We’re giving away amazing kits from our new Make: Ultimate Kit Guide EVERY DAY — thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, including MakerBots!

To celebrate the release of our latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), we’re giving away one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season.

Today’s item is a Defusable Alarm Clock Kit (retail value $35). Here’s John Baichtal’s review of the kit from the Guide:

This fully functional alarm clock lets you practice defusing simulated explosives. When the red button is pressed, the clock starts a scary countdown like bombs in Hollywood movies. There are four wires across the top of the clock, and you have ten seconds to choose the correct wire to cut. Programmed with the Arduino IDE, so hack away! Fake explosives not included.

To be eligible for today’s giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below in this post. The entry period for today’s prize will be until 11:59pm PST tonight. We’ll choose one person at random, you’ll be notified by email, and you’ll have 48 hours to respond. The Winners List will be kept on the Giveaway landing page. That’s it! No purchase necessary or anything else to do. Please leave only one comment per post. You can enter as many giveaways as you like until you win. This giveaway is for US residents only. You also must be 18 years old to enter (Kids: Ask your parents to enter). See the Kit-A-Day Giveaway landing page for full sweepstakes details and Official Rules.

Day 1 Giveaway: The winner of the Day 1 MakerBot giveaway has been chosen and notified. They have 48 hours to respond.

Note: Commenting is close for this giveaway. See the Kit-A-Day page for today’s giveaway (announced every day at 9am PST).

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Anonymous

    Woohoo! I was just looking at this in the Maker store

  • http://twitter.com/chrisspurgeon Chris Spurgeon

    Commenting, like a boss.

  • Anonymous

    that looks cool

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Todd-Ferguson/1284872962 Todd Ferguson

    I’m posting the comment.. 

  • Anonymous

    My nephew would love this.

  • Anonymous

    I do not suggest taking this on an airplane. The TSA would not find it very humorous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cathymccaughan Cathy McCaughan

    Perfect for teenagers.

  • Anonymous

    Giveaway entry.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    So, no snooze on this one I’m guessing?
    I’ll gladly test that out, might actually wake me up.

    Oh, and if the winner of the thing-o-matic doesn’t respond, I’ll gladly take it.
    In fact, I can guarentee 100% that if you gave it to me, I’d take it, so lets just go with the sure thing. ;D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Lowe/100000565968297 Caleb Lowe

    just need some road flares to go with

  • http://twitter.com/boschetm Michael Boschet

    Hmm cut the red wire or blue?

  • http://twitter.com/stwaldo Adam

    Red wire!  No green wire!

    M!  AS IN MANCY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=16819077 Matt Schott

    Cut the blue wire!

  • Matt Maier

    How much of that stuff is just there for show? THE FET IS A LIE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bshocked Bill Shocknesse

    Very cool!

  • Jeff Anderson

    Contest entry!

  • http://about.me/dittman dittman


  • Curtis Carter

    Yikes! Stay away from the airport!

  • Anonymous

    i love this kit. would love to give it to my 6yr old daughter. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728988852 Jerry Murray

    I’ll take one. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Williams-Hudy/1118182753 Julie Williams-Hudy

    This is my entry..with fingers crossed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.coppersmith Scott Coppersmith

    Interesting……a good way to get alarm clocks banned…..

  • http://twitter.com/izoony Izu Watanabe

    counting down…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1321106909 Austin Lindsey

    awesome i would like to have this!:)

  • Emmanuel Carrillo

    Would love to get this, Holding off till after holiday season though. So I don’t have to explain it to the TSA, when the pieces are spread throughout my carry on,

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/T-Payton/1462122379 T. Payton

    Count me in.

  • Anonymous

    Giveaway entry!

  • Vineet Padia

    I am currently in need of an alarm clock. mine broke :(

  • Anonymous

    that could be fun…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Weekley/1052709204 Robert Weekley

    This is an awesome Kit.   I think my kids would love it.  Make keep up the good work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000563689941 Bart Patrzalek

    Please cheer me up after i didn’t win the maker bot

  • Jason Levi

    Cut the red wire

  • John Sackey

    You had me at explosives…

  • Dan Koss

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • http://twitter.com/kurtschuff Kurt Schuff

    How fun!!!

