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The dream: An alarm clock that helps me sleep

Can anyone, preferably someone who's struggled with insomnia, recommend an alarm clock? Some details inside. [more inside]
posted by Milau on Aug 28, 2014 - 9 answers

How do I ship a small papercraft clock?

As part of an artist trading card swap, I made a bunch of little clocks. Only after I was finished did it occur to me that the little clock hands bend (and presumably break) easily, and there are a lot of places where bits could get bent or otherwise messed up in shipping. What's my best bet for packing and shipping these things? More fun: one has to go to England.
posted by hishtafel on Jul 22, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me make this rotating globe

Making a desktop clock out of a 24-hour clock movement, a globe, and an LED. Help me design it within! [more inside]
posted by rebent on Apr 8, 2014 - 2 answers

Android alarm clock that notices when I'm already awake?

I'm getting a Fitbit Flex soon and am planning to use its silent alarm feature so my partner can keep snoozing undisturbed while I rise and shine. I'd still like to have a noisy alarm as a backup just in case, though. Is there an Android app available that can do either of the following things: 1) notices that I'm already up (via the motion sensor, or unlocking the screen) and will skip any upcoming alarms or 2) has a really quick way to skip the next alarm (say, from the notification bar or a widget on the home screen) - if I have to open the app I'm likely to forget. I believe KitKat has feature #2 in the stock clock, but my S3 Mini is still on version 4.1.2 and I'm not sure if/when an update will be coming. Thanks!
posted by Skybly on Feb 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Single, nearly 35, feeling profoundly alone and terrified.

I'm having a real bad night and pretty bad month or so. I'm trying to stay optimistic but it's so, so hard. Any kind words and support will help. [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Jan 24, 2014 - 37 answers

cuckoo clock chimes at 10 before the hour

Hi - my Mom has this quartz cuckoo clock. It chimes at 10 of the hour and I'm hoping to fix it for her. [more inside]
posted by ftm on Dec 27, 2013 - 2 answers

Where to buy a tide clock in Toronto?

I've decided to buy a tide clock, I can order one online, but I'd prefer to go into a store so I can ask questions regarding calibration etc. Does anyone know of a store that sells them in Toronto (or area?) Thanks
posted by devonia on Dec 17, 2013 - 0 answers

I need a desk clock without an alarm

I have a mentally ill child who compulsively sets his alarm clock for the wee hours of the morning to do things he shouldn't be doing. His mental illness is such that having a clock in his room is very beneficial. I want to buy him a desk clock that does not have alarm clock functionality and I can find none. Where can such a clock be acquired? I would rather not debate my course of action. Thank you.
posted by DWRoelands on Oct 3, 2013 - 32 answers

Music alarm app for iPhone

I want to wake up with music. What are the best music alarm apps for iPhone with a clean, modern and intuitive interface. [more inside]
posted by nevan on Aug 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Does anyone have this car radio, and know how to set it to 24-hour time?

I figured out years ago how to change my Jeep's clock to 24-hour/military time. Recently the battery was disconnected and the clock reverted back to regular time, and I cannot figure out how to switch it back to 24-hour time. Does anyone know how to do this? [more inside]
posted by herzogbr on Mar 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Travel Alarm Clock

I am looking for a decent alarm clock. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Mar 2, 2013 - 3 answers

Christian Marclay's The Clock. List of films?

For my next viewing project, I was thinking of watching everything which appears in Christian Marclay's The Clock in order. Very slowly, obviously. Does anyone have a definitive list? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Mar 1, 2013 - 3 answers

Name for the phenomenon when all the numbers on a clock are identical?

Often I look at the clock when all the digits are the same, such as, 11:11 or 4:44. Is there a name for this? Do you have your own name for this?
posted by smoochbelly on Feb 25, 2013 - 26 answers

How do I find a meow-chiming wall clock?

