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”
Woohoo! I was just looking at this in the Maker store
Commenting, like a boss.
that looks cool
I’m posting the comment..
My nephew would love this.
I do not suggest taking this on an airplane. The TSA would not find it very humorous.
Perfect for teenagers.
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
just need some road flares to go with
Hmm cut the red wire or blue?
Red wire! No green wire!
M! AS IN MANCY!
Cut the blue wire!
How much of that stuff is just there for show? THE FET IS A LIE!
Yikes! Stay away from the airport!
i love this kit. would love to give it to my 6yr old daughter.
I’ll take one. :)
This is my entry..with fingers crossed!
Interesting……a good way to get alarm clocks banned…..
awesome i would like to have this!:)
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,
Count me in.
I am currently in need of an alarm clock. mine broke :(
that could be fun…
This is an awesome Kit. I think my kids would love it. Make keep up the good work!
Please cheer me up after i didn’t win the maker bot
Cut the red wire
You had me at explosives…
Pick me! Pick me!
Ooh, this would be awesome!
My kids would love this!
what a sweeeeet giveaway
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…
Wanna win, please
Tick, tick, BOOM
I often imagine that a bomb going off would be better than waking up for work.
That’s kinda true… &)
SWEET… I’ve always wanted one of these…
Flippin’ Sweet, yo!
not as cool as a makerBot, but still very cool
Would love to put one together
OK, maybe this will be the winning comment.
Great give away! Thanks MAKE!
This looks like fun!
Woot! I’m all about the free stuff!
Count me in!
Time for me to win :)
thats pretty cool.
Awwwww, just five more min
May the gods of randomness puhlease choose me!
The Green Wire…… no red……. BOOOOOM!!!!!
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.
This just may be the alarm clock that my daughter needs to get out of bed in the morning!
That should get me thinking when I wake at the crack of noon.
I’m sure I won’t win this one either, but I have a friend that could benefit from this.
that should get me up at the crack of noon
Nice! Makes waking up so much more exciting.
this is cool. has anyone ever thought of making this like that old game Mastermind ?
This would be a great present for my highschooler (he’s gotten very good at thru-hole) and real fun at work ;-)
Was looking at this the other day for my son.
Sign me up!
Looks like fun. I can’t wait to make it with my boys.
I might even be able to forego my morning coffee with this adrenaline boost!
I want it! Count me in!!
I want I want!
I want I want!
Perfect! Maybe I won’t hit snooze so much. :)
An alarm clock Danger Mouse could be proud of.
This will blow up a relationship.
Pick me, please please please
Sounds cool, I’m in.
Cut the green wire? But I’m color blind!!!
This would be so fun!
Awesome.. would definitely be harder to sleep through your alarm!
Comment! [daniel (dot) kramnik (at) gmail (dot) com]
Wow! That’s what I’m looking for.
i will reenact the movie “speed” if i win this.
aaand…. BOOM goes the alarm clock just doesn’t have the same ring to it. But I still want it.
Please let me win :)
Sweet stocking stuffer!
me too! me too!!
When is the explosive kit give-away
Looks like a blast;)
Oh please please please pick me!! =) Happy Holidays!!
Love free stuff!
my wife needs some excitement in the mornings ;)
I like that you can mod and build this however you want. Great kit!
Another way to annoy the wife :)
The perfect prank
Good stocking stuffer.
This kit is dy-no-mite!
Great gift for my school office!
Ohhhh nice clock! :D
I really need a new alarm clock, especially one I can make myself
Sounds like fun!
Nothing like waking up to your certain doom…
Woohoo! Another chance!
Always wanted to try one of these kits.
I was actually going to get this for a Christmas present!
sure enter me too
Occupy Make. Make it yourself is an expression of the occupy movement.
Amazing! This could be super handy some day if I’m caught in the movie, “Speed 11”.
This is a really cool kit :D
sign me up
This would make a really nice geek white elephant gift.
Maybe this would get me out of bed in the morning.
Sign me up
hook me up
I can has winning?
Very Cool +1 :-) Looks great!
Maybe this will actually get me to wake up on time, if I have to defuse it.
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.
Don’t mind me, just leaving a comment.
Oo! Oo! Maybe this will get my son out of bed in the morning!
Awesome… looks like a lot of fun…
it’s always the red wire… or was it green…
This might actually get my teenager out of bed…
I think this would be fun to put together!
Pick me! Pick Me!
Random luck is random.
KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!
1/151 chance so far, hopefully everyone is out shopping.
Don’t torture me! I’ll enter!
Don’t torture me! I’ll enter!
yes please, the one that counts down will do nicely
That might be the motivation that my wife needs to wake up in the morning : )
I’m in. I’d have to use dedicated jumpers instead of cutting the wires though, haha…too lazy to keep rewiring it.
