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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 freelancer 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 for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Anonymous

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

  • Chris Spurgeon

    Commenting, like a boss.

  • Anonymous

    that looks cool

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Caleb Lowe

    just need some road flares to go with

  • Michael Boschet

    Hmm cut the red wire or blue?

  • Adam

    Red wire!  No green wire!

    M!  AS IN MANCY!

  • Matt Schott

    Cut the blue wire!

  • Matt Maier

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

  • Bill Shocknesse

    Very cool!

  • Jeff Anderson

    Contest entry!

  • dittman


  • Curtis Carter

    Yikes! Stay away from the airport!

  • Anonymous

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

  • Jerry Murray

    I’ll take one. :)

  • Julie Williams-Hudy

    This is my entry..with fingers crossed!

  • Scott Coppersmith

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

  • Izu Watanabe

    counting down…

  • 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,

  • 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…

  • Robert Weekley

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

  • 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!

  • Kurt Schuff

    How fun!!!

  • Charles Hobbs

    gimme gimme

  • Wehaf Urchiken

    Ooh, this would be awesome!

  • Shawn Myers

    My kids would love this!

  • Clay Bratt

    Contest entry!

  • Clay Bratt

    Contest entry!

  • Pat Dooley

    what a sweeeeet giveaway

  • Anonymous

    Very cool!

  • Dave Jenkins

    Looks great!

  • Aaron Shaw

    Looks fun.

  • Martin Jameson

    Awesome giveaway!

  • 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

  • Eric M. Sullenberger

    Tick, tick, BOOM

  • Brett Fieber

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

    • Anonymous

      That’s kinda true… &)

  • Kelli Lubeley

    Very Cool!

  • Michael Bennett

    SWEET… I’ve always wanted one of these… 

  • Jessica Duffy

    Flippin’ Sweet, yo!

  • Rob Maxwell


  • Anonymous

    not as cool as a makerBot, but still very cool

  • Raymond Li

    Would love to put one together

  • Anson Kennedy

    OK, maybe this will be the winning comment.

  • Bernie Solo

    Great give away! Thanks MAKE!

  • Phillip C Reed

    This looks like fun!

  • John Stonecypher (Shack Bible)

    Woot!  I’m all about the free stuff!

  • TK

    Count me in! 

  • mhjanine

    Time for me to win :)

  • Jules McNubbin

    thats pretty cool.

  • Anonymous

    Awwwww, just five more min

  • Michelle Sullivan Goldsmith


  • Chaz

    May the gods of randomness puhlease choose me!

  • Michael Andrews

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

  • 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.

  • Rob Clifford

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

  • Sherri Flemings


  • Laurie Ingram

    very interesting 

  • Laurie Ingram

    me likey 

  • pale rider

    well, ok.

  • David Galloway

    Great choice!

  • 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.

  • harold jennett

    that should get me up at the crack of noon

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Andrea Cuchetto

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

  • Andrew Maxwell-Parish

    boom boom

  • 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. :)

  • Rob Colby

    An alarm clock Danger Mouse could be proud of.

  • 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!!!

  • Xander Kunken

    This would be so fun!

  • Anonymous

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

  • Daniel Kramnik

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

  • mimzyx

    Wow! That’s what I’m looking for.

  • Ashley

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

  • Robert A Corfield

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

  • 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!!

  • Robert Gallop

    Love free stuff!

  • Parker Miner

    my wife needs some excitement in the mornings ;)

  • Benjamin Daniel

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

  • Thomas Kilgour

    pick me?

  • James Seymour

    Another way to annoy the wife :)

  • Chris Collander

    AHHH! BOMB!!1!!!

  • Matthew Wetmore


  • Anonymous

    The perfect prank

  • Andy Rawson

    Good stocking stuffer.

  • Anonymous

    This kit is dy-no-mite!

  • Kristi Stricklin

    Great gift for my school office!

  • Noah Dennis

    Ohhhh nice clock! :D

  • Erika Tischbein

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

  • Victor Martins

    Sounds like fun!

  • Bryan Wingfield

    Nothing like waking up to your certain doom…

  • Anonymous

    Woohoo! Another chance!