For some time I've desired to own a wall clock which plays a cat (or cats) meowing the tune to the Westminster Chimes, as well as one meow for every hour. How can I purchase or make this? [more inside]
posted by pziemba on Feb 5, 2013 - 7 answers

Looking for an clock that won't alarm me, aesthetically or acoustically.

I want to buy a new alarm clock radio for my bedside table as the old one keeps gaining four hours or so overnight. However when I look for one, I'm presented with your basic model ugly modern electronics, and I have a Art Nouveau theme going on in my house. Can anyone help me find an alarm clock that will not look so absurdly out of place sitting next to my brass lampshade with the stained glass shade? I know there are brass alarm clocks, which would work aesthetically, but I can't bear to be woken up by an alarm, so while I don't have to have a radio alarm clock I do need an alarm that won't make me hurl the clock across the room, such as something musical. I also want to be able to see the time in the dark. And no I don't have a watch with an alarm or a cellphone, and I'm not interested in getting either. Ideas?
posted by orange swan on Jan 25, 2013 - 15 answers

Simplex Double-Sided Clock Removal

I have (legal) access to a building slated to be demolished and can take whatever I want. Specifically I want to remove a Simplex clock Similar to the one here. [more inside]
posted by a_green_man on Jan 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Antique Clock Repair

I need to have repairs done on an antique clock in the Los Angeles area, but I'm unsure who would be reputable. Does anyone have any recommendations regarding a good place to get an initial estimate? Or is there a way to find good reviews for this kind of sevice? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Nov 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Maybe Flavor Flav can help...

I'm looking for these clocks (or more precisely, three of them) to purchase from within the UK. Can anyone help?
posted by Magnakai on Oct 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Find me a clock

I am looking for a neat-looking clock. [more inside]
posted by bq on Sep 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Alarm clock recommendation

Help a picky person find an alarm clock? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Sep 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Completely "Dark" Alarm Clock (Revisited)?

Completely "dark" / humane alarm clock (revisited)? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on Jun 20, 2012 - 29 answers

Alarm clock computer help please, pleeeeeeeeeeease?

Phone died. Phone is also my alarm clock. Left my charger at work. How do I make my computer into a reliable alarm clock? [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse on Feb 28, 2012 - 11 answers

What are these visual phenomena?

I have the perfect question for the hive mind: Does anyone know the name for and reasoning behind the following visual phenomena: 1 The patterns you see when two fences (or any repeating "grid" of objects) pass each other (or appear to pass each other due to parallax) slightly out of phase. I was told the name for this and it bugs me that I've forgotten it. 2 The odd wobbling about you see in LED clocks when eating or (even more pronounced if you can do it) when "rolling" the letter R. The name is what I'm most interested in RE 1, and the reasoning for 2!
posted by cdenman on Dec 21, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me find a count down clock.

I'm looking for a physical countdown clock that counts down to an arbitrary time. Ideally, it would be similar to the one that Robert Khoo has in the Penny Arcade TV Show. I believe this is the clock in question and that underneath the "New Year" is a whiteboard. If I could find one just like this, that would be great, otherwise any digital countdown clock would work fine.
posted by mge on Oct 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for a nice digital or numeric clock

I'd like to find a classy clock that displays numbers, digital or otherwise, for my grandmother who no longer can read analog clocks. I don't even know what words to use to search for such a clock, to avoid the institutional look of most digital clocks.
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 18, 2011 - 14 answers

Help Me Find This Clock

Please identify this modern yellow clock. I have two pictures. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Sep 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find the clock I want

Ugh. Help me find a clock with the features I want. [more inside]
posted by Ephilation on Sep 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Analog clock display on Mac OS X.6.4 Question

Did Apple remove the floating analog clock feature in OSX.6? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Sep 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Kits for mechanical clock movements?

Are there any kits for making a mechanical clock movement? [more inside]
posted by Hither on Jul 27, 2011 - 9 answers

tick tock, bitches.

