Ridiculously Overengineered Subscription Counter (for my dog)

22 nov. 2020
84 706 Weergaven

Thank you monday.com for sponsoring this project and supporting my work!! Please check out Joels work here:
okay, this week i had THE BEST TIME working on a machine that will count my dogs Insta followers. Why? Because WHY NOT?
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  • You're so cool

    WouterZtubeWouterZtube7 dagen geleden
  • lol, i think giving away the treats was the only way to maintain credibility with the handle thereal__slim__smudo at that rate :P

    beartasticbeartastic7 dagen geleden
  • While I watch the brass montage I will say, I would leave the notch down normally and have it go up to get the treat then back down. My other thought is that this constitutes a powerful positive feedback loop on the part of the viewers with no specific behavior on the dog's part to deserve a reward.

    GordieGiiGordieGiiMaand geleden
  • 😂👍👍👍😊😘

    Vincenzo ScolaroVincenzo ScolaroMaand geleden
  • Dunno who's luckier, Laura or Smudo. Cool vid/project.

    Charlie NewmanCharlie NewmanMaand geleden
  • When I try to go to Joel's NLworld channel there's a era and will not open. This site can't be reached

    Victor440Victor440Maand geleden
  • As long as Smudo gets treats that's the important thing.

    Angus McLarenAngus McLarenMaand geleden
  • You somehow manage to make plywood look better than anyone else can while building. Lovely

    Jordan LarsonJordan Larson2 maanden geleden
  • Awesome, love it, if he likes to chase balls what if you had a machine that would alternate the treats disbursement, with another lever that could launch a ball, every time he gets a subscriber. Then again he would need to learn how to put the ball back in the machine so it will launch again. Hmmh anyway super - cool happy smudo!

    hewhorunswithaknifehewhorunswithaknife2 maanden geleden
  • Ur great great work

    Jorge RosalyJorge Rosaly2 maanden geleden
  • Smudo gonna be fat.

    nzlemmingnzlemming2 maanden geleden
  • why not combine the two?

    Drew BroodieDrew Broodie3 maanden geleden
  • You need a microjig!

    Desta HDesta H3 maanden geleden
  • Brilliant brilliant. Great thing to share! Thank you

    johnnhennry1johnnhennry13 maanden geleden
  • Haha, I wipe extra glue on the underside of my workbench, too!

    The Funky WrenchThe Funky Wrench3 maanden geleden
  • One of the many things I love about your channel is the soundtrack. I wish you would post links to the artists featured. I'm sure you would be doing them a great service with the exposure.

    mike kmitmike kmit3 maanden geleden
  • nlworld.info/key/video/up57kdXXeot9o6o Hey Laura, wäre das nicht für dich und die Maker*innenszene was. Ich fänd's zumindest cool. Weiß nicht, ob dich das sonst irgendwie schon erreicht haben könnte. Bitte ignorieren, wenn kein Interesse besteht. Weiß nur nicht, auf welchem Wege man sonst auf sowas hinweisen könnte.

    MilaMila3 maanden geleden
    • Noch dazu... ich liebe deine Videos, mach bitte weiter so!!

      MilaMila3 maanden geleden
  • Your prototypes are even 10 times better than most people’s finished products. 😉

    Artie ShellArtie Shell3 maanden geleden
  • Do you ever try to recycle a broken IKEA Gunde chair metal frame components to build a Backpack frame? This stuff is the widespread ikea product... www.ikea.com/de/de/p/gunde-klappstuhl-schwarz-00217797/ IKEA gunde is an interesting and very light chair, but overtime it always breaks at the back rest where is located the hanging handle... usually it can't be decently fixed, and not being presentable anymore it becames a waste. Perhaps it can be recycled and repurposed in a functional transport backpack frame, or eventually a pack frame&outdoor seat... it could be an interesting recycling idea/hack design/diy experiment... What do you think? Do you have any suggestion? Perhaps the backpack shoulder straps can be made out from demolished auto seat belts... and the new back rest using leather or wood or older plastics reshaped somehow... an interesting idea also can be employ the frame with a net and a basic sealed case such as Max520 by Plastica Panaro (a competitive larger version of Peli 1510 and Explorer... cases often used by photografer to protect cameras...) so it can work as a sealed backpack arriving to the base and as material trasporting device e.g. woods for fire and havy stuffs as cement bags, water jerrycans... so on alone using the net. Do you have any clue? Vielen Dank im voraus Laura, Tschüss.

