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Marc Sherman
2005-03-11, 06:30
So now that the price of squeezeboxes is going to plummet in the
secondary market, I have visions of sugar plum faeries dancing through
my head, filling every room in my house with a squeezebox.

I'm thinking a squeezebox in the bedroom could replace my existing
CD/Clock/Radio, using the Alarm plugin, except for one thing: it has no
snooze button!

Is it possible to rig something up to the Geekport on the SB1 that will
act as a snooze button for an alarm clock? I'm not afraid of a bit of
light soldering or light perl hacking to make this work, if anyone has
any ideas.

Ideally, I'd end up with a nice big button I can bat in a state of
semi-sleep. Possibly two -- one for snooze, one for off, though I
suppose a click-hold could be used for off. Everything else (setting
the alarm time and playlist) can be done with the remote or web
interface, since I'll be awake when doing that part.

- Marc

Roy Owen
2005-03-11, 06:55
Also how about an alert tone to play ALONG with the playlist, for example:
Alarm goes off at 6:00 AM playing my favorite playlist. At 6:10 AM an
alert tone (louder than the music) goes off telling me to get up. Not
quite ready to get up I whack the big red button (that has the words
"Don't Panic" on it) and get another 10 mins. to wake up.


On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 08:30:28 -0500, Marc Sherman <msherman (AT) projectile (DOT) ca> wrote:
> So now that the price of squeezeboxes is going to plummet in the
> secondary market, I have visions of sugar plum faeries dancing through
> my head, filling every room in my house with a squeezebox.
>
> I'm thinking a squeezebox in the bedroom could replace my existing
> CD/Clock/Radio, using the Alarm plugin, except for one thing: it has no
> snooze button!
>
> Is it possible to rig something up to the Geekport on the SB1 that will
> act as a snooze button for an alarm clock? I'm not afraid of a bit of
> light soldering or light perl hacking to make this work, if anyone has
> any ideas.
>
> Ideally, I'd end up with a nice big button I can bat in a state of
> semi-sleep. Possibly two -- one for snooze, one for off, though I
> suppose a click-hold could be used for off. Everything else (setting
> the alarm time and playlist) can be done with the remote or web
> interface, since I'll be awake when doing that part.
>
> - Marc
>