Father Mods Rowing Machine To Require Constant Use For His Children To Play Video Games

April 12, 2018


This is a video demonstration of the rowing machine that father and maker of things Jeremy Fielding modified with some parts from an old treadmill so that it has to be constantly used in order for his children's Wii to be played (after one minute of non-use the batteries inside will die and kill the console). It reminds me of those Gamercize exercise machines that require you to step or pedal for your controller to work. Fun fact: I actually bought a stationary bike and set it up in front of my TV figuring I could bike and game at the same time. "How did that work out for you?" Only once.

Keep going for the video, but skip to 8:22 if it doesn't automatically.

Thanks to Jan, who wants to know why exercising was so much more fun when we were younger.

  • Brent Turcotte

    guy can build but does not know what a robertson or a s2 bit is ? seriously ?

  • asdfadfs

    shoulda used a legpress or exercise bike so your hands can be free to play. otherwise you get that one buff child enslaved by the other two so they can game.
    (you can do that with the legpress too, but at least then it isn't necessary)
    (i suggest the bike, since you can attach the controler to the handlebars to prevent that same exploit)

  • MustacheHam

    This is pretty cool and fun way to exercise.

  • TheQiwiMan

    This is absolutely amazing.


    And OMG what a cute little girl!! “Not MY fault I’m tiny!!” Lololol

  • GeneralDisorder

    Scrapping things is unbelievably addictive and fun but I don't build stuff. That said, why does this guy use cheap Harbor Freight scissors on his zip ties? Does he not have wire cutters or some side cutter to do that job? It'd be a lot safer.

    Having the right tool for the job is a good feeling.

  • notoriousFF

    it must get weird when "dad needs to watch porn"....

  • paperboy

    The porn computer is powered by a shake weight.

  • Jenness

    So I'm picturing that now...and have outfitted the shake weight with an attachment - you're welcome boys.
    I'm an inventor now!!!

  • Wooder

    This is why kids run away from home! Also why these kid's friends never come over!...smart in theory, dead on practically!

  • Eric Ord

    Actually kids run away from home because they're being abused

    I ran away from home, my father didn't care that I was first.

  • TheQiwiMan

    I’ll adopt you! Come to me, my son.
    *opens trench coat*

  • paperboy

    You sure it wasn't video games?

  • Munihausen

    "A" for effort, however I suspect the authoritarian streak is going to backfire before too long. Judgey McJudgerson, over here.

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