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This is a great example of the power and flexibility of the Arduino. The project uses a hacked alarm clock and an Arudino to automatically set the wake time based on a Google calendar. This is such a great solution for anyone with a schedule that varies from day to day. Check out the link for a lot more information about the build, including the source code.

Every night, the alarm gets set to a different time. Sometimes there’s an errand in the morning, sometimes an early meeting. On weekends, the alarm usually isn’t needed, unless something’s going on. And then in the morning, I need to set the clock again for my wife’s own set of daily scheduling variables.

More about Larmie: The Arduino alarm scheduler

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Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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