Alarm clock that shreds money if you don't get up (video)

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!

Ashley Norris