Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or those looking to learn more about the awesome mini PC may be interested in a new DIY project published to the Hackster.io website by maker and developer Elizabeth Adams. The fun begin a project combines a Wii balance board, a Raspberry Pi, and an online data analytics platform, check out the video below to learn more about the Raspberry Pi smart scale project.
“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.”
To complete this project you will need a Raspberry Pi 3 model B complete with SD card and power supply as well as a Nintendo Wii Balance Board and Wii Fit Rechargeable Battery Pack. For more details jump over to the project page below for full instructions on how to put them all together, total build time is approximately 20 minutes.