Wacky Inventor Built an Extendable Robotic Arm for Social Distancing

This guy designed a robotic arm that extends eight feet to hug his friends while social distancing.
Derya Ozdemir

If you're looking for a good laugh with a dash of some smart but made with stuff on hand engineering, you're in the right place.

YouTuber Allen Pan, who is known for his wacky inventions such as turning a treadmill into a PS4 controller so that he can exercise to making Hulk hands that actually can smash, built another incredibly fun project that you might think about incorporating into your life.

This incredibly impractical robotic arm can stretch up to eight feet and it is perfect for embracing your friends from a safe distance amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

His official description reads, "Got social distancing blues? Well, don't worry cause this robot arm gets really long I guess?" We actually do have the social distancing blues, so we are seriously considering this. 

Amid the pandemic, this video has that perfect chaotic energy that we all can relate to, and the project is funny, kind of useful, and smartly made. Imagine if it were done more professionally with proper gearing that could extend and retract the arm with more speed!

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