The Morning Monster is a plush electronic alarm clock. He has all of the normal alarm functions, set time, set alarm, snooze, etc. However, what makes him a monster is his ability to shine the sun on your face when the alarm goes off by opening the blinds. The blinds are also manually controlled my moving his left arm up and down and he will never over-crank them!

The code implements Rob Faludi’s open source Arduino clock project, and he made a post on his blog.

The video gives an explanation and demonstration of how it works.

Morning Monster from Nick Hardeman on Vimeo.

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