Introduction: Phaser Blasted Alarm Clock!

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Tired of waking up to that annoying alarm clock that just won't stop? Silence it with this modified classic Sega Light Phaser. "Make my day!" This is a modified version of the Gun Operated Alarm Clock found in MAKE Volume 8



Step 1: What You Need...

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1. Sega Light Phaser. I picked mine up on Ebay for $20.
2. Digital Alarm clock. I chose a cheapie color changing LED clock I also found on Ebay.
3. Any digital toy that has some cool sound effects. Mine was a G.I. Joe toy.
4. You may also need a battery holder for whatever size batteries the toy takes. Mine used 3 AAA's but worked fine with only 2.

Step 2: Gut the Phaser

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Take apart the Phaser. There are 4 screws and 1 hidden screw. They always seem to find a place to put a screw where you can't see it. Never stops us from taking things apart. Remove everything except the trigger and the original switch. You will also have to dremel or grind out all of the plastic inside the gun that is in the way of where your components will go. Be sure to save the cable!

Step 3: Prep the Alarm Clock

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Regardless of the clock you get, it will have a way to 'kill' the alarm. Either tap buttons on the bottom like mine did or a snooze button on the top. Open up the clock and locate where the contact are for that switch. Mine just unsnapped.

Step 4: Wire Up the Clock

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Using the Sega cable, cut the end off and strip back to expose the wires. There are 4 inside. You will only be using 2. Solder those two wires to the 'tap' connection inside the alarm clock.

Step 5: Prep Your Sound Effects

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Every toy will be similar. There is a circuit board with an encased module chip that plays the sound effects. Mine also had flashing LED's. Remove the circuit board. Keep the red (+) and black (-) wires that go to the power source and the two wires that switch on the sound effect(s).

Step 6: Build the Phaser

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Now it's time to put everything inside the Phaser. I had plenty of room for a AAA battery holder, the circuit board, speaker and LED. Connect the two wries from the SFX circuit board switch to the original Phaser switch. Also wire the original Sega cable end to the switch. Test it! When you pull the trigger, the SFX should go off.

Step 7: Re-assembly

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After drilling a small hole for the Sega cable in the clock radio housing, put it back together. Also close up the Sega Phaser. Now you have a Phaser Blasted Alarm Clock! When the alarm goes off you can 'silence' it with your Phaser! The cable is long enough to go pretty far and stay within reach at all times! Have fun!

Comments

Foaly7 (author)2009-05-28

Make it wireless! Make it wireless!

natethegreat88 (author)Foaly72009-08-21

Said the small whiney children.

Foaly7 (author)natethegreat882009-08-22

Said the guy who cant make it wireless.

AJBrawlLvr (author)Foaly72009-09-26

Said the guy who didn't try.

Foaly7 (author)AJBrawlLvr2009-09-26

Said the guy talking to the guy who has no resources. pwnd

AJBrawlLvr (author)Foaly72009-09-27

Said the guy who can't figure out that natethegreat88 is just pointing out that you sounded like a small whiney child and used nerd-speak. DBL PWND!!! lol

says the guy who needs to go back to second grade because he cant spell double.

said the guy who is so obviously home-schooled in like utah that he doesn't recognize txtspeak. oh and since hes from utah, he has 8 wives. STATE PWNAGE

Dude shut up, Utah people are awesome. Your probably from Tennessee and you met your wife at a family reunion. You probably don't even have an education.

Wow? That's news to me...I'm 14, top of my class, and have a girlfriend. Ps I live in NY

being the top of your class isn't the hardest thing to do.

jonv8 (author)natethegreat882013-04-13

it is hard! we used two rolls of duct tape, and still couldn't get some one stuck on the ceiling!

i know right?

Valeil (author)AJBrawlLvr2010-10-08

How old is she? 6?

yea i do undewrstand txt speak i go to public school and im from pennsylvainia and im not married

Thank you for pointing out that that wasn't a diss.

