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What ever happened to Truckla?

  • Published on Jun 8, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • We're long overdue for a Truckla update! Happy fourth birthday you cute chunk of vehicular magnificence.
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Comments • 3 654

  • I did a thing
    I did a thing 2 months ago +7491

    chargela did better than me on my first try

    • Kago
      Kago 2 months ago +321

      lasted longer than I did 😥

    • Ri Pi
      Ri Pi 2 months ago +100

      is there a colab incoming with those dirty australian slot machines?

    • Shingai Sharlton Gunha
      Shingai Sharlton Gunha 2 months ago +40

      I knew I would not be the only one with this mind after seeing chargla in action

    • Mr. Spanks
      Mr. Spanks 2 months ago +37

      Maybe chargla needed some music?

    • James Chambers
      James Chambers 2 months ago +2

      And last ;)

  • Ultimatebubs
    Ultimatebubs 2 months ago +1045

    I love that she took a 4 year break, and STILL finished her truck before Tesla released the Cybertruck.

    • an username
      an username Month ago +43

      She could’ve taken 10 years and still would have beaten Tesla

    • Ms Ch.
      Ms Ch. Month ago +6

      @an username her unexistsnt great great children could do it and still would beat Tesla.

    • sucram
      sucram 24 days ago +3

      There's a difference between concept and mass producing for hundred thousands person

    • M Rao
      M Rao 19 days ago +1

      Lol underrated comment

    • Pranav Flame
      Pranav Flame 15 days ago +10

      ​@sucram But also a difference between a single garage engineer and an industry-leading corporation

  • ꧁RadicalRick꧂
    ꧁RadicalRick꧂ 2 months ago +1681

    *It's nice to see that Simone finally got Truckla a soul mate.*

    • David Richards
      David Richards 2 months ago +5

      Wanted to give this a like but saw 420 likes and decided against it

    • David Richards
      David Richards 2 months ago +3

      Instantly ruined lol

    • ꧁RadicalRick꧂
      ꧁RadicalRick꧂ 2 months ago +1

      @David Richards *Elon would be proud.*

    • Worawat Li
      Worawat Li 2 months ago +2

      @David Richards More like 34.

    • Joshua Pearce
      Joshua Pearce Month ago +8

      I think they're just friends with benefits.

  • MiNoxus
    MiNoxus 2 months ago +528

    The fact it has been 4 years hit me way too hard, wtf.

  • wiedapp
    wiedapp 2 months ago +671

    I like when content creators do follow up videos on their projects, well done!

  • GamerFries
    GamerFries 2 months ago +141

    That's all really cool and pretty exciting, but the it can not be overstated how funny it looks seeing Chargla "anxiously and nervously" approach the Truckla port

  • Nick Muir
    Nick Muir 2 months ago +8277

    Don't worry Chargela, the first time is always awkward!

    • OH !
      OH ! 2 months ago +526

      Imagine three people and a dog watching you on your first time? Talk about performance anxiety 😮

    • Liam H
      Liam H 2 months ago +69

      okay you win the internet for today I'm dead 🤣🤣

    • Sean Ⓜ️
      Sean Ⓜ️ 2 months ago +23

      I call myself experienced and it seemed elegant to me

    • stephmon
      stephmon 2 months ago +19

      Am I the only one who heard the Turtle and the Croc audio, during that portion of the video? I think they should add a speaker...

    • .m.
      .m. 2 months ago +12

      you always remember your first

  • chibisaraface
    chibisaraface 2 months ago +322

    So happy to see Truckla getting more love and care! Also, Chargela is adorable. Needs some googly eyes.

  • kittbo
    kittbo 2 months ago +402

    "Picking up the broken promises of the car world." Nailed it.

    • Nathan DuPhene
      Nathan DuPhene Month ago +3

      I love Truckla. It would be nice to see any auto company release such a small truck in America today. They do get made & sold for SE Asia and other areas. Dozens of hours into a prototype charger that saves 5 seconds per day. Anyone can build a prototype. Mass production is hard. I wonder who said that?

