Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

DIY Money Shredding Alarm Clock: Wake up or Go Broke

 |  |  |  |  May 2, 2013


A couple of years ago we saw a concept for a diabolical alarm clock. The idea was that a desperate late sleeper would willingly place a banknote on the clock, knowing that the clock will shred the money if he doesn’t wake up when the alarm goes off. And now the concept has been turned into reality, by a tinkerer named – I am not making this up – Rich Olson.

money-shredding-alarm-clock-by-rich-olson

Rich made the clock using a SparkFun ClockIt and a USB-powered paper shredder. Rich is quite merciless too – the clock waits less than 10 seconds after the preset time before it starts shredding your money:

Note that destroying money is illegal in many countries. So if you’re going to make your own shredding alarm clock, why not tape your pinky finger to it instead? That’ll be way more effective at waking you up. Just kidding.

[Rich Olson via Hacked Gadgets]



Deep Starry Night Ring

Deep Starry Night Ring

If “Frasier” Was a Psychological Thriller

If “Frasier” Was a Psychological Thriller

I Have This Friend

I Have This Friend

The Six Ugliest Concept Cars of All Time

The Six Ugliest Concept Cars of All Time

2023 F-150 Heritage Edition Gets Classic Two-Tone Paint

2023 F-150 Heritage Edition Gets Classic Two-Tone Paint

Porsche Aiming for a Production Car Record at Pikes Peak

Porsche Aiming for a Production Car Record at Pikes Peak

Advertisement