Simone Giertz


Simone Giertz goes from projects to products

YouTube’s one-time Queen of Shitty Robots didn’t renounce her crown so much as outgrow it. A few years back, the time came to put away the breakfast machine, the lipstick robot and the Styrofoam mannequin head that slams into a keyboard and kind of rolls back and forth in a rough approximation of internet commenting.
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Meet Simone Giertz: Inventor, robotics enthusiast, and YouTuber

Even if you don’t follow Simone Giertz on social media or YouTube, there’s a good chance you know of her work. Originally hailed as the Queen of S***** Robots, Simone’s early videos of questionable contraptions, such as the Toothbrush Machine and Hair Washing Robot, quickly went viral, birthing a variety of GIFs and shareable content that quickly took over the internet. But, nowadays, she’s shelved her bots and focuses her attention on more reliable projects, such as her highly successful crowdfunding campaign for The Every Day Calendar, and the impressive Truckla, a Tesla pickup truck that beat Elon Musk’s Cybertruck to the post when shared online in June 2019.

Simone Giertz: The Queen Of Bad Robots

There are a lot of things I watch on Youtube. I am a great waster of time. For the longest time, I watched Tested. It’s a company featuring Adam Savage, from Mythbusters, and it covers media, technologies and filmmaking.