Cycflix, A Homemade Exercise System That Requires You To Pedal To Stream Netflix

July 28, 2017


This is a video demonstration of engineering student Ronan Byrne's Cycflix, an exercise system that requires a user to pedal a stationary bike a predetermined minimum speed in order to keep a Netflix title streaming. Ronan used an Arduino Nano to connect his exercise bike to his PC and make all the magic happen. And by magic happen I mean I thought watching Netflix was supposed to be my time to unwind and relax, not work out. I want to be under a blanket with a huge bowl of popcorn, some jalapeno nachos, a couple chili-cheese hotdogs, and a two-liter of orange or grape soda. Oooh -- and a variety pack of full-size candy bars. AND A BABE. And some snacks for her too.

Keep going for the video. Instructable to build your own if you're a masochist HERE.

Thanks to hairless, who agrees the best thing to do while watching Netflix is the opposite of exercise.

  • Kateness

    This is very similar to the episode of Black Mirror on Netflix. Is this Black Mirror inception?

  • Jenness

    That's a lot to eat for Netflix GW.

    Perhaps you should think more seriously about this bike thing.

  • Irina Abramovich

    I heard afterooster's wife and Jenness eat over 1,000 jelly filled donuts per day and don't exercise unless it involves moving slowly toward the donut shop to buy over 1,000 more to eat. I heard they are best friends at fat camp -- the holocaust kind.

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree: Your smile is my sunshine!=)
    Irina: You are my dream girlfriend.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    You upvote all your own comments?

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