How can I make a wake-up light? Answered
You must've seen them before, those alam clocks that simulate the "rise and shine" feel when you need it the most: winter.
Now instead of wasting money on one with chirping bird sounds and other stuff I don't need, I want to build one myself.
The problem is that this would be my first design of an electronic device, and I don't know where to start. Should I get an arduino for being the clock + alarm clock part? Is there a more elegant way of having a 1Hz alarm clock triggering a light dimmer circuit? Is using an LED bulb a good idea? Where do I start?
The fundamentals don't seem that complex, but it's putting it in practice and actually drafting the design and picking the right components that's hard.