Student Developer Makes Arduino-powered Machine That Gives “Netflix Bonus” If You Exercise Hard

What happens to the people who can’t stop themselves from binge watching Netflix almost daily. Other than becoming TV show experts, over the course of time, they tend to turn into a couch potato or even the couch itself. Becuase snacks are a mandatory thing that goes along with TV shows.

Ronan Byrne, a student developer, wanted to change the game and modified an exercise machine to make people fitter and healthier by the day as they continue their binge watching regime.

Cycflix is an Arduino-powered system that includes an exercise bike and a home entertainment system. It lets you watch Netflix, but only if you exercise.

All you need to do is start burning calories, so the machine starts playing your favorite TV show. Cycflix can automatically pause an ongoing stream if you stop moving your legs on the exercise bike. The stream resumes when you start burning calories and reach the required speed.

Cyclflix isn’t that cruel as you might assume. It allows you to customize the length of the workout, resting time, the number of sets, the intensity of the exercise, etc.

There is another great thing about Cycflix, it’s an open source project (source code on GitHub), and you can make one on your own using the tutorial uploaded on Instructables by its creator.

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Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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