People have been re-imagining alarm clocks for years in an attempt to find something that keeps you from repeatedly hitting the snooze button—whether it be a device you step on or one that launches you out of bed. Now you can add this to the list of unusual attempts: a quirky alarm clock that can only be silenced when you shoot it with a Nerf gun.
Christopher Guichet of Normal Universe spent every weekend for three months building the device. Using a piezo crystal, he created a special sensor that reacts to the vibrations of Nerf darts being shot from bed. Because of that, the LED alarm will continue to make a high pitched sound until a dart successfully smacks its surface. The idea is to stimulate your brain and get you to at least sit up, making falling back to sleep less likely.
And if you're interested in making your own version, Guichet offers a detailed tutorial in the video above.
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