Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Defusable Alarm Clock Kit

Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Defusable Alarm Clock Kit

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).

872 thoughts on “Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Defusable Alarm Clock Kit

  1. Anonymous says:

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

  2. Chris Spurgeon says:

    Commenting, like a boss.

  3. Anonymous says:

    that looks cool

  4. Todd Ferguson says:

    I’m posting the comment.. 

  5. Anonymous says:

    My nephew would love this.

  6. Anonymous says:

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

  7. Cathy McCaughan says:

    Perfect for teenagers.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Giveaway entry.

  9. Anonymous says:


  10. Anonymous says:


  11. Anonymous says:

    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

  12. Caleb Lowe says:

    just need some road flares to go with

  13. Michael Boschet says:

    Hmm cut the red wire or blue?

  14. Adam says:

    Red wire!  No green wire!

    M!  AS IN MANCY!

  15. Matt Schott says:

    Cut the blue wire!

  16. Matt Maier says:

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

  17. Bill Shocknesse says:

    Very cool!

  18. Jeff Anderson says:

    Contest entry!

  19. dittman says:


  20. Curtis Carter says:

    Yikes! Stay away from the airport!

  21. Anonymous says:

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

  22. Jerry Murray says:

    I’ll take one. :)

  23. Julie Williams-Hudy says:

    This is my entry..with fingers crossed!

  24. Scott Coppersmith says:

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

  25. Izu Watanabe says:

    counting down…

  26. Austin Lindsey says:

    awesome i would like to have this!:)

  27. Emmanuel Carrillo says:

    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,

  28. T. Payton says:

    Count me in.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Giveaway entry!

  30. Vineet Padia says:

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

  31. Anonymous says:

    that could be fun…

  32. Robert Weekley says:

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

  33. Bart Patrzalek says:

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

  34. Jason Levi says:

    Cut the red wire

  35. John Sackey says:

    You had me at explosives…

  36. Dan Koss says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  37. Kurt Schuff says:

    How fun!!!

  38. Charles Hobbs says:

    gimme gimme

  39. Wehaf Urchiken says:

    Ooh, this would be awesome!

  40. Shawn Myers says:

    My kids would love this!

  41. Clay Bratt says:

    Contest entry!

  42. Clay Bratt says:

    Contest entry!

  43. Pat Dooley says:

    what a sweeeeet giveaway

  44. Anonymous says:

    Very cool!

  45. Dave Jenkins says:

    Looks great!

  46. Aaron Shaw says:

    Looks fun.

  47. Martin Jameson says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  48. Ben Brockert says:

    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…

  49. Jon Buchbinder says:

    Wanna win, please

  50. Eric M. Sullenberger says:

    Tick, tick, BOOM

  51. Brett Fieber says:

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

    1. Anonymous says:

      That’s kinda true… &)

  52. Kelli Lubeley says:

    Very Cool!

  53. Michael Bennett says:

    SWEET… I’ve always wanted one of these… 

  54. Jessica Duffy says:

    Flippin’ Sweet, yo!

  55. Rob Maxwell says:


  56. Anonymous says:

    not as cool as a makerBot, but still very cool

  57. Raymond Li says:

    Would love to put one together

  58. Anson Kennedy says:

    OK, maybe this will be the winning comment.

  59. Bernie Solo says:

    Great give away! Thanks MAKE!

  60. Phillip C Reed says:

    This looks like fun!

  61. John Stonecypher (Shack Bible) says:

    Woot!  I’m all about the free stuff!

  62. TK says:

    Count me in! 

  63. mhjanine says:

    Time for me to win :)

  64. Jules McNubbin says:

    thats pretty cool.

  65. Anonymous says:

    Awwwww, just five more min

  66. Michelle Sullivan Goldsmith says:


  67. Chaz says:

    May the gods of randomness puhlease choose me!

  68. Michael Andrews says:

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

  69. Bennett Benson says:

    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.

  70. Rob Clifford says:

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

  71. Sherri Flemings says:


  72. Laurie Ingram says:

    very interesting 

  73. Laurie Ingram says:

    me likey 

  74. pale rider says:

    well, ok.

  75. David Galloway says:

    Great choice!

  76. harold jennett says:

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

  77. Brian Vogel says:

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

  78. harold jennett says:

    that should get me up at the crack of noon

  79. Adam Lauver says:

    Nice! Makes waking up so much more exciting.

  80. Aaron Umetani says:

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

  81. David Schick says:

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

  82. keel hauler says:

    for me?

