I often find getting out of bed in the morning a bit tricky. When i have somewhere to be at a certain time, i get up pretty reliable. However when I want to get up it always seems that I manage to turn off my alarm clock before fully waking up.
Put it on the other side of the room? Multiple alarms? Sooner or later I acclimatise, and fall back to old habits...
This instructable will hopefully show you how to put your alarm under lock and key! This is the safety alarm clock.
Step 1: Things you need
The chart below, I think does justice to the battle between my sensible conscious mind who wants to get up and do stuff and the selfish sleepy one who only wants to lie in bed.
The main point of my alarm hack was only to allow control of the alarm clock to me once the critical time had passed, once the sensible me was in control... I want the selfish sleepy me to be locked out of any alarm turning off privileges!
Things you will need
Cheapo digital alarm clock Get one with a back up battery if you want to do steps 6-8
Screwdriver to open alarm clock
Wire ( double insulated core and jumper)
SPST Key switch (available from maplins for �3 in the UK!!!!)
for making the clock unpluggable you will need
a 2N3904 transistor
buzzer (6 - 12V)
got all these? no? doesn't matter, the only thing you really need for this is the key switch and alarm clock the rest I'm sure you can improvise!