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.