Can I tell you a secret? I don't like handshakes. I really don't. Handshakes just make me feel dirty. It's too impersonal. It's a gesture with no soul and reeks of a corporate entity. Why must we limit ourselves to this one boring interaction? Of all the split second human gestures we could do, it's the lamest. Even the handshake has so many different variations, yet we choose the same boring one every time. Why not a fist bump, shoulder tap, giving skin, the hungry chicken, or my personal favorite, the high five.

The high five. What a wonderful thing. You can give a random high five to a stranger and, more than likely, it will make them feel better. Some of my best high fives were with strangers. My most memorable one happened years ago at 2AM on a bike trail in Minneapolis. Some guy biking the other way stuck his hand out and I reciprocated. Our hands made contact underneath a bridge and the sound reverberation created the greatest sounding high five I have ever heard. Do you remember any handshakes like that? I'm going to doubt it.

And so, I bring you the high five camera. Another ridiculous contraption that will hopefully extend an appreciation of the mighty high five. The quickest and most universal gesture for telling someone, "you are awesome".

So, if we ever meet, keep it up high because I will be coming in for the highest of fives.

Step 1: How it works

I modified a helmet to mount a GoPro behind me. It points towards the person I am high fiving. The GoPro has remote capabilities over WiFi so you can control it with your phone or a WiFi remote. Using an Arduino Yun, which is a WiFi enabled Arduino board, I can control the GoPro. I'm using an accelerometer to determine when a high five is about to occur and tells the GoPro to start taking footage. After the high five has commenced, it tells the GoPro to stop capturing footage.

Overkill? Of course. However, it does reduce the video editing time a bunch. It also gave me an opportunity to play around the with Arduino Yun and see what it can do.

<p>I was running downtown once, and a guy in a car turning past me reached out and high fived me as he drove by. Made my day.</p>
Brilliant! I give high fives every chance I can! I give high fives in the grocery store as if I was in the World Cup and just scored the winning goal! High fives are the best and I'm happy to see that someone else shares my appreciation of this mightiest of celebrations of awesomeness!
<p>Awesome! I could see this being turned into a very cool social experiment as well!</p>
<p>I have high-fived friends riding dirtbikes the opposite direction on trails in the middle of nowhere. I'm so glad we share such enthusiasm for high-fives. Great work, sir. </p>
<p>awesome truly ....but cant help thinking about the germ exchange :)</p>
<p>Fun ! </p><p>However you totally forgot to warn users to be sure there is no skull (nor brains, if this is the case) under the helmet while proceeding to step 6 !!!&hellip; </p>
<p>wow... this is just awesome... the video is quite amazing and great choice of music! If I my ask, how many times were you ignored in the video? </p>
<p>Great idea! Cool guy! You stole me an smile! Have a virtual high five from Rio Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina!</p>
<p>Awesome idea! Is this functionally built into the GoPro? Like when you get <a href="" rel="nofollow"> </a> </p><p>I saw a reference to <a href="http://www.tequnique.com/gopro" rel="nofollow">http://www.tequnique.com/gopro </a> and made me think there might be a firmware update or something I have to do first before the Arduino Y&uacute;n can connect.</p><p>Also is there a documentation somewhere of all the commands to send to the GoPro?</p><p>And whats the best way to send a high five via Hypertext Transfer Protocol?</p>
<p>(you are) awesome!</p>
<p>Thanks, Andrea! </p>
<p>That smile you get is because you look so ridiculous!</p>
<p>That was intentional!</p>
<p>You are a very cool guy!</p>
<p>This made my day! If you like HighFive!'s, you'll LOVE my twitter -@RealHigh5Guy</p>
Must have a lot of free time on your hands
<p>Look at the smile on their faces really you must be having so fun time ! </p>
<p>I was in Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day this past summer, and the one line we had to wait in was, no exaggeration, massive.The line doubled back on itself multiple times so, I started seeing how many high fives I could get, from the people beside us, in a row (as in without skipping anyone) and repeatedly got to the teens or the 20s. So eventually I decided to count how many I could get total, and I ended up with more than 1200 (1236 sticks in my head), but when I got the thousandth high five, it was a pretty spectacular experience, one woman who was in front of me, who was from Ecuador, actually recorded it on her camera and emailed it to me.<br><br>ok then, time to get off the stage :D</p>

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