Love the Kit-a-day idea!
Love the kit-a-day idea!
My 5 year old daughter would love this as a Christmas present.
The next iteration will force you to cut wires and then replace them (except on weekends).
this is great. just connect this to some tanks of ammonium nitrate and a bunch of fuses for an even more persuasive alarm!
an explosively good gift!
Hopefully this one is my lucky break
Just make sure to defuse it at exactly 007 seconds left.
I should win this
I hate waking up for work.
i would love to get one of these it would be so cool
Hmmm if it blows would that be an valid excuse to be out of work for the day
I have a good feeling I’d blow myself up. I hate mornings :)
I can see this being hooked to a pin and water ballon above the bed…..
What a way to wake up !!!!
This kit-a-day giveaway is great.
I might finally get up on time!
Love this kit!
what an excitng wake up call
Just what I needed!
Just what I needed!
Once again, thank you for the opportunity and generous giveaway.
that looks like a fun alarm
I would be such a better person if I didn’t need this.
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…
super cool, definitely ordering this, could even make a good movie prop…. hmmmmm
I wonder how the shipping company will like this… But I will love it!
way more expensive then a casio
Zof888, I like your water balloon idea. It sounds like the only thing that would get me out of bed.
This is So neat!!!
My MacGyver skills could use a little refreshing.
This kit is “the bomb”!
The only way to wake up from a dead sleep
tik tik tik tik BOOM!
Tic toc tic toc, best hurry and diffuse this clock
That’s da bomb! Trite, I know. plz forgive me.
I wanna win this stoof
This could be fun to play with
My wife would love (and by love, I mean hate) this. Do want.
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.
This would be cool to build with my 10 year old too….
My committed comment is here.
I imagine this would make a rather interesting way to wake up.
Could be fun, sign me up.
A hole has appeared in the wall
A bunch of stormtroopers are looking into it
Well i would like this too, just so ya know
BOOM I cut the wrong wire
this could be a fun way to wake up in the morning.
Now, if it actually WAS tied o a bomb, it might wake up my teenager in time for school.
Hope I WIN!
Hope I WIN!
I feel like my girlfriend is going to HATE waking up like this, but I think it would be perfect for my office.
I like clocks.
Would be fun to build with my kids.
kits are fun!
This would make an interesting gift.
My kids would love a bomb shaped clock.
Some mornings a bomb going off would be better than getting up.
An interesting way to get additional readers.
Cool, time to let my inner spy out!
Start your day with a bang — or not.
Enter me too please
If it doesn’t wake me up, I’ll at least expect more interesting dreams…
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!
Thanks for the giveaway!
By the power of Grayskull!
Thats the bomb!
Pick me, o Makers of stuff!
Somebody set us up the bomb.
Thanks for the giveaway
No purchase necessary or anything else to do
I’d like one!
This looks like a great project for a beginner! Bring it on!
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.
Cool. I promise not to travel with it. :)
If it gets me out of bed…
I would put this in my office and leave for a few hours. See what my office mate’s reaction would be :)
I would have preferred the Maker Bot but ok. :)
This would make a nice gift for some people
maybe this will actually get me outa bed
It’s far too easy for me to hit snooze too many times. Defusing the bomb would be much more interesting.
If I can’t win a Maker Bot, please let me win this now (and a MakerBot later).
This would be a really great prop to work with. And fun. Some red metal pvc pipes will do it for the TNT.
Happy day-after black friday!
That’s really funny
Tick tock, tick tock….
I’ll program it to stop at ‘007’.
Why do I feel so stupid trying too enter this contest? Did I post in the right place?
Explosive idea……really it is the bomb.
The red wire or the blue wire? I’m color blind!
Mornings suck. Truly.
Woo Hoo! KABLEWY!
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)
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.
Just what I need early in the morning. :)
Oh my yes. Please.
Cool. Might be just the project to get me into Arduino programming .
That is an awesome kit
Wake and Blow. OK.
I had my eye on one of these anyways. It would be pretty awesome to win one.
fingers crossed. wires crossed
Cut the blue wire!
i definitely need to practice defusing bombs.
ha ha. i need more motivation to get up for college classes
This would get your hear beating faster than an entire pot of coffee.
Most mornings I feel like a bomb went off in my head
Wow! Only from you guys! Amazingly, I don’t have one of these….yet.
Good luck all hope no one loses a finger waking up in the morning
do not take on vacation!!
my 3 year old daughter waking up is like a bomb going off… where’s her blue wire?
Not a very big bang!
not tsa approved.
