Simone Giertz used to make stupid robots, but she’s moving up in the world. Her latest invention is wildly practical. While looking for a solution for hanging clothes in shallow spaces, she came up with Coat Hingers – folding metal hangers that hold clothes in half the space. The design looks simple, but it took massive amounts of prototyping to get it right.
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We already knew that Simone Giertz likes building robots. She also enjoys working with stained glass, so she decided to combine two of her hobbies to create what is likely the world’s first stained glass robot. She started with a metal robot arm, then cut and soldered glass panels to replace the metal pieces. It was clearly one of her more frustrating builds.
We’ve enjoyed many videos from Dianna Cowern aka Physics Girl. She recently stopped posting and we wondered why. It turns out she is battling complications from long COVID. After facing her own health struggles, her friend Simone Giertz posted this update. You can help support Dianna’s recovery by joining her Patreon.
Makers Simone Giertz and Laura Kampf were looking for inspiration for projects and came up with Build Dice. This set of aluminum dice helps set parameters for creative projects. The first cube has objects, the second has materials, and the third one has properties. They come in a handsome walnut display box.
Makers Simone Giertz and Laura Kampf teamed up to release Build Dice – a fun gift item to inspire creativity through randomization. After giving the dice a few rolls, they decided to build a chair by recycling an old satellite dish. They cut and folded the metal to form a seat, then gave it hardwood arms and legs.
The sound of popping bubble wrap might be music to your ears, but Simone Giertz and her friends came up with a way to turn those pops into actual music. The machine she built uses a spinning drum and rubber feet to squish the bubbles and harnesses the air they release to play a pan flute. Zamfir, eat your heart out!
Simone Giertz was tired of looking at the boring IKEA ceiling light she had hanging from her ceiling, so she decided to replace it with something more interesting – a combination lamp and a hanging plant basket. She managed to keep the water and electricity away from each other with a bit of epoxy.
Jigsaw puzzles can be loads of fun, but they also take up lots of table space. Simone Giertz came up with a solution by designing and building a an overly-complex dining table. Its tambour wood roll-top conceals a jigsaw puzzle compartment that rises like an elevator. That painter’s tape and glue clamp is a neat hack.
Simone Giertz has built some strange and wacky devices. Her latest creation is a wall of fake teeth that she rigged up with motors and a MIDI controller so she can use them as a musical instrument. Along the way, she plays amateur dentist, chats with Andrew Huang, goes house shopping, and has a good cry.
(PG-13: Language) Maker Simone Giertz took a page of the old improv handbook, and asked viewers to toss out ideas of things for her to make out of other things. Her first challenge: make a piece of furniture out of 20,000 matches. Since she built it out of metal, the table still remains after setting it ablaze.
(PG-13: Language) EV maker Tesla is working on a pickup truck, but Simone Giertz doesn’t have the patience to wait for its release. Instead, she did what any enterprising maker with a massive YouTube following would do – she called in her friends to help carve up a Tesla Model 3 and make it into a ute, dubbed the “Truckla.”
(PG-13: Language) We love Simone Giertz for all of the wonderfully sh*tty robots she’s given us. But not too long ago, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Well, the good news is that she’s on the mend from the scary procedure to remove it, and is here to share her story.
“It’s an artisan driving experience.” Simone Giertz now lives in San Francisco, so she went full hipster and bought a Comuta-Car. An electric car from the early ’80s, it’s barely 8 ft long, has a 6 hp motor, a duckbill battery compartment and an ABS plastic body.
“The Soup Robot is as if the Beer Robot got the Breakfast Machine really drunk, and then they had a child.” For her latest build, the Queen of Sh*tty Robots Simone Giertz created a machine that’s designed to lift up a bowl of soup, and spoonfeed her. Naturally, it sucks.
(PG-13: Language) The Queen of sh*tty robots Simone Giertz’s recent build is an attempt to build a low-budget robot that places a cup or glass on the table, then fills it with beer. We blame the human operator, Scott for the large amount of beer that ended up on the table.