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Simone Giertz

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I’m auctioning off spare parts from Truckla and will donate all the proceeds to Black Lives Matter and various bail funds. Feels silly to be auctioning off scrap car parts right now, but at the same time Truckla and her parts are probably the most valuable thing I have. There’s a link to the auction in my bio. Take care.

I’m auctioning off spare parts from Truckla and will donate all the proceeds to Black Lives Matter and various bail funds. Feels silly to be auctioning off scrap car parts right now, but at the same time Truckla and her parts are probably the most valuable thing I have. There’s a link to the auction in my bio. Take care.
29831 217 41 hours ago

#blackouttuesday ◼️ More tomorrow.

#blackouttuesday ◼️
More tomorrow.
14327 93 2 days ago

Here’s a photo of me and my white floofy dog. Not sure when I got this wholesome. It kind of snuck up on me. Feel like I need to dial it back a bit. Maybe not all the way down to halfsome, but I’d take 3/4-some. Either way: I fucking love this dog.

Here’s a photo of me and my white floofy dog. Not sure when I got this wholesome. It kind of snuck up on me. Feel like I need to dial it back a bit. Maybe not all the way down to halfsome, but I’d take 3/4-some. Either way: I fucking love this dog.
57143 415 9 days ago

I have some 7lbs three-legged news! Her name is Scraps, and she’s only mildly upset that I ruined her shot with my slippers. New video, link in bio! @commanderscraps 🐕☘️

I have some 7lbs three-legged news! Her name is Scraps, and she’s only mildly upset that I ruined her shot with my slippers. New video, link in bio! @commanderscraps 🐕☘️
27818 242 14 days ago

Just wanted to show you my author bio photo. I’m not working on a book or anything, just taping this photo to the back of every grocery list I write. Photo by @francoislebeau.

Just wanted to show you my author bio photo. I’m not working on a book or anything, just taping this photo to the back of every grocery list I write. Photo by @francoislebeau.
51701 369 22 days ago

I built myself a proud parent. It charges me 25¢ for a pat on the shoulder. Full video and how I built it up on YouTube!

I built myself a proud parent. It charges me 25¢ for a pat on the shoulder. 
Full video and how I built it up on YouTube!
73826 1239 48 days ago

never thought this machine would actually make sense but here we are ps. not sick. this is from three years ago.

never thought this machine would actually make sense but here we are

ps. not sick. this is from three years ago.
40344 399 2 months ago

Got a coin operator and hooked it up to a microcontroller! So now I can charge myself for running motors. Broke even day 1, now working on turning a profit.

Got a coin operator and hooked it up to a microcontroller! So now I can charge myself for running motors. Broke even day 1, now working on turning a profit.
20115 82 2 months ago

He won.

He won.
35029 216 3 months ago

have an album cover; now accepting proposals for our band name.

have an album cover; now accepting proposals for our band name.
51232 1212 3 months ago

A paper shredder, but make it a brain. New video, link in bio!

A paper shredder, but make it a brain. New video, link in bio!
48811 712 3 months ago

1000 points if you can guess what I’m making. Except for if you’re on Patreon. Then 1000 points if you can keep it secret.

1000 points if you can guess what I’m making. Except for if you’re on Patreon. Then 1000 points if you can keep it secret.
23091 696 3 months ago

🔥

🔥
216 4 months ago

🔥 Full video on YouTube.

🔥
Full video on YouTube.
174 4 months ago

I built a coffee table out of 20,000 matches and then put it on fire. New video, link in bio 🔥

I built a coffee table out of 20,000 matches and then put it on fire. New video, link in bio 🔥
257 4 months ago

Built some paper airplanes with @colchrishadfield. I’m not bad at building paper airplanes, but I’m apparently terrible at doing it in front of 2000 people while having a conversation with an astronaut.

Built some paper airplanes with @colchrishadfield. I’m not bad at building paper airplanes, but I’m apparently terrible at doing it in front of 2000 people while having a conversation with an astronaut.
121 4 months ago

Hung out with @asapscience in Toronto and we unintentionally formed a human arm braid that kind of looks like a row of butts and legs.

