Who is the biggest inventor in the world?
Although this question is not rigorous and has no standard answer, she must be on the list: Simone Giertz.
She is known as the "Queen of Useless Robots". By fiddling with all kinds of seemingly useless machine inventions, she has made countless people's daydreams a reality, and made herself popular all over the world. YouTube has 2.61 million fans. The regulars of major TV programs and variety show platforms are reported by the media as soon as there is any news.
Recently, she has made a new "waste wood invention".
This time, in order to allow more people to experience her invention project , Simone Giertz directly opened an online store .
She calls things on the site "interesting things you didn't know you wanted."
New "Waste Inventions" List
The store is called Yetch, which is pronounced the same as her last name.
A total of 4 "Useless Firewood Inventions" were exhibited on the website.
The first item, which Simone Giertz calls "the worst puzzle in the world."
Because, its total number of puzzle pieces is 499 pieces. Why one less piece? Of course it was intentional.
This piece of puzzle, which can never reach perfection, may be instantly mad when seen by obsessive-compulsive disorder and puzzle lovers.
This incomplete puzzle is all white. Everything seems simple, but it is not simple, because the shapes of each puzzle are irregular.
It took Simone Giertz 19 hours to spell it out. It's probably an interesting pain, too.
▲ Put on the wall like a work of art.
The second item is a "Daily Goal Calendar".
The calendar was originally an item she crowdfunded on Kickstarter in 2018, which Giertz uses to keep up her daily meditation, and is now available to everyone.
The coolest part is that it's a touch-sensitive calendar that covers 365 days.
The calendar is made of gold immersed printed circuit boards, and there are LED lights behind the numbers for each day, but it can be used without an internet connection.
When you've completed your goal for the day, it'll light up with just one click.
Simone Giertz wants people to use it to maintain healthy habits too.
There are two other items, both rings.
One is a Phillips head screwdriver ring.
One is a screw ring ring.
Looks like a good match.
These two rings are like a metaphor in Simone Giertz's mind, and those who wear them can also turn their hands into a wonderful toolbox of life.
For example, when you can't find a screwdriver, you can remove the ring and unscrew the screw at any time.
Price-wise, the puzzle is $35, the calendar is $365, and both rings are $85.
Simone Giertz has been in the works for seven years to build the site, which now looks a bit like a platform where art and technology intersect.
In the future, it will also continue to serve as a place for Simone Giertz to showcase new works, making those interesting ideas real, and providing unique solutions to people's daily problems.
Adventures of the Waste Wood Robot
The "inventions" mentioned above are simple and practical compared to Simone Giert's previous creations.
When she first became popular on the Internet, those "useless robots" were more whimsical than the other.
In 2015, Simone Giert from Sweden posted the first video of a "waste robot" on YouTube.
Later, she began to make all kinds of robots that looked innovative, absurd, funny and funny, and it quickly became popular on the Internet.
It's called a wake-up robot.
This is a toothbrush robot.
This is a lipstick-smearing robot.
This is the breakfast robot.
This is a vegetable chopping robot.
This is the feeding robot.
This is the soup pouring robot.
This is a shampoo robot.
This is the tongue playing game robot.
There are even ass-wiping robots.
When you're down and discouraged, don't worry, there are applause bots.
When you go out and encounter a satyr, don't worry, there are anti-wolf robots.
When you watch a movie and just want to be paralyzed, there are robots that automatically feed popcorn.
There are even drones that can cut hair when you don’t want to go out for a haircut.
The most distinctive feature of her "rubbish robots" is that they skillfully combine self-deprecating humor and enthusiasm for technology.
She does all the CNC machining, programming, circuits, stacking, and assembly of the robot herself.
After graduating from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Simone Giert's first internship was to design and manufacture products in an engineering company in San Francisco. After returning to Sweden at the age of 24, she began to teach herself robot programming and assembly technology on Google, and gradually embarked on the road of "waste wood robot".
Of course, not only robots, Simone Giert has also applied his hands-on ability to all aspects of life.
For example, because she found that dogs like to be close to their owners or sit on them, she used Fusion 360 to create a 3D model of a pet chair , and then turned her chair into a dog's "LOFT house".
There are doors, stairs, footboards, and beds. Simone Giert can sit on it to work, and dogs can climb up and sleep on her. When Simone Giert leaves, this is a hotbed for dogs.
In 2019, Simone Giertz modified a Model 3 to make a "Truckla" before Tesla's pickup truck came out.
She spent more than a year planning and designing, dismantling the car with her team, assembling parts, adding new equipment, and finally taking shape.
This video has also become her most popular video ever, with more than 10 million views, and Musk invited her to participate in the new car launch that year.
Some of these inventions oscillated between humor and technology, and some of them were successful, and most of the show was like a disaster.
However, it has also become a source of inspiration and joy for many people.
Useless is also useful
Why do these useless things?
More than one person has questioned all of her inventions.
Simone Giert once mentioned in an open class at Brown University in the United States that she knew that these "rubbish inventions" had little practicality.
I find a problem, and I invent a solution to it.
In a TED talk in 2018, she mentioned that many people have stage phobia, and she believes that the solution to this problem is: "Actually, as long as I can look at you as you look at me, it will be fair."
So she took out a "big-eyed T-shirt" specially made for this speech, so that she also had "eyes" all over her body, and she was not nervous immediately.
The original intention of Simone Giert to make these "useless inventions" is to fiddle with the process of invention, discover problems, emerge inspiration, present creativity, and bring happiness.
I think it's really fun, and having fun is very important in creating things.
In the beginning, like most people, her biggest psychological burden was being called stupid and facing failure. " Perfection is like a straitjacket, it takes your breath away ," she said.
After deciding to make these useless robots, these seemingly doomed things made her let go of the pressure of having to succeed, " Once I eliminated all the pressure and expectations on myself, this pressure was quickly replaced by enthusiasm. ".
Someone else asked her if she would use her brain to create more useful things in the future. Her answer was that there may be in the future, but she has already done it. For example, making a "useless robot" is a job she did not expect at all.
It's a job I created, and it's something I could never have planned. It's all because I'm passionate about the job, and I'm sharing that passion with more people. That's the most beautiful part of making useless robots.
A few years ago, Simone Giert was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and she posted online about her panic, vulnerability, positivity, and optimism throughout her surgery and radiation treatment.
Had the tumor not been diagnosed, she would have gone to Antarctica to shoot a documentary.
Later, she took out some of her own tumor slides and had friends who had gone to Antarctica take them there. Simone Giert said, "Now I'm not a girl with a brain tumor, I'm a girl who sent a brain tumor to Antarctica."
She is extending her creativity to more places in life.
The Yetch website mentioned at the beginning is also a new way for her to explore.
Simone Giert's creation of one after another may or may not be useful, but when you see them, there's bound to be a flash of inspiration.
That feeling untangles the obsessions and misunderstandings that life has to pursue a certain meaning, and makes it easy to find pure joy, freedom, and curiosity.
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