This Is Why I'm Fat: Automatic Popcorn Feeding Machine

April 7, 2016

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This is the automatic popcorn feeding machine built by robot lover Simone Giertz and Adam Savage. It continuously dumps handfuls of popcorn into your mouth. Or, more accurately, it continuously dumps handfuls of popcorn into your lap. Man, the end of Mythbusters must have been hard on Adam -- he's not even making things that work anymore. Get yourself together man! Remember: when one door closes another one opens unless you're being held prisoner in which case you need to break a window or dig an escape tunnel or something because things aren't looking too good for you right now.

Keep going for a short video of the machine in action, as well as a long video of the build.

Thanks to carey, who promised to build me an automatic chocolate milk dispenser to put on my bedside table. Thank you, you are so sweet to me!

  • TheQiwiMan

    Every night I cry myself to sleep, knowing that Simone will never be my girlfriend.

  • Xockszky

    If only we had a way to eat popcorn without a machine to do it for us!

  • Jeremy Tilton

    Maybe just some sort of switch, like a slight turn of the head engages that hand...

  • Ursinos

    They had originally talked about having some kind of trigger mechanism, like a laser set so it would activate when she opened her mouth.

    I was disappointed when it just continually shovelled the popcorn at her. But why set up the sensor stuff if the feed mechanism doesn't work? could have just been a mark 1 prototype lol

  • Jeremy Tilton

    Good point. If it worked better, then, perhaps and upgrade.

  • obriencj

    I like Simone Giertz's robots quite a bit, and her sense of humor. But if we're talking food delivery I don't think the popcorn hat or the cereal machine can even hold a candle to Colin Furze's Cake O' Matic.

  • Oban 1 Kenobi

    Wow. Thank you.

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