  • Charles Hobbs

    gimme gimme

  • Wehaf Urchiken

    Ooh, this would be awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000491727047 Shawn Myers

    My kids would love this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clay-Bratt/100001218404785 Clay Bratt

    Contest entry!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clay-Bratt/100001218404785 Clay Bratt

    Contest entry!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1262241428 Pat Dooley

    what a sweeeeet giveaway

  • Anonymous

    Very cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1164376171 Dave Jenkins

    Looks great!

  • Aaron Shaw

    Looks fun.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=731500780 Martin Jameson

    Awesome giveaway!

  • http://twitter.com/wikkit Ben Brockert

    I posted my last comment from Disqus, how do you even contact someone on there? I don’t know if I’d know that I was picked…

  • Jon Buchbinder

    Wanna win, please

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.sully Eric M. Sullenberger

    Tick, tick, BOOM

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=645359744 Brett Fieber

    I often imagine that a bomb going off would be better than waking up for work.

    • Anonymous

      That’s kinda true… &)

  • http://www.facebook.com/klubeley Kelli Lubeley

    Very Cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Bennett/1732636779 Michael Bennett

    SWEET… I’ve always wanted one of these… 

  • Jessica Duffy

    Flippin’ Sweet, yo!

  • http://twitter.com/lythander Rob Maxwell


  • Anonymous

    not as cool as a makerBot, but still very cool

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Raymond-Li/1209515227 Raymond Li

    Would love to put one together

  • http://twitter.com/ansonkennedy Anson Kennedy

    OK, maybe this will be the winning comment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bernie-Solo/1847623622 Bernie Solo

    Great give away! Thanks MAKE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/phillip.c.reed Phillip C Reed

    This looks like fun!

  • http://shackbible.wordpress.com/ John Stonecypher (Shack Bible)

    Woot!  I’m all about the free stuff!

  • TK

    Count me in! 

  • mhjanine

    Time for me to win :)

  • http://twitter.com/buttmuffin Jules McNubbin

    thats pretty cool.

  • Anonymous

    Awwwww, just five more min

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1349289577 Michelle Sullivan Goldsmith


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_56PC4JJRY2EK7OOM6PY4UHXFOI Chaz

    May the gods of randomness puhlease choose me!

  • Michael Andrews

    The Green Wire…… no red……. BOOOOOM!!!!!

  • https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawmJjp3OGi4e9hb28cX2bw5ZPmTAIhWxnHU Bennett Benson

    Your instructions on the landing page say to go to the landing page and leave a comment. There is no comment section on the landing page. 

    Anyways, made it here now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/r1clifford Rob Clifford

    This just may be the alarm clock that my daughter needs to get out of bed in the morning!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707100314 Sherri Flemings


  • Laurie Ingram

    very interesting 

  • Laurie Ingram

    me likey 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LAUTMTOYYFZDO7HB5KUWRMU4ZE pale rider

    well, ok.

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidegalloway David Galloway

    Great choice!

  • http://twitter.com/huronranger harold jennett

    That should get me thinking when I wake at the crack of noon.

  • Brian Vogel

    I’m sure I won’t win this one either, but I have a friend that could benefit from this.

  • http://twitter.com/huronranger harold jennett

    that should get me up at the crack of noon

  • http://actuallyadamlauver.tumblr.com Adam Lauver

    Nice! Makes waking up so much more exciting.

  • Aaron Umetani

    this is cool.  has anyone ever thought of making this like that old game Mastermind ?

  • David Schick

    This would be a great present for my highschooler (he’s gotten very good at thru-hole) and real fun at work ;-)

  • keel hauler

    for me?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G3LZGKMXOE5VKSMQSOWRI6QJZY shawn

    Was looking at this the other day for my son.

  • Adam Hathaway

    Sign me up!

  • Anonymous

    Looks like fun. I can’t wait to make it with my boys.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1003543412 Andrea Cuchetto

    I might even be able to forego my morning coffee with this adrenaline boost!

  • Andrew Maxwell-Parish

    boom boom

  • http://twitter.com/xNHHx menome

    I want it! Count me in!! 

  • Nurul Hanim Hashim

    I want I want!

  • Nurul Hanim Hashim

    I want I want! 

  • Anonymous

    Perfect! Maybe I won’t hit snooze so much. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Upir1 Rob Colby

    An alarm clock Danger Mouse could be proud of.

  • http://twitter.com/wooac wooac

    This will blow up a relationship.

  • Zeeshan Sabir

    Pick me, please please please

  • Justin Nesselrotte

    Sounds cool, I’m in.

