Picture of Snow Clock (Arduino Based)
Today I am going to show you how to make the snow clock. It is an alarm clock that only goes on when school is open. But if school is closed it doesn't go off.

This is all done by the Arduino and some python coding.

Step 1: Get the Parts

Picture of Get the Parts
For this project you will need:
-An Arduino
-5V DC Relay
-1K Resistors
-1N004 Rectifier Diode
-2N2222 NPN Switching Transistor
-DPDT Switch
-CAT5e Wall Jack
-Alarm Clock

Please note that to turn on and off the alarm clock you need one that you would normally turn on and off with a switch. You should NOT use an alarm clock that requires you to press a switch to turn it on and press a button to turn it off.
TOCO5 years ago
 I was looking at my pop science mag during study hall and noticed like many others that you are in it. Congratulations!!!
TheChemiker5 years ago
In Popular Science!  Good job!  That must have boosed your views and ratings greatly!  5 stars.  =D
Dude, you got into PopSci, that is a pretty sweet achievement!
Wasagi5 years ago
 This was featured in Popular Science! Excellent job!!!!!
burgarl116 years ago
do you know of any places to find where the closings would be listed?
insingertech (author)  burgarl116 years ago
try out your local radio stations website
cyrozap6 years ago
I've been trying to figure this out for a while, and this is great! Now all you need to do is get an Arduino ethernet shield so the Arduino can go online and check if school is closed without the need for a computer. Good work!
stienman6 years ago
This is hacking in its purest form! Excellent! -Adam
lemonie6 years ago
Top idea! L