How to Make a Water Gun Alarm Clock
Having a little trouble waking up in the morning? There's nothing like a good soaking to get you going.
You will need
- Battery Operated Alarm Clock
- Motorized Water Gun
- 16 Gauge Wire
- Wire Stripper
- Voltage Relay Switch
- Breadboard Circuit
- Soldering Equipment
Step 1 Open the clock Open the alarm clock and snip the 2 wires that lead from its circuit board to the speaker.
Depending on the clock’s design, you may need to snip the wires just to get it open. That’s okay.
Step 2 Strip wire Strip the two ends of wire leading from the board, and splice two longer pieces of wire to the ends.
Step 3 Solder Solder these splices to secure the connection.
Step 4 Snip watergun wires Take apart the water gun and snip the two wires leading to the trigger switch.
Step 5 Strip wires Strip the ends of these wires, splice longer wires to each end, and secure the connections with solder.
Step 6 Connect wires Pop the relay switch into the breadboard circuit and connect each pair of wires to opposite sides of the relay.
If you don’t have a breadboard circuit, solder the switch and wires to a regular circuit board. It’s harder to do, but will make for a more permanent connection — and water clock.
Step 7 Set alarm Now set the alarm, position the water gun so it’s pointing at your face, and drop off into a nice peaceful sleep.
Sleepers who rely too heavily on the snooze button deprive themselves of valuable REM sleep, impairing their mental functioning during the day.