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Here's how to cast your hand, and totally rock out your car's stick-shifter!

This is sort of in the spirit of donnauwanna's silicone breast squishy toy, in that I thought it would be awesome if people could hold my hand even while I was far away.

I wanted to learn all about silicone casting and molding in a hurry so I could make prototypes for Fuzzy Logic

I think few people who drive manual transmission cars actively think about driving as controlling a gigantic machine moving with a lot of momentum, via a huge rod that goes directly through the floor and moves a set of meshing teeth around in an engine that's actually running. It's one of the few places today where you're moving mechanical bits around in a real machine. So the idea behind the hand is to remember that you're working with the car to make it move, sort of holding the car's hand.

Turns out this hand is super-versatile, and fits on almost any shifter knob!

And I thought it'd be hella funny to see a hand reaching up out of the floor of Tim's beatup diesel pickup truck.

I think the installation plan is to attach some kind of sleeve to complete the look, but I'm not in charge of that. Hopefully there will be pictures.
 
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goosenoose3 years ago
Fantastic idea! I am definitely going to make one of these for my first car that I'll be looking for tomorrow.

-r

ps. do you know if OOMOO comes in any other colors/skin tones? Like yours perhaps; I'm a bit more sunburnt with all the running I do down here in southwest NM.
DAND5 years ago
What happens when you get pulled over?
dla888 DAND4 years ago
Explain to the cop that it is only a silicone model and that you are NOT a deranged serial killer.
but that would be a lie... hehehehehe.
i use real hands....
it's ok, you can also go to jail, i mean, it's an option
oh....
djr6789 DAND4 years ago
back hand the cop with the stick shifter
I'm going to get my GF to let me make a cast of her lower leg and foot so I can use this in my F100.

XD
where did you buy the alginate and how much?
Fado Korok6 years ago
What is the consistency of the finished product? Is it rock hard, or is it more jelly-like?
yes that is what i would like to know because I just bought a stick and I am wanting to do this. oh and i want to cut a sleeve and attach it to the hand. it would have some blood, maybe some missing fingers and stuff. ahhhh I love zombies... what was I saying? oh ya the consistency of the hand? .
I too rock the curly hair.
Very "Handy" LOL nice job
bustedit6 years ago
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stasterisk (author)  bustedit6 years ago
Are those copies of your fist?
eh, no. those are, shall we say, "marital aids".
its ok I'd put sex toys on my gear shift... my GF would get a kick out of it
those are adult toys...
yah, umm.....you should blur those :P
i'll remove them, but if no-one knows what they are, they shouldn't offend.
Nabil bustedit6 years ago
Sorry if I caused trouble! Wasn't my intention, I just wanted to answer to stasterisk. In fact in the adult entertainment industry are great materials and ideas to other uses.
bustedit Nabil6 years ago
no trouble. i deleted the comment, but i think it was removed by higher-ups as well. i do not want to offend anyone or make them uncomfortable...just the idea of a rubber fist and it's intended purpose blew me away the 1st time i saw it!
a hand is a hand... the issue is the use...
bustedit Nabil6 years ago
xactly, and not mine. just a pic i found for the purpose of illustrating my idea of bought vs. homemade.
cheeto44936 years ago
Cool, I think I might try it in an arm wrestling shape though. I'm always wrestling with my car to get it in the right gear. It never wants to slide into reverse. BTW where'd you get the cool wind turbine shirt.
ya i have to hold mine in 2nd
stasterisk (author)  cheeto44936 years ago
I love it! Post photos!

The shirt is from Massachusetts Power Shift:
http://www.masspowershift.org/
uh, to get it into reverse i think you need to pop it into first (or any gear) because the the synchronizers line up the gears. i'm a new driver with a stick shift car, so i might not be trustoworthy.
abadfart5 years ago
you have the same truck as my friend dose your 5th stay in or dose it pop out under sixty?
also wouldn't a fist work better
exipom5 years ago
i ffel so ronery... i need one of these. so funny xD
remmelt6 years ago
This is superb. But why stop at a gear stick? - bicycle handles - door knob - mouse (make a fist, install mouse hardware inside) - coffee cup handle - those little handles under office chairs The possibilities are endless.
stasterisk (author)  remmelt6 years ago
Hey, looks like Tim got to the human-interface silicone Mouse idea, but with a bit of a twist...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Breast_Mouse/
stasterisk (author)  remmelt6 years ago
Sounds good! Send photos!
this is awesome
This is just hilarious. I wanted to know how to make a mold of my hand anyway, but it's really funny using to put on your stick shift.
this is disterbing yet amazing. i would proble freak out when i touched it and didnt expext it. haha
neardood6 years ago
Lol when you change gears you give him a high-5
You could just kill a wannabe ninja and take his hand,Stick it in some formaldehyde,remove some bones and slip it right on!
Yeah, and the perfect wannabe ninja is you, you can't-describe-ninja-weapons'-name-properly ninja wannabe. Nah JK. Oh, and if you're thinking of replying to this comment, use the reply button so I would actually know you replied to my comment.
Derin6 years ago
joystick type shift sticks rock! the old rod type is uncomfortable
Derin Derin6 years ago
also,why did you put this into the dash?
teddywookie6 years ago
Hey! You're still out scaring the straights! As a straight, I appreciate this.
Snerdguy6 years ago
That is really neat. Now all I need is to cast the rest of a person for a passenger so that I could use the car pool lane.
rattyrain6 years ago
Veddy niiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!!!
Notags6 years ago
Jalopnik.comYour "helping hand" has made it to Jalopnik.com
That's awesome! Congrats Stasterisk!
tbenefi336 years ago
Hay think I'll make a big foot and say I found big foot they can't fire me cause I'm not a cop...LOL
LOL i remember that...
Paint with fake blood anyone? that would be verry creepy to see. you should have like a severed arm with 2 plaster bones sticking out. would look good
abadfart6 years ago
lol very nice
JellyWoo6 years ago
lol, i fell off my chair laughing
i'm going to try this when i get a car
mrmath6 years ago
Looks like the fingertips have little flat spots. The rest of the hand is very detailed and creepily lifelike, that it's a little disappointing to see the flat spots. How long did it take to dry? If it wasn't too long, I would suggest floating the hand in the mold. That makes it more difficult, but probably worth it. Man, that thing is creeping me out. Too realistic. And the skin tone is perfect, too!
stasterisk (author)  mrmath6 years ago
Thank you! Yeah, I didn't realize there would be flat spots, although it's obvious in retrospect - my fingertips were on the bottom of the tupperware. Floating your hand is totally doable.
senga6 years ago
haha lol? nice dude xD
hedgiehog6 years ago
Good way to save gas, you will be too freaked out to drive lol still kinda cool
uguy6 years ago
Well done, but yeh really spooky. Your truck floorboards look like mine.
ll.136 years ago
Very nice!