These fingers just won't stop drumming

Artist Nik Ramage has crafted an eternally tapping mechanical copy of his own hand. At the flick of a switch the resin cast fingers drum rhythmically, until switched off.

Nik Ramage Fingers
Nik Ramage's "Fingers," shown in Putty White, are now on preorder for $740. Laikingland

As an obsessive-compulsive gum chewer, I never thought to make art of my annoying habit like mechanical sculptor Nik Ramage has done. He built a mechanical copy of his hand, which drums its fingers without cessation. Anyone imagining a use for this thing?

Based on Dezeen's description, this little motorized, battery-operated gadget is either a pure annoyance or maybe, depending on your imagination, something more useful:

Fingers by Nik Ramage are an eternally tapping mechanical copy of the artist's own hand. At the flick of a switch the resin cast fingers drum rhythmically, until switched off.

Ramage's piece is currently on display at 100% Design London, and is being batch-produced by U.K. kinetic manufacturer Laikingland in three colors--Putty White, Masking Tape, and Light Blue--for shipping in November. What's next? A foot-tapping gadget? Something to say, "Ummm, like...you know..." every few moments?

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.

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