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Build your own Sunrise Alarm Clock

The worst part about waking up is the annoying sound that your alarm makes. It really doesn’t even matter what sound the alarm is emitting, as almost any sound is annoying when it disturbs you from your slumber. So what’s the best way to wake up? Some might argue that having a light slowly brighten a room (simulating a sunrise) is the best, and most natural way to wake in the morning. There are even a number of clocks that can do this trick, but they cost a good bit of money. But if you know what you’re doing, you can assemble one yourself for a fraction of the cost.

The Sunrise Alarm Clock doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles. Rather, this DIY project does two things, and it does them right. It displays the time, and it wakes you up. You can set the “sunrise” to span over a period of 5, 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes. If you still haven’t woken up by the time the light has reached its full brightness, an audio alarm will sound. The clock display can be read in 12 or 24 hour time, and will automatically dim based on the amount of light currently in the room. This project might take a little work, but the creator has provided all of the necessary instructions and software to get the job done.

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