Hung out with @asapscience in Toronto and we unintentionally formed a human arm braid that kind of looks like a row of butts and legs.
89 4 months ago

I tried to write some sort of year in review, and 2019 has had so many great moments. But looking back, all I can think of is the stuff I didn’t talk as much about. Having a prolonged illness is monotonous. It’s getting sick of being sick, tired of being tired, and realizing the irony of being a very impatient patient. It has been a year of building a little bit, and then having to sit down and rest. Sleeping 12 hours per night and still feeling exhausted. Dreaming about being able to exercise again, but getting a lot worse after trying. Looking at my work calendar and worrying about physically being able to see everything through. It was coming to terms with the fact that I might never go back to normal again, that this might be the new normal. My doctor told me that I was depressed, and I tried to explain to her that I would feel great if it wasn’t for feeling like shit. That I was still really happy, underneath it all. Looking back at 2019 I can’t believe the amount of stuff I managed to do, feeling the way I did. It has been a year of longing for being better, while doing the best that I can. And these last couple of weeks, I feel like I have finally stepped out of the shadow of Brian the brain tumor. I have been able to build without holding back. I have been on long walks with friends, running around dancing and doing squats because I have so much energy in my body. I have gone for runs, not getting exhausted in that way that makes me want to curl up in a ball and hide, but exhausted in a good way, like your body letting out a happy and content sigh. 2018 was #EvictBrian. 2019 was #BurnBrian. 2020 is #BuryBrian, and then never visiting the grave. Cheers to all of you dealing with prolonged illness. I tip my hat with the uttermost respect to you. Happy New Year!

I tried to write some sort of year in review, and 2019 has had so many great moments. But looking back, all I can think of is the stuff I didn’t talk as much about. Having a prolonged illness is monotonous. It’s getting sick of being sick, tired of being tired, and realizing the irony of being a very impatient patient.

It has been a year of building a little bit, and then having to sit down and rest. Sleeping 12 hours per night and still feeling exhausted. Dreaming about being able to exercise again, but getting a lot worse after trying. Looking at my work calendar and worrying about physically being able to see everything through. It was coming to terms with the fact that I might never go back to normal again, that this might be the new normal.

My doctor told me that I was depressed, and I tried to explain to her that I would feel great if it wasn’t for feeling like shit. That I was still really happy, underneath it all.

Looking back at 2019 I can’t believe the amount of stuff I managed to do, feeling the way I did. It has been a year of longing for being better, while doing the best that I can. And these last couple of weeks, I feel like I have finally stepped out of the shadow of Brian the brain tumor. I have been able to build without holding back. I have been on long walks with friends, running around dancing and doing squats because I have so much energy in my body. I have gone for runs, not getting exhausted in that way that makes me want to curl up in a ball and hide, but exhausted in a good way, like your body letting out a happy and content sigh.

2018 was #EvictBrian. 2019 was #BurnBrian. 2020 is #BuryBrian, and then never visiting the grave. Cheers to all of you dealing with prolonged illness. I tip my hat with the uttermost respect to you. Happy New Year!
770 5 months ago

Merry Christmas! And cheers to us for passing 2 million subscribers on YouTube! I want to give you all a high five, but even if I only spent a second per high five, it would still take me over 23 days (!) to get to you all. So I hope this will make do for now: 🖐

Merry Christmas! And cheers to us for passing 2 million subscribers on YouTube! I want to give you all a high five, but even if I only spent a second per high five, it would still take me over 23 days (!) to get to you all. So I hope this will make do for now: 🖐
579 5 months ago

Photo: @joepug Article: @laurengoode, @wired Climbing onto Truckla in white coveralls without getting any stains: me

Photo: @joepug
Article: @laurengoode, @wired 
Climbing onto Truckla in white coveralls without getting any stains: me
346 5 months ago

can somebody please confirm that this is actually happening and that I'm not just making this up. link in bio, still not convinced

can somebody please confirm that this is actually happening and that I'm not just making this up. link in bio, still not convinced
1114 5 months ago

I just put my belly on fire, how’s your day going

I just put my belly on fire, how’s your day going
330 6 months ago

like a pig in mud

like a pig in mud
74 6 months ago

This was my actual reaction when the Cybertruck rolled out on stage. New video with more Truckla/Cybertruck up on YouTube! Link in bio, just a minuscule click away 🧨

This was my actual reaction when the Cybertruck rolled out on stage. New video with more Truckla/Cybertruck up on YouTube! Link in bio, just a minuscule click away 🧨
755 6 months ago

“hi, I’d like to have to climb a ladder to get into my car please”

“hi, I’d like to have to climb a ladder to get into my car please”
266 6 months ago

This was my facial expression for the entire Tesla event yesterday. I’ve slept on it now, but my facial expression is still the same. I think I might have gotten chronic shocked Cybertruck face.

