NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) — A New York engineer said he raised $75,000 in just six days to create what he describes as the world’s most “annoying” alarm clock.
Paul Sammut, 24, said he was inspired by his mother’s method of waking him up in high school and wanted to emulate her “annoying” tactics, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.
“In high school, I had a really good alarm clock, and it was my mom,” he said. “She wouldn’t stop annoying me until I got out of bed. I tried to think of something similar to that.”
Sammut said his invention, which he dubbed the Ramos clock, will only stop ringing when the owner uses a punch pad to send a wireless signal from a room or two away.
“You can’t turn it off, you can’t reset. It’s going to go off,” he said. “It’s friendly. You just need to do what it says.”
Sammut said he showcased his prototype on fundraising Web site kickstarter.com and raised $75,000 in just six days.
He said the first customers will receive their clocks in September.