Mr. Wake, wakes up and runs

[isotope] must really hate himself. He has built a torture device of pure evil. Mr. Wake, his alarm clock robot, should be considered a torture device. This cute looking little bot, with its bright and colorful clock and neat plastic tube frame is an alarm clock. As soon as it’s alarm goes off, Mr. Wake starts watching for you. If it detects your presence, it takes off, only to wait for you to stumble, bleary eyed, to its current location. Do you know what it does when you catch up to it? It takes off again. Why would you build a robot that you know you are just going to destroy in a groggy fit of animalistic rage?

We actually like Mr. Wake more than clocky, simply for its hackish feel. If you really really have problems getting up, you may want to consider something a little more drastic.


[via Makezine]


  1. monkeyslayer56 says:

    needs to go faster… but ya that is cool

  2. Skitchin says:

    Did anyone catch Clocky in last weeks episode of Flash Forward? He was doing donuts in a pool of blood lol.

  3. Physic.dude says:


    Ya, more speed!!

  4. 8-[ says:

    It needs to go faster and the sensors need a higher range… what would be cool is a feature that would make it look for dark hideouts e.g. unter the bed or under closets etc…

  5. VonSkippy says:

    Instead of designing work arounds to enable these lazy bums – we should be smothering them with a pillow to take them out of the gene pool.

  6. colecoman1982 says:

    Ok VonSkippy, time to take your meds…

  7. supershwa says:

    twisted version of clocky? i thought the whole “jump off the nightstand” thing was more than enough…damn things make the dog go crazy too — no need for coffee after one of those mornings…

  8. cyanide says:

    you can buy these at thinkgeek

  9. Winphreak says:

    This is more ear-friendly (and much more hackerish) than soldering a relay and some horns up to an alarm clock:

    As for clocky, mine has a nice tendency of running through my open door and into the hallway.

  10. xrazorwirex says:

    That alarm clock “hack” was covered here and was subsequently revealed to be bogus. Plus, what makes this hack unique is it’s gimmick of running away from you.

  11. Jack says:

    @ xrazirwirex yea I hate kipkay, a lot of the stuff he throws out on youtube is B.S. although not all of it. People just think because of the semi professional way in which he sets up the camera and his voice that whatever goes on in the video must be true.

  12. bothersaidpooh says:

    What about an autonomous R/C heli. add some clever circuitry such as a 3-d accelerometer and gyros, edge/ceiling detection using mouse sensor, etc. And object avoidance.

    While making the most infuriating noise imaginable, nails on a blackboard. :)

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