We have all been there. The alarm clock is ringing away but no matter how loud it gets there’s no way you are coming back from the land of nod. Well a US boffin has come up with a neat way of ensuring that when the alarm goes you fly out of bed.
He has basically combined an alarm with a shredder, so if you don’t get up you get fined with that fiver shredded beyond legal use.
The inventor Rich Olson created the device by hacking together a Sparkfun Clockit and a USB paper shredder .
Of course it is a prototype for now – and in many countries it is illegal to destroy money – but maybe one day we will all have a very good reason to get up pronto!