  83. shawn says:

    Was looking at this the other day for my son.

  84. Adam Hathaway says:

    Sign me up!

  85. Anonymous says:

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

  86. Andrea Cuchetto says:

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

  87. Andrew Maxwell-Parish says:

    boom boom

  88. menome says:

    I want it! Count me in!! 

  89. Nurul Hanim Hashim says:

    I want I want!

  90. Nurul Hanim Hashim says:

    I want I want! 

  91. Anonymous says:

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

  92. Rob Colby says:

    An alarm clock Danger Mouse could be proud of.

  93. wooac says:

    This will blow up a relationship.

  94. Zeeshan Sabir says:

    Pick me, please please please

  95. Justin Nesselrotte says:

    Sounds cool, I’m in.

  96. Eric Thompson says:

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

  97. Xander Kunken says:

    This would be so fun!

  98. Anonymous says:

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

  99. Daniel Kramnik says:

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

  100. mimzyx says:

    Wow! That’s what I’m looking for.

  101. Ashley says:

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

  102. Robert A Corfield says:

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

  103. Marco García says:

    Pick Me!

  104. Hunter Harr says:


  105. Anonymous says:

    Please let me win :)

  106. Valerie Howard says:

    Sweet stocking stuffer!

  107. Anonymous says:

    me too! me too!!

  108. Anonymous says:

    When is the explosive kit give-away

  109. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a blast;)

  110. Lucki Lady says:

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

  111. Robert Gallop says:

    Love free stuff!

  112. Parker Miner says:

    my wife needs some excitement in the mornings ;)

  113. Benjamin Daniel says:

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

  114. Thomas Kilgour says:

    pick me?

  115. James Seymour says:

    Another way to annoy the wife :)

  116. Chris Collander says:

    AHHH! BOMB!!1!!!

  117. Matthew Wetmore says:


  118. Anonymous says:

    The perfect prank

  119. Andy Rawson says:

    Good stocking stuffer.

  120. Anonymous says:

    This kit is dy-no-mite!

  121. Kristi Stricklin says:

    Great gift for my school office!

  122. Noah Dennis says:

    Ohhhh nice clock! :D

  123. Erika Tischbein says:

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

  124. Victor Martins says:

    Sounds like fun!

  125. Bryan Wingfield says:

    Nothing like waking up to your certain doom…

  126. Anonymous says:

    Woohoo! Another chance!

  127. Lynne Martin says:

    Always wanted to try one of these kits.

  128. Trang Pham says:

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

  129. tonyvr says:

    a comment

  130. Kevin Sexton says:

    sure enter me too

  131. Jeff Sandys says:

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

  132. Mike Pfeiffer says:

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

  133. Michael Torp Kaalund says:

    This is a really cool kit :D

  134. Richard C. Lebow says:

    enter me

  135. Anonymous says:

    sign me up

  136. Jeff Kramer says:

    This would make a really nice geek white elephant gift.

  137. Chip Choquette says:

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

  138. Anonymous says:

    Sign me up

  139. Erik Johnson says:

    hook me up

  140. Michael Wascher says:

    Very cool

  141. Todd B says:

    gimme gimme

  142. Tod Stetson says:

    I can has winning?

  143. Eric Brodeur says:

    Very Cool +1 :-) Looks great!

  144. Matt Boyce says:

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

  145. Davide Briscese says:

    Nice clock!

  146. Ryan Pourcillie says:

    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.

  147. Anonymous says:

    Don’t mind me, just leaving a comment.

  148. Anonymous says:

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

  149. Robert Wallace says:

    Awesome… looks like a lot of fun…

  150. Anonymous says:

    boom boom

  151. David O Smith says:

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

  152. Dani Burlison says:

    This might actually get my teenager out of bed…

  153. Gudrun 'Gudi' Thomassen says:

    I think this would be fun to put together!

  154. Lisa Thierbach says:

    Raises hand

  155. Michael Bishop says:

    Pick me! Pick Me!

  156. Todd Knapek says:

    Random luck is random.

  157. Brian Peterson says:

    oh hai!

  158. John O'Connor says:

    KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!

  159. Anonymous says:


  160. Mike Blasberg says:

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

  161. Dave Carson says:

    Don’t torture me! I’ll enter!

  162. Dave Carson says:

    Don’t torture me! I’ll enter!

  163. Andy Slupe says:

    yes please, the one that counts down will do nicely

  164. George Koehl says:

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

  165. Matt says:

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

  166. Jerry Scott says:

    Love the Kit-a-day idea!

