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September 1, 2009

Webcycle — 'The faster you pedal, the faster your internet'

Wrote Cliff Hatch, who sent me this link, "I think I’d have to give up video…."

From the Webcyle website:


It's a handy way for internet addicts to get fit: the faster you pedal, the faster your internet goes. The fitness possibilities are wonderful.

It's an exercise bike, with sensors on the pedals, connected to an Arduino and a laptop running Ubuntu with wondershaper.

Hardware hacking by Matt Gray, software and provision of bike by Tom Scott.

Note: For those who have been a little confused, technically this does not speed up one's internet connection. The faster one pedals, the less it limits the bandwidth.

September 1, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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