Introduction: Sun of a Cock-A-Doodle Doo
Do you have trouble being late to class? Because we have the perfect solution!
Step 1: Introduction / Motivation
Have you ever feared missing an early class or not being able to wake up on time to study? Fear no more! Sun of a Cock-A-Doodle Doo has arrived! As an architectural student, pulling all-nighters is a must; so purchase Sun of a Cock-A-Doodle Doo to be awakened first thing in the morning as the sun goes up. This alarm clock will never fail as you will never need to worry about setting your alarm before you go to bed nor snoozing your alarm clock. The rooster on the alarm clock will rotate 360 degrees as it waits for the sun to come up and produce noise when the sunlight touches the photoresistor.
Step 2: Video
Step 3: Parts / Materials / Tools
- 1PC 830 Tie-Points Breadboard
- 1PC UNO R3 Controller Board
- 1PC Stepper Motor
- 1PC USB Cable
- 6PCS Female-to-Male Dupont Wire
- 7PCS Breadboard Jumper Wire
- 1PC Power Bank
- 1PC Resistors 330Ω
- 1PC Resistors 1KΩ
- 1PC Photoresistor (Photocell)
- Hot-melt Adhesive
- Cyanoacrylate Adhesive
- Acrylic paint
- Laser Cutter
Step 4: Circuit
Step 5: Machine Making
Step 6: Programming
Step 7: Results and Reflection
Our original idea was about a positive and cheering companion that would clap every moment it heard a sound; for instance, either someone crying or someone laughing. In addition to clapping, it would produce a clapping sound that adds an extra cheerful feeling. However, we decided to approach this project differently by creating an alarm clock that will never fail in waking you up. We came up with this idea after we were testing the cheerful companion, which was based on the (sound sensor). Thus, we were interested more in learning and creating a machine that would focus more on the photoresistor rather than the (sound sensor). In addition, we could relate more with the alarm clock as we are architectural students and we often pull all-nighters.
If we had to do it all over again, we would not change anything. However, if we had the chance to upgrade this version of our alarm clock, we will include multiple options of the sound it can produce.
Step 8: References and Credits
The Sun of a Cock-A-Doodle Doo is a project part of a Useless Machine assignment for Physical Computing at the Daniels Faculty. This project was created and assembled by Michelle Liu, Eimy Ramirez Rugel and Melissa Zhang Zhang.
Margolis, Michael. Arduino Cookbook. Beijing: OReilly, 2013.
3 years ago
Nice job on your alarm :)