  • 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

  • Kevin Sexton

    sure enter me too

  • Jeff Sandys

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

  • Mike Pfeiffer

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

  • Michael Torp Kaalund

    This is a really cool kit :D

  • Richard C. Lebow

    enter me

  • Anonymous

    sign me up

  • Jeff Kramer

    This would make a really nice geek white elephant gift.

  • 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

  • Tod Stetson

    I can has winning?

  • Eric Brodeur

    Very Cool +1 :-) Looks great!

  • Matt Boyce

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

  • Davide Briscese

    Nice clock!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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…

  • Dani Burlison

    This might actually get my teenager out of bed…

  • Gudrun ‘Gudi’ Thomassen

    I think this would be fun to put together!

  • Lisa Thierbach

    Raises hand

  • Michael Bishop

    Pick me! Pick Me!

  • Todd Knapek

    Random luck is random.

  • Brian Peterson

    oh hai!

  • John O’Connor

    KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!

  • Anonymous


  • Mike Blasberg

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

  • Dave Carson

    Don’t torture me! I’ll enter!

  • 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 : )

  • Matt

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

  • Jerry Scott

    Love the Kit-a-day idea!

  • Jerry Scott

    Love the kit-a-day idea!

  • Dan O’Brien

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • James Thomas Fields

    I should win this

  • 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 

  • 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 !!!!

  • Charles

    This kit-a-day giveaway is great.

  • 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

  • Allyn Goo


  • Whitney Powell

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

  • 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

  • Harvey Summers

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

  • RDB

    way more expensive then a casio

  • 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]

  • Ted Stauffer

    My MacGyver skills could use a little refreshing.

  • Anonymous

    This kit is “the bomb”!

  • Chris Leiker

    The only way to wake up from a dead sleep

  • John Bysinger

    tik tik tik tik BOOM!

  • Bcook65

    Tic toc tic toc, best hurry and diffuse this clock

  • Darrel E. Edson

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

  • Anonymous

    I wanna win this stoof

  • 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.

  • Samuel Zavala Azpurua

  • Ashley Huxley


  • Anonymous

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

  • Keith Schincke

    My committed comment is here.

  • Peter Natale
  • Fred Stone

    Could be fun, sign me up.

  • Rahere

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

  • Richard Swartwout

    Well i would like this too, just so ya know

  • William Priola

    BOOM I cut the wrong wire

  • Matthew Coleman

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

  • Ed Kellogg

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

  • Shay Thompson

    Hope I WIN!

  • Shay Thompson

    Hope I WIN!

  • 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.

  • Aaron Seltzer


  • Jeff Kunzelman

    I like clocks.

  • Patrik D’haeseleer


  • Gerald Bryant

    Would be fun to build with my kids.

  • Danny Zinck

    kits are fun!

  • 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.

  • Matt


  • Anonymous

    Cool, time to let my inner spy out!

  • Andrew Dragunas


  • John Williams

    Start your day with a bang — or not.

  • Ethan Dicks


  • Anonymous

    Enter me too please

    • 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!

  • John Kicklighter

    Thats the bomb!

  • Jodi Adams

    love it!

  • Dan Bishop

    Pick me, o Makers of stuff!

  • Michael Greb

    Somebody set us up the bomb.

  • Gavin Hemeon


  • Ben

    Thanks for the giveaway

  • Mark Johnson

    No purchase necessary or anything else to do

  • Edward Shin

    I’d like one!

  • James Carey

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

  • 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.

  • David C Dean

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

  • Anonymous

    If it gets me out of bed…

  • Bryan Thurnau

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

  • Rich Brunner

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

  • brady wang

    This would make a nice gift for some people

  • Steven List

    maybe this will actually get me outa bed

  • 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).

  • 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!

  • Hailey


  • Anonymous

    That’s really funny

  • Anonymous

    Tick tock, tick tock….

  • Anonymous

    I’ll program it to stop at ‘007’.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hisashi T Fujinaka

    Just what I need early in the morning. :)

  • d wipf

    BCD drivers

  • Kristina

    Oh my yes. Please.

  • Anonymous

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

  • Juli Fowler


  • Grant Tudor

    Cool kit!

  • Anonymous

    That is an awesome kit

  • Anonymous

    Wake and Blow. OK.