  • Eric Thompson

    Cut the green wire?  But I’m color blind!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1239633520 Xander Kunken

    This would be so fun!

  • Anonymous

    Awesome.. would definitely be harder to sleep through your alarm!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000142849737 Daniel Kramnik

    Comment! [daniel (dot) kramnik (at) gmail (dot) com]

  • http://twitter.com/mimzyx mimzyx

    Wow! That’s what I’m looking for.

  • http://twitter.com/cicconeyouth Ashley

    i will reenact the movie “speed” if i win this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RCORFIELD42 Robert A Corfield

    aaand…. BOOM goes the alarm clock just doesn’t have the same ring to it. But I still want it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Marco.Antonio.Garcia.Jr Marco García

    Pick Me!

  • Hunter Harr


  • Anonymous

    Please let me win :)

  • Valerie Howard

    Sweet stocking stuffer!

  • Anonymous

    me too! me too!!

  • Anonymous

    When is the explosive kit give-away

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a blast;)

  • Lucki Lady

    Oh please please please pick me!! =) Happy Holidays!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.gallop Robert Gallop

    Love free stuff!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Parker-Miner/637881376 Parker Miner

    my wife needs some excitement in the mornings ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001047739308 Benjamin Daniel

    I like that you can mod and build this however you want. Great kit!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tkilgour Thomas Kilgour

    pick me?

  • James Seymour

    Another way to annoy the wife :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=23914550 Chris Collander

    AHHH! BOMB!!1!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=712988703 Matthew Wetmore


  • Anonymous

    The perfect prank

  • Andy Rawson

    Good stocking stuffer.

  • Anonymous

    This kit is dy-no-mite!

  • http://twitter.com/Proud2bOSUgrad Kristi Stricklin

    Great gift for my school office!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1675065748 Noah Dennis

    Ohhhh nice clock! :D

  • Erika Tischbein

    I really need a new alarm clock, especially one I can make myself

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1231699957 Victor Martins

    Sounds like fun!

  • http://www.facebook.com/xplsives Bryan Wingfield

    Nothing like waking up to your certain doom…

  • Anonymous

    Woohoo! Another chance!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lynne-Martin/100000735988425 Lynne Martin

    Always wanted to try one of these kits.

  • Trang Pham

    I was actually going to get this for a Christmas present!

  • tonyvr

    a comment

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1570738047 Kevin Sexton

    sure enter me too

  • Jeff Sandys

    Occupy Make.  Make it yourself is an expression of the occupy movement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Pfeiffer/100002255492288 Mike Pfeiffer

    Amazing!  This could be super handy some day if I’m caught in the movie, “Speed 11”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mtkaalund Michael Torp Kaalund

    This is a really cool kit :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-C-Lebow/100000617845601 Richard C. Lebow

    enter me

  • Anonymous

    sign me up

  • Jeff Kramer

    This would make a really nice geek white elephant gift.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5738908 Chip Choquette

    Maybe this would get me out of bed in the morning.

  • Anonymous

    Sign me up

  • Erik Johnson

    hook me up

  • Michael Wascher

    Very cool

  • Todd B

    gimme gimme

  • http://openid-provider.appspot.com/teedeeus Tod Stetson

    I can has winning?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314407037 Eric Brodeur

    Very Cool +1 :-) Looks great!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Boyce/719628061 Matt Boyce

    Maybe this will actually get me to wake up on time, if I have to defuse it.

  • Davide Briscese

    Nice clock!

  • http://twitter.com/Pourcillie Ryan Pourcillie

    This could make for a fun prank I feel like. Leave it somewhere with someone who doesn’t understand exactly how to turn it off.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SL4OZM5OGMS4P3C7ZABOISLPZU Jay


  • Anonymous

    Don’t mind me, just leaving a comment.

  • Anonymous

    Oo! Oo! Maybe this will get my son out of bed in the morning!

  • http://siliconchaos.com Robert Wallace

    Awesome… looks like a lot of fun…

  • Anonymous

    boom boom

  • David O Smith

    it’s always the red wire… or was it green…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1100563182 Dani Burlison

    This might actually get my teenager out of bed…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000253941226 Gudrun ‘Gudi’ Thomassen

    I think this would be fun to put together!

  • Lisa Thierbach

    Raises hand

  • Michael Bishop

    Pick me! Pick Me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/todd.knapek Todd Knapek

    Random luck is random.

