Designer turns Space Invaders alarm clock into Gmail notifier

When designer and innovator Grant Gibson spotted this Space Invaders inspired alarm clock, he came up with a design solution that does more than just take up desk space and tell the time. Pulling out the battery pack and squeezing in an Arduino Nano and a bunch of more parts, Gibson turned this mild alarm clock into a full-fledged email notifier! The clock begins to move from side to side, playing the iconic Space Invaders music every time someone drops an email in Gibson’s Gmail inbox. Complete with LEDs that light up and an arcade tune loud enough to wake you up from your desktop slumber when an email shows up, the Space Invaders Gmail notifier is indeed a classic hack!