Simone Giertz, like many of us, spends quarantine working on her passion projects.
For the YouTubers and the inventor, this project happens to be a photo booth for their dog.
Simone Giertz, dubbed the “Queen of the Fucking Robots”, is known for her innovative but less useful technical creations. Her work includes an alarm clock that strikes her awake, a Tesla that has been hacked into a pickup truck, and finally a photo booth where Pavlov got her dog to take selfies made entirely of Legos.
It’s damn adorable.
Giertz used Lego blocks to build the structure and a Lego Mindstorms set (their line of programmable robots) for the mechanics. She attached a pedal and circuit board to a treat dispenser and camera. Pressing the pedal triggers both – a mechanism that required a lot of tact to get right, explained Giertz. Figuring out how to program both the camera trigger and the treat trigger resulted in some adorable unintentional selfies.
“She gets a reward, I get a photo, everyone is happy,” said Giertz in the video.
The result: an enchanting photo series of scraps. Giertz also programmed a robot dog to take pictures of himself as well, which Scraps didn’t seem to appreciate.
“I could have been involved with this project forever because I had so much fun with it,” Giertz concluded.
More dog pictures are always welcome.