Introduction: The Acoustic Alarm

The Acoustic Alarm allows the user a more pleasant way of waking up in the morning. Inspired by various musical instruments, The Acoustic Alarm uses a rotational pick to pluck guitar strings to awaken its user.

Human emotions are influenced by many factors, and one which irritates people the most is the sound of their morning alarm. The Acoustic Alarm scraps the annoying morning alarm, and replaces it with a relaxing acoustic tune, which has been designed for the user to customise the tone of their alarm by adjusting the tuning pegs.

The Acoustic Alarm has been hand crafted from 2mm thick birch plywood, walnut and stainless steel. The body which is made from the birch plywood has been finished with a clear wax to keep the natural colour of the wood and to enhance the grain. The bridge and straddles, tuning pegs and string pick have been made from walnut to give a contrast in the shades of wood, as well as give strength to the pieces with most tension. The stainless steel knobs and switch give highlight to the product and make it clear that they control the alarm. The alarm is set by turning the steel knobs to the desired time (top for hours and bottom for minutes) and then flicking the switch to the ‘on’ position.

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DanielleJ30 made it! (author)2017-01-28

Is there any way to buy one of these? :)

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frank26080115 made it! (author)2011-09-02

I see you are using dials to set the alarm time, but how is the current time set and kept?

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mikeasaurus made it! (author)2011-09-01

Are you the original author?
If yes, we would love to see assembly pictures, or at least pictures of the inside so we know how it works!

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CementTruck made it! (author)CementTruck2011-09-01

I wouldn't mind a mp3, or some other type of audio file, either.

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frank26080115 made it! (author)frank260801152011-09-02

try this then https://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Playing-Alarm-Clock/

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gradof6b made it! (author)gradof6b2011-09-01

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMA1P-kNZ2I it's on youtube

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