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This guy made a bionic hand out of a Keurig coffee maker

By Shawn Knight ยท 10 replies
Aug 11, 2016
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  1. In the unlikely event that you need to build a bionic arm out of an ordinary kitchen appliance and you have, oh, I dunno… around 200 hours to spare, then this video is for you.

    Independent security researcher Evan “treefort” Booth notes in the description of the video that he used a single Keurig K350 to construct the bionic arm (the only non-Keurig items used were adhesive and a 12v external power supply) in addition to common tools like a heat gun, rotary tool and so forth.

    While the time-lapse video makes it go by much faster, Booth says he spent a whopping 199 hours, 56 minutes and 36 seconds on the project. It may not be as over-the-top as something from the likes of British maker Colin Furze but it’s impressive in its own right, especially when you consider that he had to carve everything out of the Keurig’s plastic chassis.

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,512   +900

    I wish there was a clock in the video so you could see how much time he put into this.
  3. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,445   +349

    Close to 200 hours so says the story, the time lapse was a treat, though I don't know how he could do it on such a small table with so many things on it x_x
    stewi0001 likes this.
  4. Zoner1501

    Zoner1501 TS Enthusiast Posts: 51   +14

    Kinda reminds me of Bill and Teds Bogus Journey, when they build the robots outta stuff from a hardware store.
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,452   +1,731

    How about making it back into a coffee maker again?
  6. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,678   +1,068

    If it still produced coffee I'd be tempted to replace my real hand with this thing.
    Steve likes this.
  7. Jack007

    Jack007 TS Booster Posts: 178   +38

    Seems impressive. imagine what he could do with state of the art tools and the best manufactoring processes
    melkiik and Steve like this.
  8. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    Very impressive stuff. How does one come up with that? :S
  9. melkiik

    melkiik TS Enthusiast Posts: 42   +10

    I agree. Sarif Industries might be interested in his talented work ; )
  10. olamoree

    olamoree TS Rookie

    Amazing! A "natural" engineer! The Left Handed Man creates a Right Hand out of an ambidextrous coffee pot! Congratulations!
  11. JamesSWD

    JamesSWD TS Booster Posts: 135   +96

    Ok...there's inventiveness in taking something like a Keurig and fashioning a working hand. Give him props for that. But he turned a $150-200 coffee maker into something he could have made with $50 in parts from Home Depot or from scraps in any tinkerer's parts bins.

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