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Tag: Treadmill

Racing Toy Cars on a Treadmill Looks Like More Fun Than NASCAR

Racing Toy Cars on a Treadmill Looks Like More Fun Than NASCAR
Check out these toy cars racing their hearts out. This race looks pretty intense, but these cars aren’t even technically racing. They are on a treadmill, and the belt is moving, not the cars. Still,¬†if you look at the footage in Diego Jesus Asim’s treadmill racing videos for a…

Planar Elliptical Runner Robot Can Run Faster Than You Can

Planar Elliptical Runner Robot Can Run Faster Than You Can
As humans are getting fatter and lazier in general, robots are learning to run faster and faster. Does this concern anyone else? No? Just me? Stay in shape if you want to outrun the robots of the future, people. Engineers at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in…
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LEGO Treadmill Challenge: Fun Under Foot

LEGO Treadmill Challenge: Fun Under Foot
Any parent of a LEGO fanatic will tell you there’s nothing worse than stepping barefoot on a pile, or even a single LEGO brick. The pain is excruciating. I’m pretty sure that Hell is nothing but a LEGO covered floor you have to walk on for all eternity. So the…

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Virtually Funded on Kickstarter

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Virtually Funded on Kickstarter
Late last year we talked about the Cyberith Virtualizer, an omnidirectional treadmill and motion sensor for use with virtual reality devices like the Oculus Rift. After three prototypes, Cyberith is now raising funds on Kickstarter to finalize and produce commercial versions of their promising device. The final version of the…

Never Ending Slinky Machine: Keep Slinking

Never Ending Slinky Machine: Keep Slinking
If you’ve spent your limited time here on this planet watching that video of a Slinky on a treadmill, Creatables Labs has just the thing for you. They call it Project NESM, short for Never Ending Slinky Machine, and it’s a desktop version of that viral video.…

Doggie Treadmill: Run Spot Run

Doggie Treadmill: Run Spot Run
There’s nothing sadder than a fat dog. It’s bad enough that we American’s need to stuff our faces until we all look like Baron Vladimir Harkonnen from Dune, but it’s even worse that we fatten our animals too. This dog treadmill will help you keep your dog from being a…

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Lets You Step Into Virtual Shoes (and Gloves)

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Lets You Step Into Virtual Shoes (and Gloves)
When the Omni VR treadmill was announced, many anointed it as the perfect companion to the much-awaited Oculus Rift. But a group of students at the Vienna University of Technology may have a better VR treadmill at their hands (and feet). They call it the Cyberith Virtualizer.…

Omni VR Treadmill Interface: Work Hard & Play Hard at the Same Time

Omni VR Treadmill Interface: Work Hard & Play Hard at the Same Time
I’m sure many of you still dream about owning the so-called “Ultimate FPS Simulator.” If you can wait for a few more months, you just might have one in your home, albeit at a smaller scale. A company called Virtuix is currently working on Omni, an omnidirectional treadmill controller for…

Amazing FPS Simulator Surrounds Players, Has Moving Floor

Amazing FPS Simulator Surrounds Players, Has Moving Floor
As much as I love playing FPSes on my Xbox 360 and PS3, they’re still not as immersive as they could be on my “puny” 64-inch plasma display. But thanks to simulator technology developed by UniVisual¬†Technologies, you could soon be playing FPSes in an incredibly visceral gameplay arena.…

Treadmill/Bicycle Mashup for Fitness Multitaskers

Treadmill/Bicycle Mashup for Fitness Multitaskers
Just like that insane Fliz bicycle, the Treadmill Bike seems crazy and a bit impractical to me. It allows you to take your favorite gym workout outside, on your bike.…

Slinky on a Treadmill Cannot Be Stopped

Slinky on a Treadmill Cannot Be Stopped
Back when I was growing up, Slinkies were actually made from metal. I got up to more than a little mischief with my Slinky, after discovering if you threw that spring at your little brother just right, it would wrap around his head and get stuck. I was my own…

Treadmill Computer Plays Portal 2 Theme Song: For Health and Science

Treadmill Computer Plays Portal 2 Theme Song: For Health and Science
GLaDOS is that you? YouTube member evi1wombat made waves on the Internet a few years ago when he hacked a busted treadmill computer that had been discarded at the back of his school’s gym and made it play Still Alive, the soundtrack to the first Portal game. With Portal 2…

Climbstation Endless Rock Climbing Wall Makes My Arms, Legs and Wallet Hurt Just Looking at It

Climbstation Endless Rock Climbing Wall Makes My Arms, Legs and Wallet Hurt Just Looking at It
Now I can barely stomach the idea of ascending one of those rock climbing walls you see at the gym, and now some masochist had to go and invent this. The ClimbStation combines the concept of a treadmill with rock climbing to create a never-ending wall of pain. The system…
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