For more than a decade, Swedish maker Simone Giertz has inspired us with her "shitty" robots, DIY Tesla pickup truck, mantis shrimp costume, and other curious and "useless" inventions. For the last three years, she's been designing a better coat hanger. — Read the rest
In this Simone Giertz video, she travels to a Syrian refuge camp to meet Mohammad, the camp's resident toymaker and inventor. The two of them collaborate on trying to make a toy helicopter from junk (and a motor and rotors Simone bought) and hilarity and cross-cultural friendship ensues. — Read the rest
Simone was feeling blue, and beating herself up over not coming up with the next big, amazing thing.
So, she decided on a little maker self-care. She takes and old fire alarm box and turns it into a key and doggy poop bag holder to hang by her door. — Read the rest
Well-known YouTube makers (and besties) Simone Giertz and Laura Kampf have created a new product. If you've ever seen recipe dice, their set of Build Dice work similarly. One six-sided die suggests objects (houseware, vehicle, gift, etc.), one materials (fabric, wood, cardboard, etc.), — Read the rest
Bubble wrap poppin' love seems near-universal. So, how about automating the process in a player piano-type music box? That was the design brief for everyone's favorite maker comedian, Simone Giertz.
As is often the case with Simone's builds, the comedic process is really the product here. — Read the rest
We've been covering the crazy creations of maker-humorist Simone Giertz since the very beginning. As she points out in this new video, announcing her new company, Yetch, for years people have been responding to her funny inventions with the "Take my money" meme. — Read the rest
Simone Giertz, the Internet's beloved comedic maker, didn't like the lamp in her living room ("It's not bright enough to justify turning it on very often […] like my ex."). She also had an enthusiastically-growing plant she didn't want to cut. — Read the rest
A uterus is not a shitty robot. But that didn't stop Kotex from asking Simone Giertz, aka "the Queen of Shitty Robots," to build several mechanical uteri demonstrating the function of the organ, which is found in about half of all humans. — Read the rest
In Simone's latest video, she makes a seat/bed for her dog, Scraps, that she can also sit on as she works. Scraps only has three legs, so Simone had to create something that Scraps felt secure in getting on/off of.
There are lots of endearing and funny moments in this video. — Read the rest
My dearest Electra would bounce that into bits.
Simone Giertz on YouTube
Because we don't have enough pet photos online yet? Next step: Automate it so that the pet can automatically upload the images to Instagram. Hilarity ensues.
My favorite comedic maker, Simone Giertz, brings another silly robot into the world as she builds a robotic parent that will pat her on the back and say: "Good job, son" — after she feeds it a quarter.
As always, there are some genuinely funny moments here, like when she looks into the camera and says:
"Isn't this fun?, — Read the rest
As you may know, YouTuber and Queen of Shitty Robots (and other sketchy maker projects), Simone Giertz, had to have brain surgery a year ago. One thing she acquired during this scary ordeal was a collection of MRI scans of her own brain. — Read the rest
Phenomenal maker Simone Giertz shares some of her battle with her brain tumor and makes a great lamp out of her radiation mask.
Donning a rad vest made with googly eyes, Shitty Robots' inventor extraordinaire Simone Giertz (who recently announced she has a brain tumor) makes a solid case for creating "useless" things in a TED Talk (!) she gave in April.
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In this joyful, heartfelt talk featuring demos of her wonderfully wacky creations, Simone Giertz shares her craft: making useless robots.
Simone Giertz (previously), a roboticist/satirist/artist/youtuber, has announced that she has a brain tumor the size of a golf-ball behind one of her eyes; it is operable but she could experience longterm vision-loss, paralysis, or cognitive impairment. Her video announcement is brave and funny and moving, and as one of her ardent admirers, I am certainly pulling for her. — Read the rest
Our guest this week on the Cool Tools Show is Simone Giertz. Simone is a Swedish native who now resides in San Francisco. Millions of people come to watch her build shitty robots on YouTube and she recently launched her own astronaut training program to get herself into space. — Read the rest
Simone Giertz is widely known online as the "queen of shitty robots." As Boing Boing has previously noted, she's a contemporary Rube Goldberg who makes all sorts of weird and wacky inventions on her YouTube channel. But her biggest dream is to become an astronaut. — Read the rest
Simone Giertz's oeuvre of "shitty robots" doesn't end with her marvellous slap-in-the-face alarm clock: her Youtube channel is full of examples of her work, each better than the last, from arms on her phone that let it commando-crawl along the sidewalk to the world's greatest hair-washing bot and the world's most alarming chopping bot.