  167. Jerry Scott says:

    Love the kit-a-day idea!

  168. Dan O'Brien says:

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

  169. Christopher Cimiluca says:

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

  170. Anonymous says:


  171. Daniel Chamudot says:

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

  172. Matthew Naftzger says:

    an explosively good gift!

  173. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully this one is my lucky break

  174. Anonymous says:

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

  175. James Thomas Fields says:

    I should win this

  176. Matt says:

    I hate waking up for work.

  177. jodle babcock says:

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

  178. Anonymous says:

    yes please 

  179. Alan Bradford says:

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

  180. Anonymous says:

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

  181. Conor Sheehan says:

    Looks awesome!

  182. Anonymous says:

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

  183. Charles Canniff says:

    What a way to wake up !!!!

  184. Charles says:

    This kit-a-day giveaway is great.

  185. Michele Shoats says:

    I might finally get up on time!

  186. Anonymous says:

    batter up!

  187. Dan Price says:

    Love this kit!

  188. rauscherjoan says:

    what an excitng wake up call

  189. Anonymous says:

    Just what I needed!

  190. Anonymous says:

    Just what I needed!

  191. James Bremenour says:

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

  192. Anonymous says:

    that looks like a fun alarm

  193. Allyn Goo says:


  194. Whitney Powell says:

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

  195. Jon Buller says:

    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…

  196. James Heaphy says:

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

  197. Harvey Summers says:

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

  198. RDB says:

    way more expensive then a casio

  199. Cord Merrell says:

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

  200. Anonymous says:

    This is So neat!!!

  201. Ted Stauffer says:

    My MacGyver skills could use a little refreshing.

  202. Anonymous says:

    This kit is “the bomb”!

  203. Chris Leiker says:

    The only way to wake up from a dead sleep

  204. John Bysinger says:

    tik tik tik tik BOOM!

  205. Bcook65 says:

    Tic toc tic toc, best hurry and diffuse this clock

  206. Darrel E. Edson says:

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

  207. Anonymous says:

    I wanna win this stoof

  208. Jon says:

    This could be fun to play with

  209. Jacob R says:

    So cool!

  210. Brad Huffman says:

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

  211. Anonymous says:

    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.

  212. Samuel Zavala Azpurua says:

  213. Ashley Huxley says:


  214. Anonymous says:

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

  215. Keith Schincke says:

    My committed comment is here.

  216. Peter Natale says:

    I imagine this would make a rather interesting way to wake up.

  217. Fred Stone says:

    Could be fun, sign me up.

  218. Rahere says:

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

  219. Richard Swartwout says:

    Well i would like this too, just so ya know

  220. William Priola says:

    BOOM I cut the wrong wire

  221. Matthew Coleman says:

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

  222. Ed Kellogg says:

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

  223. Shay Thompson says:

    Hope I WIN!

  224. Shay Thompson says:

    Hope I WIN!

  225. Andrew William Huntley II says:

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

  226. Aaron Seltzer says:


  227. Jeff Kunzelman says:

    I like clocks.

  228. Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Defusable Alarm Clock Kit Patrik D'haeseleer says:


  229. Gerald Bryant says:

    Would be fun to build with my kids.

  230. Danny Zinck says:

    kits are fun!

  231. Robert Templeton says:

    This would make an interesting gift.

  232. Laurence Doss says:

    My kids would love a bomb shaped clock.

  233. Anonymous says:

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

  234. Anonymous says:

    An interesting way to get additional readers.

  235. Anonymous says:

    Cool, time to let my inner spy out!

  236. Andrew Dragunas says:


  237. John Williams says:

    Start your day with a bang — or not.

  238. Ethan Dicks says:


  239. Anonymous says:

    Enter me too please

    1. Richard Bowers says:

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

  240. Tom Stearns says:

    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!

  241. Kristin Bogle says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  242. Anonymous says:

    By the power of Grayskull!

  243. John Kicklighter says:

    Thats the bomb!

  244. Jodi Adams says:

    love it!

  245. Dan Bishop says:

    Pick me, o Makers of stuff!

  246. Michael Greb says:

    Somebody set us up the bomb.

  247. Gavin Hemeon says:


  248. Ben says:

    Thanks for the giveaway

  249. Mark Johnson says:

    No purchase necessary or anything else to do

  250. Edward Shin says:

    I’d like one!

  251. James Carey says:

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

  252. Jesse Johnson says:

    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.