  • Lou
    Lou 2 months ago +67

    I like how Chargela's design is inspired by nature in the way it, uh, makes sure there is a solid connection. Also Truckla is a sweet mod.

  • LunarCatan
    LunarCatan 2 months ago +141

    Would have liked to see more footage of the upgrades and body work to truckla, but chargela is pretty cool too!

    • doan tran van
      doan tran van Month ago


    • Nathan DuPhene
      Nathan DuPhene Month ago +5

      Thank you, yes. Awkward jokes, a prototype charger that doesn't save any time, but no discussion of what even went into the upgrades & body work. So weird.

  • Mike Petersen
    Mike Petersen 2 months ago +26

    Just saw the short wherein an Attenborough-esqe voiceover narrates the Chargela "docking" sequence. On top of Truckla's/Chargela's existence, I'd just like to thank Simone for listening to the fans and bringing this wonderful bit of Clip-Share gold to reality. It's really made my day!

  • C Bob White
    C Bob White 2 months ago +8533

    The charger dry humping the Truckla wasn't the least bit awkward. 🥺

    • lokidecat
      lokidecat 2 months ago +248

      oof eef oof eef... like that turtle video.

    • Billy Maguire 🅥
      Billy Maguire 🅥 2 months ago +18

      This is the clip u all looking for :

    • Tree Carcass Mangler
      Tree Carcass Mangler 2 months ago +38

      Oh, not at all.

    • Andy Tang
      Andy Tang 2 months ago +37

      I came here to post a similar comment 😂

    • Jon M.
      Jon M. 2 months ago +66

      I was having flashbacks from my honeymoon..😳

  • Imogen Oliver
    Imogen Oliver 2 months ago +53

    I can’t believe you guys made truckla in 2018, that feels like so long ago! Glad to see she’s still holding up 🙂.

  • Jilli Nine
    Jilli Nine 2 months ago +18

    No lie I think your videos are the reason I’m gonna give electrical work a try as a career.

  • Katie Rose
    Katie Rose 2 months ago +13

    I love how cute you make everything! Feels like such a wholesome engineering and mechanical and woodworking corner of Clip-Share that even I, the complete opposite of all of those, enjoys watching every time 🥰🥰

  • Philip Biron
    Philip Biron 2 months ago +6

    Truckla and Chargela are the very definition of ingenuity of a few people vs hundreds of engineers and designers fighting with each other. Amazing work as always Simone.

  • D* W*
    D* W* 2 months ago +11

    I have never really been that impressed with the look of Tesla vehicles. But I absolutely adore the Truckla! Simone, thank you very much for this updated video. That tailgate rocks!

  • Today I Found Out
    Today I Found Out 2 months ago +3274

    Must have been a lot of pressure for Chargela to have his first time on camera... ;-) -Daven

    • Like Bot
      Like Bot 2 months ago +35

      It's _Love, Actually._

    • Reman1975
      Reman1975 2 months ago +26

      I know........ And not a single Barry White CD around when he needed it ! :D

    • Schmic
      Schmic 2 months ago +14

      @Reman1975 Absolutely would have worked much smoother is it started playing Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby before approaching.

    • Gary Cooper
      Gary Cooper 2 months ago +7

      Performance anxiety. 😟

  • Benjamin Shields
    Benjamin Shields 2 months ago +30

    Truckla is looking great, and chargela did amazing under pressure!
    I think chargela might benefit from a lower jerk (smoother acceleration) motion profile. Because of the very top heavy design, any large *changes* in acceleration (ie jerk) is very much seen in the disjointed mass. By reducing your jerk and slowly ramping up that acceleration, the sudden change up top is not as strongly felt, and will make positioning easier and the whole robot safer from tipping!

    • Nathan DuPhene
      Nathan DuPhene Month ago

      It's faster to plug your own car in when you get home. Okay, maybe if you walk away you're saving 5 seconds while Chargela takes 30 seconds to plug in. But what if it misses? This is probably why Tesla never went anywhere after making their own prototype. Mass manufacturing takes effort. And what's the market for a $3k robot that saves you no time over a $300 wall charger?

