In the interest of celebrating the weirdness of open data, I want to share a quick project that exists because of open data: Abraham Lincoln’s left hand as the shifter knob of a 1995 Mazda truck.
The whole thing was pretty strightforward. In fact, the hardest part was probably finding the right shifter knob adapter for the truck. All that was required was:
Download the Lincoln hand scans from the Smithsonian open access site.
Use tinkercad to put a hole in the back of the hand.
3D print the hand and use epoxy to attach the adapter.
- Install it.