1. Acquire a Makey Makey and a Intel Edison board. It will help if you are familiar with IFTT in general.
Hook up one signal wire and the ground wire to opposite sides of a steering wheel. (with the Makey Makey). Then connect that to the Intel Edison and use the Intel Edison to trigger an IFTT recipe. You should use the Arduino-Text message recipe.
From here on out, it's just a little bit of configuration and now you can trigger text messages just by touching your steering wheel! The purpose of this is to be able to notify people when you are driving so that you do not have to pick up your phone while you are driving.