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Scrappy Robots with Simone Giertz

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Fun with engineering and building, some marketing messages.

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Gleeful, goofy, and lots of fun, this show about impractical-but-hilarious homemade machines may awaken the tinkering spirit in viewers -- or they may just find it funny. Giertz's absurd inventions are fun to watch, for adults and for kids. They frequently use amusing props, like the rubber hands that "wash" (some would say "slap") hair automatically in the shower, or perform ridiculous tasks, like giving manicures for lazy people. "I'm the queen of scrappy robots. I build things that don't really work but they're kinda fun," says Giertz in one video's intro, as good a motto as any on a show that implicitly demonstrates what can be done with inspiration and a bit of technical know-how. There's also a deeper meaning, as Giertz points out in one episode, that by watching, viewers support "the overall idea of not being scared of failure when you're inventing and building things."

A note: Many of the machines featured on Scrappy Robots have already been the subject of videos on Giertz's personal channel, which has more questionable language and advertisements that may not be age-appropriate. Parents may prefer that their kids watch her videos on the Scrappy Robots only, but there are more videos on Giertz's channel.

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