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(Gizmodo)   This proud farker's brother is in the news - he is the engineer who designed and built this robot which draws blood. Click link to see a picture of the robot with half of my brother's face ;)   (gizmodo.com) divider line 43
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2013-07-31 07:59:07 PM
Are you sure that thing isn't a dot matrix printer?
 
2013-07-31 08:04:41 PM
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2013-07-31 08:11:13 PM
I saw that story someplace else in the last day or so, I thought it was really neat. I'd let it draw my blood (it would be better than the bone marrow biopsy my doctor does when the nurse is at lunch).
 
2013-07-31 08:13:23 PM
Can I stay in the guest house?
 
2013-07-31 08:15:39 PM
Ah, you haven't met Stabhim, one of our scutters.
 
2013-07-31 08:29:57 PM

feckingmorons: I saw that story someplace else in the last day or so, I thought it was really neat. I'd let it draw my blood (it would be better than the bone marrow biopsy my doctor does when the nurse is at lunch).


I stopped giving blood over 20 years ago after I got the new girl who went after my right arm like she was Jason Voorhees then did the same to my left. I had rainbow bruises from wrist to shoulder on both arms. I couldn't bend either arm the elbow for over a week.
 
2013-07-31 08:41:38 PM

Gecko Gingrich: feckingmorons: I saw that story someplace else in the last day or so, I thought it was really neat. I'd let it draw my blood (it would be better than the bone marrow biopsy my doctor does when the nurse is at lunch).

I stopped giving blood over 20 years ago after I got the new girl who went after my right arm like she was Jason Voorhees then did the same to my left. I had rainbow bruises from wrist to shoulder on both arms. I couldn't bend either arm the elbow for over a week.


The old Czech woman does mine, I don't go on days she has off. We have an understanding.

I give platelets so I get a needle in both arms and I have to stay there for about 90-120 minutes. I have some funky platelet thing that is apparently quite popular with people on the verge of death so I go a lot. If you give only platelets you can go more often - about once a month.

You get to watch a movie - you can't bend your arms so you can't really read anything. Then you get two of the big fig bars and as much juice as you want and all the free stuff like shirts, and ice cream coupons and tote bags. I don't actually use tote bags but I have a lot of them. I got one at the zoo last week.
 
2013-07-31 08:43:17 PM

feckingmorons: Gecko Gingrich: feckingmorons: I saw that story someplace else in the last day or so, I thought it was really neat. I'd let it draw my blood (it would be better than the bone marrow biopsy my doctor does when the nurse is at lunch).

I stopped giving blood over 20 years ago after I got the new girl who went after my right arm like she was Jason Voorhees then did the same to my left. I had rainbow bruises from wrist to shoulder on both arms. I couldn't bend either arm the elbow for over a week.

The old Czech woman does mine, I don't go on days she has off. We have an understanding.

I give platelets so I get a needle in both arms and I have to stay there for about 90-120 minutes. I have some funky platelet thing that is apparently quite popular with people on the verge of death so I go a lot. If you give only platelets you can go more often - about once a month.

You get to watch a movie - you can't bend your arms so you can't really read anything. Then you get two of the big fig bars and as much juice as you want and all the free stuff like shirts, and ice cream coupons and tote bags. I don't actually use tote bags but I have a lot of them. I got one at the zoo last week.


You're a nice guy.
 
2013-07-31 08:45:25 PM
Up next: catheter-inserting robots. No thank you.
 
2013-07-31 08:49:07 PM
Subby here - I am a perennial lurker on Fark.  The engineer behind this project is my little brother, and he is only 25!  He designed and built the working prototype, and even demonstrated it (it is his arm in the pictures.)  He just left the company a month ago to move back to CT and is in need of a job.... If anybody knows anybody looking for a genius engineer (recent graduate of Princeton) please let me know.
His name is Joe Mygatt and he is a big deal.

/end proud sister rant
 
2013-07-31 08:56:42 PM
That's only 1/3 of his face, really.
 
2013-07-31 09:00:10 PM

bearwife: Subby here - I am a perennial lurker on Fark.  The engineer behind this project is my little brother, and he is only 25!  He designed and built the working prototype, and even demonstrated it (it is his arm in the pictures.)  He just left the company a month ago to move back to CT and is in need of a job.... If anybody knows anybody looking for a genius engineer (recent graduate of Princeton) please let me know.
His name is Joe Mygatt and he is a big deal.

