As an obsessive compulsive gum-chewer, I never thought to make art of my annoying habit like Nik Ramage. He built a mechanical copy of his hand, which drums its fingers without cessation. Anyone imagining a use for this thing?

Based on Dezeen's description of it, this little gadget is either a pure annoyance or maybe, depending on your imagination, something more useful:

Fingers by Nik Ramage are an eternally tapping mechanical copy of the artist's own hand. At the flick of a switch the resin cast fingers drum rhythmically, until switched off.

What's next? A foot-tapping gadget? Something to say "Ummm, know..." every few moments? [Dezeen]