How-To: Treadmill desk

How-To: Treadmill desk


This Eric Wilhelm’s treadmill desk. He’s the CEO of Instructables, and he walks while he works. I’d like to do something similar, but with a bike!

12 thoughts on “How-To: Treadmill desk

  1. pete says:

    Is a “treadmill desk” the excuse that the instructables CEO is offering for the abomination of a how-to site has become? So much potential, so much hope, please make the next best move instructables…

  2. Alan says:

    … upgrade to the Pro account.

  3. DanYHKim says:

    Its just that there seems to be a lot of buzz lately about these, and there’s some pride-of-place for those of us who made one.

  4. DanYHKim says:

    Olivia Judson wrote a column in the NY Times called “Stand Up While You Read This” that covers the ways that sitting down all day will kill you.

  5. DanYHKim says:

    Just an addition here. I get tired of standing and walking *all the time*, and sometimes I need to mouse precision that comes from sitting at my desk. So, I have two monitors on my computer, one for the desk and one for the treadmill. I use a wireless mouse and keyboard, so I can just carry them from one venue to the other.

    1. says:

      I ran into the same full time / part time issue, not when trying a “treadmill desk” (which I never got around to), but just when trying to work at a standing desk all day. Ended up going w/a GeekDesk last year to get both in one place (sitting + standing). I don’t think I’ll ever go back to regular desk, BUT this has seriously inspired me to maybe go shopping for a lightweight, movable treadmill! : )

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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