  • Christopher Matheson

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

  • Chris Blessing


  • Chris Blessing


  • Bryan Casey

    fingers crossed.  wires crossed

  • Anonymous

    Cut the blue wire!

  • Yair Silbermintz

    i definitely need to practice defusing bombs.

  • Michael Campbell

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

  • Annuska Perkins

    Scary countdowns!

  • 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.

  • John Doucet


  • Steve Robillard

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

  • Cari Aida

    do not take on vacation!!

  • Trent Fisher

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

  • JoDeen Wolff

    Love it!

  • Paul A Simpson

    Not a very big bang!

  • 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!

  • the obnoxious


  • Anonymous

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

  • Aaron Cox

    Another great kit for a starter maker!!

  • Anonymous

    definitely not a travel alarm clock

  • 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!

  • Chris Holmes


  • timothynoble

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

  • 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!

  • Stephen Upham

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

  • Radhika

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

  • Art Whaley

    Love the giveaways! Thanks for doing this!

  • 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…

  • Kim Manning Gass


  • Mike Bartell

    that’s a cool one

  • Gerard Holder

    Still trying – I gotta win!!!!

  • DK

    was looking for a clock kit

  • Mark Benton

    Tic Tic Tic BOOOM I LIKE IT !

  • Comguy

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

  • August M Deshais

    This kit is the bomb!

  • Matt Parry

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

  • James Mulcahy

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

  • David Decker

    In need of a new alarm clock :”_

  • John Wood

    something something boom.  yep that’ll do.  

  • 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.

  • Jeff Wagner

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

  • 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 :)

  • Eric Powers

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

  • Jason Stone

    beep beep!

  • Anonymous

    These kits are soooo coool!!

  • Charles Haase

    Work rarely feels like Da Bomb!

  • Anonymous

    Defusable Alarm another fun kit I would love to win

  • Ed McCuller Jr.

    Cool kit!!!

  • Overlord73978

    Pick me, pick me!!!!!

  • Anonymous


  • 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?

  • Greg Treseder


  • Anonymous

    I’ll gladly accept

  • Joe

    Count me in again.

  • Anonymous

    Need a little excitement around the garage.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Tim Dolan

    This would be fun!

  • M Alovert

    Isn’t there an app for that?

  • Anonymous

    Please enter me into the drawing.

  • Greg Williams

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

  • Anonymous

    Entry-Cool, thanks!

  • Kitty Nikolai

    This is a Hoot!

  • undeded

    It looks like fun.

  • Anonymous

    Snooze or detonate…. hmmmm.

  • 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?

  • Matt Chester

    Panicking while waking up sounds like an awesome idea. 

  • Mike Krainin


  • Anonymous


  • David Cantwell

    Better wake up quick!!

  • Jonathan Lang

    Getting out of bed will never be the same.

  • 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!

  • Kevin Baucom

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

  • spdbmp


  • Marni Greene

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

  • Josiah Ritchie

    haha – that’s nice

  • 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.

  • Jimmy TenBellies


  • Anonymous

    this thing would make my mornings

  • Julie Woodman

    Yes, please.

  • 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!

  • Todd Barrow

    looks like fun

  • Jesse Moore

    Sweet! Need this to wake up for work!

  • 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.

  • John Walker

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

  • Jon Peterman

    I can have my son install some real AP explosives

  • Victor Hugo Elizondo

    It will be nice adding a shocking bracelet

  • Michael Johnson

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ken Frohriep


  • Paul Carson

    This could cause a stir at work….

  • Kevin

    Call me Jack.

  • Michael Beck

    I wish to defuse that alarm clock!

  • Robert Keller

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

  • Dean McCollom

    please, I am a sound sleeper….

  • David Harrell

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

  • Rob Tsou

    So awesome!

  • Tyler Hawkins

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

  • 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!

  • David E Pritchard

    sign me up!

  • Joshua Winslow

    very cool

  • Daniel

    Oh, pick me!  Pick me!  ;-)

  • ryan nakata

    boom goes the dynamite 

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to upgrade my clock.

  • Gary Neal

    I have some interesting ideas for an alarm clock.

  • William Collins

    count me in!

  • Mark & Natalie Gore

    Times running out! count me in

  • Daniel

    Cool Clock