Words matter. These are the best Simone Giertz Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I live on an old tugboat but feel that having a submarine would be the next level.
I would much rather be acknowledged for the work that I do rather than being a woman doing the type of work I do.
I didn’t know how to necessarily make good robots and I was scared of failing to make good robots, so I thought I might as well make bad robots to kind of alleviate the pressure of that.
If I’m not around, it’s not because I don’t want to be, it’s because I can’t.
Take it from someone who’s never managed to keep a New Year’s resolution: making commitments is easy. Keeping them is what is hard.
Haircuts are never good. You always end up being unhappy.
To me, the goal of building useless and ridiculous robots is more – I mean, in some way, it’s like a personal goal because I think it’s really fun, and I think having fun is super important to create things.
Reddit is, it’s like a tiger. It’s great if it’s your friend, but it can also eat you alive.
I made a toothbrush helmet, which was a skateboard helmet with a robot arm holding a toothbrush. The idea was that it would brush your teeth for you.
I build a robot version of Jenna Marbles’ dog, Kermit. It turned out a little bit worse than I had anticipated.
I love Sugru like I love duct tape. I basically just compensated for lack of building skills with Sugru.
I don’t believe in prayer, I’m a pretty hardcore agnostic.
I see a problem and I invent some sort of solution to it.
On my bad days, sitting down and meditating was the last thing I wanted to do.
I found it was way more fun to build useless stuff.
To me, ideas are like annoying salespeople that only go away once I’ve built them.
Adding comedy into what I do is just my natural approach. It’s how I approach anything that I find tricky or daunting, because it’s like putting syrup in your medicine, and it just makes it easier to go down.
I built a lot of stuff as a kid. But I was not interested in tech, I thought it wasn’t really for me.
It’s all men on my channel. All my comment sections are engineers at Google.
There’s an incredible amount of people that you can compare yourself with and be like, why am I not doing as well as that person? It’s really hard.
I’m kind of a challenge junkie, I think.
People should be faced with losing everything a little bit more often because it really helps put a lot of things into perspective.
A lot of people just write off the projects that I do as stupid, but they obviously aren’t, the ideas aren’t the smartest but I think there definitely is a lot of thought behind it.
I set out to make a sandwich using a robot arm. I put a knife at the end of it and tried to make it spread peanut butter over bread. It didn’t work so great.
The wake up machine was actually pretty painful after some time.
I think I’ve kind of carved out a sweet spot for myself by combining science and comedy.
I think people just like seeing failure.
I got one comment that I had a lot of double chins. I just laughed at it. I do have a double chin, so that’s legit.
Programming is a pretty tricky thing to start learning. You need to combine it with comedy to get a wider audience.
My goal is to never own a gas car.
I don’t want to be brain tumor girl. I don’t want this to be my thing.
I often get asked if I think I’m ever going to build something useful, and maybe someday I will.
I’m a part of a new generation of drivers that will only drive electric.