Simone Giertz: Why you should make useless things
Simone Giertz runs a YouTube channel about robotics. Full bio
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if you get nervous when onstage,
to make you feel better.
feels kind of weird and wrong.
on moving past stuff like that,
as much as you're looking at me --
really comfortable, right?
I made myself a shirt.
as much as you're looking at me
of the reason I made this.
some sort of solution to it.
it's kind of boring,
seven-year-olds in the audience,
a machine that could do it for you?
by zero out of 10 dentists,
revolutionize the world of dentistry,
helmet three years ago
and I put up a camera,
clip of it working.
modern-day fairy tale
into the comment sections
starts a YouTube channel
niche for myself on the internet
to be at the top of your field
about my machines,
like cutting hair with drones --
wake up in the morning --
that helps me chop vegetables.
student growing up.
I had straight A's,
to my brother around that time.
how difficult it is for me to tell you,
to think that I'm stupid.
our parents' house down.
and the thing I'm so upset about
between here and here.
especially if you're teaching yourself,
difficult to do.
of making you feel stupid.
guarantee success 100 percent of the time.
nearly impossible to fail.
of trying to succeed,
things that would fail.
realize it at the time,
was actually quite smart,
learning about hardware,
with my performance anxiety.
all pressure and expectations from myself,
got replaced by enthusiasm,
that people struggle with.
or medium-sized things
presents this whole new set of problems
is the first step in my process
of the potential problems I might have
my hands start shaking
open this entire time
all good on that one.
nervous about is my hands shaking.
behind the paper
to see the paper quivering.
in the audience are probably like,
or form a business?"
a glass of water for you onstage
if you get thirsty,
want to drink that water,
to see that my hands are shaking.
that hands you a glass of water?
in the googly-eye shirt.
because I have a thing --
"head orbit device,"
this platform around you
you can get photos of your entire head.
it's a very versatile machine.
some snacks on it, for example,
just clap your hands a little bit more --
little personal solar system,
that's what we're here for.
on this machine a little bit
and put it on the platform,
are shaking a little bit,
a very mesmerizing piece of equipment.
sometimes get stage fright?
like simple engineering slapstick,
on something bigger than that.
that often gets lost in engineering,
to learn about hardware
anxiety get in the way.
going to build something useful,
never have planned for,
never have planned for.
I was enthusiastic about what I was doing,
with other people.
of making useless things,
what the best answer is.
exactly how the world works.
isn't the answer,
ABOUT THE SPEAKERSimone Giertz - Inventor, robotics enthusiast
Simone Giertz runs a YouTube channel about robotics.
Why you should listen
Simone Giertz is a Swedish inventor, YouTuber and robotics enthusiast. She is world-renowned for her useless machines and has risen to the very top of the field -- mainly because the field is very tiny and not of interest to the general populace. Giertz has set out to automate everything from brushing teeth to cutting hair and has more than one million subscribers on YouTube.
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