As all college students know, sleep is one of those things you throw out the window when you have lots of work to do. With that sleep deprivation, comes careless mistakes that could cost you in the long run whether that be missing and exam, or an important class. Many of us, as myself, rely on our cell phone to wake us up in the morning. Although this method of waking up does work, with our busy lives we sometimes forget to set an alarm. We also sometimes forget to turn our sound on, or we forget to charge our phone causing it to die and not sounding the alarm. Even if you think that you will never make any mistakes setting your alarm, why take the second chance? Lots of times when pulling that long night of studying, an alarm just isn’t enough to wake you up. This alarm system will wake you up every time guaranteed with the implemented automated lights and sound, and this is how it works.
How it Works
There is a clock with a displayed time on the wall, as well as two servo motors. One servo controlling the lights, and another controlling the alarm. A desired wake up time is chosen, and once that time is reached, a particle photon controlling the clock signals the photon controlling one of the servo motors to turn of the light, and the other photon controlling the other servo to ring the “gong” setup in the room as the alarm. Once this is done the servos are sent back to the original position, ready for the next morning. The google sheet below shows the data of this process. When the time is reached the clock photon sends a variable which for graphing purposes is represented by a value of "1" to the other two photons receive the variable and start the process.
The desired wake up time here was 5:16
Figure 1: A clock displaying the time
Figure 2: Servo Controlling the Light Switch
Figure 3: The “Alarm” controlled by the servo