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Make socks which pause your TV show if you fall asleep Answered

Sometimes I fall asleep when I'm watching TV and don't realize it, because I dream the rest of the story. Then of course when I wake up I'm thoroughly confused: why are the bad guys still alive? They had transformed into evil giant ants then I saved the day by feeding them peanut butter laced with boric acid! When I finally realize I'm not the hero in the story, I have to either go to bed and abandon all hope of finding out what really happened, or watch the story backwards, sped up and silent till I see a scene I recognize. No fun!

These socks will protect the integrity of your show's story line: build them by following this tutorial, wear them while watching TV and they will pause the show when you fall asleep. Of course they won't keep you from dreaming up an alternate ending, but at least when you wake up you can start where you dosed off and find out who the murderer really is.

This is a Netflix tutorial, and it's supposed to pause Netflix shows... but I'm sure it can be adapted to turn off Amazon Prime or other streaming services...

Tags:Arduino

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belsey

3 years ago

Just to be clear... This wasn't my idea and I did not write the tutorial. I just came across it and felt I HAD to share it with the intractable community!

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belseybelsey

Reply 3 years ago

Intstuctable! Intstuctable! Can't someone write one of those to explain how to make auto correct recognize that when we write "instructable" we don't mean "intractable"?

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

As said, my Instructable does not change here ;)
The idea of auto puse is not that bad, needs a repeater though as I would not trust the IR diodes being in the right position under a blanket for example...
Having this as a wrist band or a band around your leg might actually be a good idea - but socks!???
Don't know about other people but even after single day I prefer fresh socks and now I shall wear them all year round until fungus and bakteria eat them away?
Surely the guys at netflix see it more as joke than to really suggest using socks for it...
Waiting for the videos and picks of these creations after using them for a few weeks LOL

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belseyDownunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

Ewww! I was so wrapped up in the electronics excitement I forgot about basic hygiene! what might work would be a decorative chocker. Or a removable sensor pad to be tucked into a bra (sorry guys), attached to lapel pin for the IR diode. Or forget about the IR diode and replace it with a loud buzzer to wake you up...