    • Tim Lesher
      Tim Lesher Month ago +3

      @Nathan DuPhene plugging in the charger by yourself would not make an engaging Clip-Share video. It's ok to have fun for fun's sake.

  • Come Fast To Get Into My Body

    So glad Truckla is still going strong and getting the attention she deserves. And also a big shout-out for inspiring Xyla to make her latest video about her IUD woes 🤗Okay Byeeee

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      stager gamer 2 months ago +14

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      Nathan DuPhene Month ago

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  • AcidHyperspace
    AcidHyperspace 2 months ago +10

    Feeling a lot more confident about myself after seeing Chargela 😌

  • Paula Robles
    Paula Robles 2 months ago +10

    I've been wondering about truckla, I'm so happy for her, she met her soul mate with chargela 🥰 I wish them both many happy years together ❤

  • Icarus Gaming
    Icarus Gaming 14 days ago +2

    Chargla is the closest robot I've seen in demeanor to the fire extinguisher bot from Iron Man

  • SJ Black
    SJ Black 2 months ago +2774

    honestly the team watching the charger slowly approach and make contact with Truckla felt like zookeepers watching two almost-extinct animals copulate successfully for the first time

    • SparrowHawk183
      SparrowHawk183 2 months ago +23

      Exactly my thought! 😂

    • Blair
      Blair 2 months ago +12

      Perfectly described 😂😂

    • beaubolieu
      beaubolieu 2 months ago +26

      Definitely had a dog humping a leg vibe.

    • payne zalmon
      payne zalmon 2 months ago +1

      You just read my mind 😂😂

    • AEW Designs
      AEW Designs 2 months ago


  • Decreasing_entropy

    Watching Simeone watch Chargela approach Truckla was like witnessing a parent watch her child take their first steps.

  • Da Nargh
    Da Nargh 2 months ago +1

    Will Truckla eventually have the roof rack optional instead of a "please don't bend in half" reinforcement?

  • John VanDeVoort
    John VanDeVoort 2 months ago +3

    One of the most unique and creative channels that I've come across. Nice work!

  • BeXPerimental
    BeXPerimental 2 months ago +4

    This sparks joy.
    Chargla still needs some balancing since it still looks a litte top- and front-heavy BUT i've seen other attempts from big companies not looking that good in later stages of development. So: Two thumbs up!

  • Tara Boyd
    Tara Boyd 2 months ago +4

    Watching the team watching first contact while not making eye contact was EPIC. I hope off camera one of Simone's friends puts a mannequin top on it. 😆

  • JerryRigEverything
    JerryRigEverything 2 months ago +1346

    Truckla is amazing.

    • Anakin Skymonke
      Anakin Skymonke 2 months ago +16

      Chargela was inlove with her

    • Donkeyiser
      Donkeyiser 2 months ago +37

      Don't let this guy near her - he says it's just for a review but you wont get her back

    • 1403gavin
      1403gavin 2 months ago +5

      Why doesn’t this have more likes

    • Dave George
      Dave George 2 months ago +6

      High praise from JerryRig 😮 Truckla will always have a special place in my heart. You both look great!❤

    • some kinda apeman
      some kinda apeman 2 months ago +3

      @1403gavin because not that many people have clicked on the 'thump up' icon

  • Come Fast To Get Into My Body

    She sounds more functional than many many working pickups I know of, lol.

  • Ice Wallowkam
    Ice Wallowkam 2 months ago +9

    I'm so happy I get to see this project again. After all these years.

  • Doomfloof
    Doomfloof 2 months ago +3

    This is as awesome as I expected it to be, and then some. Also: I hope you are taking good care of your you, Simone. You seem down or tired, both of which are legit ways to be for a billion reasons, only they make me want to send a friend robot to give you a hug (which I am myself too tired and ill to do). You are an important natural resource and deserve care and good stewardship.

  • Ainventor Iam
    Ainventor Iam 2 months ago +1

    I would love to see more of track class. Keep up the great work girl you’re doing great.

  • dimman
    dimman 2 months ago

    Tip for the bedliner: go with a spray in! They’re (obviously) much easier to fit into a custom build like that.

