Weekend Project: HIIT Timer

December 20, 2020 by Ishaan Koratkar

I love doing weekend projects to hone my programming skills. This weekend I made a HIIT clock.

HIIT, if you don’t know already, stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It’s a kind of workout where you do an exercise as hard as you can, and then rest for a bit. They’re good for core and endurance, and require no equipment. Though sometimes it’s annoying to use your phone’s timer for these workouts. So I made this.

This project was a little harder than I had expected. It’s good to get reminders that I still have a long way to go. I’m not proud of the code, but this is more of a rough first draft then anything. I wanted to write the code in more of a functional fasion, and there are some bugs. The code itself is quite ugly to look at, but that just might be javascript (no offense). However, I am proud of how the timer looks. It uses the same styling as the rest of my site, and has minimal words on it.

Projects like this are fun, but the best way to get rapid improvement, at least in my opinion, is to contribute to medium sized open source projects and to work and talk with other people.

2020/12/20 by Ishaan Koratkar