    Giulio GeminoGiulio Gemino3 maanden geleden
  • i love the mychine and the idea is great. but what you built is actually a machine that does whats called "intermittend reinforcement" in psychology. there were studies done on poor rats, when they fed them in this way, were there is no pattern or system recognizable to the animal, it gets HUGELY addictive. it makes you addicted to your own (or in this case smudos own ) brain chemicals. its also a crucial part in emotional abusive controlling relationships amonst humans. beentheregotout.com/dont-be-fooled-intermittent-reinforcement-and-protecting-ourselves-from-emotional-abuse/ www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.php?term=Intermittent+Reinforcement so please check it out, before poor smudo or the shelter dogs die next to his treatmachine, cause he is so excited about it randomly dispensing treats! ;) i love the way you changed your plan though and its a good idea to support the local shelter!

    siiiri ouslysiiiri ously3 maanden geleden
  • Brilliant idea!! Great video!

    BCDesignBCDesign3 maanden geleden
  • Mhh... auf Deutsch wäre alles nochmal so schön! 🤔 Wenn sie nur aus Deutschland käme... 🙄 äh, kommt sie ja... 🥴 mhh... Kopf kratz...

    DonDeTangoDonDeTango3 maanden geleden
    • Ich will gerne so viele Leute wie möglich erreichen. Die Community ist groß und nicht nur in Deutschland. Englisch ist nun mal eine Weltsprache. Die meisten Videos sind ja zudem auch nonverbal abgesehen von Intro und outro

      Laura KampfLaura Kampf3 maanden geleden
  • Nice 👍 The second attempt is definitely much healthier 😂 Cheers!

    00 schralf00 schralf3 maanden geleden
  • Es ist in der Tat recht sehr interessant das du und Simone die selben Ideen gehabt habt,allerdings sind beide Ideen absolut grandios.!! Ich muss es erneut ganz klar sagen deine Projekte sind absolut grandios und vor allem sind sehr viele was für den Markt, und daher sage ich ganz klar in dir steckt extrem viel Potenzial.!!! Ich danke dir für die super Beiträge, ps ich finde dein Projekt mit dem Bett das man ohne Schrauben zusammen bauen kann extrem genial. Würde es sogar bei dir Bestellen.! Mit besten Grüßen Ed. 🌷

    Edwin van DyckEdwin van Dyck3 maanden geleden
  • Dammit, was planning to follow and unfollow like crazy so smudo would get sooooo many treats 😁

    Theres DuschlbauerTheres Duschlbauer3 maanden geleden
  • 👍👍👍👍😁

    Eric CartmanEric Cartman3 maanden geleden
  • One more Smudo follower! What a fun project and thoughtful way to handle the excess!

    Pettigrew WoodworksPettigrew Woodworks3 maanden geleden
  • What an awesome project :)

    Hey I'm a MakerHey I'm a Maker3 maanden geleden
  • This is fantastic. From all angles.

    Sanjay SamiSanjay Sami3 maanden geleden
  • ❤️ So enjoy seeing others who love their pup as much as I do mine 🥰 🐕 Good work Smudo (& Laura 🤣) getting those cookies to the shelter 🍪

    tort oisetort oise3 maanden geleden
  • If I made a similar machine for myself I would probably starve to death😂. Great build Laura

    Mcbull The CreatorMcbull The Creator3 maanden geleden
  • Well, I would beg you to make a machine, that makes me instafamous too, but I am not that hairy, not that cute and really not slim at all…. :o) nice build!!

    Ralph RohrRalph Rohr3 maanden geleden
  • Just a thought. How about a ball tossed? Tosses a toy every 10 or so subscriptions.

    Richard WrightRichard Wright3 maanden geleden
  • Looks like Laura and Simone are in sync with eachother this week. Love both videos!

    AckreyAckrey3 maanden geleden
    • Yeah, how funny was that?

      Laura KampfLaura Kampf3 maanden geleden
  • Like for Smudo. Good dog 🐶)

    GoodokachGoodokach3 maanden geleden
  • 🐶+🍔=💡👏👏

    Andre Artisan ArtistAndre Artisan Artist3 maanden geleden
  • Great... A way to get dogs addicted to social media too. Ha!

    ZigarettenbruchZigarettenbruch3 maanden geleden
  • Saw video title... immediately went to Instagram to subscribe then came back to video to be delighted to find out subs result in cookies for goodest doggos.

    Tyne BakerTyne Baker3 maanden geleden
  • Creative, heartfelt! I'm a Shmodo Instagram follower!

    Thomas Tieffenbacher/DocSavage45Thomas Tieffenbacher/DocSavage453 maanden geleden

    Kelli LandryKelli Landry3 maanden geleden
  • Laura, you are simply brilliant

    jan sojkajan sojka3 maanden geleden
  • Bravo! Beautiful, ingenious, interesting & a blessing for dogs needing love. The world needs much more warm, uplifting & helpful things like this. Thanks for sharing!

