Tag Archives: Clocky

WoT Comics, SWHS, and a Mobile Alarm Clock

  • Argh! Looks like the Wheel of Time comics are stalled again! # One issue left of New Spring, one issue into Eye of the World
  • And the award for Most Disturbing Use of an Alarm Clock in a Prime Time Show goes to… FlashForward! # I got a weird kick out of recognizing it as Clocky (before the disturbing part). #
  • XKCD on the Star Wars Holiday Special: True. Absolutely true. #
  • Wish I knew what caused the Flickr spike yesterday. 71% of visits from “Unknown source,” but hits are spread around the usual con photos. #

Fiendish Alarm Clock

The MIT Media Lab has come up with Clocky, an alarm clock that rolls away and hides when you hit the snooze button.

Clocky prototype

When the alarm clock goes off and the snooze button is pressed, Clocky will fall off of the bedside table and wheel away, bumping mindlessly into objects on the floor until he eventually finds a spot to rest. Minutes later, when the alarm sounds again, the over-sleeper must get up out of bed and search for Clocky. Because you employ multiple senses to find the clock, you are sure to awake before disabling the alarm. Small wheels enable Clocky to move and reposition himself, and an internal computer helps him find a new hiding spot every day.

–From the press release by Gauri Nanda

(via CNET Extra)