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707 clicks; posted to STEM » on 16 Sep 2021 at 8:12 PM (11 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-16 6:54:29 PM  
No, only the Worst Dressed Sentient Being in the Known Universe Award
 
2021-09-16 9:55:41 PM  
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2021-09-17 2:11:31 AM  
An invention that really would need to be used to be appreciated.

Seems kind of dumb, but I needed one of these things this morning trying to do some cabinet work by myself. I constantly found myself in the wrong place with a tool just out of reach, or... with too few hands. One hand for a measuring tape, one for a level, one for a drawer rail, one for a marker, one for a drill, one to hold a screw. It was... really frustrating.

It is a sleeper genius invention of the century. Anyone heard the phrase, "one armed paper hanger?" That is not referring to a forger being hunted down by THE FUGITIVE. Often, tasks force a person to use odd sequences or algorithms to do simple things. The only reason is that we have two hands and not three.

KInd of... want...

I bet if you just used the thing, pretty soon you would be doing all kinds of crazy things, and really fast. Tying knots, soldering or welding, car repair, plumbing, construction...

A third arm is not a fifth wheel. I bet it could double or triple productivity in certain fields.
 
2021-09-17 2:39:51 AM  
My wife does all sorts of crafts and could really use something like this if it were equipped with slender yet strong grabbers.
 
2021-09-17 4:29:22 AM  

2fardownthread: An invention that really would need to be used to be appreciated.

Seems kind of dumb, but I needed one of these things this morning trying to do some cabinet work by myself. I constantly found myself in the wrong place with a tool just out of reach, or... with too few hands. One hand for a measuring tape, one for a level, one for a drawer rail, one for a marker, one for a drill, one to hold a screw. It was... really frustrating.

It is a sleeper genius invention of the century. Anyone heard the phrase, "one armed paper hanger?" That is not referring to a forger being hunted down by THE FUGITIVE. Often, tasks force a person to use odd sequences or algorithms to do simple things. The only reason is that we have two hands and not three.

KInd of... want...

I bet if you just used the thing, pretty soon you would be doing all kinds of crazy things, and really fast. Tying knots, soldering or welding, car repair, plumbing, construction...

A third arm is not a fifth wheel. I bet it could double or triple productivity in certain fields.


Did you ever read the old health insurance claim form, explaining the cause of the accident as "doing the job alone"?
 
2021-09-17 7:14:49 AM  
Can we get it with a softer hand and maybe a built in lube dispenser?
 
2021-09-17 7:21:46 AM  
I thought about making something like this, but the problem lies with a way to control it. Having to use both your other hands to operate a joystick/controller defeats the purpose. How can you manipulate it without using your hands? Your feet? Voice?
If you use your foot, walking could move it accidentally.
If you use voice, one of your "friends" will yell "arm: punch myself!" for sure.
Without some sort of neural interface and extensive training, how do you move it?
 
2021-09-17 8:34:04 AM  
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2021-09-17 9:03:33 AM  
Zaphod had three arms and hands so he could fully experience Eccentrica Gallumbits' attributes.
 
2021-09-17 11:09:57 AM  

2fardownthread: An invention that really would need to be used to be appreciated.

Seems kind of dumb, but I needed one of these things this morning trying to do some cabinet work by myself. I constantly found myself in the wrong place with a tool just out of reach, or... with too few hands. One hand for a measuring tape, one for a level, one for a drawer rail, one for a marker, one for a drill, one to hold a screw. It was... really frustrating.

It is a sleeper genius invention of the century. Anyone heard the phrase, "one armed paper hanger?" That is not referring to a forger being hunted down by THE FUGITIVE. Often, tasks force a person to use odd sequences or algorithms to do simple things. The only reason is that we have two hands and not three.

KInd of... want...

I bet if you just used the thing, pretty soon you would be doing all kinds of crazy things, and really fast. Tying knots, soldering or welding, car repair, plumbing, construction...

A third arm is not a fifth wheel. I bet it could double or triple productivity in certain fields.


Came here to post basically this. In fact, just this last weekend, I was working on my vehicle and had to ask the wife to come out to the garage to help because I needed a third hand I just didn't have

Then I realized the most common use would end up being this:

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2021-09-17 4:36:02 PM  
Does it give Dutch Rudders?
 
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