I am a big believer in a greener way of life so I reduce reuse recycle and repurpose, to this end I gather many things put out for the garbage, the computers I get my wife likes to rebuild and gives them away to people that can’t afford a computer. The other things I get to repair repurpose or strip for parts.
In this Instructable I am going to repurpose a coffeemaker into a travel alarm clock, when I worked as a truck driver I had this travel alarm clock I bought in a truck stop for $20.oo. It was advertised not to use near a graveyard or it would wake the dead. I went through three of these alarm clocks they had the knack of growing legs and walking off.
I found the coffeemaker while I was helping my friend George make his deliveries, at first I wanted to use the clock circuit for testing LCD displays. Later that week I was visiting my brother and he mentioned he didn’t have an alarm clock and I got a new purpose for the clock circuit.
All the parts I used in this Instructable were salvaged but the battery I bought at the local dollar store making the total cost of construction one day and one dollar.
Step 1: The Coffeemaker
The coffeemaker was a Kenmore ADC coffeemaker; I plugged it in to make sure the clock worked.
Now that I knew the coffeemaker was working I dissembled the coffeemaker from the bottom up by removing all the screws from the base and then the components inside.
There are a few deep screws so you will need a long 12 inch Philips screwdriver.
I keep all the working parts that I may have a use for later.