    Springwood CottageSpringwood Cottage3 maanden geleden
  • this is a really funny analogy for the role of social media in society

    EngineeringSchoolDropoutEngineeringSchoolDropout3 maanden geleden
  • Working with brass, Clickspring has entered the chat.

    Tom AhoksTom Ahoks3 maanden geleden
  • Mega Maschine :-)

    nobel-hobel worksnobel-hobel works3 maanden geleden
  • What a sweet solution. I'm happy to have contributed a cookie to Smudo's shelter gift.

    Edward DavisEdward Davis3 maanden geleden
  • i haven't been on ig much lately so i missed this. but this video has got the cog turning in my head. so great what you did with it.. heart warming.

    John Made itJohn Made it3 maanden geleden
  • Labour of love

    Thiemo FischerThiemo Fischer3 maanden geleden
  • 9:30 Did not expect to cry during this video. It’s a nice gesture, never been more proud to be a Patreon supporter. ❤️

    Jeremy SpecceJeremy Specce3 maanden geleden
  • Amazing work

    Arts and crafts TVArts and crafts TV3 maanden geleden
  • Das ist ne gute Idee. Smudo ist auch süß

    Roman RothRoman Roth3 maanden geleden
  • The is a wonderful pay-it-forward.

    Albert BerkshireAlbert Berkshire3 maanden geleden
  • ohhh love your video and work, your videos and happyness are an immediate endorphin releasing machine. thanks a lot

    SantosSantos3 maanden geleden
  • Next video: A machine to make my dog lose weight!

    Evil GremlinEvil Gremlin3 maanden geleden
  • I'm a bit concerned that Smudo is not getting enough cookies. Also, I am American and am used to fat dogs. How many cookies will Smudo get say, per 100 followers. 😍😂

    Marcia McMillanMarcia McMillan3 maanden geleden
  • ...............and the music is good!!

    Doron AmarDoron Amar3 maanden geleden
  • At 1:15, I started laughing so that I had to pause the video. Laura, you are wonderful! Smudo sightings: 3:35 - 4:45 Treat dispenser 4:53 - 4:48 (via overlay) 9:30 - 9:42 Remembering the treat dispenser with fond nostalgia 9:57 - 10:02 (via IG account reference) Smudo talking: 3:39 "YES, I'm ready!"

    John BodoniJohn Bodoni3 maanden geleden
  • Very clever Laura! Lucky Smudo!!! ❤

    DIYPDDIYPD3 maanden geleden
  • Nice video! But could you explain the process along with it?

    Jo CoolJo Cool3 maanden geleden
  • How to know if you live in the Future: "The poor animals (at the shelter) get a treat because people follow my dog on instagram."

    Nik's SofaNik's Sofa3 maanden geleden
  • Cool build! Greeting to Smudo!

    Neal SterlingNeal Sterling3 maanden geleden
  • So much fun, and I can see a lot of practical applications for it!

    Regan BeaulieuRegan Beaulieu3 maanden geleden
  • That has brightened up my day, thanks. I'm not on Instagram, but I will send this to my wife who is. X for Smudo

    ceriedwards3ceriedwards33 maanden geleden
  • That is very cool! Smudo is cool. Laura is cool!

    Andy PughAndy Pugh3 maanden geleden
  • I was thinking, when I follow the counter does +1. If I unfollow IT does nothing. So, if I build a machine to follow and unfollow, Smudo would het fat in like 15 minutes 😂😂😂 I was so happy when you talked about donating... Spread the love ♥️

    FlippieGooseFlippieGoose3 maanden geleden
  • I love the way you calliper the biscuit 😁😁

    Ade HAde H3 maanden geleden
  • i looked up smudo in a german/english dictionary. it wasn't there. is smudo a german word that means anything?

    Carl LarsenCarl Larsen3 maanden geleden
  • Simone (Giertz) called, she wanted her idea back ....

    manfred schmalbachmanfred schmalbach3 maanden geleden
  • I just discovered your channel and I've subscribed, great mix of funny and engineer-y! It's so awesome to see more women get into engineering!! I also think it's really cool that you donated the cookies to the animal shelter! You are awesome and beautiful too, and your dog is so adorable!! I hope that you have a lovely day!

    ps3master72ps3master723 maanden geleden
  • You are the girl who thought of herself having a creativity crisis, aren't you? Spot on!

    Tobias RulandTobias Ruland3 maanden geleden
  • That's so funny!!! I love it.

    SludgepumpSludgepump3 maanden geleden
  • Just beautiful !!

    Annie Jackson - Centre Piece FurnitureAnnie Jackson - Centre Piece Furniture3 maanden geleden
  • Yay Laura, great video/makes! & I 💜 Smudo. Win, Win 4sure

    Lin WLin W3 maanden geleden
  • I love you and Smudo hun.....doing great things for poor animals that need a lot of love!