  • http://twitter.com/1BPeterson Brian Peterson

    oh hai!

  • http://twitter.com/johntoconnor John O’Connor

    KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!

  • Anonymous


  • http://twitter.com/mblasberg Mike Blasberg

    1/151 chance so far, hopefully everyone is out shopping.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=748955109 Dave Carson

    Don’t torture me! I’ll enter!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=748955109 Dave Carson

    Don’t torture me! I’ll enter!

  • Andy Slupe

    yes please, the one that counts down will do nicely

  • George Koehl

    That might be the motivation that my wife needs to wake up in the morning : )

  • http://twitter.com/TuxBobble Matt

    I’m in.  I’d have to use dedicated jumpers instead of cutting the wires though, haha…too lazy to keep rewiring it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000058883482 Jerry Scott

    Love the Kit-a-day idea!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000058883482 Jerry Scott

    Love the kit-a-day idea!

  • Dan O’Brien

    My 5 year old daughter would love this as a Christmas present.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Cimiluca/1269038084 Christopher Cimiluca

    The next iteration will force you to cut wires and then replace them (except on weekends).

  • Anonymous


  • Daniel Chamudot

    this is great. just connect this to some tanks of ammonium nitrate and a bunch of fuses for an even more persuasive alarm!

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.naftzger Matthew Naftzger

    an explosively good gift!

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully this one is my lucky break

  • Anonymous

    Just make sure to defuse it at exactly 007 seconds left.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JamesT.Fields James Thomas Fields

    I should win this

  • http://kc8bew.net Matt

    I hate waking up for work.

  • jodle babcock

    i would love to get one of these it would be so cool

  • Anonymous

    yes please 

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.bradford2 Alan Bradford

    Hmmm if it blows would that be an valid excuse to be out of work for the day

  • Anonymous

    I have a good feeling I’d blow myself up.  I hate mornings :)

  • Conor Sheehan

    Looks awesome!

  • Anonymous

    I can see this being hooked to a pin and water ballon above the bed…..

  • Charles Canniff

    What a way to wake up !!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VLXOLXGBPTIF34NZ6ZR5NMPZSM Charles

    This kit-a-day giveaway is great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michele-Shoats/100001953969575 Michele Shoats

    I might finally get up on time!

  • Anonymous

    batter up!

  • Dan Price

    Love this kit!

  • rauscherjoan

    what an excitng wake up call

  • Anonymous

    Just what I needed!

  • Anonymous

    Just what I needed!

  • James Bremenour

    Once again, thank you for the opportunity and generous giveaway.

  • Anonymous

    that looks like a fun alarm

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000031698114 Allyn Goo


  • Whitney Powell

    I would be such a better person if I didn’t need this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Buller/1204360928 Jon Buller

    I so want to make some snarky comment about a dead giveaway, but my brain just isn’t helping me out right now.  It would probably be even worse if I get one of these and had to do it under some time pressure.  Then again, that would probably be a good way to avoid seeing some feeble attempt at humor…

  • James Heaphy

    super cool, definitely ordering this, could even make a good movie prop…. hmmmmm

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1159382916 Harvey Summers

    I wonder how the shipping company will like this… But I will love it!

  • https://profiles.google.com/111544941793479124180/about?hl=en RDB

    way more expensive then a casio

  • http://profiles.google.com/golond Cord Merrell

    Zof888, I like your water balloon idea. It sounds like the only thing that would get me out of bed.

  • Anonymous

    This is So neat!!!

     [email protected]

  • http://www.facebook.com/ted.stauffer Ted Stauffer

    My MacGyver skills could use a little refreshing.

  • Anonymous

    This kit is “the bomb”!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Leiker/1808415472 Chris Leiker

    The only way to wake up from a dead sleep

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Bysinger/827503469 John Bysinger

    tik tik tik tik BOOM!

  • Bcook65

    Tic toc tic toc, best hurry and diffuse this clock

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darrel-E-Edson/1625000304 Darrel E. Edson

    That’s da bomb! Trite, I know. plz forgive me.

  • Anonymous

    I wanna win this stoof

  • http://twitter.com/N5JLD Jon

    This could be fun to play with

  • Jacob R

    So cool!

