Hello instructables people,
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
You will need:
-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