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[–]UlrichOtalgia 35 points36 points  (4 children)

Have you ever thought about taking the casing off of the arm, putting in some robotic looking contact lenses, repeating some morbid phrase and scaring the shit out of people?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 23 points24 points  (3 children)

The casing is clued on so I can´t take it of :(

[–]swordfishy 9 points10 points  (2 children)

A little glue never really stopped anyone.

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 35 points36 points  (1 child)

But 30000€

[–]bet1598 19 points20 points  (0 children)

30k has stopped at least one person lol

[–]aleister94 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Did you ask for this?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Yeah, I saw it in the internet and asked my prosthetist if I can try it out.

[–]TarmacFFS 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I love the innocence of this reply.

[–]aleister94 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So you asked for this, you asked to be shown how human you were, and how much more you could become

[–]Blizardio 15 points16 points  (2 children)

how does it know how your brain wants it to move?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 23 points24 points  (1 child)

I have two muscles left that would tilt my hand forward and backward. In my prosthetic I have two metal plates that detect a tiny electrical potential, if I contract one or both of my muscles. One muscle opens the prosthetic hand the other closes it. If the hand is already open it switches between two grid patterns. Pressing the button on the back of the hand enables two more grip patterns to switch in between. Rotating the thumb enables 4 more grip patterns.

[–]bet1598 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thats super cool, something i have never had to consider. Thanks for the AMA, you're a good guy to do it and hopefully it helps your mentality and brings positivity.

[–]EpicRob420 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Have you tried spanking the monkey with it? Dead serious question.

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It has sharp edges that would really hurt and ENT in a bludy mess

[–]DrunkWino 31 points32 points  (3 children)

Do people call you Big Boss?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 46 points47 points  (2 children)

no but they often call me cyborg.

[–]joaoabdalla 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I bet you're used to it already, but do u find it heavy? I mean, it bothers you? and how's the precision?? How do u feel about the future of this technologies? It's good enough already? or not even close??

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Afte wearing it for a while the wight is not a problem. The hand is about 300g if you are interested. The precision is not really grat because I ahve no feelins in it and that mekes it not even close to a normal hand.

[–]c1ue00 17 points18 points  (1 child)

How do people react when they see your arm and how do you wish they would react?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 43 points44 points  (0 children)

People see it and of say something like wow this is a cool arm and ask me questions about it and thats what I want. Befor I had the bionic arm people would just awkwarly stare at me whit was really annoying.

[–]crminshaw 7 points8 points  (1 child)

How long did it take you to learn how to use your bionic arm? Can you use it just as well as your right hand?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I ahd a less funktional prostehtic befor that helped me a lot. Within a week I was able to use it fluent.

[–]Thisappleisgreen 7 points8 points  (1 child)

How up to date is it ? How do you see the future of this tech ?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's one of the best things you can get. The future sure will be mind controlled.

[–]your_FACE_x 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I misread the title as "bionic firearm" at first. Since I'm here, what kind of crush pressure does the hand have? Can it be adjusted?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 29 points30 points  (1 child)

It's really weak but enough to lift a full bottle of water. I had a less functional hand before that could crush walnuts.

[–]KidEdibleGareth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And here I am, using the world's supply of pulleys and levers just to break open a peanut.

[–]ItJasper 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Can you do anything cool or weird that others physically can't?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I still have my left elbow and I can bend it like 20° backwards.

[–]Decriam 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Do you ever arm wrestle with it? And if so how does that go?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'm not wrestling with it. It's way to dangerous.

[–]Decriam 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Good point you don't wanna crush they're hands with your awesome robot arm.

[–]nickzakh 5 points6 points  (3 children)

As a 15 year old, what are your plans for college/future? Are you thinking about working on smart prosthetics too?

You would have the motivation to create something better considering you have a personal benefit.

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Thought about going into the prosthetics industry but my dream job is aero and space engineering

[–]CptMad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your dream job is aero and space engineering, do that!

[–]nickzakh 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]captainhaj 4 points5 points  (4 children)

do you type with one hand or the bionic one as well?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I have learned to type with my elbow before I got the bionic arm.

