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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.


  • Step 1: Open the clock Open the alarm clock and snip the 2 wires that lead from its circuit board to the speaker.
  • TIP: 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • FACT: Sleepers who rely too heavily on the snooze button deprive themselves of valuable REM sleep, impairing their mental functioning during the day.

You Will Need

  • Battery Operated Alarm Clock
  • Motorized Water Gun
  • 16 Gauge Wire
  • Wire Stripper
  • Voltage Relay Switch
  • Breadboard Circuit
  • Soldering Equipment

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