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Digital Alarm Clock Web Gadget with Musical Alarms

This Web Gadget is for the Google Homepage, Web-page or blog. You can set Five Alarms with Ten Selectable Musical Sounds and a small Text memo.i



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.

Alarm Clock xml code - Use iframe part for any page or blog. Use the xml file for google sites.


Digital Alarm Clock User Instruction

Description of Gadget

This can be used to preset Five Alarms with a small text memo, The 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.

Alarm Controls

Controls and Display

A - Buttons

  1. 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 Number 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Memo 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.
  5. 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".
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Set Alarm

B - Outputs

  1. Time Display - This shows the time, the hours and minutes as per your computer clock, The AM-PM indication too.
  2. 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.
  3. Alarm Number - This shows the Alarm number Being Set, When an alarm sounds this will show the alarm that is playing.
  4. Seconds - This is the seconds display of the Actual time on your Computer,
  5. 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.
  6. Sound - The Music or Sound set, will be played when Alarm turns on at the set Alarm Time.

Alarm Music

Working

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 enabled 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.
Alarm Display

Requirements

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 the Small 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.

All Alarm and note settings are lost when cookies are deleted from your browser, the settings you made are on your own computer browser.

Cookies Issue -

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 Tools->Internet 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 the site.

Bugs

  • 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 you, you may not need to make any changes or upgrade, it will happen in the background.

User Feedback

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 your alarm., 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 comment...this thing 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.

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