  253. David C Dean says:

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

  254. Anonymous says:

    If it gets me out of bed…

  255. Bryan Thurnau says:

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

  256. Rich Brunner says:

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

  257. brady wang says:

    This would make a nice gift for some people

  258. Steven List says:

    maybe this will actually get me outa bed

  259. Jonathan Angliss says:

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

  260. Aaron Krebeck says:

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

  261. Tobias H. Alvarez says:

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

  262. Anonymous says:

    Happy day-after black friday!

  263. Hailey says:


  264. Anonymous says:

    That’s really funny

  265. Anonymous says:

    Tick tock, tick tock….

  266. Anonymous says:

    I’ll program it to stop at ‘007’.

  267. Christian Carl Brink says:


  268. Anonymous says:

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

  269. Anonymous says:

    Explosive idea……really it is the bomb.

  270. Anonymous says:

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

  271. Anonymous says:

    Mornings suck. Truly.

  272. Gary Oshust says:

    Woo Hoo! KABLEWY!

  273. John Reitzer-Smith says:

    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)

  274. Anonymous says:

    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.

  275. Hisashi T Fujinaka says:

    Just what I need early in the morning. :)

  276. d wipf says:

    BCD drivers

  277. Kristina says:

    Oh my yes. Please.

  278. Anonymous says:

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

  279. Juli Fowler says:


  280. Grant Tudor says:

    Cool kit!

  281. Anonymous says:

    That is an awesome kit

  282. Anonymous says:

    Wake and Blow. OK.

  283. Christopher Matheson says:

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

  284. Chris Blessing says:


  285. Chris Blessing says:


  286. Bryan Casey says:

    fingers crossed.  wires crossed

  287. Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Defusable Alarm Clock Kit Anonymous says:

    Cut the blue wire!

  288. Yair Silbermintz says:

    i definitely need to practice defusing bombs.

  289. Michael Campbell says:

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

  290. Annuska Perkins says:

    Scary countdowns!

  291. Anthony Murillo says:

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

  292. Anonymous says:

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

  293. Anonymous says:

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

  294. John Doucet says:


  295. Steve Robillard says:

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

  296. Cari Aida says:

    do not take on vacation!!

  297. Trent Fisher says:

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

  298. JoDeen Wolff says:

    Love it!

  299. Paul A Simpson says:

    Not a very big bang!

  300. Michael Aida says:

    not tsa approved.

  301. Anonymous says:

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

  302. Anonymous says:

    Yes, I would like this

  303. Anonymous says:

    The kids would get a bang out this!

  304. the obnoxious says:


  305. Anonymous says:

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

  306. Aaron Cox says:

    Another great kit for a starter maker!!

  307. Anonymous says:

    definitely not a travel alarm clock

  308. Sarah says:

    This would be a pretty cool project for our house.

  309. Kurtis Kraemer says:

    Awesome. I’d love one of these.

  310. Ryan Zambrano says:

    I still wouldn’t want to get up.

  311. Anonymous says:

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

  312. Anonymous says:

    Cut the red!

  313. Chris Holmes says:


  314. timothynoble says:

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

  315. Michael Stephens says:

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

  316. Anonymous says:


  317. Anonymous says:

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

  318. Stephen Upham says:

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

  319. Radhika says:

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

  320. Art Whaley says:

    Love the giveaways! Thanks for doing this!

  321. Takko Ionut says:

    houston we have a problem !!!

  322. Tricia Jones says:

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

  323. Jordan B says:

    Looks awesome!

  324. Anonymous says:

    The possibilities with this one are endless…

  325. Michal Chamedes says:

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

  326. Kim Manning Gass says:


  327. Mike Bartell says:

    that’s a cool one

  328. Gerard Holder says:

    Still trying – I gotta win!!!!

  329. DK says:

    was looking for a clock kit

  330. Mark Benton says:

    Tic Tic Tic BOOOM I LIKE IT !

  331. Comguy says:

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

  332. August M Deshais says:

    This kit is the bomb!

  333. Matt Parry says:

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

  334. James Mulcahy says:

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

  335. David Decker says:

    In need of a new alarm clock :”_

  336. John Wood says:

    something something boom.  yep that’ll do.  

  337. Alex Gorzen says:

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

  338. Jeff Wagner says:

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

  339. Kelley says:

    is it the red wire or the blue???

  340. Forrest Frye says:

    BOOM!!! time to wake up

  341. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like a fitting theme for an alarm clock :)

  342. Eric Powers says:

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

  343. Jason Stone says:

    beep beep!

