We know that for some, waking up in the mornings can be one of the hardest things to do. In the past we have seen a variety of inventions meant to make the waking up process more pleasant, like an alarm clock that cooks bacon. We have also seen alarm clocks that will literally eject you from your bed, so we guess it’s not a surprise to find an alarm clock that slaps you awake.

This alarm clock was built by Simone Giertz and according to her description, “I built an alarm clock that wakes me up in the morning by slapping me in the face with a rubber arm. I picked apart a clock, wired it to an Arduino UNO and controlled a 165 rpm brushless DC motor through a relay.”

Now from the video we have to say that it does not look like the most sleek alarm clock we’ve seen, but given how annoying it looks and how painful it must be, we’ll concede that it might not look the part, but boy will it be effective! While Giertz does share how she went about putting the clock together, she did not provide detailed instructions so if you want to make something similar for yourself, or maybe as a present for a friend, we guess you’ll have to figure this one out alone.

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