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Gun-Operated Alarm Clock

 - Mar 24, 2007   Updated: Apr 7 2011
References: makezine & ohgizmo
Hit that snooze button right between the eyes with the Gun-Operated Alarm Clock sure to knock 'em dead every time! And you can control the other functions too with the handy tilt-action design.

"I don't think anyone's come up with a more satisfying way to hit the snooze button than this. I know when that alarm wakes me up at 11:30 every morning it becomes enemy number one in my mind and I'd love to shove a gun into its beady little LCD display.

Designed by Roger Ibars the Gun-Operated Alarm Clock uses an old gaming light gun that has been retrofitted with a few tilt switches. So in addition to squeezing off a few rounds for some extra shut-eye in the morning the gun can also be angled and tilted to control other functions of the clock like setting the time and alarms. I made a similar device in my college days but used an actual Smith and Wesson instead. It was pretty effective at both silencing the alarm and getting me kicked out of the dorm."

Implications - This Gun-Operated Alarm Clock feeds the consumer demand for more aggressive products.