This was my facial expression for the entire Tesla event yesterday. I’ve slept on it now, but my facial expression is still the same. I think I might have gotten chronic shocked Cybertruck face.
723 6 months ago

So the Tesla Cybertruck event was interesting...

So the Tesla Cybertruck event was interesting...
709 6 months ago

got myself a birthday present. see you 2024

got myself a birthday present. see you 2024
295 7 months ago

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY AND MY FRIEND MADE ME A TRUCKLA CAKE!!!

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY AND MY FRIEND MADE ME A TRUCKLA CAKE!!!
625 7 months ago

can’t think of a good caption for this but I promise I’m fun at parties

can’t think of a good caption for this but I promise I’m fun at parties
379 7 months ago

By @alexandercoggin for @itsnicethat

By @alexandercoggin for @itsnicethat
162 7 months ago

Kicking it in Berlin.

Kicking it in Berlin.
242 7 months ago

A lot of you have been asking about Truckla updates. So here you go: you know when you have a project deadline and you work your ass off to get everything ready? Like you would literally cut chunks off your butt if it would help move things forward. But then when the time pressure is off you put the project on hold for a little bit to rest/tape up your sore butt, and then the project slowly grows in to a increasingly dusty vessel of guilt and months pass by. That’s where we’re at. Truckla is at my friend’s shop, and needs to be properly water tight before I can bring her home and live happily ever after. Hope to have a video update ready end of this month and actually get some shit done. Photo taken by frieeend @rosekang__ with her dog Ardy (who is my canine godson)

A lot of you have been asking about Truckla updates. So here you go: you know when you have a project deadline and you work your ass off to get everything ready? Like you would literally cut chunks off your butt if it would help move things forward. But then when the time pressure is off you put the project on hold for a little bit to rest/tape up your sore butt, and then the project slowly grows in to a increasingly dusty vessel of guilt and months pass by. That’s where we’re at. Truckla is at my friend’s shop, and needs to be properly water tight before I can bring her home and live happily ever after. Hope to have a video update ready end of this month and actually get some shit done.

Photo taken by frieeend @rosekang__ with her dog Ardy (who is my canine godson)
125 8 months ago

I made a rat trap phone case because I need to use my phone less

I made a rat trap phone case because I need to use my phone less
244 8 months ago

It’s been almost a year since we launched the Every Day Calendar crowdfunding campaign! Thanks Dropbox for helping us collaborate seamlessly throughout this process and for keeping our document ducks in a row 🦆🦆🦆#DropboxAmbassador

It’s been almost a year since we launched the Every Day Calendar crowdfunding campaign! Thanks Dropbox for helping us collaborate seamlessly throughout this process and for keeping our document ducks in a row 🦆🦆🦆#DropboxAmbassador
57 8 months ago

throwback to when I was in the most disliked video of all time

throwback to when I was in the most disliked video of all time
219 8 months ago

Randall Munroe from xkcd came by the workshop and I don’t think anybody has quite been able to catch my essence like this before. He was in town for his new book How To and it has science AND JOKES in it so 10/10 can recommend

Randall Munroe from xkcd came by the workshop and I don’t think anybody has quite been able to catch my essence like this before. He was in town for his new book How To and it has science AND JOKES in it so 10/10 can recommend
214 8 months ago

It’s almost a year since we launched the #EverydayCalendar, and I’m working on a video about all the ups and downs of hardware development, crowdfunding campaigns, and working in a team that is spread out over three continents. You know what doesn’t help? Sharing files, documents and notes over email, back and forth forever. You know what does help? Collaborating through @Dropbox. #DropboxAmbassador

It’s almost a year since we launched the #EverydayCalendar, and I’m working on a video about all the ups and downs of hardware development, crowdfunding campaigns, and working in a team that is spread out over three continents. You know what doesn’t help? Sharing files, documents and notes over email, back and forth forever. You know what does help? Collaborating through @Dropbox.

