Have More Fun With Your Smart Scale Using Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Sometimes we might think it’s necessary to step on a scale every morning. Some folks say every day is useful, some folks say one a week, some say once a month, and some say “Please stop doing that to yourself, you’re doing fine.” One thing that weighing yourself everyday does do is help with the understanding that nothing is fixed. Our weight fluctuates even with minor variations in behavior. If you’re into the data collection thing, Elizabeth Adam has come up withe a project for a kinder, gently scale. Here’s more via hackster.io

Are you tired of staring at that boring, bad news bathroom scale every morning? The one that you often say “I hate you” to you as every time you step on it. Why hasn’t anyone made a scale that is actually fun or motivating to use? It is time to create a scale that is not only smart but has a bit more personality to brighten your day. We are going to build our very own hackable, weight tracking, text messaging bathroom scale that comes with a built-in sense of humor.

This is a fun, easy project that combines a Wii balance board, a Raspberry Pi, and an online data analytics platform to create a web-connected scale controlled by a Python script you can hack.

See full project here!


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