  344. Anonymous says:

    These kits are soooo coool!!

  345. Charles Haase says:

    Work rarely feels like Da Bomb!

  346. Anonymous says:

    Defusable Alarm another fun kit I would love to win

  347. Ed McCuller Jr. says:

    Cool kit!!!

  348. Overlord73978 says:

    Pick me, pick me!!!!!

  349. Anonymous says:


  350. Tim Seiger says:

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

  351. Kyle Campbell says:

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

  352. Greg Treseder says:


  353. Anonymous says:

    I’ll gladly accept

  354. Joe says:

    Count me in again.

  355. Anonymous says:

    Need a little excitement around the garage.

  356. Yoshito Juarez says:

    Go go gadget dumb luck!

  357. John Anderson says:

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

    1. Anonymous says:

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

  358. Steve Beuttel says:


  359. Anonymous says:

    BOOM!!! You have failed… -1 life

  360. Doug Baden says:

    I have this friend….
    Hee hee hee….

  361. Anonymous says:

    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.

  362. Tim Dolan says:

    This would be fun!

  363. M Alovert says:

    Isn’t there an app for that?

  364. Anonymous says:

    Please enter me into the drawing.

  365. Greg Williams says:

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

  366. Anonymous says:

    Entry-Cool, thanks!

  367. Kitty Nikolai says:

    This is a Hoot!

  368. undeded says:

    It looks like fun.

  369. Anonymous says:

    Snooze or detonate…. hmmmm.

  370. Andrew White says:

    gooooood morning!

  371. Anonymous says:


  372. Anonymous says:

    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!

  373. Gabe Gat says:

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

  374. Anonymous says:

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

  375. Matt Chester says:

    Panicking while waking up sounds like an awesome idea. 

  376. Mike Krainin says:


  377. Anonymous says:


  378. David Cantwell says:

    Better wake up quick!!

  379. Jonathan Lang says:

    Getting out of bed will never be the same.

  380. James Robert Patrick says:


  381. Anonymous says:

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

  382. Kevin Baucom says:

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

  383. spdbmp says:


  384. Marni Greene says:

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

  385. Josiah Ritchie says:

    haha – that’s nice

  386. Jon Pruett says:

    Wake up!!  :)

  387. Anonymous says:

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

  388. Ben Kasava says:

    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.

  389. Jimmy TenBellies says:


  390. Anonymous says:

    this thing would make my mornings

  391. Julie Woodman says:

    Yes, please.

  392. Andy VanSchoiack says:

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

  393. Anonymous says:

    Don’t cut the green wire!

  394. Jed Brewster says:

    This would be cool!

  395. Todd Barrow says:

    looks like fun

  396. Jesse Moore says:

    Sweet! Need this to wake up for work!

  397. Jim says:

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

  398. Sam Ewen says:

    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.

  399. John Walker says:

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

  400. Jon Peterman says:

    I can have my son install some real AP explosives

  401. Victor Hugo Elizondo says:

    It will be nice adding a shocking bracelet

  402. Michael Johnson says:

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

  403. Angela Weil says:

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

  404. Mike Sheehan says:

    Great after a full night of LFD.

  405. Anonymous says:

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

  406. Anonymous says:

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

  407. Gary Watts says:

    Must hack to use for doorbell.

  408. Dean Ansley says:

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

  409. Ryan Holler says:

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

  410. Anonymous says:

    This one looks really fun

  411. Ken Frohriep says:


  412. Paul Carson says:

    This could cause a stir at work….

  413. Kevin says:

    Call me Jack.

  414. Michael Beck says:

    I wish to defuse that alarm clock!

  415. Robert Keller says:

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

  416. Dean McCollom says:

    please, I am a sound sleeper….

  417. David Harrell says:

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

  418. Rob Tsou says:

    So awesome!

  419. Tyler Hawkins says:

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

  420. Rod Milstead says:

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

  421. Roland Blais says:

    I’d like to win.

  422. GetMy Email says:

    Looks like fun!

  423. David E Pritchard says:

    sign me up!

  424. Joshua Winslow says:

    very cool

  425. Daniel says:

    Oh, pick me!  Pick me!  ;-)

  426. ryan nakata says:

    boom goes the dynamite 

  427. Anonymous says:

    Can’t wait to upgrade my clock.

  428. Gary Neal says:

    I have some interesting ideas for an alarm clock.

  429. William Collins says:

    count me in!

  430. Mark & Natalie Gore says:

    Times running out! count me in

  431. Daniel says:

    Cool Clock

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