  • Brad Huffman

    My wife would love (and by love, I mean hate) this.  Do want.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe I would actually stand a chance at waking up if I had a bomb I had to defuse. I have a recording of an air-raid siren right now and it doesn’t wake me up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zavalasamuel Samuel Zavala Azpurua

  • Ashley Huxley


  • Anonymous

    This would be cool to build with my 10 year old too….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1321457906 Keith Schincke

    My committed comment is here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/panatale1 Peter Natale
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7BD65ZDMP4DOA7C4T3FJHO5SVY Fred Stone

    Could be fun, sign me up.

  • http://rahere.livejournal.com/ Rahere

    A hole has appeared in the wall
    A bunch of stormtroopers are looking into it

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.swartwout Richard Swartwout

    Well i would like this too, just so ya know

  • http://www.facebook.com/williampriola William Priola

    BOOM I cut the wrong wire

  • Matthew Coleman

    this could be a fun way to wake up in the morning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.kellogg Ed Kellogg

    Now, if it actually WAS tied o a bomb, it might wake up my teenager in time for school.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shay.thompson Shay Thompson

    Hope I WIN!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shay.thompson Shay Thompson

    Hope I WIN!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=537070267 Andrew William Huntley II

    I feel like my girlfriend is going to HATE waking up like this, but I think it would be perfect for my office.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Seltzer/100000097373268 Aaron Seltzer


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1199958743 Jeff Kunzelman

    I like clocks.

  • Patrik D’haeseleer


  • Gerald Bryant

    Would be fun to build with my kids.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Zinck/100000165214785 Danny Zinck

    kits are fun!

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.l.templeton Robert Templeton

    This would make an interesting gift.

  • Laurence Doss

    My kids would love a bomb shaped clock.

  • Anonymous

    Some mornings a bomb going off would be better than getting up.

  • Anonymous

    An interesting way to get additional readers.

  • http://twitter.com/OceanCube Matt


  • Anonymous

    Cool, time to let my inner spy out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=550602657 Andrew Dragunas


  • http://twitter.com/jdwbmc John Williams

    Start your day with a bang — or not.

  • Ethan Dicks


  • Anonymous

    Enter me too please

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1608459244 Richard Bowers

      If it doesn’t wake me up, I’ll at least expect more interesting dreams…

  • Tom Stearns

    My son Ted wants me to do this. He loves electronics and is already programming Arduino. We’re both big fans of Make and hope we win this kit!

  • Kristin Bogle

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Anonymous

    By the power of Grayskull!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Kicklighter/100002449224635 John Kicklighter

    Thats the bomb!

  • http://twitter.com/lilj427 Jodi Adams

    love it!

  • Dan Bishop

    Pick me, o Makers of stuff!

  • Michael Greb

    Somebody set us up the bomb.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=725575226 Gavin Hemeon


  • http://parazoid.net/ Ben

    Thanks for the giveaway

  • http://www.facebook.com/mojomark Mark Johnson

    No purchase necessary or anything else to do

  • http://hyliantech.wordpress.com/ Edward Shin

    I’d like one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carey.jd James Carey

    This looks like a great project for a beginner! Bring it on!

  • https://plus.google.com/118247808519024645637/ Jesse Johnson

    There must be something better than carboard tubes to use as fake dynamite…I will have to make a guide if I find a better alternative.

  • http://www.DavidCDean.com David C Dean

    Cool.  I promise not to travel with it. :)

  • Anonymous

    If it gets me out of bed…

  • http://twitter.com/bthurnau Bryan Thurnau

    I would put this in my office and leave for a few hours.  See what my office mate’s reaction would be :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1773030852 Rich Brunner

    I would have preferred the Maker Bot but ok. :)

  • http://twitter.com/bradywang brady wang

    This would make a nice gift for some people

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1100752685 Steven List

    maybe this will actually get me outa bed

  • http://jon.netdork.net Jonathan Angliss

    It’s far too easy for me to hit snooze too many times. Defusing the bomb would be much more interesting.

  • Aaron Krebeck

    If I can’t win a Maker Bot, please let me win this now (and a MakerBot later).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001653155275 Tobias H. Alvarez

    This would be a really great prop to work with. And fun. Some red metal pvc pipes will do it for the TNT. 

  • Anonymous

    Happy day-after black friday!

  • http://twitter.com/HBSnow Hailey


  • Anonymous

    That’s really funny

  • Anonymous

    Tick tock, tick tock….