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SAID THE GUY WHO ONLY HAS 3 INSTRUCTABLES!

AJBrawlLvr (author)fastlines49s2011-02-03

said the guy whose entire life is in this pyramid

fastlines49s (author)AJBrawlLvr2011-02-04

said the guy who likes fighting!

Foaly7 (author)AJBrawlLvr2009-09-28

Well...............................................um................................................that's what she said!

AJBrawlLvr (author)Foaly72009-09-28

Said the guy who just EPICALLY failed.

Foaly7 (author)AJBrawlLvr2009-09-28

Said the guy who got into another 2 people's argument about a wireless phaser blasted alarm clock after the guy who is typing right now started it exactly 4 months ago and was talking to the guy who replied to said guy's comment in the first place. Oh yeah, try to decipher that! QUAD PWND!

AJBrawlLvr (author)Foaly72009-09-28

Said the guy who thought I couldn't decipher his last post because it was so STUPID!

Foaly7 (author)AJBrawlLvr2009-09-28

Um........................................................ MOO! OOK OOK! BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOPSIGN!!!!!!! COCKADOODLEDOO! THE COW SAYS MOO!

natethegreat88 (author)Foaly72009-09-28

Man, as much fun as it is to see you guys argumenting, Instructables still has a "be nice policy".

Foaly7 (author)natethegreat882009-09-29

I know ;). I'm just trying to keep him talking. ;-)

Gamer917 (author)Foaly72009-10-10

said the guy who should really shut up

Foaly7 (author)Gamer9172009-10-10

Said the guy who didn't read natethegreat88's comment before talking to the guy who should really shut up.

skoolerror2 (author)Foaly72010-03-14

can you shut up man

Foaly7 (author)skoolerror22010-03-15

Dude, where have you been since '09?

skoolerror2 (author)Foaly72010-03-18

in bed sleeping

Foaly7 (author)skoolerror22010-03-19

Well, if you had this alarm clock, you could have woken up sooner and commented on this stuff a year ago.

dombeef (author)Foaly72010-04-08

 Thats what he said...

jasonlight (author)dombeef2010-07-23

all of u guys r like little kids who would actually care if someone called them a little kid

dombeef (author)jasonlight2010-07-24

Said the little kid that commented on a few month old post and did you make an account just to post that?

AJBrawlLvr (author)dombeef2010-08-19

i think he did i mean no pic, no ibles..

dombeef (author)AJBrawlLvr2010-08-19

And did you check when he joined, the same day and most likely same hour

seabananers (author)dombeef2010-08-31

thats his ONLY COMMENT as well

dombeef (author)seabananers2010-08-31

Yeah

jasonlight (author)dombeef2011-01-07

y do u all even care and ya i made the account that day cuz my freind showed me instructabels so i made an account and i looked on kipkay cuz i saw his vids on youttube and was wondering if he had different vids i also looked on the comments so thts y i commented

dombeef (author)jasonlight2011-01-07

And this is your second one too, why don't you comment on other instructables?

techturtle2 (author)skoolerror22010-09-20

Me too!! *high-five*

AJBrawlLvr (author)Foaly72010-08-08

Said the guy who is in direct violation of the Instructables "Be Nice" policy

Foaly7 (author)AJBrawlLvr2010-09-08

Hey, i said i was the guy who should shut up, not him. read my comment carefully. I found out how to make it wireless, for anybody who cares what comment started this whole thing.

says the guy who has know grammer skils no im just kidding this argument got really funny

techturtle2 (author)seabananers2010-10-11

says the guy who cant spell "grammar"

seabananers (author)techturtle22010-10-12

says the guy who thinks he is right but realy just failed epically

"Says the guy who has "know" grammer skills"? shouldn't that be a "no"?

Foaly7 (author)AJBrawlLvr2010-10-08

But i actually dont get how that is nerd speak. Could you just explain that to me? Not being rude, its just that i dont recognize that as nerd speak.

theawesomedude92 (author)2011-10-27

can this work with the NES Zapper?

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