/end proud sister rant


Subbette! How cool is your kid brother! This is just awesome, I hope he lands somewhere really great soon. He deserves it :)
 
2013-07-31 09:02:04 PM
The last time I had to get blood drawn at the doctor's office the nurse had a hard time finding a vein.  I joked that there had to be an easier way to do it, and the phlebotomist said "well, the easiest method would be to pull it from your penis, but no one goes for that."

I couldn't tell if she was joking, hitting on me, or if it was the truth.  Either way, I'm not letting that woman draw blood from me anymore.
 
2013-07-31 09:03:32 PM
psshhhh I could invent that if I felt like it.

*Drinks beer and goes back to watching tv*
 
2013-07-31 09:04:21 PM
Hector is interested in a model that extracts fetal brain tissue.

www.explore-science-fiction-movies.com
 
2013-07-31 09:05:51 PM
Thanks!  He has always been the smart one in the family.  I've known about this project for the past 2 years as he has been working on it.... We were all so excited when it hit the news!  I'm so disappointed that his name isn't in the story - this robot is his doing, and would not exist without the insane amount of time he poured into it.  He ate slept and breathed this robot for the past 2 or so years - it was really all he did.
So remember the name - Joe Mygatt!  ;)
 
2013-07-31 09:07:07 PM

craggytabs: That's only 1/3 of his face, really.


2.bp.blogspot.com

FRACTIONS!
 
2013-07-31 09:15:13 PM
i.canvasugc.com
 
2013-07-31 09:18:13 PM
Epson?  They're just extracting the raw materials for printer ink.
 
2013-07-31 09:25:07 PM

bearwife: Thanks!  He has always been the smart one in the family.  I've known about this project for the past 2 years as he has been working on it.... We were all so excited when it hit the news!  I'm so disappointed that his name isn't in the story - this robot is his doing, and would not exist without the insane amount of time he poured into it.  He ate slept and breathed this robot for the past 2 or so years - it was really all he did.
So remember the name - Joe Mygatt!  ;)


I wish I still had connections in biotech. I posted this to FB and mentioned his name because you never know who might know somebody. He's obviously very gifted.
 
2013-07-31 09:48:07 PM
@ginandbacon: you rock!  Thanks!  =)
 
2013-07-31 10:08:50 PM

IronTom: You're a nice guy.


I'm in it for the free big fig newtons. Not a pack of regular fig newtons, but one the size of a pack of smokes. And they give you two of them!

I don't think they sell those on the open market, it must be a prescription only fig newton.
 
2013-07-31 10:12:23 PM

bearwife: The engineer behind this project is my little brother


I love trains!

I'll bet he has little trouble finding something now that this story is out. We don't hire anyone that smart, if he were a lawyer or a CPA ...
 
2013-07-31 10:14:35 PM
If I wanted to see pictures of a soulless bloodsucker, I'd break out an old album with photos of the ex.

/jk
//Best wishes to you, and your brother, bearwife
 
2013-07-31 10:26:01 PM
Thanks guys =)
 
2013-07-31 10:38:30 PM
Oh my gosh!  Thanks for the TF, @Wanebo!  I wish I was better at this comments box so I could figure out how to actually tag you in this post... I'm really not very tech savvy.
I've never had TotalFark before ... Now I am going to get NOTHING done this month!  =P
 
2013-07-31 10:40:02 PM
Great, now we're one step closer to robot vampires.
 
2013-07-31 10:47:11 PM

feckingmorons: Gecko Gingrich: feckingmorons: I saw that story someplace else in the last day or so, I thought it was really neat. I'd let it draw my blood (it would be better than the bone marrow biopsy my doctor does when the nurse is at lunch).

I stopped giving blood over 20 years ago after I got the new girl who went after my right arm like she was Jason Voorhees then did the same to my left. I had rainbow bruises from wrist to shoulder on both arms. I couldn't bend either arm the elbow for over a week.

The old Czech woman does mine, I don't go on days she has off. We have an understanding.

I give platelets so I get a needle in both arms and I have to stay there for about 90-120 minutes. I have some funky platelet thing that is apparently quite popular with people on the verge of death so I go a lot. If you give only platelets you can go more often - about once a month.

You get to watch a movie - you can't bend your arms so you can't really read anything. Then you get two of the big fig bars and as much juice as you want and all the free stuff like shirts, and ice cream coupons and tote bags. I don't actually use tote bags but I have a lot of them. I got one at the zoo last week.


I gave peripheral blood stem cells about a year ago. It was the same basic thing except mine was about six hours in the chair. It's apparently a form on bone marrow and mine went to a guy who had myelodysplatic syndrome (a form of leukemia). The needle in one arm clogged right near the end and shot the blood back into my arm. The bruise was there for over three months.

