Cycflix: Exercise Powered Entertainment

Cheesy title, I know but it got you to click. Basically this project uses an Arduino Nano connected to a stationary exercise bike to control the streaming of Netflix on a PC, I tried to get it to work with just a Raspberry Pi but I ran into problems with finding a browser which could stream Netflix on the Pi and controlling said browser with selenium. On Firefox, you need the Widevine extension which isn’t supported on the Pi so it couldn’t stream Netflix, I found a Chromium browser someone made especially for streaming Netflix on the Pi but Google stopped supporting the Chromedriver on the Pi so I couldn’t control it. I did find an old chromedriver but I couldn’t get it to work.

Here’s is the link  to the Instructables post detailing how I made it


Automatic Webcam Tracking

For my mini project I wanted to make something that would move a around webcam to keep an object in the center of the screen. To do this I used two servos to change the x and y axis orientation of the webcam but before I got to attaching the webcam I needed to learn how to find objects and isolate them from a webcam, to do I used OpenCV and Python. The first program I made was to read in the feed from a webcam and display the normal feed, the hue, saturation and value(hsv) for the feed isolating the colour was looking for and Continue reading