Reddit is special to Simone Giertz (aka "simsalapim"); it marks the start of her journey into robot-building and the reason she now has this "very weird job." So her first AMA was a very big deal for her. We gathered some of our own favorite questions and answers below; to read the full AMA, go here!
sharkuppercut: What do you do with the purposely shitty robots you make after you've done a video with them? Do they get hung in a hall of fame or do they just get tossed in the trashbin?
simsalapim: I keep them! Some of them are packed up and some of them are hanging on the wall in my workshop. I try to not slaughter them for parts because I often bring them to events, TV shows etc.
hush_shush: Can you actually make a better functioning robots or are they really a reflection of your current skill?
simsalapim: To be honest, building shitty robots is surprisingly difficult. I want them to be shitty in a really specific way, so they are not just a shot in the dark. But sure, I'm no Adam Savage...