  • Grant
    Grant 2 months ago +1737

    It's impossible to mistake just how hard Simone is struggling not to make a double entendre while Chargla spent a minute or two trying to orient itself the first time at 7:50

    • Tree Carcass Mangler
      Tree Carcass Mangler 2 months ago +74

      The first time is often embarassing.

    • Billy Maguire 🅥
      Billy Maguire 🅥 2 months ago +1

      *Link to the clip : Why he's leaving Clip-Share*

    • Pat The Plant
      Pat The Plant 2 months ago +36

      Coupling is the correct engineering term. 😊

    • Moh
      Moh 2 months ago +13

      *_I love her general awkwardness, so cute!_*

    • hoisinholdup
      hoisinholdup 2 months ago +16

      She has come along way from saying something inappropriate and losing a sponsor lol

  • 420MadBloke
    420MadBloke 2 months ago +11

    Thanks for the update 👊 I totally lost it at the thrusting 😂

  • PineMartin
    PineMartin 2 months ago +1

    I found myself wondering recently if truckla ever got waterproofing done. I was worried this would be a memorial video where she'd dissolved into rust or stopped being used to avoid the rusty leaky death. I'm delighted to hear of her health.

  • AEW Designs
    AEW Designs 2 months ago +1

    This video was so hilarious! You guys watching chargela work for the first time was too funny!

  • Ярослав Вершинин

    Since both Truckla and Chargela are custom - it would be easier to add a ring around the port to latch onto. With correct geometry and a bit of free rotation for the charger, it would even align itself correctly before pushing in.

  • Leon
    Leon 2 months ago +3

    I am glad to see an update on the truck. I honestly like the looks of your truck over the "upcoming" Tesla made truck. I find that a bit odd looking (and I love odd looking vehicles like the 86-91 Taurus/Sable and the Pontiac Aztek). But I am curious about the robotic charger. What is the point? I feel this is a solution to a non existent problem. It is not that hard to charge an EV now (step 1- open vehicle charging door, step 2- remove charge cable from cradle, step 3 - plug charger into vehicle, step 4 - remove cable and replace cable on cradle and step 5 - close charger door. But it was nice to see how this thing gets developed.

  • Jay Bravo
    Jay Bravo 2 months ago +1097

    On behalf of my daughter trying to make her way in the world... thanks. She has just decided to become a bio-engineer. Not really related to what you do except for the fact that she calls you a bad-ass and is inspired to be a bad-ass too.

    • Cristina DeCisneros
      Cristina DeCisneros 2 months ago +30

      Give your daughter a high five for me.

    • Sam Gladden
      Sam Gladden 2 months ago +6

      glorious as all kids are

    • Henning Hoppe
      Henning Hoppe 2 months ago +6

      the bog i can't see the problem, sounds amazing to me

    • Paul Bernhardt
      Paul Bernhardt 2 months ago +3

      That's the dream! Inspiring kids, particularly young women! Woot!

  • Grumpymonk
    Grumpymonk 2 months ago +6

    Your Truckla never ceases to amaze and inspire. Super impressive. Thanks for sharing 🙃

  • blossompuppy
    blossompuppy Month ago +1

    Truckla looks so amazing! and scraps's little coat is so adorable

  • Winston AllThingsElectrical

    Youre awesome! Thank you for sharing your work and progress!!!

  • WildflowersCreations
    WildflowersCreations 2 months ago +1

    Thanks for this update on this major project. I love when creators and artists update us on their projects, builds, and pieces of art and show us how they are doing / working out so many years later. It really informs us if it is worth all of the work, but more importantly financial cost of a project like these.

  • Denis Cheong New
    Denis Cheong New 2 months ago +1

    Did you consider using a small electromagnet (like from an electric door latch) on Chargela to give it a higher-up leverage point against the car from which to push in the plug?

  • The Inappropriate Maker
    The Inappropriate Maker 2 months ago +794

    Simone crossing the street with the charging robot gives me "crazy bag lady with a time machine" energy

    • MonkeyJedi99
      MonkeyJedi99 2 months ago +11

      That phrase nearly killed me! I was drinking lemonade when I read it.

