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We featured Clocky in MAKE 03 of 2005, it’s an alarm clock that makes cute noises and runs away from you in the morning when you need to get up, it’s like an annoying pet, in a good way. It’s shipping now and we’ve purchased one to kick around (literally)… We have some photos of Clocky, along with a video we filmed with RocketBoom to give you an idea of what Clocky does. Our review is short and sweet – on the rare opportunities for sleep this is the most fun possible when needing to wake up – get this puppy!

Congratulations to Gauri Nanda for turning a student project and a wonderful idea in to a shipping maker-made product!

See it!

  • Photos of Clocky @ Flickr – Link.
  • Video of Clocky @ RocketBoom – Link & MP4.

More:

  • Get Clocky, $49 – Link.

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From the pages of MAKE:

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. DGary says:

    neighbor and I had built one into a “Bumble Ball” (google it if you dunno) about 6 years ago when they were popular

    was pretty basic, just wired a relay in to replace the ball’s on/off switch, and did it the lazy way by putting the relay inline with the speaker, so it “bumbled” only when the speaker was going, was really strange when we put it on radio

    unfortunately my Rottweiler liked it, and it ended up gutted, still, was cheap and really easy, might be an idea for anyone interested in this thing, you can get those bumble balls at pet stores now, guess kids didn’t like em as much as dogs

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