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December 16, 2015 AT 4:02 pm

Netflix ‘Smart Socks’ Turn Off Your TV When You Fall Asleep #WearableWednesday

Check out this awesome wearable project from Netflix, socks that turn off your TV when you fall asleep.  This is perfect for holiday binge watching of your favorite series–stay up all night without worrying about the TV running!

The socks work by using an accelerometer to detect when you stop moving for a long period and are likely asleep, then they flash an IR LED to emulate the press of a pause or power button from your remote control.  The project page has all the details on building the socks, and you can see quite a few Adafruit breakouts used in the project like an ADXL335 accelerometer, Flora NeoPixel, Pro Trinket & Power Backpack, and more.  Nice work!


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