Alarmclock puzzle

Michael Shiloh michael at
Tue May 13 17:33:13 CEST 2008

Way off-topic, but the best alarm clock I've ever seen is one that 
shoots a little flying disc out of the top when the alarm goes off. You 
have to get out of bed, find the disc (perhaps this would encourage my 
daughter to clean up her room before going to bed?), and insert it 
correctly in the clock in order to shut the alarm off.

I laugh every time I think of this thing. Innovative, practical, and fun.


Alexander Frøyseth wrote:
>   I have to go to the other side of the room to turn it off
> It helps a bit
> Mo Abrahams skrev:
>> Sounds pretty cool, and I hope someone does it for the fun of trying it,
>> but in the mean time do what I do... put your alarm on the opposite side
>> of the bedroom so that you have to get up to turn it off anyway, and if
>> you use your phone as your alarm, change the alarm tone every now and
>> then, I get used to them and start incorporating them into my dreams.
>> On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 14:49 +0200, Alexander Frøyseth wrote:
>>> Hello again
>>> I just have an idea for an nice addon or software (call it what you 
>>> want) to the alarmclock
>>> Okey, let me tell a little story from real life.
>>> Every day when I go to school, I have to wake up, and now I have 2 
>>> alarmclocks, but still I manage to oversleep. Soo what I was thinking 
>>> about was that I have to solve a puzzle to turn the alarmclock off, and 
>>> not just push a button. One possibility is a 4 bits jigsaw puzzle like this:
>>>∏_id=21 <∏_id=21>
>>> another, and perhaps an more easy to make is that the screen shows fours 
>>> digits that you have to click in right order to turn it off. Perhaps 
>>> like an antibot test on websites.
>>> I am more as an web programmer, so I isent so good to program software.
>>> NOTE: You have to have the choice to turn this on and off when you sets 
>>> the clock
>>> Hope that someone think this is a good idea, and tries to program one.
>>> Alexander Frøyseth
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