Second Prize winner in the Microchip 16-bit Embedded Control Design Contest went to DJ Delorie, with his highly connected alarm -
Unlike old-school mechanical alarm clocks that you have to set manually, this Internet-connected alarm clock provides three primary features: automatic time setting on power-up, streaming MP3 music, and remote management. The easy-to-use, PIC24FJ64-based clock is connected to an ENC28J60 Ethernet chip, an MP3 decoder chip for streaming music, an organic LED graphical display, and a 24LC512 EEPROM for storing alarm data, fonts, and images.
Alarm clock/countdown timer kit – Link
In the Maker store:
LED clock kit – blue – Link