Netflix Hack: Socks That Pause Show When You Fall Asleep

The do-it-yourself invention is one of several nifty gadgets Pittsburgh-based Deeplocal created for the streaming company.





 

Not satisfied in changing how we watch TV, Netflix is working on aspects of what we want and need while our show is on.

The streaming service has been working with the Pittsburgh-based agency Deeplocal to create several do-it-yourself inventions. Never heard of Deeplocal? The company describes itself as “kind of like an advertising agency, but with aerospace engineers, a CNC router, table saws, and a lot of background noise on our conference calls.”

Take a look at what this collaboration has come up with so far.

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Socks that Pause Your Show If You Fall Asleep

How much time do you waste getting back to the exact moment in your program when your eyelids slammed shut? These make-it-yourself socks are the perfect hack. Putting them together involves a bit of knitting and electronics assembly. Step-by-step instructions can be found here.
 

A Button That Dims the Lights, Silences Your Phone, Orders Food and Turns on Netflix

At this point, all you have to do is find a comfy chair or couch –– right? The Netflix Switch is one slick little gadget. The step-by-step instructions are here. However Netflix cautions that, "You should be comfortable with a soldering iron and have a solid understanding of electronics and programming before embarking on your journey to one-switch watching."
 

Netflix Personal Trainer

The streaming service wants to help you keep fit after all of that binge watching. Imagine having Claire Foy's Queen Elizabeth from "The Crown" or Terry Crews from "Ultimate Beastmaster" as your fitness coach. This wearable fitness tracker not only turns your favorite Netflix characters into your coach, it also encourages you to keep going by pausing the show you are watching during your workout if need a break. You can find instructions on how to make it here.
 

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