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Clinton made a shocking alarm clock, literally, he writes – “The idea for this project came to me about a year ago, it was right around the time I made the homebrew handheld shocker. I wanted to make something that I could shock my unsuspecting friends with and yet have it still be very annoying, and that’s how I came up with the idea for the shock alarm clock.” [via] – Link.

Related (non-dangerous alarm clock, well mostly):

  • Maker of the day – Matty Sallin, Bacon-cooking alarm clock – Link.
  • NES Alarm Clock – Link.
  • Alarm Clock Hacking – Link.
  • HOW TO – Make an alarm clock loudener… – Link.
  • Oscilloscope alarm clock project… – Link.
  • Alarm clock case mod – Link.
  • Alarm clock projects – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. says:

    This is a really bad idea. Someone is going to get hurt badly. I hope you have deep pockets to pay the lawyers you will need to defend yourself from the suits.


  2. RobCruickshank says:

    And if that does’t do the trick, there’s always the old “thumbtacks in the binocular eyepiece” gag, and don’t forget “razor blade on the cellphone”.

  3. pelrun says:

    Disposable camera as novelty zap toy? No!

    *Especially* after that picture with the sparks. :O

    It’s easy to find a cheap zapping pen or other toy for cheap that you can use the guts of – it’ll still be annoying, but with no lengthy hospital visits or manslaughter charges.