I am sure you workaholics have gotten many alarm clocks set up around the house, some of which even pretend to be smart ones; in fact, you they are all impostors of the real alarm clock. The Dynamically Programmable Alarm Clock will take care of your entire schedule, so that you never miss a meeting or special event and will give you all the information you need in order to be there on time.
How it does this is very simple. By connecting to almost everything around you and even to Google Calendar. By everything I am referring to this gadget's ability to control the light sources near it, or, if you prefer, your iPod.
Besides this, one of its buttons is for connecting to Google Calendar and checking your schedule there, where if the DPAC finds a meeting previously noted, it will tell you some extra info I'm sure everybody will find useful. The DPAC tells you the driving distance to the scheduled location, gives you weather information for that day and also tells you how the traffic is. The clock needs a wireless connection, of course, and if provided, it checks with your Google Calendar account every 10 minutes, in case you don't do it manually.
The way it communicates with home appliances or lights is through the X10 protocol. Add the blinds and the coffee maker to the list of DPAC-controlled accessories in order to wake up smoothly every Monday morning. I know it sounds too good to be true, but you will also find a video demo after the text in order to convince yourselves. There's also a final product out here, on egaertner, as this is made with a prototype version presented at Northeastern University’s annual EE Capstone Competition in March. Via Hackaday.
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