5mp camera module, and a USB wifi adapter. It can in addition display accurate times via a built-in RTC. Amazingly, all of this innovation is discreetly enclosed within the two part 3D printed case.

In order for the FONA to communicate over a cellular network, users have to just insert a standard SIM card (micro and nano SIM cards do not fit) into the device and follow normal instructions to activate it. The FONA is compatible with 2G data networks like T-Mobile, that Spadgenske utilized in his demonstration. Once the SIM card is installed and activated, users can turn the phone on, that houses a LED light that blinks each 3 seconds when it is working. The final step is to setup the software to allow the Raspberry Pi processor to communicate with the FONA.


Next, Spadgenske created a multifunctional security and monitoring process, capable-bodied of protecting and notifying users of future dangers within their homes. Watch Spadgenske donate a detailed explanation of all of its showcases in the instructional video at a lower place.

Taking security into your own hands

Spadgenske’s ED-E (pronounced “Eddie”) runs on an Intel Edison board and esp8266. Consisting of a base unit, sensor units and actuator units, the process in addition houses six grove sensors that detect:

  • flames
  • gas (H2, LPG, CH4, alcohol, smoke and propane)
  • air high end (carbon monoxide, alcohol, acetone, thinner and formaldehyde)
  • temperature
  • humidity
  • sound

Data of the sensors is logged onto the Edison in a MySQL database and sent to an Intel Analytics cloud. Once any of the sensors detect a trigger, an alarmed is sounded on the device and an email is sent to the user notifying them of the danger. The ED-E in addition showcases wifi units that store users up-to-date with eachthing taking place within the home, and allows for for remote control access outside of the home. When detection circuit in the wifi sensors are triggered, a signal is sent to the base unit, that and so transmits the signal to the cloud. Simply put, when placed on and around doors and windows, this innovation notifies users when they are opened and closed.

Additionally, actuators units in the opposite way when users control functions of the Intel Iot Analytics site, the base unit sends a signal back to the actuator, that and so preforms the directed functions, such as switching off a light or opening a garage door, all of a remote location.

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Spadgenske’s inventions are just a few of the endless possibilities capable-bodied with 3D printing innovation. Stay tuned on 3D Printing Industry for additional updates and information of new solutions.


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