  • Anonymous

    I’ll program it to stop at ‘007’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ccbrink Christian Carl Brink


  • Anonymous

    Why do I feel so stupid trying too enter this contest? Did I post in the right place?

  • Anonymous

    Explosive idea……really it is the bomb.

  • Anonymous

    The red wire or the blue wire? I’m color blind!

  • Anonymous

    Mornings suck. Truly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gary.oh Gary Oshust

    Woo Hoo! KABLEWY!

  • John Reitzer-Smith

    Oh please! I could so use this as I have a hard time waking up to my current alarm. This would make life with my girlfriend so much easier. (She wakes up far easier than I, so she would benefit the most from it)

  • Anonymous

    My brother-in-law and I saw a movie years ago that involved defusing a bomb.  We thought it would be great fun to send each other puzzle mockups to defuse (not real explosives!).  This would be a great gift.

  • http://twitter.com/htodd Hisashi T Fujinaka

    Just what I need early in the morning. :)

  • d wipf

    BCD drivers

  • http://www.freedomloversacademy.com/ Kristina

    Oh my yes. Please.

  • Anonymous

    Cool. Might be just the project to get me into Arduino programming .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juli-Fowler/630184129 Juli Fowler


  • Grant Tudor

    Cool kit!

  • Anonymous

    That is an awesome kit

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3DRGQMLVGXYTJDSQRMEVFR4SXE Anonymous

    Wake and Blow. OK.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=726550213 Christopher Matheson

    I had my eye on one of these anyways. It would be pretty awesome to win one.

  • Chris Blessing


  • Chris Blessing


  • http://twitter.com/Bryan_Casey Bryan Casey

    fingers crossed.  wires crossed

  • Anonymous

    Cut the blue wire!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=52602018 Yair Silbermintz

    i definitely need to practice defusing bombs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frdmrckr Michael Campbell

    ha ha. i need more motivation to get up for college classes

  • Annuska Perkins

    Scary countdowns!

  • http://twitter.com/geekdadof6 Anthony Murillo

    This would get your hear beating faster than an entire pot of coffee.

  • Anonymous

    Most mornings I feel like a bomb went off in my head

  • Anonymous

    Wow! Only from you guys! Amazingly, I don’t have one of these….yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=718642779 John Doucet


  • http://profiles.google.com/steverobillard Steve Robillard

    Good luck all hope no one loses a finger waking up in the morning

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cari-Aida/658268454 Cari Aida

    do not take on vacation!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1674167855 Trent Fisher

    my 3 year old daughter waking up is like a bomb going off… where’s her blue wire?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=534897624 JoDeen Wolff

    Love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pasimpson Paul A Simpson

    Not a very big bang!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Aida/1118932805 Michael Aida

    not tsa approved.

  • Anonymous

    As a colorblind person, I have lived a lifetime of fear in someday getting the instructions to “cut the RED wire…”

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I would like this

  • Anonymous

    The kids would get a bang out this!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/33ZKOHBTP3JYEQ4O7XSGRNBF5A the obnoxious


  • Anonymous

    IT’s the bomb  LOL.. OK so lame but still

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1080693554 Aaron Cox

    Another great kit for a starter maker!!

  • Anonymous

    definitely not a travel alarm clock

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SG5KGR64KMQEX3WW7LXBN2WS5M Sarah

    This would be a pretty cool project for our house.

  • Kurtis Kraemer

    Awesome. I’d love one of these.

  • Ryan Zambrano

    I still wouldn’t want to get up.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone have some C-4 I can borrow?? I’m making a little “gift” for a friend… JK!

  • Anonymous

    Cut the red!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1088032814 Chris Holmes


  • http://twitter.com/timothynoble timothynoble

    this actually might wake me up… something has to work, no?

  • http://www.facebook.com/engrstephens Michael Stephens

    Neato.. wonder what i can hack this into..

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    What color to snip? What a great way to wake up in the morning!

  • http://twitter.com/spu3 Stephen Upham

    Wow! The defusable alarm clock kit sure would look nice on my nightstand!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNVINBH2I62JFY2UCAAOASIWIM Radhika

    Simply better than winning a lottery – a great chance to show my kids the power of knowledge rather than just money….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Art-Whaley/9027372 Art Whaley

    Love the giveaways! Thanks for doing this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/i.takko Takko Ionut

    houston we have a problem !!!

  • Tricia Jones

    I still need my faith in random number generators restored – pick me! :^)

  • Jordan B

    Looks awesome!

