Sunrise Alarm Clock (ongoing)
The idea to build a Sunrise Alarm Clock comes from a conversation with a friend. We were talking about how hard it is to wake up during winter when you live in a room with only a north facing window because it is always dark in the room. As a result I looked into Sunrise Alarm Clocks but realized that I should be able to build my own.
After building an initial prototype, which I gifted to my friend, I started working on the 2nd iteration which is currently under construction. The basic idea is to use RGB LED strips as a light source and a tiny RTC module to determine the current time. The main component of the setup is an Arduino Board which controls the other components and handles the logic of setting an running the alarm.
Work in progress.