As a colorblind person, I have lived a lifetime of fear in someday getting the instructions to “cut the RED wire…”
Yes, I would like this
The kids would get a bang out this!
IT’s the bomb LOL.. OK so lame but still
Another great kit for a starter maker!!
definitely not a travel alarm clock
This would be a pretty cool project for our house.
Awesome. I’d love one of these.
I still wouldn’t want to get up.
Anyone have some C-4 I can borrow?? I’m making a little “gift” for a friend… JK!
Cut the red!
WANT WANT WANT!!!
this actually might wake me up… something has to work, no?
Neato.. wonder what i can hack this into..
What color to snip? What a great way to wake up in the morning!
Wow! The defusable alarm clock kit sure would look nice on my nightstand!
Simply better than winning a lottery – a great chance to show my kids the power of knowledge rather than just money….
Love the giveaways! Thanks for doing this!
houston we have a problem !!!
I still need my faith in random number generators restored – pick me! :^)
The possibilities with this one are endless…
Cool stuff…hope it doesn’t blow in shipping and handling…
that’s a cool one
Still trying – I gotta win!!!!
was looking for a clock kit
Tic Tic Tic BOOOM I LIKE IT !
I would probably wake up in a cold sweat trying to turn it off before it’s time to actually wake up.
This kit is the bomb!
Heaven help you if you try to take this on a plane!
This looks AWESOME. Of course everything on make is awesome, so I must have EVERYTHING they give away for free.
In need of a new alarm clock :”_
something something boom. yep that’ll do.
I had a dream I was defusing a bomb once, then when I woke up the batteries were out of my alarm clock.
Countdown to waking up. Can I cut the red wire in my sleep?
is it the red wire or the blue???
BOOM!!! time to wake up
Sounds like a fitting theme for an alarm clock :)
Lots of ways to make fake looking explosives to go with this.
These kits are soooo coool!!
Work rarely feels like Da Bomb!
Defusable Alarm another fun kit I would love to win
Pick me, pick me!!!!!
I’d love to make it harder for me to snooze my alarm.
Can I intentionally cut the wrong one on really bad days?
I’ll gladly accept
Count me in again.
Need a little excitement around the garage.
Go go gadget dumb luck!
No explosive included?! “Where’s the ka-boom? There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering ka-boom.”
Yeah there should be a little speaker of firework(caps) that goes off
BOOM!!! You have failed… -1 life
I have this friend….
Hee hee hee….
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.
This would be fun!
Isn’t there an app for that?
Please enter me into the drawing.
This might actually get my daughter out of bed in the morning.
This is a Hoot!
It looks like fun.
Snooze or detonate…. hmmmm.
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!
I’ll pretend I’m Jeff Daniel’s al la Speed every morning (right before the boom)
Lets scare the TSA. Who needs to get to the seminar anyway?
Panicking while waking up sounds like an awesome idea.
Better wake up quick!!
Getting out of bed will never be the same.
I was just talking to the wife about making this for my father-in-law for Christmas. It would be awesome to win this!
i have always wondered why movie bad guys use a standard color scheme. With this, maybe I could find out.
I guess I have to make it go boom another way…
haha – that’s nice
Wake up!! :)
Try to bring this on a plane LOL count me in the giveaway!
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.
this thing would make my mornings
If I win this i promise to have beads of sweat on my face as I battle between the red or green wire…
Don’t cut the green wire!
This would be cool!
looks like fun
Sweet! Need this to wake up for work!
Looks like something I’d pack in my suitcase when I travel
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.
Great idea, explosives not included, but if I wear safety glasses?
I can have my son install some real AP explosives
It will be nice adding a shocking bracelet
Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Defusable Alarm Clock Kit!!! yea….
Hm. Wonder if this would get my son out of bed.
Great after a full night of LFD.
I often dreamt of disarming bombs…. :D this would be fun to wake up to!
Well, here is my second attempt! Looks like a fun way to wake up! :-)
Must hack to use for doorbell.
Oh, I seriously need this. Of course, I would *NOT* take it to work. :D
I’m in need of a new alarm… Not sure that my wife would appreciate this model, but I know I would!
This one looks really fun
This could cause a stir at work….
Call me Jack.
I wish to defuse that alarm clock!
You never know when diffusing something will come in handy. This is a good way to practice.
please, I am a sound sleeper….
Oh, I just imagine the things I could do with this!!!!
This would be a sick kit!!!!!!
I could defuse this and still fall back to sleep. Worth a try, though.
I’d like to win.
Looks like fun!
sign me up!
Oh, pick me! Pick me! ;-)
boom goes the dynamite
Can’t wait to upgrade my clock.
I have some interesting ideas for an alarm clock.
count me in!
Times running out! count me in
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