Jeff’s “Princess and the Pea” alarm clock takes a cue from a classic fairy tale to provide a not-so-subtle wake-up call -

No ordinary alarm clock: the Princess and the Pea Alarm Clock (“PPAC”) leaves no room for snoozing, inflating a green “pea” between the mattress and box spring, making it impossible to stay in bed. In the tin can, a homemade Arduino-compatible board with clock and memory chips handles the alarm clock functions, and a power block under the night stand provides power and relays driving the sprinkler valve or other alarming alarm functions.

Looks rather effective – can’t wait for the travel version! See more on Jeff’s Arduino Blog.


  • RoHS

    Hilarious, this would make an excellent April fools joke.

  • http://buyrcamp3player.matoastore.com Shelby Simo

    Zune and iPod: Most people compare the Zune to the Touch, but after seeing how slim and surprisingly small and light it is, I consider it to be a rather unique hybrid that combines qualities of both the Touch and the Nano. It’s very colorful and lovely OLED screen is slightly smaller than the touch screen, but the player itself feels quite a bit smaller and lighter. It weighs about 2/3 as much, and is noticeably smaller in width and height, while being just a hair thicker.