The simulation is as close as possible to a uC based
Clock which you
could build, The GUI is more like a electronic gadget than a Software
Application. That should charge you to build your Alarm Clock today.
This gadget uses 18 Cookies nearing the Limit of 20 per
Domain for IE and others also have limits.
If the gadget says "On Cookies", for Firefox go to
Tools->Options->Privacy, Check Mark the "Keep until they Expire"
In Internet Explorer
Options->Privacy, set it to "Accept all Cookies" or "Low" - Then
visit the page with this gadget, make an alarm setting or two - Then
Revert the Privacy of IE to Default-Medium.
A Better Solution is Tools->Internet Options->Privacy ->
Advanced Select "Override Automatic Cookie.." Then Check Mark the
"Prompt" in both types. Now when you visit a site you will be asked by
a prompt, Check Mark "Apply,,," and press "Allow Cookies", if you trust
To add to desktop.google.com
Start your Google Desktop, Press the (+) on top of sidebar "Add
Gadgets". Then in the Search Box at Top-Right copy and paste (right
click of mouse) the URL below. Then Add The Gadget in View. The IE
Settings apply to this usage too.
This can be used to preset Five Alarms with a small text
Alarm will remind after set time elapses with musical sounds. It also
shows the Time and date. The Alarms once set, repeat every day. When
the user visits the page containing this gadget, it reminds him of the
missed memos for the past three hours. Web Gadget for Google Homepage
or Website. A study of the Alarm Clock
Instructions Video may help understand points below.
Select Alarm - Click this to start
the setting of the Alarm Clock, The button lights up green and
remains lit for two minutes, this is the set mode (Figure-2). This
button will scroll the Alarm
on the left of this button from 1-5 as you click repeatedly. Select the
Alarm you want to set. After two minutes the setting mode ends
automatically and the changes you made are saved. You can continue
setting or modifying the alarms by clicking this button again.
Select Digit - Once an Alarm Number
is selected, set the Alarm Timefor that, Click
this button to Select a Digit you want to set, A Grey Arrow
(Figure-2) will appear on the top of the digits, it will move left till
the end and then move right as you click more.
Scroll Value - Now that the Grey Arrow
is above a particular Digit or the AM-PM indicator in Alarm Time,
Click this button to Increment or change the value. Now repeat this for
every Digit and the AM-PM, for setting the Alarm Time you
want. Do this by using the Select
Digit and Scroll Value
Buttons as explained.
Save Memo - This Save button and Enter Memo in
Figure-2 come to view only when you are setting the alarm, Key the text
into Enter Memo
box and press the Save
button. When the Alarm goes off on a later visit to the page (within
3hrs of set time) or on the Desktop at exactly the alarm time. The memo
and time will remind you the task.
Enter Memo - When alarm is being
set, this Text Edit Box Appears along with the a Save Memo
button, Enter a short memo of Task to remind on Alarm.This is a memo to
remind you what this alarm is for, like "Go to the Market".
Music - This comes up, as soon as
you have saved
the Memo (Figure 3), there are 10 short tunes, 0-9, which can be played
and chosen by pressing the button beside the tune number.
Ok Done - This button is pressed to
stop the Alarm
sound after you see the message or Hear the sound, it will not sound
again on that day. But if you make any new settings the Alarms within
the last three hours will sound again. This happen in Normal run mode.
B - Outputs
Time Display - This shows the time,
the hours and minutes as per your computer clock, The AM-PM indication
Alarm Time - This displays the Alarm
Time that is
being set with four small orange digits and a small yellow AM-PM
display. In the Run mode it comes up, when alarm sounds.
Alarm Number - This shows the Alarm
number Being Set, When an alarm sounds this will show the alarm that is
Seconds - This is the seconds
display of the Actual time on your Computer,
Memo - This Show the Task or To-Do
that the alarm was set for, like "Visit Dentist" , this will show with
the Alarm Time
and Alarm Number.
Sound - The Music or Sound set, will
be played when Alarm turns on at the set Alarm Time.
After Starting up, The Alarm Clock Time Display shows the
time Hours, Minutes and the Seconds
display the seconds. (Figure-4). The Set Mode is not active. A Text
display show the Day, Weekday, Month and Year. The Week Number of
the year also is shown.
If the Alarm was set and cookies
in your browser, the Alarm sounds at the set time, even if you visit
the Homepage within three hours of the set time, the Alarm sounds. If
an alarm has been set at 1.00 PM and you visit the HomePage at 2.00PM
it will Sound.
Alarms cannot be deleted, if you do not want an
alarm set it for sometime in the Night when you have the computer off.
New settings overwrite old.
This Gadget requires Firefox
or Internet explorer Browser to operate well. If Sound is enabled in
your system, with System Volume and External Volume Controls at Medium
and the browser plugin for your browser set correctly, the alarm music
sounds will be Audible. The computer Clock should be set correctly and
Battery in the Computer must be replaced when this clock stops.
This is a Hardware requirement and is not a problem most computers. Computer's clock can be set accurate using an atomic clock server.
Alarm and note settings are lost when cookies are deleted from your
browser, the settings you made are on your own computer browser.
The three hours of alarm remind duration works oddly
at the 12.00AM
and 12.00PM vicinity, i am setting this right later. That means if you
set the Alarm for Night 10.00 PM or 11.00 PM it will sound when you
visit the page at 12.10 Noon.
The Cookies 18 will be brought down to Five or less
in my next
improvement, this way it will not use much Cookie space which is sparse.
The next update will take time, it may not be visible to
may not need to make any changes or upgrade, it will happen in the
Suggestion - Get rid of the number
"shadows" in the
background of the clock. Put in colored skins, colored lettering [red,
lavender, green, orange, purple], colored borders, background, etc. for
us to adjust the clock. Allow us to CHOOSE these elements of design for
our desktop. -- EA -US
Complaint - The alarm
clock is keeping correct time, but it doesn't sound off an alarm after
being set. Do you have a tutorial for users? - COG - US Answer - Enable cookies, read this page cookies
enabled. If you still have problems i suggest you use the Firefox Browser.
Question - How do i delete an alarm? - AP Answer
- Just set a new alarm in its place, it will overwrite. In case you
dont want to use an alarm, out of the five available, set it to 00.00
PM or any time at night. The set mode turns off after 3 minutes
automatically, just press select again to start setting.
Suggestion - Thanks, I'm checking out
Anantha, why don't you post the User Manual address and the youtube
video example in the description of your gadget? You will get a lot
more users if you do. I will tell you how it works for me. - AL
Complaint - forget my first
does not work. when I go to change the first digit in time (say for
11:30am, the gray cursor will not permit it the change from zero to any
other number). And yes, I am running Firefox and yes all the other
numbers and AM/PM will change. What good is a clock where you can't set
it for 10 or 11am/pm...? this was a big waste of time.... - WA
Answer - When you want to set the first
digit to 1,
ensure second digit is set to 0,1,2, if second digit is 3 to 9 the
first digit will be locked at 0 to avoid setting a time like 19.45 AM
as this is a 12hr clock.