[–]handrock 3 points4 points  (2 children)

How does elbow typing work??

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 23 points24 points  (0 children)

With a lot of practice

[–]Doyouinthebutt 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Elbow grease

[–]OcelotMatrix 3 points4 points  (9 children)

How did you afford it?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 31 points32 points  (8 children)

100% German health insurance

[–]OcelotMatrix 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Mein gott. To this American that's more of a superpower than the bionic arm.

Follow up question: are you allowed to decorate/modify it? Maybe some kickass decals?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 3 points4 points  (4 children)

My prosthetist is open for design changes because he makes the arm and the hand gets clicked onto it.

[–]OcelotMatrix 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Interesting but I meant you personally.

Like can you paint it?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I could but I don't want because I like the design as it is.

[–]OcelotMatrix 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How do you clean the device?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can wash the part that hold on my arm. The rest is not water tight.

[–]ardnamurch 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Privat oder gesetzlich?

For the rest of the world: Germany's health care system is divided into a legal part and a private part. Everbody who earns up to a certain amount of money is in the legal system. Even unemployed people. If you earn more or if you are self employed or a state official, than you you can choose a private health insurance. Main difference: they pay more and you get a doctor's appointment much quicker.

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Gesetzlich AOK Regelt.

[–]JJMax4264 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Does it run on battery power or can it be charged? How long does the power last?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have to change it every night

[–]StopandSquander 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Have you jerked off with it?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It has sharp edges inside

[–]jenskamen 1 point2 points  (2 children)

is this a yes or a no? :)

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No for I don't know what you are into.

[–]TitusCheshire 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He just wants to know if it’s worth the money to buy a bionic arm to jerk him off. Stop being weird dude.

[–]AntiauthoritarianCan 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Can you catch different objects? If so how big?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can catch small objects but it's really hard

[–]TurdleBoy 1 point2 points  (2 children)

How hard is it to do smaller more precise tasks? Like can you play instruments or type with your arm?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

No because I don't have feelings

[–]SuperCFrag 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]TurdleBoy 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Do you plan on fighting crime?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Like Deus ex style?

[–]TurdleBoy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely like Deus ex style

[–]agenthl 1 point2 points  (1 child)

With your bionic arm, how many words can you type per minute, on average?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Haven't tested that

[–]martindm03 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That thing looks badass by the way, like some Deus Ex level badass. How dexterous is it? Are you easily able to do things that require dexterity, for example tying a knot?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't have any feelings in it so making a knot is really hard.

[–]Haze95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How did you go about getting a bionic arm?

[–]opie_is_a_poop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you like the nickname terminator?

[–]thatgeeman 0 points1 point  (1 child)

When u write notes do you keep your left hand over the book/table?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of course, it really helps there

[–]jontrausti 0 points1 point  (1 child)

From what company is it, type?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's the bebionic v3 small

[–]Poseidon1232 0 points1 point  (2 children)

How much can you lift with that hand? Has it ever been defected?

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It often has software problems/bugs. I could lift up to 40kg but I'm really weak on my left arm.

[–]Poseidon1232 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah, okay. Really interesting actually! Thanks!

[–]RufusCalhoun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ever seen the cartoon called the bionic 6? It is cool

[–]Tiwuwanfu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i bet u love mccree from overwatch, right?

[–]Trigger93 0 points1 point  (1 child)

As an engineer I want to know, is it awesome? I'm a bit jealous.

Are there any daily tasks that you find yourself struggling with? Suggestions for future design? Have you thought of upgrading to a swiss army arm like this one

[–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah it´s awsone but having no feelins is a huge bottleneck because I an´t do persice things.

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    [–]Woodpeckerfpv[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    It's to heavy and unpersice so it's not good for gaming. But I don't need it for that, I have learned to press the keys with my elbow and my laptop doesn't allow much gaming :(.

    To the yanking: it has really sharp edges inside. It would hurt much.

    [–]deadmennotales -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    I know this is a weird question but I was just wondering if you have ever masturbated with it? Can you even masturbate with it? Can you feel pleasure from it if you have?