    Keith ComerKeith Comer3 maanden geleden
  • Buen trabajo

    Juan Antonio GJuan Antonio G3 maanden geleden
  • No cookie machine ? And i waas looking forward for you next build, a treadmill that smudo had to use to get to the treat :D

    Sparky ProjectsSparky Projects3 maanden geleden
  • So cool. I don't do instagram.

    Cheryl MartinCheryl Martin3 maanden geleden
  • @5:49 it's awesome you can see the drill bit through the spinning chuck! I've never seen that before.

    Jason ShermanJason Sherman3 maanden geleden
  • Great video. I have to say, I'm also a fan of the music you choose in the background. Is there a particular artist you stick with?

    Owen MorehartOwen Morehart3 maanden geleden
    • Thanks. No burning am always looking for hip hop beats without vocals around 100 bpm

      Laura KampfLaura Kampf3 maanden geleden
  • 🤣🤣🤣👏👏👏

    Kevin McGraneKevin McGrane3 maanden geleden
  • Hello, that was awsome, its so good for people that have a pet, maybe i think it will be served from cats also?

    Alberto Gutirrez JuarezAlberto Gutirrez Juarez3 maanden geleden
  • Good thing you decided to go with the manual counter. Smudo would not have stayed „real slim“ for long 😆 Love both of the gadgets designs!! Especially the old wrench.

    Ta YetTa Yet3 maanden geleden
  • Ohm you should put like a smartphone or tablet into this so he can see someone following and others can see him and talk to him haha Next stop we have dystopian puppy mills where people all over the world have like a virtual dog they can interact with through the internet and feed way too much cookies haha

    Dejay RezmeDejay Rezme3 maanden geleden
  • I recently started following you few weeks ago when I saw the beautiful wood work you do but I see ALL of your work is amazing! Ok, so I fall in love easily with dogs and Smudo is sooooo cute! Will follow him on IG. Also, thank you for the donations to the animal shelter ❤️❤️❤️

    Esther stephensEsther stephens3 maanden geleden
  • It would probably be a tad complicated, and I don't know how it would work with treats of non-uniform shape, but since the treats seem close to spherical, a ball clock type mechanism could be interesting. Every follow loads a new treat into the ball clock and when it tips over all the treats flow into a separate box to be shipped except for one treat that goes to Smudo's bowl. I could be a cute little way to visualize the ratio of donated treats to Smudo treats too.

    IOUTIOUT3 maanden geleden
  • Next project Make excercise machine for Smudo, to loose weight after feasting on "gosh do I look cute on IG treats"

    Davorin RuševljanDavorin Ruševljan3 maanden geleden
  • Laura you are one of my favorite people. such a good hearted builder!!!!!

    GratefulMedsGratefulMeds3 maanden geleden
  • Very cool idea... I love the giving/sharing/donating aspect of the machine you developed for Smudo's Instagram account... :)

    mwmentormwmentor3 maanden geleden
  • Hahaha.... I can see Smudo learning to subscribe, unsubscribe, then subscribe again at you computer to keep getting treats!

    Capt KlepCapt Klep3 maanden geleden
  • I think you accidentaly made a pavlovs dog machine :D

    kelengenkelengen3 maanden geleden
  • I unfollow and refollow smudo to try and get him more treats

    Garroutte238Garroutte2383 maanden geleden
  • New video by Simone Giertz, Jimmy Diresta, and Laura Kampf. Best day ever!

    170 Makes170 Makes3 maanden geleden
  • I was going to say, why not just one cookie ever 10 followers or something, but this is a far better solution. Thousands of cookies for the dog shelter!

    Deeran FoxworthyDeeran Foxworthy3 maanden geleden
  • Ha. Nice project. Is your dog's name a nod to 'Fantastic Four'?

    Spehro PefhanySpehro Pefhany3 maanden geleden
  • Do you cut your own videos Laura?

    Shaun CullenShaun Cullen3 maanden geleden
    • @Laura Kampf 😍 that's amazing. I'm so impressed with your maker skills but also your design and aesthetic eye.

      Shaun CullenShaun Cullen3 maanden geleden
    • Yes, I do everything myself :)

      Laura KampfLaura Kampf3 maanden geleden
  • Oh oh he's going to be a fatty 😂

    William StevensWilliam Stevens3 maanden geleden
  • Awesome in all the best ways possible 🤗

    makesomemoremakesomemore3 maanden geleden
  • What about horse box camer ? You haw complete or no ?

    Freeze_xboy GamesFreeze_xboy Games3 maanden geleden
  • Great project and video. Music is on point. I just followed him on instagram.

    michele vitarellimichele vitarelli3 maanden geleden
  • Great project! And Smudo is incredibly handsome and smart.

    Su ChickenSu Chicken3 maanden geleden