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This Woman Makes Hilariously Useless Robots

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There Must Be a Better Way.

Simone Giertz isn’t your average robotics designer. A self-described “maker/ robotics enthusiast/ non-engineer,” Simone has no problem being called the Queen of Sh*tty Robots.

Based in Stockholm, Simone dedicates her time to building always funny and often useless robots in order to accomplish very practical tasks such as getting ready in the morning or even making breakfast.

And while Simone’s robotics skills far surpass my own, not to mention anybody I know, the real humor comes from when the robots malfunction.

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Source: YouTube @Simone Giertz

Sure, robots are designed to make life easier, but these inventions might make you think twice before moving into an age of all things automated.

See her creations in action!

Let’s start off with something we can all relate to: the suckiness of waking up. Now, mornings can finally be easy with Simone’s Wake-up machine!

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“I built an alarm clock that wakes me up in the morning by slapping me in the face with a rubber arm. I picked apart a clock, wired it to an Arduino UNO and controlled a 165 rpm brushless DC motor through a relay.”

Next stop? Breakfast! Simone’s Breakfast Machine is like something straight out of a comedy movie!

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“I programmed a uArm robot arm to feed me Cheerios for breakfast. And yes: duct tape is an inevitable part of the DIY process.”