(The first part is a Tom Waits quote, the second part a Depeche mode quote). For when the world has left you too dispirited to even put up an ironic slow clap. For when even your hands are just too exhausted. But a statement must be made. I made Clap Hands;
The black foam hands are safety concession, people would try to clap too close to eyes and other delicate organs. “Don’t look into the laser with your remaining eye” isn’t just good laser practice, it’s just as true when you have mechanical Clap Hands.
Wow, for unimpressed clapping of hands, that is some pretty aggressive clapping going on in the video. I like it. They say, “I am aggressively unimpressed and bored by you. No go away and leave me alone.”
Let me know if you think I should make the SVG available. There are some major barriers;
the design is based on 3.7mm dowels for the pins (not even my dowels fit that, which was annoying - who measured that so poorly - and several times at that!?),
the glue up is quite complicated (I got it wrong at least four times making the hands clap with the backsides of the hands while there were still finger patterns on the hands, funny but annoying - also once I glued the entire mechanism stuck and once it came apart into itty bitty pieces),
the design uses both plywood and craft foam
the mechanism is quite violent. I mean I try to bite things with it. Like all the time. Really chomp down on stuff. Not so annoying to me, but perhaps to the general public?
So it’s not an easy build even with the files. Let me know if you’re feeling brave!