Unlock your PC with a pushup or two

For those of you who have spent the last few years working from home, you may have found yourself less active than you were pre-pan. ML Maker’s Victor Sonck is no exception. To increase his activity levels while logging in from the home office, Victor decided to design a timed physical lock for his computer, that can only be released with a pushup or two…or five.

Victor’s PC locks every hour, thanks to a Raspberry Pi in the corner of his office. The same Raspberry Pi then counts Victors pushups via a connected OAK-1 AI camera running Google’s MediaPipe Pose model, until the required number is achieved. The PC is then unlocked, and he can get back to work.

Alongside his video, Victor has published a comprehensive writeup of the project, as well as providing the code on GitHub, so watch the video, have a read, do a pushup and reward yourself with a cookie. You earned it.

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Link to the writeup returns 404 on Medium…

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Alex Bate

How odd. I’ll look into it. Thanks

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All is well now. What an amazing project, made even better by his detailed writeup.

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Awesome!! Yeah, I need to get rid of the Covid weight too. 😫 😩 😅

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How many insights, really inspiring, thank you.
Now I also know that Windows Notepad can be used for something.

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