Do you sit on your couch watching Netflix for hours at a time while daydreaming about one day getting back into shape? Or do you get bored whenever you work out because there’s nothing but your own heavy breathing to keep you entertained for 30-45 minutes? If so, some guy has invented an exercise bike that lets you watch Netflix while you sweat your way into being a healthier person. It’s also an exercise bike that lets you watch Netflix ONLY if you’re actually exercising.
… Ronan Byrne is an electrical/electronic engineering student at the Dublin Institute of Technology. His invention is called the Cycflix — that’s cycle and Netflix. It “uses a stationary exercise bike connected to an Arduino Nano to control the streaming of Netflix on a PC.” Basically as Netflix plays on your computer the stationary cycle monitors your speed for the workout routine you designed. If you are going below the speed for too long, Netflix will pause until you get back up to speed.”