- Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:16 am
Here's another idea which might help you in your quest. It can be sometimes really annoying when the water thrashes your face early morning...i know i used to tell my sister to put water on my face if i dont get up on time and when she did, i used to badly shout at her. So here's what you can do.
The person sets the alarm...say for 7 am... as soon as its 7 am.. the alarm clock rings normally as it would do (would be great of ots very loud) ... now a person can do two things.. either hear the alarm and get up, or switch off the alarm and go to sleep again. In case one, no water is needed, but in case two he deserver cold water on his sleepy face. So what can be done is, as soon as he presses the button to switch it off....the water comes onto his face..but if he gets up on time...he can safely turn the alarm clock away and then switch it off, so the water doesnt come on his face. Now this can help in two ways, firstly his face doesnt get washed away when its not required, and secondly, the button to switch the alarm off can act as a trigger for the water to go off.
I know all you intelligent people out here have already thought of the loopholes in this. Number one, he can get up, turn it off safely, so the water doesnt come on his off, and go to bed again but if he does that he is probably not that sleepy. But its still a bit of a loophole, so what can also be done is make the clock even more personalised, and give the user the option on how to make it work. So he can select from the two given options, the one which you suggested and one with this slight change. Best of luck with your project.
Really like the bed idea rationalist.... just a bit scared that...if there is a young kid or a guest in the house, who doesnt know about the system...might have an heart attack wondering if their a ghost in the house...hehe..just kidding..very creative indeed.