One of the most deterring parts about trying to lose weight is that moment when you look down at the scale. This custom-built scale ditches unsatisfying numbers and uses a Raspberry Pi to actually talk to you when you step up to help keep you motivated.
That number staring back at you is discouraging when it hasn't changed much, and you can start to feel like everything you've done has been for nothing. This custom scale from Instructables user 10DotMatrix employs a Raspberry Pi and some speakers to deliver customisable messages to help keep you on the right track. Instead of seeing a number, you stand on the scale and enter your goal weight. After some basic calculations, the scale tells you whether you're getting closer or if you need to hit the gym a little more. The best part is you can customise the messages to say whatever you like, so you can record whatever style motivates you the most. Want to get yelled at? Go for it. Want someone to let you down nice and easy? You can do that too. Check out the complete list of materials and instructions at the link below.
Motivational Bathroom Scale [Instructables]