    • Jesse Kennedy
      Jesse Kennedy 2 months ago +16

      "What year is it? I've gone too far!"

    • grndkntrl
      grndkntrl 2 months ago +4

      Like a cross between Katarina Jones & Jennifer Goines from the 12 Monkeys TV series! And I mean that as a compliment to Simone!

    • Machinist 72
      Machinist 72 2 months ago +5

      Would you believe that wouldn't even make the top 5 weirdest things I've seen in Manhattan?

    • B M W
      B M W 2 months ago

      Is that from that movie starring Suge Smith?!? 😂

  • Lizlodude
    Lizlodude 2 months ago +1

    I still love that you took Truckla to the Cybertruck event

  • Michelle Knight
    Michelle Knight 2 months ago +1

    You scored coolness points with Truckla's concept and build 4 years ago! Can only add to them now.

  • Robroy333
    Robroy333 9 days ago

    Love it!!! That vehicle looks so sweet!

  • Jon Allen
    Jon Allen 2 months ago +4

    It's nice to see two projects come together

  • Melvin Freeman
    Melvin Freeman 2 months ago

    I'm glad to see that Truckla is still around🚗. It's great that Truckla got built to 100%👍🏽😀!

  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay 2 months ago +431

    Very fun.

  • Gary Cooper
    Gary Cooper 2 months ago +2

    Truckla’s license plate says “Chz Louise”? That is absolutely perfect. 🤩

  • Mike Dancy
    Mike Dancy 2 months ago +1

    Chargela really put some thrusting action into that. It might need some more traction on those wheels.

  • GentleKingg
    GentleKingg 2 months ago +1

    I love open source projects. Thank you!

  • Aravind Vinayakan
    Aravind Vinayakan 2 months ago +2

    This is consistently one of my favorite channels on Clip-Share

  • chad eller
    chad eller 2 months ago +2

    Scraps is so cute! I have a tripod, too, and she's wonderful 🐕 ❤️

  • hotbrass2005
    hotbrass2005 2 months ago +529

    That tailgate is seriously impressive. Well done and awesome job building a one-of-a-kind functional truck!

    • TippyHippy
      TippyHippy 2 months ago +1

      I put my hamster in a socket and slammed it against the furniture

    • Mr. Bennett
      Mr. Bennett 2 months ago +1

      Impressive, but also illegal lol. Can't have tail lights on a moving portion of the rear of the car (tailgate/trunk,etc)

    • hotbrass2005
      hotbrass2005 2 months ago +2

      @Mr. Bennett I think the turn signals and break lights are still stationary on either side of that tail gate. The only lights that are attached to the tailgate would be the reverse lights. If those have to remain stationary as well, auxiliary reverse lights could be integrated into the bumper fairly easily.

    • notahotshot
      notahotshot 2 months ago +3

      ​@Mr. Bennett
      "Can't have tail lights on a moving portion..."
      Actually you can, but they can't be the only ones. There would have to be a set on a non-moving portion.
      Source: look at the back of a Kia Sportage, and many other hatchback vehicles.

    • son van
      son van 2 months ago


  • nattyphysicist
    nattyphysicist 2 months ago +1

    Thanks for the update!
    Would a magsafe style alignment approach work for chargela? Eliminate the connector insertion displacement, use something like pogo pins.

  • delta4x4
    delta4x4 2 months ago +1

    still such a great project!! We are proud to be a part of it :) greetings from Germany :)

  • Dan Frederiksen
    Dan Frederiksen 17 days ago

    Very nice. Yeah today it should be pretty easy to make robotic plugin and they'll need automatic for the robotaxis. But I think the coolest solution will be wireless charging so you never need a plug. Apparently it can be done with high efficiency.

  • Extra stuff
    Extra stuff 2 months ago +1

    Nice update video, that ending somehow is perfect for your channel. Actually finishing projects is always hard, got some issues with that myself those last details that are at times important too (like waterproofing) are worth getting done as tedious as they might be. Would've been absolutely essential here where I live but I guess in LA it can wait.... a few years.
    I must admit I was slightly disappointed in the tailgate not being automatic in its opening and closing, but it certainly looks sturdy and functional.
    I'm not sure how I'd describe that scene when observing the charger trying to do its thing for the first time, be wary of rogue teslas getting near chargela though! They might want to steal some free electricity.

