Need a little more incentive to meet your exercise goals on a stationary bike?  With Adafruit Blinka and a Raspberry Pi 4, you can use a Bluetooth BLE cadence sensor to play YouTube videos only when you are pedaling above a target RPM value.

This project does not require any soldering or wiring or even modification to your stationary bike - the sensor can be taped onto the bottom of the pedal, and the Raspberry Pi reads the cadence data over wireless Bluetooth!

The code is easily adjustable, you can add goals, HIIT pacing, even turn it around so you have to pedal harder to stop yourself from watching disgusting videos!

Just hook your Pi to a TV with a Micro HDM to HDMI cable and get pedaling!

Parts

Angled shot of Raspberry Pi 4
NOTE: Due to stock limitations we may only be able to offer refunds or store credit for Pis that are defective, damaged or lost in transit.The Raspberry Pi...
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You will want a Pi 4 because playing youtube videos can take a lot of processor time, however you could adapt this project to play videos off the SD card in which case a less powerful Pi would work
Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable - 2 meter
Connect an HDMI device with a micro HDMI port to one with a regular size HDMI port together with this basic HDMI cable. It has nice molded grips for easy installation, and is 2 meter...
$8.95
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Partially assembled Red and whit Raspberry Pi Foundation Raspberry Pi 4 Case.
Keep your Raspberry Pi® 4 Model B computer safe and snug in this solid ABS acrylic enclosure. You can even pick up an official...
$6.00
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Angled shot of Official Raspberry Pi Power Supply 5.1V 3A with USB C with Power plug facing down.
The official Raspberry Pi USB-C power supply is here! And of course, we have 'em in classic Adafruit black! Superfast with just the right amount of cable length to get your Pi 4...
$7.95
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Angled shot of 16GB Micro SD Card with NOOBS 3.1
NOOBS 3.1 is the fastest way to have a variety of operating systems on your Pi. Available on a 16G card, you can now boot multiple OS's such as Raspbian, Pidora, RaspBMC,...
$14.95
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1 x Wahoo RPM Cycling Cadence Sensor, Bluetooth/ANT+
Other Bluetooth Low Energy Cadence Sensors may also work

This guide was first published on Dec 02, 2020. It was last updated on Dec 02, 2020.

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