  • Anonymous

    The possibilities with this one are endless…

  • Michal Chamedes

    Cool stuff…hope it doesn’t blow in shipping and handling…

  • http://www.facebook.com/kimgass Kim Manning Gass


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Bartell/1754865661 Mike Bartell

    that’s a cool one

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1091825298 Gerard Holder

    Still trying – I gotta win!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/skleper DK

    was looking for a clock kit

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Benton/100000119605683 Mark Benton

    Tic Tic Tic BOOOM I LIKE IT !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SJ3F653IIWIPQYQXR7TCWHYFTM Comguy

    I would probably wake up in a cold sweat trying to turn it off before it’s time to actually wake up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=721377035 August M Deshais

    This kit is the bomb!

  • http://openid-provider.appspot.com/kurofuneparry Matt Parry

    Heaven help you if you try to take this on a plane!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1275949077 James Mulcahy

    This looks AWESOME. Of course everything on make is awesome, so I must have EVERYTHING they give away for free. 

  • http://twitter.com/tinkerdad David Decker

    In need of a new alarm clock :”_

  • John Wood

    something something boom.  yep that’ll do.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexgorzen Alex Gorzen

    I had a dream I was defusing a bomb once, then when I woke up the batteries were out of my alarm clock.

  • http://simplehoomin.myopenid.com/ Jeff Wagner

    Countdown to waking up.  Can I cut the red wire in my sleep?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LJYKVGHAJOGHHI5XMDNDHWADA Kelley

    is it the red wire or the blue???

  • Forrest Frye

    BOOM!!! time to wake up

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a fitting theme for an alarm clock :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1327240656 Eric Powers

    Lots of ways to make fake looking explosives to go with this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/blackthursday Jason Stone

    beep beep!

  • Anonymous

    These kits are soooo coool!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Haase/1557641202 Charles Haase

    Work rarely feels like Da Bomb!

  • Anonymous

    Defusable Alarm another fun kit I would love to win

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-McCuller-Jr/100000876313969 Ed McCuller Jr.

    Cool kit!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Overlord73978 Overlord73978

    Pick me, pick me!!!!!

  • Anonymous


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1591667521 Tim Seiger

    I’d love to make it harder for me to snooze my alarm.

  • Kyle Campbell

    Can I intentionally cut the wrong one on really bad days?

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.treseder Greg Treseder


  • Anonymous

    I’ll gladly accept

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4DKOMWXYWXRJNYJRK2VWYAXYVQ Joe

    Count me in again.

  • Anonymous

    Need a little excitement around the garage.

  • http://twitter.com/yoshitoJuarez Yoshito Juarez

    Go go gadget dumb luck!

  • John Anderson

    No explosive included?!  “Where’s the ka-boom?  There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering ka-boom.”

    • Anonymous

      Yeah there should be a little speaker of firework(caps) that goes off

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IX7FXZ65CAFBSRLIOI5KMTWRSM Steve Beuttel


  • Anonymous

    BOOM!!! You have failed… -1 life

  • Doug Baden

    I have this friend….
    Hee hee hee….

  • Anonymous

    I think you got my email wrong on yesterday’s giveaway, I haven’t been notified yet : (
    If I win this, I would like to give it as a gift to my state’s governor. On second thought, I prefer not to give them an excuse to deport me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tim-Dolan/748728453 Tim Dolan

    This would be fun!

  • M Alovert

    Isn’t there an app for that?

  • Anonymous

    Please enter me into the drawing.

  • http://profiles.google.com/entomophile Greg Williams

    This might actually get my daughter out of bed in the morning.

  • Anonymous

    Entry-Cool, thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kitty-Nikolai/1463401228 Kitty Nikolai

    This is a Hoot!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VFQX2OB2CFVIFQR3DR37I5OF3I undeded

    It looks like fun.

  • Anonymous

    Snooze or detonate…. hmmmm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1131031970 Andrew White

    gooooood morning!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Wow, this is great. I just got into hardware hacking a couple of months ago as I try to use it to teach my daughter how to code and these kits are great. Thanks for the magazine!

  • Gabe Gat

    I’ll pretend I’m Jeff Daniel’s al la Speed every morning (right before the boom)

  • Anonymous

    Lets scare the TSA. Who needs to get to the seminar anyway?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=68105894 Matt Chester

    Panicking while waking up sounds like an awesome idea. 

