Sunrise Alarm Clock

Alarm clock with ramp-up light and music to get you out of bed on cold winter mornings

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A simple alarm clock build that wakes you up with both music and light. Each of the three alarms can be enabled for a specific time and day(s) of the week, and lets you configure how fast the light and music ramps up. Auto-off after 2 hours allows you to fall asleep to ocean sounds, Finnish Death Metal, or whatever else makes you sleepy.

The design is inspired by Japanese lanterns, although the methods and materials are not authentic Japanese woodworking.



Adobe Portable Document Format - 43.95 kB - 10/24/2019 at 14:16


  • 1 × UBBB 32u4 (
  • 1 × MAX2719 32x8 four panel red LED matrix driver (eBay)
  • 1 × Empty tin can to make the speaker sound good and wrap lights around
  • 1 × DFPlayer Mini (Clone, but it works - Amazon)
  • 1 × DS3231 RTC clock module (eBay)

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Dan Maloney wrote 10/24/2019 at 15:39 point

I'm getting a little Frank Lloyd Wright vibe from that. Nice work!

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The Big One wrote 10/24/2019 at 17:30 point

Hah, thanks!

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davedarko wrote 10/24/2019 at 14:13 point

really digging the case work! Nice job!

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The Big One wrote 10/24/2019 at 14:17 point

Thanks!  The electronics are much uglier than the case.  ;-)

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