Simone "Shitty Robots" Giertz has big, makerish plans for her brain tumor

John Cog writes, "Inventor extraordinaire Simone Giertz (YouTube's 'Queen of Shitty Robots') (previously) is already planning funny new experiments for that 'weird radiation mask' that 'looks like something from like a low-budget sci-fi' that she'll be wearing for her next six weeks of new radiation therapy for a non-cancerous (but scary) brain tumor (previously). 'And fortunately, I get to keep it!' she adds cheerfully. 'So I'm just trying to think of — that's like the one thing. I'm like, 'Ooh, what projects could I do with this…?'

It's inspiring to watch her bravely facing a major medical procedure with a healthy mix of courage, candor, and wit — and the heartwarming outpouring of online encouragement that she's been receiving. Simone's now even posting funny updates on Twitter as she counts down the 30 radiation treatments, one by one. (Wednesday she noted that they'd played Bob Marley's 'Don't Worry About A Thing' in her treatment room, ' but I still worried about a lot of things.')

Best of luck, Simone!

How YouTube's Queen of Robots Will Fight a Brain Tumor [David Cassel/The New Stack]