Curiosity for the sake of curiosity is an essential human trait that has guided us forward for centuries. Few everyday inventions make it far enough to become part of our daily lives, but not every invention is meant to fulfill a specific need. For one curious creator, the idea of creating a bionic arm using nothing more than a Keurig coffee maker was random, but made enough sense to go for. With little more than basic tools and the coffee maker itself, work began on what is now known as the Hedberg.
Created by YouTuber Terminal Cornucopia (a.k.a. Evan Booth), the Hedberg took a total of “199 hours, 56 minutes, and 36 seconds” to create. According to Booth. almost all of the materials are from the coffee maker itself, save for the adhesives and the 12v external power supply.
Using basic tools like a rotary, a heat gun, everyday hand-held tools, Booth went to work on the project with “[n]o plans … just a general idea of how things should be constructed.” The Keurig in question is the K350/300 2.0 Brewer, which currently runs anywhere between $100 to $115 dollars online. With that in mind, the arm likely cost only a tad over 100 bucks to make.
It’s been a while since Booth uploaded anything — his last video is an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge short starring one of his inventions — so there’s no telling whether or not he’ll be back anytime soon with another mash-up. But they are his specialties, and it’s worth checking out his channel for more.