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Cycflix: Netflix and Chill? Only for Those Who Ride Fast Enough

By Monica Buck

Looking for a way to keep yourself motivated over the winter months? Cycflix might be just the thing for you. Because if you don’t ride, you’re not going to watch any more episodes of your favourite TV shows. At least that’s the idea Ronan Byrne came up with. The engineering student hooked up an Arduino to control his Netflix account through the movement of his stationary bicycle. And once he goes under the target speed for too long, the video simply pauses. Once you pick up the pace again, it goes back up, of course, ensuring you’ll stick to your goal.