Apparently the guy wasn't doing so hot last time I heard. I'll get to hear from him directly in about two months so I can see what's actually going on in his life.
 
2013-07-31 11:04:04 PM
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2013-07-31 11:34:01 PM
As someone whose veins have been wrecked by 4 decades of non-recreational IV's, I'm curious how it would cope with people with difficult circulatory systems.
 
2013-07-31 11:48:10 PM
Some Robot gonna take aim, jab a needle in me, and commence with vacuuming out blood?
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2013-08-01 12:54:42 AM

feckingmorons: I give platelets so I get a needle in both arms and I have to stay there for about 90-120 minutes.


I used to donate platelets, they don't want mine anymore since there is a very slight chance that I was exposed to Mad Cow back in the mid-1980s. But I was able to use just one arm. I knew of the two arm method, but it was my choice. This was over ten years ago. Has it changed since then?
 
2013-08-01 03:37:43 AM

bearwife: Thanks!  He has always been the smart one in the family.  I've known about this project for the past 2 years as he has been working on it.... We were all so excited when it hit the news!  I'm so disappointed that his name isn't in the story - this robot is his doing, and would not exist without the insane amount of time he poured into it.  He ate slept and breathed this robot for the past 2 or so years - it was really all he did.
So remember the name - Joe Mygatt!  ;)


look at the big brain on Joe! hope he is tooting his own horn to major industry magazines and the like. he could promote himself on youtube or some other sites as well. imagine what his future will be like! when i was his age my top priorities were sex & drugs & rock n roll. best of luck to your brother Joe.
 
2013-08-01 04:49:09 AM
Can your brother get a robot to do other, more pleasurable tricks that draw other fluids? Because Epson McStabby ain't getting near me with a needle.
 
2013-08-01 07:55:21 AM
A robot that can draw blood? When you said half of your brother's face was in the picture, I was imagining something else.
 
2013-08-01 08:26:06 AM
That's what the robots need, subby's brother, a thirst for blood.  Thank you oh so much.
 
2013-08-01 10:23:39 AM
The road to Hell was paved with good intentions.  The technology from this machine will learn to grab onto your arm and either insert you into the matrix or turn you into that robot lady from Superman III.  Find it and destroy it.
with acid
 
2013-08-01 11:45:49 AM

bearwife: Oh my gosh!  Thanks for the TF, @Wanebo!  I wish I was better at this comments box so I could figure out how to actually tag you in this post... I'm really not very tech savvy.
I've never had TotalFark before ... Now I am going to get NOTHING done this month!  =P


There is a little box to the right of the poster's name with a " in it. If you click on that, it will quote the whole post and tag the poster. You can also highlight just some of the text and click on the " to only quote that part but you will still tag the poster.

And you're right. You will never get anything else done ;)

So stop lurking!
 
2013-08-01 02:49:47 PM

serial_crusher: That's what the robots need, subby's brother, a thirst for blood.  Thank you oh so much.


hahahahahahaha - that was my first reaction when I heard about this project.  I am pretty sure I will never let a robot wielding a needle come anywhere near me, as long as I have a choice.  Although I have had some pretty incompetent lab techs stick me like a pincushion...
 
2013-08-01 02:53:22 PM

ginandbacon: bearwife: Oh my gosh!  Thanks for the TF, @Wanebo!  I wish I was better at this comments box so I could figure out how to actually tag you in this post... I'm really not very tech savvy.
I've never had TotalFark before ... Now I am going to get NOTHING done this month!  =P

There is a little box to the right of the poster's name with a " in it. If you click on that, it will quote the whole post and tag the poster. You can also highlight just some of the text and click on the " to only quote that part but you will still tag the poster.

And you're right. You will never get anything else done ;)

So stop lurking!


Thanks for the tip!  It is tricky from an iPad, for some reason.  Works like a charm on the compy, so I appreciate the help.
And I lurk because anything I have to say has generally already been said!  I actually really like reading the comments.  Sometimes you get a better understanding of different sides of an issue, which is helpful (most of the time.)  I've been a lurker for the better part of a decade now!  My husband (the inspiration for my username) is the one who first sent me to Fark.
 
2013-08-01 03:09:15 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Up next: catheter-inserting robots. No thank you.


I'd like to think blowjob-bot is next
 
2013-08-01 07:19:50 PM

Lor M. Ipsum: ecmoRandomNumbers: Up next: catheter-inserting robots. No thank you.

I'd like to think blowjob-bot is next


I'm sure the Japanese are on that one.
 
2013-08-01 08:07:18 PM

Nana's Vibrator: that robot lady from Superman III


Margot Kidder?
 
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