The alarm clock has seen a resurgence of innovation in recent years. Unfortunately, most of these new designs focus heavily on waking someone up with an extremely loud noise or what can only be described as “alternative methods.”
Roger Ibars, the designer of the Gun Operated Alarm Clock, realizes that people hate their alarm clocks and believe that they should be severely punished for their treachery. There is a lot of satisfaction to be had by throwing your alarm clock against the wall or, in this case, shooting it until it turns off.
At this point, the GOAC is just a project device – a hack made from a retro gaming light gun and a vintage digital clock radio. Still, I would love to see a commercial product made with this concept.