Monday, April 16, 2012

How To Make A Bacon Alarm Clock

So you may have heard of the Wake’n Bacon Alarm Clock. The amazing clock that awakens you to the smell of cooking bacon in the morning. Haven’t heard of it? Well, that’s okay because we’re going to tell you how you can make your own!

BAKON is an alarm clock that wakes you up to the smell of bacon and the sound of a piggy. BAKON starts cooking your bacon at the set time and wakes you up to the room filling with the delicious smell of bacon and the piggy sound.
 No more waking up to the annoying sound of an alarm clock.
 With BAKON you can get those extra 15 minutes to sleep instead of waking up early to make breakfast.

With BAKON, just place your frozen bacon in the alarm clock the night before. Set the alarm and go to bed.

Step 1: Things you will need.

 Old Baking oven
 Timer (like the one used for Christmas lights)
 High temperature car engine paint
 Pig key-chain (Carried at Party City)
 Spare bottle caps for the nose (I used an old blender cap)
 10 gauge solid wire
 Eyes (Found at any craft store)

 Screw driver
 Dremel (metal cutter)

Step 2: Get the oven ready.

First find the screw that holds the cover of the oven. Take them out and detach the cover.
 Find the location where you want to install the timer and trace the outline to then cut the hole open with your Dremel.
 To get the cover ready to paint, clean it with alcohol, and lightly sand with a 200 grid sand paper until the surface is not shiny anymore. Then clean with alcohol again.
 Paint the cover with your high temperature engine paint.
 Paint the nose and the legs.

Step 3: Get the key chain ready.

Open the key chain and solder cables to make extensions for the speakers, the led lights and the switch.
 The best choice for the battery case is to just use the body of the pig to hold them inside.

Step 4: Install everything in the oven.

Find the best place to install the components of the key chain and drill holes for the speaker and the led lights.
 I printed a transparency with the numbers for the oven and all the info that the oven had before the paint and I even made my own logo and name.
 Also, on the hole, install your timer and connect the oven cable to the timer. Then connect the timer to an electric extension that is going to plug in as if it were the oven cable.

Step 5: The Final Touches

The knob that activates the switch needs to be modified. I added a little plastic piece that activates the switch when the cooking time is over.
 With a hot-glue gun put the oven cable and the 10 gauge solid cable together starting at the beginning where the cable comes out of the oven. Then turn it to get that spring shape on the BAKON tail.
 Put the cover back in the frame and make sure all your connections are ok.
 Put the eyes, nose, and ears on and you’re done.
 Now time to test it! Put your frozen bacon in and set your alarm on the oven to 15 minutes before your wake up time. Then… Enjoy!

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