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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by Skybly
on Feb 18, 2014 -
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 -
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 -
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?)
posted by devonia
on Dec 17, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Looking for recommendations for a multiple-PC time clock solution, with two main features required. [more inside]
posted by tjbarrett
on Jul 21, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -