Industrial Alarm Clock

While clocky runs away from you, this alarm clock can probably strike back. It’s got a pair of basic stamps along with relay’s to control external devices. [Jason] built it from parts he already had, and has visions of it being used for stage fx control later on. For now, I’ll bet that none of the guests will want to attempt turning it off for fear of reprisal by the clock.

13 thoughts on “Industrial Alarm Clock

  1. ha ha eddie, your the cats biach. But seriously back on topic, interesting system but it think it could be simplified a little more and maybe there is another cheaper alternative to PICs

  2. Best design was what I did for my teenager. Added a foundry klaxon horn at 108DB to a alarm clock and a big red stop button and mounted all of it across the room to the wall.

    when the alarm goes off, it’s 108 DB of BRAAAAAA! BRAAAAA BRAAAA! and will not shut up until you get up and hit the button. and no amount of pillows will mute the sound.

    he took it to college recently.

  3. @5

    I’ve been planning to do that… All I need now is a powersupply capable of powering my stupid horn… I’m thinking an ATX 150 watt unit should do the job :P

    Doesn’t it pester the neighbors though?

  4. I agree Skylar, there is nothing in the whole article about this thing striking back or even doing much more than keeping things on stage in Synchronization, you know a few lights here a curtain there. Are they reaching for straws? I have heard of seeing a diamond in the rough. but this is more of reinventing the wheel. I am all for creating something from nothing but they shouldn’t Create headlines as if they where CNN. (Sorry for the Paliwood Jab, Google “Paliwood”)

    I sure hope the guy who built the 108 Db Alarm invested in social security, because his son will be kicked out of school and Deaf, using the money to pay his court fees for disturbing the peace. LOL

  5. Am I missing something here? A Basic Stamp connected to an LCD and several so how is this different from any “Getting started with microcontrollers” tutorial ?

  6. In My Humble Opinion……this is barely hackworthy. not that it even approaches the stupid “bluetooth bridge” we were all blessed with a few weeks ago (at least this has a schematic) but im still left at the end wondering what i should with this new “wealth” of information now that i have it.

    Should i build one of these myself? should i re-evaluate my decision not to build a “clocky”? a few months ago i first read a posting on had for a CNC mill and that inspired me so much i built one myself…..but this “industrial alarm clock” does little to inspire me to do anything except…. well….complain and moan i guess.

    Regardless of its worth as a “hack”—its still a rats nest of complicated components all intended for other purposes that this guy “fingered out” how to configure in a new way then actually took the time to write up a schematic and post the results on the web. We may not all be rushing right out to the store to pay retail for the new components to duplicate this project, but its interesting “morning coffee” reading material and gives us all something to ponder while we struggle through another day waiting on our parts to arrive from the supplier. I dont mind a little mindless fodder now and then……….

    So thanks had for the good read! but me thinks the actual project lacks the simplicity that is the trademark of “using whats available on hand” as opposed to “buying every part new”…….having said that i will bet it boasts the economy of being “cheaper than dirt” for the builder to create since it was built with spare parts.

    and economy is good.

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