There’s a great conversation going on over at Reddit, where user clownfart(!) has listed the specs and some ideas for his ultimate alarm clock driven by the Raspberry Pi
I’ll let you go read the thread yourself, but I’m particularly interested in the following things, which will be made quite simple with the power of the R-Pi. Personally I’d do all this through a custom built webpage (my skills are limited to HTML / PHP), but I’d be a bit limited in what I could do compared to the list.
- Multiple alarms with flags for weekends
- Radio with frequency selection (out of my range as I can’t program for the hardware)
- Gertboard addons like, using the alarm to start something, or turn your lights on. (again, beyond my skills)
So yeah, go check out the original post, and make sure you take the time to read the comments, some smart cookies in there.