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Mechanical sculpter Nik Ramage, in collaboration with Laikingland, created Fingers Mk II, a kinetic sculpture of fingers drumming, driven by a DC motor and a pair of AA batteries (included). [via designboom]

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.



  1. Tim Kemp says:

    Oh sure, take away the only exercise I have.

  2. Paul says:

    Thats not how I tap. Most of the time I have all my fingers in the air and I tap them down one at a time. Maybe its just me.

    I am sure that by a subtle re-arrangement of the cams this cam be made to do it like I do it – then it really would be something to annoy the hell out of my fellow cube dwellers.

    1. I was thinking the same thing. About how they tap, not annoying the hell out of cubemates, which I don’t have.

  3. Chris Roach says:

    I think it might be even more fun as a hand-cranked automaton. Instead of tapping your own fingers you get to turn a handle to make those fingers tap. Much more satisfying, at least.

    1. Laura Cochrane says:

      Ha! I like this idea.