I had an accident while trying to rush finishing up the USB project... Answered
and it is not working......in fact, the 555 timer is getting hot, suggesting I either wired something wrong, or it has a problem handling the crystal speaker I used from a phone......in any case, I won't be entering this contest either, but I do want to attempt to trouble shoot and publish my USB light sensing alarm.
In my rush, I tried to climb out of my work area (my wife has it fairly well "barricaded in" with her stuff), and tripped over the pile and ended up under the office chair, with the cross brace of the desk getting broken, I struck it so hard.
AFAIK, I am unhurt, not counting a bit of a strained neck muscle and some lower back muscle pain too.
She came back (after trying to call me on the cell phone) to see if all was well, and of course I was still partially buried. Unable to actually help me out much, she went back to watching her movie as I dug myself out from under the pile. This is not the first time something like this has happened and with the way things will continue, it won't be the last.