  • Kat
    Kat 2 months ago +247

    I have missed Truckla. I’m glad she is finally getting water proofed. She is too cool to not be fully living up to her potential.

  • eddief1984
    eddief1984 2 months ago

    I love your videos! Keep them coming!

  • Eric Fielding
    Eric Fielding 2 months ago

    Great to see you got Truckla upgraded and use it all the time. It seemed like a lot of work to build and we have not seen it for years.

  • Coriolan Bataille
    Coriolan Bataille 2 months ago +1

    Pretty cool, I want to know the back story on how you guys met and all in the sudden decide to build that robot together haha ☺

  • Jess D
    Jess D 2 months ago

    Chargela is precious and she's just doing her best. We can relate, Chargela.

  • sephalon1
    sephalon1 2 months ago +399

    Watching Chargla struggle to get it all the way in... we've all been there, man. On one side or the other of the situation.

    • Tess Duursma
      Tess Duursma 2 months ago +35

      *cries in having been on both sides of that situation*

    • porkstamina
      porkstamina 2 months ago +19

      Truckla: Is it in yet?

    • .m.
      .m. 2 months ago +2

      looks like chargla isn't the type who stays overnight

    • Potato Furyy
      Potato Furyy 2 months ago

      @Tess Duursma F

  • Aron MacEachern
    Aron MacEachern 2 months ago +1

    Awesome final product on Truckla. Great video Simone :)

  • Mackinstyle
    Mackinstyle 2 months ago +1

    Has Simone or others talked about how you make a custom vehicle road legal? I imagine the regulations vary wildly? Any links or things I can google search would be appreciated!

  • Troy W
    Troy W 2 months ago +4

    I like the intro, where Simone describes every project car I've ever had.

  • Dartagn
    Dartagn 2 months ago

    Watching y'all watch the robot hump the car... Gold. Great job on both Truckla and Chargela.

  • DaveChad1063
    DaveChad1063 2 months ago +2

    you never disappoint. you are awesome.

  • Jonathan Fairchild
    Jonathan Fairchild 2 months ago

    This is still one of my favorite car builds ever. Close second to Tavarish’s McLaren build. Truckla looks SO GOOD!!

  • Darryl Bonet
    Darryl Bonet 2 months ago

    Totally admire your work and passion. I wonder how Elon musk feels about it. The fact that he has not shown interest in building a a truck makes me think 😉

  • Sam H
    Sam H 2 months ago

    Chargla needs bigger wheels for better grip and more torque also maybe a wider base to stop it trying to tip over. I was concerned how close to the paintwork it got so maybe extending the arm further away from the unit.

  • Brad Woodfield
    Brad Woodfield 2 months ago +1

    While you were listing off all the issues, all I could think was that it sounds pretty much like a late 80s Ford pick-up my Dad had.

  • Joe Reilly
    Joe Reilly 15 days ago

    So happy to see that Truckla is still up and running.

  • Grace Wenzel
    Grace Wenzel 2 months ago +476

    Thank you for this Truckla update. I have been wondering about the state of Truckla and I am glad to see her again.

    • Billy Maguire 🅥
      Billy Maguire 🅥 2 months ago +1

      This is the clip u all looking for :

    • Sheeper Skipps
      Sheeper Skipps 2 months ago +4

      unironically I have been thinking of truckla a lot lately

    • Doubs
      Doubs 2 months ago +3

      @Sheeper Skipps Starting to sound like a fractured relationship.

    • “Pops Racer”
      “Pops Racer” 2 months ago +2

      I've been more worried about Simone.

  • Jordan Sime
    Jordan Sime Month ago +1

    Been waiting on a truckla update- glad everything is still going alright!!

  • miska knapek
    miska knapek 2 months ago

    really enjoy the creative thinking, for some very good ends. very well done simone!