#DropboxAmbassador
93 8 months ago

trying out that bolognese beard look

trying out that bolognese beard look
141 9 months ago

#ad THINGS I'VE LEARNED SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO: don't eat popcorn in front of a leaf blower. It hurts. 🍿💨 Filmed on #pixel3a and sponsored by @googlepixel. Full video up on YouTube, link in bio!

#ad
THINGS I'VE LEARNED SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO: don't eat popcorn in front of a leaf blower. It hurts. 🍿💨
Filmed on #pixel3a and sponsored by @googlepixel. Full video up on YouTube, link in bio!
115 9 months ago

Next up in “Is She Laughing Or Crying?” we have me either really happy or really upset while cooking food with @harto

Next up in “Is She Laughing Or Crying?” we have me either really happy or really upset while cooking food with @harto
111 9 months ago

Business mantis shrimp in the front, party in the back 🦐🎉

Business mantis shrimp in the front, party in the back 🦐🎉
402 9 months ago

Some business mantis shrimp behind the scenes. Also known as BMS BTS.

Some business mantis shrimp behind the scenes. Also known as BMS BTS.
147 9 months ago

Excited to introduce you to the latest addition to our team: business mantis shrimp Gary Giertz. ☕️🦐 I built this costume together with @wetaworkshop, and just posted a Youtube video on how we made it. Link in bio if you want to add some crustaceans to your day 🦐✨

Excited to introduce you to the latest addition to our team: business mantis shrimp Gary Giertz.
☕️🦐
I built this costume together with @wetaworkshop, and just posted a Youtube video on how we made it. Link in bio if you want to add some crustaceans to your day 🦐✨
263 10 months ago

I’m on vacation! Currently playing Where is Waldo next to a sad tree in Sweden, and heading to Italy next week. Keeping myself on a strict Instagram diet during my time off, SO NO SCROLLING FOR YOU GIERTZ, THUMBS WHERE I CAN SEE THEM

I’m on vacation! Currently playing Where is Waldo next to a sad tree in Sweden, and heading to Italy next week. Keeping myself on a strict Instagram diet during my time off, SO NO SCROLLING FOR YOU GIERTZ, THUMBS WHERE I CAN SEE THEM
247 10 months ago

Being on #SavageBuilds was SO MUCH FUN. I present to you Exhibit A: photo evidence of said fun. Exhibit B is the episode itself, you can find on Discovery.com💨

Being on #SavageBuilds was SO MUCH FUN. I present to you Exhibit A: photo evidence of said fun. Exhibit B is the episode itself, you can find on Discovery.com💨
150 11 months ago

When Adam Savage asks you if you’re down for a post-apocalyptic demolition derby the only correct answer is “ok so what kind of face paint are we going for”. Watch @laura_kampf, @therealadamsavage and me battle it out TONIGHT ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL! #SavageBuilds at 10 pm E/P, following @battlebots.

When Adam Savage asks you if you’re down for a post-apocalyptic demolition derby the only correct answer is “ok so what kind of face paint are we going for”.
Watch @laura_kampf, @therealadamsavage and me battle it out TONIGHT ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL!
#SavageBuilds at 10 pm E/P, following @battlebots.
186 11 months ago

The last two days since posting Truckla have been a like a surreal internet avalanche. THANK YOU for all your sweet comments and witty jokes. Now I need to take my thumbs to some sort of thumb retreat so that they can recover from all this scrolling. Typing this using my pinkies. #truckla

The last two days since posting Truckla have been a like a surreal internet avalanche. THANK YOU for all your sweet comments and witty jokes. Now I need to take my thumbs to some sort of thumb retreat so that they can recover from all this scrolling. Typing this using my pinkies.
#truckla
572 11 months ago

#TRUCKLA: haul ass, no gas. 💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨 I asked people on @patreon to come up with slogans for Truckla, and this one from Taylor Pridgen is my favorite so far.

#TRUCKLA: haul ass, no gas.
💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨
I asked people on @patreon to come up with slogans for Truckla, and this one from Taylor Pridgen is my favorite so far.
266 11 months ago

I got tired of waiting for Tesla to release their pickup truck, so I cut up my Model 3 and made my own. Link in bio! 🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗 Thanks @laura_kampf and @richiebkidd and a thousand other people for helping make this happen! I love Truckla so much. I’m worried I’m turning into a gearhead. Pls send help. And wrenches.

