Pneumatic bed alarm clock

For four years, this guy has been using this Pneumatic bed alarm clock to wake up. Apparently “I’m a really heavy sleeper” is an understatement. It is computer controlled and runs from two seperate air sources. He entered it in a radio show contest and we’re guessing he won. You can see the test run at the radio station after the break. We really can understand the fun of building this. But actually using it for four years, without suffering any major injuries, is an accomplishment of it’s own.


  1. Peter says:

    I’m guessing this is the only way this guy gets his bed a rockin.

  2. I’m sure this bed makes sex waaaaay more fun :o)

  3. toast says:

    nice hack, but it seems more likely to induce a concussion…

  4. Mouserz says:

    God damn it, I wanted to say what peter did.

  5. polymath says:

    holy crap! god forbid something breaks and it catapults him into the wall. needless to say I am going to build one of these. might use linear actuators instead though, just raise the bed and drop it. or raise it on one side and roll me out.

  6. Vavo says:

    haha, yea looks like the bad is doing him :D

  7. brsnow says:

    You would think that he would just go get tested for a sleeping disorder……less neck pain that way

  8. cyanide says:

    that’s fucking great.

  9. bort says:


  10. beStill says:

    i bet it wakes his neighbors up too

  11. Should add strobe lights and a disaster siren.

  12. googfan says:

    it takes more than that to get me up in the mornin. i wake up to nice 7500 volt shocks to my stomach. my clock works for me and no danger of getting sanwiched between a bed and a hard place.

  13. HomerGonerson says:

    @brsnow: That may be true, but nearly as much fun to build and show off.

  14. bfo says:

    one neat sex toy! :D

  15. BigD145 says:

    Major brain damage going on there.

  16. Tim says:

    Aw I thought it was going to be a Wallace & Gromit style tilting bed…

  17. sansan says:

    Just move to California… no batteries required! :)

  18. aztraph says:

    looks painful, but i guess if that’s the worst thing that happens all day, that would be ok.

  19. J says:

    when that bed’s a rockin…

  20. toast says:

    I want

  21. Benny M says:

    That is awesome. I’d build it to bump me up a little bit less high, but otherwise, very cool and creative hack.

  22. jim slipper says:

    I Saw your mom riding the bed post

  23. will88 says:

    i wanted to say what peter said to damit—–lol jim

  24. signal7 says:

    wow. The comments are more entertaining than the video!

  25. :D says:

    he should add some sounds of people screaming earthquake lolol

  26. mure says:

    i guess peter said it first :)
    anyway this bed is an accident waiting to happen, but i love it.

  27. DarkFader says:

    The wiring doesn’t look like four years old.

  28. Tom Parker says:
  29. cyberthug47 says:

    try explaing to the local hospital how your bed anally violated you LMAO

  30. Kane says:

    Has your love life with your partner become just a distant memory? Are you just too tired to get it back on track?

    Well do we have the solution for you! With our new “Pneumatic Bed Provider”, it can do all the work for you!
    *insert imagination here*

  31. LMAO says:

    Can somebody interview his girlfriend

  32. anon says:

    wow, bringing nerd to a whole new level

  33. octelcogopod says:

    the bed is the girlfriend

  34. joe says:

    34 comments and nobody’s said, “Jane, get me off this crazy thing.”

  35. SWHarden says:

    This guy should add a button on his website to fire the “alarm clock” and webcam it simultaneously. I might even pay $1 to wake a geek up in the middle of the night. It could prove to be a reliable source of revenue.

  36. Tony says:

    That is truly excellent. It would be great to hook it up and disguise it on someone else’s bed.

  37. antirem says:

    This guy is a total babe magnet…

  38. polerin says:

    … “Hi mom!” … seriously?

    heh. No wonder he doesn’t need a queen sized bed.

  39. derkek says:

    so has anyone made a sex joke about it yet?

  40. Billi says:

    OMG. LOL. ROFL-BROFL. /\/\y G0D! It’s an eMachine!

  41. napalm says:

    dear lord, i need something similar, i was going to use some wall transducers, but this is a little bit better

    dude, could i get some instructions for your shock clock?

  42. hotrodnc says:

    LMFAO!!!!! maybe they should call this the alarm “cock” :P

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  44. dnm says:

    Awesome invention.

    Horrible radio station. That station is a special breed of suck. ( Toronto station that calls itself rock, but plays Eminem. )

  45. Eminem says:

    /\ Don’t be hatin

  46. Dan K says:

    All he needs is neon lights under the bed.

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  48. supershwa says:

    I’m 6’7″ and don’t really fit on small beds anyway (I sleep diagonally on a Queen sized bed), but this really has me wondering if in that 4 years you’ve ever smacked your head on the frame, been woken up while laying on your belly (fold you in half the wrong way — kinda painful?), had any other serious injuries, or even put holes in the drywall in front of the bed?

    4-year old alarm clock and “Hi Mom” definitely have “engineering student” written all over them. Good work — no way I’d use it though. It would make an awesome prank for a guest bed!

  49. Futons says:

    This would be way cool if added to a futon to literally throw you out of bed. Imagine the glory that that would be.

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