May 03, 2005
Clocky — 'Welcome to my nightmare'
Gauri Nanda, a 25–year–old research associate at MIT, has invented Clocky (above and below), an alarm clock that jumps off your nightstand and rolls away after you hit the snooze button, forcing you to get out of bed to shut it off.
If you don't, it travels around the room on its two wheels until it finally finds a resting place.
Ms. Nanda said, "Minutes later, when the alarm sounds again, the sleeper must get up and search for Clocky."
"This ensures that the person is fully awake before turning it off," she added.
Bonus: an internal processor helps it find a new hiding spot every day.
Don't bother trying to buy one: it's only a research project for now and is not commercially available.
I wonder if Version 2.0 might not be programmed to play the Electric Prunes' great blast from the distant past, "I Had Too Much To Dream"?
May 3, 2005 at 09:01 AM | Permalink
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