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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.

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mgingerich11 months ago

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.

chris_e611 months ago
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!
Mizchief10011 months ago

Awesome! I could see this being turned into a very cool social experiment as well!

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craftclarity11 months ago

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.

celorfiwyn11 months ago

awesome truly ....but cant help thinking about the germ exchange :)

vincent752011 months ago

Fun !

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 !!!…

bch111 months ago

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?

mga7111 months ago

Great idea! Cool guy! You stole me an smile! Have a virtual high five from Rio Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina!

tparkerson11 months ago

Awesome idea! Is this functionally built into the GoPro? Like when you get

I saw a reference to and made me think there might be a firmware update or something I have to do first before the Arduino Yún can connect.

Also is there a documentation somewhere of all the commands to send to the GoPro?

And whats the best way to send a high five via Hypertext Transfer Protocol?

andrea biffi11 months ago

(you are) awesome!

ElectricSlim (author)  andrea biffi11 months ago

Thanks, Andrea!

BurgersBytes11 months ago

That smile you get is because you look so ridiculous!

ElectricSlim (author)  BurgersBytes11 months ago

That was intentional!

Mattef11 months ago

You are a very cool guy!

This made my day! If you like HighFive!'s, you'll LOVE my twitter -@RealHigh5Guy

samalert11 months ago

Look at the smile on their faces really you must be having so fun time !

Algag11 months ago

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.

ok then, time to get off the stage :D

sunstar411 months ago