Gadget Freak Case 146: Perfect Wake-up Machine Jolts All Five Senses

DN Staff

August 17, 2009

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Gadget Freak Case 146: Perfect Wake-up Machine Jolts All Five Senses

Here's an alarm clock that clicks on your favorite music, vibrates your pillow, removes your sheets and makes your coffee. Brian Wagner and his mechanical engineering teammates at Colorado State University (Matthew Cuff, Ryan Seeboth and Steve Schmitt) devised the perfect wake-up machine. The alarm uses a keypad and six LEDs to indicate depressed buttons or command functions that determine the sensory mix to wake you up and ease you into your day. The temperature gauge can be connected to a heater or fan to activate the perfect wake-up temperature.

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Gadget Freak Case 146 Perfect Wake-up Machine Jolts All Five Senses

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Part Description

Allied Part #

1

Potentiometer

630-1166

1

555 Timer

903-4980

1

Master PIC Microcontroller

383-1217

1

PIC Microcontroller

383-0496

1

Darlington Transistor

248-9280

6

DPDT LED Push Buttons

870-0754

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