When it comes to getting up in the morning, everybody has their own technique for rising from slumber. While some may prefer setting a quick and easy alarm on their smartphones or a jolt from a heavy metal radio station, others prefer the smoothing sounds of jazz or a waterfall. Whatever your method is, none could even come close to Colin Furze’s High Voltage Ejector Bed.

Furze, who has previously built the world’s fasted pram and a jet-powered go kart, is no stranger to building off kilter projects that could only be conceived of by a mad man. According to Furze, “the things (he) makes are made with tools that proper engineers would laugh at, but (he’s) proof you don’t need an expensive lathe or a huge welder to create something amazing.”

Frankly, after seeing what Furze has been capable of in his home workshop, we couldn’t agree more.


For the High Voltage Ejector Bed, Furze channeled his love for the British cartoon Wallace and Gromit to create a device for “anyone that struggles to get out of bed in morning”.

“The Ejector bed is what you need if getting up in the morning is not your thing,” explains Furze.

Taylors of Harrogate asked me to make a wake up device to match their High Voltage coffee so i set about making this wonderful machine which so many of you have requested i build (Like the one that clay inventor with his dog has).”

Compared to other projects that he’s built in the past, Furze admit that the Ejector Bed wasn’t too difficult to build once he had the frame together. To power the ejector, he used a “cannibalised air compressor some solenoids and a switch”.

Although the resulting bed is a one-off for Taylors of Harrogate, we wouldn’t be surprised if some deep sleepers are starting to request orders.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.