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The Voltmeter Alarm Clock, in stunning grey
The Voltmeter Alarm Clock, in stunning grey
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The Voltmeter Alarm Clock is now available for preorder, priced at $169 without the back light or $189 with it
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The Voltmeter Alarm Clock is now available for preorder, priced at $169 without the back light or $189 with it

Christmas shopping for the electrical engineer who has everything? Well, chances are they don't have the Voltmeter Alarm Clock. Made by novelty electronics manufacturer Awkward Engineer, it looks like a vintage analog voltmeter, except it displays hours and minutes instead of volts and amps.

Headed by entrepreneur Sam Feller, Awkward Engineer previously had success with its Kickstarter-funded Voltmeter Clock. Now, the company has added an alarm function, which is set using a toggle switch (with a snazzy red safety cover) on the side.

The device also features a custom-designed Atmel ATtiny microcontroller-based circuit board, an AM/PM indicator LED, an optional backlight on its display, and mode-select knobs on top. It's powered by a USB cable, which can be plugged into a conventional outlet using an included "wall wart" adapter.

The Voltmeter Alarm Clock is now available for preorder, priced at $169 without the back light or $189 with it
The Voltmeter Alarm Clock is now available for preorder, priced at $169 without the back light or $189 with it

Its sheet metal body is being made in two glorious color choices: olive drab and industrial grey.

The Voltmeter Alarm Clock is now available for preorder, priced at US$169 without the back light or $189 with it. That said, a 30 percent discount is currently being offered. Shipping is scheduled to start next April or May.

Source: Awkward Engineer

4 comments
POOL PUMPREAPAIR guy longwood
Try carrying that on in your carry on luggage, and see how that works. They should have named it the bomb clock. NICE
Wombat56
Be sure to have your kid take it to school and show it to the teachers.
pmshah
$189/- ???? Are they joking? I can guarantee you I can rig up the whole thing for under $20/- purchasing the components on "one off" basis.
GwendolynScogin
I have had one of these for years...
http://makezine.com/2008/11/19/analog-amp-meter-clock/
having a meter for seconds makes it much more fun to watch.