Not everyone can have a cute alarm clock that runs away from you like Clocky. Most just resolve to place the clock on the other end of the room so they have to get out of bed to switch it off. That’s what [ryan] had to do to get up in the morning. He wasn’t able to set the time or confirm that the alarm was on from bed anymore so he decided to hack in an IR remote for his alarm. Ryan has written a thorough article on how he decoded the remote codes and implemented the clock control using an ATMEGA8. Now he can just key in the time he wants and the microcontroller takes care of setting it.