I admit it. I’ve stayed up way too late on the weekend trying to cram in just one more episode of my favorite Netflix show, only to find out hours later that I fell asleep on the couch. I don’t mind the falling asleep part so much. It’s the trying to figure out what part of what episode of the Netflix show I dozed off in that concerns me.
The DIY solution may be something called Netflix Socks. These are special socks wired with a gizmo that detects when you have stopped moving for a long period of time (ie, you fell asleep). Once this lack of motion is detected, the gizmo in your socks sends the remote signal to your Netflix device to pause the show you are watching.
As far as I know, these Netflix Socks aren’t for sale so you’ll have to make them yourself. You’ll just need a pair of knit socks, an Arduino microcontroller, IR LEDs, an LED indicator light, a battery, a momentary button, an accelerometer and a 12″ x 12″ piece of felt.
Piece of cake, right?
To see the Netflix Socks in action, check out the video below. Then head over to makeit.netflix.com for full instructions on how to build your own Netflix Socks. Or, if you’re like me, just continue falling asleep on the couch and re-watch everything you missed in the morning.
If you can not see the embedded video above please use the following link: Netflix Socks