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October 19, 2007

Treadmill workspace

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Today's Engadget post by Evan Blass about Steelcase's entry into the treadmill workspace has engendered tons of email, much of it requesting specs et al for my TechnoDolt™ iteration (above).

I just noticed how similar the words "iteration" and idiot" are when you say them.

But I'm sure that's just some random neuronal thing going on, what?

American TechnoDolt™ — yo, Green Day, what up?

But I digress.

Here is a list of all the posts that've appeared here re: the treadmill office since the first on January 21, 2005.

Have fun.

I know I do.

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• Working and Walking — January 31, 2005

• Walk Don't Run — October 12, 2005

• Treadmill Hyperspace — October 22, 2005

• Reading and Walking — October 23, 2005

• Treadmill Desk Version 1.0 — December 22, 2005

• Treadmill in the OR? — January 11, 2006

• Laptop Stand for Version 2.0 — January 22, 2006

• Treadmill Dancing — February 3, 2006

• Working and Walking — February 7, 2006

• Treadmill Desk Version 2.0 — February 17, 2006

• How to Calibrate a Treadmill — February 21, 2006

• Upgrading the Road to Nowhere — April 10, 2006

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Remember, Steelcase's is slated to cost $6,500 while I created mine in about an hour from stuff I already had in my house/basement/attic and a trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond (for the 4 wooden folding tray tables that, stacked side-by-side two-high (top), make up my office tower of power, cost... drum roll... a grand total of $24 (4 x $5.99 apiece for the tables).

I can't speak for you but me, where I went to school $24<$6,500.

I'm just saying, is all.

And if even Humphrey, my trusty sidekick,

can use it, well, that's lagniappe, isn't it?

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Working on making one of these right now

The "just find one at Craigslist for $100" isn't that easy...

I think a bunch of people are getting hip to this idea drying up the cheap treadmill sources

Ftang...Ftang...

Posted by: Fritz | Feb 25, 2010 3:03:21 PM

I placed the treadmill between two tall 12-24" wide bookcases facing each other. I placed a board between two lower shelves and velcro'd a wireless keyboard to it. One shelf up, I put another board, screwed another rectangle board in the middle just the size of my laptop, with a couple braces so it wouldn't slide off. Next to it on the board, I velcro'd my small extra harddrive and a small lamp.

Posted by: Club Penguin Cheats | Jan 30, 2010 9:54:35 PM

I, too, built my own. I placed the treadmill between two tall 12-24" wide bookcases facing each other. I placed a board between two lower shelves and velcro'd a wireless keyboard to it. One shelf up, I put another board, screwed another rectangle board in the middle just the size of my laptop, with a couple braces so it wouldn't slide off. Next to it on the board, I velcro'd my small extra harddrive and a small lamp.

I put a table with a printer to the left, a radio on another shelf to the right, and I was off.
I don't even notice the time going by. Love it! And cheap too.
Maggie

Posted by: Maggie | Aug 10, 2009 9:32:53 PM

Hi
I like your economic style... what brand of treadmill do you use?
Will be setting my own setup together... would like to add some sort of writing space for notes etc.
Do you read books while using your set up?

THanks
Brooke

Posted by: Brooke | Jan 9, 2009 2:22:13 PM

Hi - The one thing I can't seem to find anywhere is actual data on which specific treadmills are good enough to hold up under daily use at a low speed. Can you help? Thanks

Posted by: Nancy Gruver | Sep 20, 2008 11:27:15 AM

Lehman Brothers stock is now .05/share. You can get 20 shares of Lehman Brothers or 1 item off the dollar menu at McDonalds. Eating and then getting sick sounds like more fun than just getting sick.

Posted by: | Sep 18, 2008 7:41:08 PM

Dude! You made the Times with your technodolt mashup, congrats!
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/health/nutrition/18fitness.html

Posted by: enoch choi | Sep 17, 2008 1:10:52 PM

YOUR NEXT PROJECT: hook up the treadmill to a paper shredder...walk, read, clean up the mess...all at the same time ;-)

Posted by: stephen bove | Oct 24, 2007 4:32:13 PM

Installation, that is.

Posted by: Flautist | Oct 19, 2007 7:18:14 PM

I especially like the newspaper sculpture installment.

Posted by: Flautist | Oct 19, 2007 7:16:31 PM

I have got to set one up for myself...

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Oct 19, 2007 5:04:44 PM

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