STORY Apr 14, 2017
Daiju from the editorial department of Daily Portal Z told me "I will be able to borrow a robot production kit from a shop of my friend, do you want to try to make a work with it?".
Make a work... I have never succeeded in making any works. But it is strange if I feel like I can do it when it starts from the very beginning. I soon responded "yes".
Works I have tried to make so far
All the works I made so far have failed. When I am making it, I always think "I'm satisfied with the necessary functions though the completion level is not good. So I have not failed", but as time passes it is all failed. I believe I can do it although I have failed so much. From an objective viewpoint, I am either stupid or genius.
Create practical machines
A request from Daiju this time is a "practical machine".
Making a sketch of an idea for the drying socks machine
So I proposed a "drying socks machine". You may be sometimes in a situation that when hanging up laundry, only socks are not dried enough. Then dry them with a dryer early in the morning. The machine makes it automated works.
But Daiju gave me an order saying "as we will have a robot kit this time, let's make it like a character". Why do we need to make it like a character? I will respond to the order.
Making the 2nd sketch of an idea for the drying socks machine (with faces)
I made a contrast which looks like a thin character and a square character. Their personality is opposite, but they work together and dry socks.
Daiju does not mention their character, and only said "it is great that the 'even warm wind' is only like a theory", so my basic idea seems to be OK.
They choose the materials
On the basis of the idea, SWITCH SCIENCE which sells the robot kits will choose the materials and they will present them to use. It is the most difficult part so it is very thankful. Without this condition, I would never be motivated for the work.
A few days later, I received one picture from Daiju.
The editorial Masanori is showing my idea sketch looking sorry and people from SWITCH SCIENCE are looking troubled
After showing my idea, SWITCH SCIENCE people became very troubled. Daiju and Masanori went to the meeting and I heard that it was awkward.
Especially, when they saw a part written as "moves a bit", there was an atmosphere of them "what on earth is he talking about?". This is my word. If it does not move a bit, the socks will get burnt and can be a cause of fire, right?
After a few days, I receive a set of "a starter robot kit" for vehicle.
Really! Can I really make the drying socks machine with this?
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