Picture of Surrealist Human Hand Stick Shifter!
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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xxlauraxx21 days ago

Ha! Creepy and totally awesome.

goosenoose4 years ago
Fantastic idea! I am definitely going to make one of these for my first car that I'll be looking for tomorrow.


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.
DAND6 years ago
What happens when you get pulled over?
dla888 DAND5 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
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.

where did you buy the alginate and how much?
Fado Korok7 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
cheeto44937 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)  cheeto44937 years ago
I love it! Post photos!

The shirt is from Massachusetts Power Shift:
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.
abadfart6 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
exipom6 years ago
i ffel so ronery... i need one of these. so funny xD
remmelt7 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...

stasterisk (author)  remmelt7 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
neardood7 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.
Derin7 years ago
joystick type shift sticks rock! the old rod type is uncomfortable
Derin Derin7 years ago
also,why did you put this into the dash?
teddywookie7 years ago
Hey! You're still out scaring the straights! As a straight, I appreciate this.
Snerdguy7 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.
rattyrain7 years ago
Veddy niiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!!!
Notags7 years ago
Jalopnik.comYour "helping hand" has made it to Jalopnik.com
That's awesome! Congrats Stasterisk!
tbenefi337 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
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