Every morning when my alarm rings I have trouble getting out of bed.
(so I am always late)
To help me wake up I wanted to buy a wake-up light, it's supposed to help you wake up by giving the impression of a sunrise by getting brighter every minute after the alarm goes.
Unfortunately these are very expensive, that means building it myself.
My goal was to make a cheap and working wake-up light, without using my arduino for it, so I build this.
This is just a example, you are free to redesign and customize it to your preference.
This project will cost you €0 to €20 depending on which parts you have.
WARNING: You are working with high voltage here, if you are under 18 ask a adult with technical experience to help!
Do NOT work on the project when it is plugged into the wall outlet! Always check the connections and be careful!
Work in a dry environment. I am not responsible for any damage and/or injuries!
Step 1: Materials
-a slow turning dc motor, I used : http://dx.com/p/high-torque-60rpm-12v-dc-geared-motor-91625?item=1
,but you might want to take a slower motor or see 'edit 1'.
-a timer socket
-a lightbulb socket
-a (normal wall-outlet) plug
- some cable
-two extention cords
-a cable connector
-a old (phone) charger
-small pieces of wood or plastic
-heat shrink tubing
Step 2: Tools
-a (electric) saw or dremel
-a x-acto knife
-a glue gun
-wire cutters or scissors
-a soldering iron
Step 3: 2
-strip the othe end
-connect the stripped end to the connector
-cut off a 4-6 inch piece of wire from the leftover socket and the light-bulb socket
-strip the ends of the wires
-connect these to the connector