The first encounter most people have the instant they wake up is with their alarm clock. The dependence of humans on their alarm clock, the drive for a creative innovation, and the technical skills provided at MIT were all contributors to the invention of Clocky by year old Gauri Nanda. Clocky is an alarm clock that jumps off the desk and starts rolling on the floor beeping, hence forcing the owner to get out of bed to turn it off. Nanda was blitzed by the media even before the product hit the markets. By generating merely a prototype and posting a couple pictures on the web, Nanda seemed to have solved the problem many people have getting out of bed early in the morning. However, considering her low budget and resources, lack of experience, and the seemingly high demand in the market place, producing Clocky and marketing the product was tricky.
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History[ edit ] The original prototype , built in three days, was covered with shag carpet to appear like a pet. Within two weeks information about the device became an Internet meme and Nanda, the inventor, had been booked to demonstrate the device on Good Morning America. The newer version, though not carpeted, is still designed to appear zoomorphic. Production is outsourced to Hong Kong. In October during a video interview, Gauri mentioned that over , units had already been sold.