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[Mar. 1st, 2006|01:16 pm]
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Shared at his request, I give you billetdoux's Wacky Work Walker.

treadmill 1

treadmill 2

And of course, what showcase would be complete without a short video demonstration?

See you at the next World's Fair.
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[User Picture]From: savia
2006-03-01 06:21 pm (UTC)

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You've gotta submit this to boingboing.
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[User Picture]From: kharma
2006-03-01 06:44 pm (UTC)

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That is just awesome.

Please post follow up videos as the speed noticably increases. I want to see if it's possible to type and run at the same time.
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[User Picture]From: cambridgejen
2006-03-01 06:46 pm (UTC)

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My favorite part is when he's focused on something he's writing and forgets to walk. Is there a betting pool yet on how long until he falls off?
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[User Picture]From: billetdoux
2006-03-01 06:52 pm (UTC)

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I can't fall off. I'll just hit the wall behind me.. I'm getting better, too, now, with practice...
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[User Picture]From: bostonista
2006-03-01 07:38 pm (UTC)

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Keep it way dialed down. This is about duration, not speed.

Besides, the less you notice that you're exercising, the less you'll resent it.
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[User Picture]From: billetdoux
2006-03-01 07:47 pm (UTC)

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That is exactly my thinking.
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[User Picture]From: schmeef
2006-03-01 07:22 pm (UTC)

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he's nearly smacked the wall. that little safety key saved him from years of ridicule from me.
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From: badbadleroybrwn
2006-03-01 08:24 pm (UTC)

workout kit

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in case you get very hot, you can use a tissue there beneath the steel ball tree to pat across your forehead.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-02 03:21 am (UTC)

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wouldn't this work better if the desk were on something like drawer slides and attached to the walker at the waist, so that the desk would always be at a fixed distance from the walker, even if he falls behind a bit?
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-02 03:22 am (UTC)

Mod the treadmill!

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You should modify the treadmill so that the desk is where the normal treadmill controls are. Move the treadmill controls out of the way -- you probably don't need to change settings too often. That way you would get 1/2 of the treadmill back.
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[User Picture]From: rubicante_kid
2006-03-02 03:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Mod the treadmill!

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Yeah, I was thinking that, or it'd be cool to somehow re-route the treadmill controls to be off to the side a bit. As it stands now though, he doesn't lose too much space so far as the walking area goes, and it's not like he needs the handrails much at those speeds. Still, there's a lot of room for further geekiness in there.
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[User Picture]From: fullcycle
2006-03-02 02:42 pm (UTC)

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This is UNBELIEVABLE!
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[User Picture]From: fullcycle
2006-03-02 02:43 pm (UTC)

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PS: This will be passed around like crazy just because there are Mac's in the picture. If Rick was listening to an iPod it would be subservient chicken #2.
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[User Picture]From: rubicante_kid
2006-03-02 03:01 pm (UTC)

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Well, I think technically he might have been. It's in the dock there closer to the wall.
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[User Picture]From: harryh
2006-03-03 12:58 am (UTC)

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You really really need to hack this thing so you can control the speed by remote control.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-10-13 03:58 pm (UTC)

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Hello billetdoux ,

It is now October 2009 , are you still using the treadmill office ? If not why , and if you are still using , it how does it affect your productivity eg. reading etc.

I am curious because I also have a treadmill and I am interested in trying the same thing , though I am inclined to believe that a non-motorized treadmill might be better for this purpose .

John.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-10-13 04:03 pm (UTC)

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Sorry ,

In my message above , I put the commas in the wrong place , the message should read :

It is now October 2009 , are you still using the treadmill office ? .If not, why ? and if you are still using it, how does it affect your productivity eg. reading etc.

I am curious because I also have a treadmill and I am interested in trying the same thing , though I am inclined to believe that a non-motorized treadmill might be better for this purpose .

John.
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