Wake n’ Bacon

Via mathlete.com

What: An alarm clock that wakes you up with the smell and sizzle of cooking bacon.

WHY: No one likes to wake up, especially by an alarm. This clock gently wakes you up with the mouthwatering aroma of bacon, just like waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of Mom cooking breakfast. Unless you’re Jewish.

HOW: A frozen strip of bacon is placed in Wake n’ Bacon the night before. Because there is a 10 minute cooking time, the clock is set to go off 10 minutes before the desired waking time. Once the alarm goes off, the clock it sends a signal to a small speaker to generate the alarm sound. We hacked the clock so that the signal is re-routed by a microchip that in responds by sending a signal to a relay that throws the switch to power two halogen lamps that slow-cook the bacon in about 10 minutes.

2 thoughts on “Wake n’ Bacon

  1. I f’ing love bacon…

    I want.

    Now if we could just rig the coffee pot to it, and keep it right next to my bed – I might actually wake up on time.

    I see a PeeWee style Rube Goldberg machine in my upcoming dreams.

  2. What!!!????!!!! Only ONE slice of bacon?

    And to Amy G, you can get a programmable coffee maker that you can plug in next to your bed, set it for the proper time and you’ll have coffee to go with that one measly slice of bacon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *