At my new job they have a fitbit step count challenge and if you can clock 40,000 steps in one day you can win a $100 gift card.
The only problem is that there is no way in the world I will ever legitimately get 40,000 steps in one day (The closest I ever came was 25,000 steps one day in London and I was near exhaustion when I made it back to my room).
So if I was ever going to get 40,000 steps in one day I was going to have to cheat. Note: I am not really cheating, I am using a secondary fitbit account for this.
Let me introduce you to Stepbot POC v.01:
With a $10 remote control car and a some electrical tape I can now average 120 steps a minute (172,800 a day) from the comfort of my desk chair.
The future plans for the Stepbot include
- Stepper Motor and Stand.
- Raspberry PI Intgeration
- Software to control steps per minute with web interface.