Suggestions for a nice (maybe modern?) grandfather clock as a gift? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Jun 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Wake me up before you...wait, how did YOU wake up so early?

Completely random question: How did people wake up at a certain time before the spread of cheap, accessible clocks? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jun 3, 2011 - 34 answers

seeking easy-to-set alarm clock radio iPhone dock with dim glowing numbers

If this iHome and this clock with big dim red numbers had a baby I might be willing to pay $150 for it. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Save The Clock Tower

How can I fix this cheapie wall clock? Taking it back to the store isn't a good option. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Mar 4, 2011 - 15 answers

It must annoy me when I don't expect it.

I need a program that will randomly pick a time to sound an alarm without my knowing in advance. It needs to be available for Mac or iPhone -- or failing that, a physical device that I can keep around would work too. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Mar 1, 2011 - 16 answers

Where can I get this screensaver?

Does anyone recognize the screensaver being used in this picture? Searching Google for "Mac clock screensaver" and variations thereof was unsurprisingly unhelpful.
posted by hafehd on Feb 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for a sleek and modern-looking shower clock radio

I'm looking for a badass shower radio + clock for my partner. I found a few with great reviews, but they're not all that aesthetically appealing. Design is an important factor for my partner. [more inside]
posted by overyourhead on Jan 31, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me find a metal clock frame.

Art Project: I'd like to make a wall clock, using an easy-to-find movement piece and handmade face. The hard part is the frame... Help me find a round metal frame that can be purchased cheaply, perhaps from a hardware manufacturer... [more inside]
posted by blastrid on Dec 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Clock Radio Conundrum

Does a good reliable clock radio exist? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Dec 4, 2010 - 15 answers

Appliance Clock Anomaly

Why would three digital clocks lose time at exactly the same pace? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Yuck on Oct 29, 2010 - 10 answers

Tick Tock

I'd like to buy a clock for my husband, but I don't have any idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by wrinkle on Sep 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Wake me up on time!

What is the best alarm clock you can recommend? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Sep 10, 2010 - 6 answers

how can I wall mount an iphone dock? clocks preferable.

I want a wall-mounted iphone dock. a clock would be nice, but I don't need high quality speakers. [more inside]
posted by lrodman on Aug 17, 2010 - 0 answers

looking for a bedside alarm/iphone dock - iHome?

I want an iPhone dock to put by my bedside - I've seen cool ones that turn the iphone into a clock display when you plug it in, but I want one that works as an alarm clock with time even without the iphone plugged in (though sync/synergy functions are cool and appreciated). What do people recommend? Looking at iHome IA5BV - do people like this item?
posted by lrodman on Jul 24, 2010 - 14 answers

PC Time Clock Recommendation?

Looking for recommendations for a multiple-PC time clock solution, with two main features required. [more inside]
posted by tjbarrett on Jul 21, 2010 - 2 answers

can I have my iphone execute scripts?

can I have my iphone execute scripts? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jul 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Who made this clock?

Help me identify this old clock! [more inside]
posted by lockestockbarrel on May 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Wiring multiple quartz clocks together?

I'm an artist trying to wire 30 quartz clock mechanisms together so that they run off a single power strip. They each originally take 1 AA battery. I'm having trouble getting it to work. It's important that the clocks start simultaneously because the piece involves precisely planned movement. [more inside]
posted by davidriley on May 5, 2010 - 18 answers

emancipate this clock.

Clock Repair Question: I have a slave clock that I would like to run as an independent. How do I do it most easily? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Apr 21, 2010 - 6 answers

I've come to kill the rooster.

Recommend me good sounds for an alarm clock. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Feb 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Help this ADD/ADHD hyperfocuser find the right wristwatch!

I need a watch that has (a) an hourly chime (top priority), and (b) programmable alarms (I could sacrifice this), but also that doesn't look totally ugly (high priority). Can you help me find one? [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Feb 15, 2010 - 4 answers

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