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DIY Sunrise Simulator Combines Microchips, LEDs, and Laser Cut Goodness

Sunrise simulators use a gradually brightening light to wake you in the morning. Check out this creative build that combines a microprocessor, addressable LEDs, and a nifty laser-cut bracket to yield a polished and wall-mountable alarm clock lamp.

Courtesy of NYC-based tinker Holly, the project features a detailed build guide that references all the other projects that inspired her sunrise simulator. Hit up the link below to check out everything from her laser cut shade brackets to the Adafruit module she used to control the light timing.

Sunrise Lamp Alarm Clock [via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/21/12

Comments (1)

  1. r

    …I like to use the real thing & don’t mind seasonal daylight changes

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