The SWITL (translated) can pick up and deposit mayo, ketchup and other oozes and lay them down again with precision. [Via Pink Tentacle]

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal

  • Calvin Cheema


    • Calvin Cheema

      Of course that ketchup I’ve been waiting to clean up has probably solidified by now…

  • Fred Kulack

    Took me a bit to figure out. Its a roller. Look at the video on the main web site. Its a bit easier to see. Nice, video, it looks magically impossible.

    • Stephen Carr

      you sir, win. i can’t believe i couldn’t see that. it actually seems possible with that tidbit of information.

  • Anonymous

    Search for superpeel! Great concept, but this looks like a whole new level.

  • no whey

    Pretty neat, but what’s the application? Not moving spills intact from one place to another.
    We need practical tools like robots which can enter a nuclear reactor containment building and show us what’s happening inside.

    • Anonymous

      You know what? You’re absolutely right. Any device for which there is no immediately obvious application should be destroyed, or preferably not created in the first place.

      Also, listen up Makers! Stop working on your projects until the world’s problems have been solved!

      If you have any questions or comments regarding these policies, please direct them to “no whey”.

    • Alan

      The application is obvious: this will be the perfect way to move my neighbor’s dog’s poop from my front yard to his doorstep.

    • Seth Meyers

      Dig down into the website — lots of industrial applications…it’s a Special World Idea Technology Revolution in mochi bun handling…

    • Tomasz Kurowski

      Automation for baked goods. Moving a row of non baked cookies (or more liquidy things) from one place to another without the required cleaning maintenance.

  • Jim Dibb

    People believe this is not just running it backward? Look at the smudges at 1:35 vs 1:42.

  • Jim Dibb

    People are sure this it not just running it backward? Look at the smudges at 1:35 vs 1:42.

    • VRAndy

      I don’t think so, the blotches they put back down are not pixel-perfect identical to the ones they pick up. They’re distorted slightly.