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November 25, 2008

Indestructible Binary Alarm Clock

at 11:34 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks, Funny Hacks, What Were They Thinking


If my fire alarm bell alarm clock clashes with your industrial decor have a look at this Indestructible Binary Alarm Clock. This clock will force you to get up and walk out the door before it shuts off!

"When I was laying awake again I started thinking about building the ultimate alarm clock. After some tinkering I decided that it should have these features:

  • It should use an actual alarm bell because that’s cool.
  • It should display its time in binary format because that’s cool and allows me to recycle several parts of my binary clock, which was still incompleted and was only collecting dust.
  • It should be impossible for me to turn the alarm clock off (using any non-destructive ways) before it’s absolutely sure that I won’t go back to bed again.
  • It should have the possibility to go into a “dark mode” in which all the lights are switched off so it doesn’t annoy me when I’m trying to fall asleep."