thork Posted January 6, 2008 Share Posted January 6, 2008 This is just a posting of a mod I just came up with. It has never been done(as far as I know) and will probably never be done :) (at least not by me :p ) anyway... One day not to long ago I looked at some advertisements on treadmills: http://cn.made-in-china.com/china-products...(SH-A5506).html they are sold very cheap, about 850dollars (probably cheaper in other countries) it has motorized incline(15%) and motorized running track(up to 16km/hour). I'm curious what communication is going between the panel and the running track. I'm thinking it's only simple rs232 serial communication, witch mean that one could probably connect a computer to it and listen to the traffic. anyway, what would be cool is to add a little comport/(or a usb connector with rs232 circuit) that one could just connect a little computer to. like perhaps the asus EE. then write up some small training software that would allow: * you could write your own track, with different speeds and different incline, that will automatically be adjusted as you run the track * when the track incline adjusts upwards, simulating a running up a hill, one could display a simulation on the pcscreen * your own mp3 music played on different places, for example when running up the last hill, plays the... he he the rockymovie music * add a little cardreader, one could save track efforts to a user with a card for each user * different analyzes over time * voice activated treadmill ?? he he * etc etc. the cheap treadmills does not have very advanced features. but with a pc doing stuff, one could go totally nuts :p Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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