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?

  • Irina Abramovich

    Yes, I totally do. =) My comments are brilliance in action.

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree: Your kitten ears are perfect for kissing.=)
    Irina: BFF. =)

  • Jenness

    You listen to a lot of the band Boston, don't you?

  • Irina Abramovich


    What on Earth is that supposed to mean? I like ALL kinds of music! Anything from Demi Lovato to Andrew Bird and Journey. Boston is fun too, but so are the Styx.

    I heard afterooster's wife and Jenness were at the Spanish concert as posted on Geekologie and saw the fire and luckily had brought 40,000 chicken wings to grill on skewers and ate until they passed out from fat related diseases.

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree: You are my ice cream in this FAPPING fantasy.=)
    Irina: Thanks for being a best friend.=) 4Chan is COOL.

  • Jenness

    It's a joke about how much internet trolls suck taken from a hilarious episode of South Park.

  • Irina Abramovich

    Here I am logging into my other account, under a disguised name, to write about how fat afterooster's wife is, and also about how fat her fat friend, Jenness, is:

    I heard afterooster's wife has eaten over a million pounds of curry in her life - she is even fat when she eats foreign foods. I heard her fat holocaust friend, Jenness, eats entire packages of Christmas gift baskets of cheese, chocolates, popcorn, wine bottles, and cookies, etc. for an afternoon snack. She does this to celebrate Christmas in July and also for Christmas in August -- (I am a devout Christian and also I am L33T).

    Lose like 150 lbs., Jenness, and I'll flirt with you. Yeah;)

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree: You are my precious kitten baby -- #1 Kitten in the UNIVERSE 4EVAR.
    Irina: I like going to Taco Bell with you, even though we heard Kelly Clarkson on the radio there.

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