  • Mike Krainin


  • Anonymous


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Cantwell/1184995306 David Cantwell

    Better wake up quick!!

  • Jonathan Lang

    Getting out of bed will never be the same.

  • http://twitter.com/jamesrpatrick James Robert Patrick


  • Anonymous

    I was just talking to the wife about making this for my father-in-law for Christmas. It would be awesome to win this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002378448820 Kevin Baucom

    i have always wondered why movie bad guys use a standard color scheme.  With this, maybe I could find out.

  • http://twitter.com/spdbmp spdbmp


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1206925155 Marni Greene

    I guess I have to make it go boom another way…

  • http://twitter.com/josiahritchie Josiah Ritchie

    haha – that’s nice

  • http://twitter.com/JonPruett Jon Pruett

    Wake up!!  :)

  • Anonymous

    Try to bring this on a plane LOL count me in the giveaway!

  • Ben Kasava

    I would like to enter to.
    11:59 pst, that means 1:59 est? im just curious, as i forget in which way it goes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137066054 Jimmy TenBellies


  • Anonymous

    this thing would make my mornings

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1091755026 Julie Woodman

    Yes, please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andy.vanschoiack Andy VanSchoiack

    If I win this i promise to have beads of sweat on my face as I battle between the red or green wire…

  • Anonymous

    Don’t cut the green wire!

  • Jed Brewster

    This would be cool!

  • http://twitter.com/dangerbarrow Todd Barrow

    looks like fun

  • Jesse Moore

    Sweet! Need this to wake up for work!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_722FKYPABNYGMXC7FJL3WMIU3E Jim

    Looks like something I’d pack in my suitcase when I travel

  • Sam Ewen

    Is the code available for this? If so you could add a feature that sets of a model rocket engine igniter if you choose wrong.  That might actually motivate me to get out of bed.

  • http://twitter.com/enginerve John Walker

    Great idea, explosives not included, but if I wear safety glasses? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Peterman/1824143839 Jon Peterman

    I can have my son install some real AP explosives

  • http://www.facebook.com/vhelizondo2 Victor Hugo Elizondo

    It will be nice adding a shocking bracelet

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1416647651 Michael Johnson

    Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Defusable Alarm Clock Kit!!! yea….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ANIK3YEMDWDZQKFVGSJRALJBRI Angela Weil

    Hm. Wonder if this would get my son out of bed.

  • Mike Sheehan

    Great after a full night of LFD.

  • Anonymous

    I often dreamt of disarming bombs…. :D this would be fun to wake up to!

  • Anonymous

    Well, here is my second attempt! Looks like a fun way to wake up! :-)

  • Gary Watts

    Must hack to use for doorbell.

  • Dean Ansley

    Oh, I seriously need this. Of course, I would *NOT* take it to work. :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ryan.W.Holler Ryan Holler

    I’m in need of a new alarm… Not sure that my wife would appreciate this model, but I know I would!

  • Anonymous

    This one looks really fun

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.frohriep Ken Frohriep


  • Paul Carson

    This could cause a stir at work….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2TBCNYY7QYA6AWPP2JRECRLEOE Kevin

    Call me Jack.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Beck/100000208440308 Michael Beck

    I wish to defuse that alarm clock!

  • http://twitter.com/AC8GE Robert Keller

    You never know when diffusing something will come in handy. This is a good way to practice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dean.mccollom Dean McCollom

    please, I am a sound sleeper….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1454272945 David Harrell

    Oh, I just imagine the things I could do with this!!!!

  • Rob Tsou

    So awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=515507257 Tyler Hawkins

    This would be a sick kit!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/rpmteacher Rod Milstead

     I could defuse this and still fall back to sleep.  Worth a try, though.

  • Roland Blais

    I’d like to win.

  • GetMy Email

    Looks like fun!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1565647125 David E Pritchard

    sign me up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Winslow/100000173877727 Joshua Winslow

    very cool

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B4ICT5RXQYL6HYWTYUCH2ODJC4 Daniel

    Oh, pick me!  Pick me!  ;-)

  • ryan nakata

    boom goes the dynamite 

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to upgrade my clock.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467612115 Gary Neal

    I have some interesting ideas for an alarm clock.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Collins/601599182 William Collins

    count me in!

  • Mark & Natalie Gore

    Times running out! count me in

  • Daniel

    Cool Clock