NES Alarm Clock
"The pile of CDs that had been massing in my room was growing to epic proportions. So I decided to make myself a CD lamp. The circular base was actually cut using a template on a table saw, then sanded after clamping it in a drill press. The cold cathode lamp is from NewEgg. "[tcnj]
"This was a really fun project to do. I recently brought it fully loaded to a LAN party with a bunch of my fellow geeks. At first I let them guess at what it was. First impressions were that it was a water cooled computer. But when they saw that there was no mob installed through the IO shield they were all stumped. So I plugged it in and popped open the front and with a solid sounding 'Ka-Thunk' a Caffeinated cold one was waiting for all night consumption."[Source]
Blue Bawls Automatic LED LightTo make your own "Blue Bawls Automatic LED Light", you'll need a 9V battery, photo-cell, NPN transistor (2N 4401), one super bright white LED, 100K ohms resistor, 470 ohms resistor, 9V battery snap, one empty bottle, and around 2-3 hours of time. Instructions here.
"Ok get your mind out of the gutter. I am talking about the beautiful blue glass bottle that the Bawls soft drink comes in. I tried one the other day and thought the glass bottle could be used for something interesting."[Source]
Projection LCD Clock
This is a clock that projects the time onto the wall of a darkened room whenever any IR remote control (like a TV remote) is pointed at it and any button is pressed. It uses no lenses. The time is displayed for as long as any button is pressed.[Source]