I got tired of waiting for Tesla to release their pickup truck, so I cut up my Model 3 and made my own. Link in bio!
🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗
Thanks @laura_kampf and @richiebkidd and a thousand other people for helping make this happen! I love Truckla so much. I’m worried I’m turning into a gearhead. Pls send help. And wrenches.
1479 11 months ago

There’s a new Tesla pickup truck in town, but it’s not the one you expected. LINK IN BIO! #Truckla

There’s a new Tesla pickup truck in town, but it’s not the one you expected. LINK IN BIO!
#Truckla
106 11 months ago

Just posted a new video where I talk about my experience with radiation therapy. And accidentally getting high on Alzheimer’s medicine. Plus I make a lamp out of my radiation mask. You know where to find the link!

Just posted a new video where I talk about my experience with radiation therapy. And accidentally getting high on Alzheimer’s medicine. Plus I make a lamp out of my radiation mask. You know where to find the link!
181 12 months ago

Safety first. Especially when it makes you look like an intergalactic explorer from the future. ✨🛰 Leaving New Zealand with one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever gotten to make in my luggage. I still can’t believe this week actually happened. Getting to work with @wetaworkshop has honestly been one of the most fun experiences of my life. Here I was thinking that I peaked in middle school, but no, I think this might be it.

Safety first. Especially when it makes you look like an intergalactic explorer from the future.
✨🛰
Leaving New Zealand with one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever gotten to make in my luggage. I still can’t believe this week actually happened. Getting to work with @wetaworkshop has honestly been one of the most fun experiences of my life. Here I was thinking that I peaked in middle school, but no, I think this might be it.
121 12 months ago

Had quite the company for lunch today.

Had quite the company for lunch today.
240 12 months ago

This guy Sauron called and gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Sorry I’m an orc now. #wetaworkshop

This guy Sauron called and gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Sorry I’m an orc now.
#wetaworkshop
534 12 months ago

I’m in New Zealand to build a project with @wetaworkshop. They made all the props for Lord of the Rings and Narnia and I think I might have died and gone to geek heaven BECAUSE I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THIS IS REAL LIFE

I’m in New Zealand to build a project with @wetaworkshop. They made all the props for Lord of the Rings and Narnia and I think I might have died and gone to geek heaven BECAUSE I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THIS IS REAL LIFE
275 12 months ago

Gave a talk at YouTube’s annual event #Brandcast last night. @dualipa performed right before me so I guess you can technically say that she opened for me. That’s at least what I’ll write on my resume.

Gave a talk at YouTube’s annual event #Brandcast last night. @dualipa performed right before me so I guess you can technically say that she opened for me. That’s at least what I’ll write on my resume.
177 13 months ago

Got to be on an episode of @therealadamsavage’s new show Savage Builds! Here’s right before we start rummaging through a junk yard, channeling our inner raccoons.

Got to be on an episode of @therealadamsavage’s new show Savage Builds! Here’s right before we start rummaging through a junk yard, channeling our inner raccoons.
73 13 months ago

Starting a band with @laura_kampf and @richiebkidd. Still figuring out what music we’re going to play but at least we’ve got our image down.

Starting a band with @laura_kampf and @richiebkidd. Still figuring out what music we’re going to play but at least we’ve got our image down.
76 13 months ago

✂️✂️✂️ link in bio✂️✂️✂️

✂️✂️✂️ link in bio✂️✂️✂️
92 13 months ago

We made a giant pair of scissors! And I’m a lot more excited about it than I look in the photo. New video out, link in bio! ✂️✂️✂️

We made a giant pair of scissors! And I’m a lot more excited about it than I look in the photo. New video out, link in bio! ✂️✂️✂️
215 13 months ago

HOLY. SHIT. I. JUST. GOT. A. TESLA!!! I kept looking over my shoulder for some adult to tell me that I wasn’t allowed to buy this. But then I realized: I’m the adult in the room. And it’s money that I’ve earned myself, building shitty robots. This is my absolute dream car. Or rather: it will be. Stay tuned. #teslamodel3 #donttellcheeselouise

HOLY. SHIT. I. JUST. GOT. A. TESLA!!! I kept looking over my shoulder for some adult to tell me that I wasn’t allowed to buy this. But then I realized: I’m the adult in the room. And it’s money that I’ve earned myself, building shitty robots. This is my absolute dream car. Or rather: it will be. Stay tuned.
#teslamodel3 #donttellcheeselouise
1023 14 months ago