  • David Sirois
    David Sirois Month ago

    Well done! nice to see you were able to figure out how the door shuts when done charging. Nice follow-up.

  • SMavTMB
    SMavTMB 2 months ago +1

    I'm so happy to see Truvkla again and that she's almost finished.👍They did a fantastic job. Very impressive.
    Now you'll be able to really enjoy using it. Maybe we will see Truckla in more videos now. Chargela was hilarious.

  • shawnerz98
    shawnerz98 2 months ago +1

    I was just thinking the other day, "I wonder what happened to Truckla?" Great timing. Thank for the update, Simone! 🙂

  • Jeremiah Tablet
    Jeremiah Tablet 2 months ago +163

    It's the Simone Giertz touch to her videos that make me smile. The leaving slowly for coolness and safety and humor is something many engineers on here would do, but it's Simone that's awesome enough to just nicely and somewhat awkwardly add "I hope you have a good day." Now I'm leaving the video smiling and having a good day. Thanks Simone.

  • Daniel Guimarães
    Daniel Guimarães 2 months ago

    I like how nobody found it strange to see a lady casually walking a robot through the streets

  • das kleineglück
    das kleineglück 2 months ago

    All your Truckla videos are epic 😊.

  • Stephen Doherty
    Stephen Doherty 2 months ago

    Cool - I think an adaptor that would allow the charger to screw on would work great.
    Similar to a gun's breach or bolt locking lugs.
    Then a 1/4 rotation would sinch the plug in with some powerful torque.

  • IncendiarySolution
    IncendiarySolution 2 months ago

    Simone, you look good. I was really worried after your brain surgery and it looks like you really recovered well. It took me a long time to say it, but I saw one shot of you in this where you looked like you were just Chill. I hope you're doing as well as you seem.

  • allen vasher
    allen vasher 2 months ago +1

    That tailgate is amazing & I hope small truck like the ranger, maverick, & even short bed f150s, are taking notes

    • allen vasher
      allen vasher 2 months ago

      Ps I have always wanted to do this to a Subaru outback

  • Sir Pants
    Sir Pants 2 months ago +274

    Simone never ever change. You're an inspiration to my girls. Chargler humping wasn't awkward AT ALL. thanks for the update about Phisicsgirl. I hope she recovers soon. Sending love and good vibes for a speedy recovery.

    • Gunnar Liljas
      Gunnar Liljas 2 months ago +8

      And she's an inspiration to boys as well. In many important and good ways.

    • ༒Gorm Auslander༒
      ༒Gorm Auslander༒ 2 months ago +2

      Wait, what about physics girl?

    • yourfavoriteblanket
      yourfavoriteblanket 2 months ago +3

      @༒Gorm Auslander༒ She's not doing great health-wise. Here's Simone's update on Dianna's channel: clip-share.net/video/vydgkCCXbTA/video.html

    • Sir Pants
      Sir Pants 2 months ago +2

      @Gunnar Liljas I can only agree, however i only have two girls and they love Simone.

  • Namenamenamesurname
    Namenamenamesurname 2 months ago

    Fantabulous! :-) Never heard of Viam, sounds amazing, indeed.

  • fifty-plus
    fifty-plus 2 months ago

    The drive over induction chargers are promising. In a similar vein, a self-aligning charge arm as you drive into it would be a clean solution.

  • Edward Black Rose
    Edward Black Rose 2 months ago +1

    I think it's easier to put a sensor instead of a camera. like on the things in the shops little stickers with a capacitor and an inductor. The robot will emit an electromagnetic pulse and look for where the return signal is coming from. I would also make the lower part of the robot a bit heavier, with slightly larger wheels and with a more powerful drive at a slower speed.

  • Caleb Drake
    Caleb Drake 2 months ago

    Watching Chargela plug itself in is akin to watching rabbits go at it... 🤣

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks 2 months ago +972

    This is awesome!

  • M H
    M H 2 months ago

    Lower center of gravity, larger wheels. I would like to see it more stable. Plus, v2 should be able to connect from farther away to avoid scratching the paint. Still, majorly awesome and creative. Whoo hoo!🎉❤❤❤😊