Wintertime can be sad. You wake up, its dark and you have to get out of bed. The last thing you want to hear is the blaring sound of your alarm clock. I live in London and I have a hard time waking up in the morning. Also, I miss waking up to natural light.
In this tutorial, we are going to build a Sunrise Alarm Clock. It’s an alarm clock like any other in that you can set the hour and minute you want to wake up, but with the added benefit of using light to brighten up your bedroom over a period of time like a sunrise to wake you up more naturally.
Sunrise lamps exist on the market but they can be expensive (a quick search on Amazon returns products in the 100 range), fragile and quite clinical-looking. We are going to make something a lot cheaper and a lot nicer.
All the parts will be listed in the next step. The code can be downloaded from my Github repo gold-sunrise-clock. All of the schematics and build files for the case are available to download on this tutorial.
Let’s go :)”

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