For this week’s blog post (April 1, 2020) students were asked to find fun videos on Youtube showing design and build processes.

Favorite YouTube Design/Build: Defunctland

Defunctland is easily my favorite YouTube design/build series. Kevin Perjurer does an excellent job giving a history of a failed attraction from various big names, such as Nickelodeon and Disney. Some of the places he gives a recounting of are absolute train wrecks, and I particularly enjoy how some of them can be very long,…

Favorite Youtube Design/Build: Alec Steele

Humor and in-depth explanations are great characteristics of design/build videos, however, Alec Steele creates a wonderful video using great music and great shots. Whilst there aren’t any explanations, many of the process can be explained by just watching. It’s also wonderful compared to many of his other videos because of the size of the project.…

Youtube Inspiration Jack Whitten “An Artist’s Life”

  Description: Jack Whitten is a material artist who focuses on how life events ultimately influence our work. This mini series follows Jack’s life from being growing up in the segregated south, to joining the Tuskegee in WW2, and then eventually developing in the art world. He discusses how it is import for the work…

Youtube Design Video

I am a huge fan of Adam Savage’s Tested, as I’m sure many others in this class are. I like the channel, and this build in particular, for a number of reasons. There are a plethora of tools and techniques being used; Adam isn’t just a carpenter, or a sewer, or a metal smith. Unlike…

Bamboo Fly rods: a Passion

When thinking about youtube videos that I enjoy watching about engineering, design, or building, my mind is flooded with many different videos about all different topics. I have always loved watching car videos and learning about automotive design and how everything in a motor and car work together somehow magically. Learning how things work is…

Whiskey Bottle Lamp

For my YouTube design video of choice, I went with a classic man cave decoration: a Whiskey bottle lamp. The video is actually really interesting and it makes a self standing, cordless lamp out of everyone’s favorite whiskey brand. I watch all sorts of DIY videos as I find that they can be tailored for…

Favorite YT Design Video 2020: Air Mags

Facebook Video (Mashed all the highlights together of the original youtube video) Description: I first found this video through facebook and oftentimes views on these particular videos get more views when all the highlights of the original video are mashed up into one. The original youtube video link is provided down below. The artist,  John…

Hover Bike – Colin Furze

Colin Furze is one of my favorite YouTube inventors out there. He’s a crazy ex-plumber with some of the weirdest but most well executed projects I’ve ever seen. In this video he creates a hover bike. Colin has a very interesting video style which is a combination of quick-cut manufacturing shots with comedic vlog-esk segments.…

Design/Build Video: Making a Hexapod

Kris Temmerman is an engineer that makes a ton of extremely interesting robotics videos. This video in particular covers the making a of a six legged robot using an inverse kinematic model programmed in C++. He also provides all of the code and modeling that he used in case you want to make one of…

Favorite Youtube How To

What are neural networks? Biologically speaking, a mystery. Mathematically speaking, also a mystery. This video is helpful, though. This entire channel is. I think that there is something to be said about the quality of education you can find on youtube for free. I also watched a lot of various Adobe After Effects videos throughout…

Favorite Youtube Design/Build Videos – Michael Reeves

My favorite design video is “A Robot Shoots Me When I Get Shot in Fortnite” by Michael Reeves on YouTube. Michael Reeves is a self taught programmer that uses his skills in programming and designing for silly and unorthodox projects such as this one. He adds a lot of satirical humor and comedy that makes…

Design/Build Video: Evolution Primitive Time

Evolution Primitive Time is a YouTube channel where two men build structures in the wild with their bare hands. They don’t use any automated tools or special gear. All they have is what the land has to offer and what they can build and create out of it with using only man power. The kinds…

Favorite Youtube Design/Build Videos: Mark Rober

Mark Rober’s “Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap” While I would have loved to find a lesser known creator, I feel that Mark Rober’s package thief bait videos match the spirit of the fast approaching April 1st quite well. Achieving certifiably viral status, his prank on those with nefarious intentions is quite the display of…

Favorite YouTube Builds: Adam Savage One Day Builds

featured image credit:https://hoodline.imgix.net/uploads/story/image/27361/Main_Image_Downing_Journeys.jpg?auto=format For many of us young engineering folks Mythbusters was an incredibly influential show on discovery channel. I personally was always enamored with the scale of objects that the folks on that show were able to build. Adam Savage was always my personal favorite mainly due to his unapologetically nerdy demeanor. The show…

Mars Project Team – Favorite design/build video

I like the channel, Mars Project Team, a lot. They are really good at making miniature buildings out of real building materials like concrete and then furnish them with usable diy-furnitures. The miniatures that they make are very much like a livable real houses, but just in small scale. I remember the first time that…

Design/Build Video: DIY Forest Landscape

I decided to choose this video because it is something new to me. I know using resin is common sometimes but I did not know you can go as far as your imagination can. In my opinion, watching the video was really calming and satisfying as he keeps making his product look better and better.…

Favorite Youtube Design/Build Videos

When looking for Youtube videos on build/design I decided to look for segments related to my project. I was able to find a few videos related to my topic that can be found below.   This first video uses similar lights to what I am using but he attaches it to acrylic using u-channel brackets.…

Favorite YouTube Build – Ford Hoonitruck

For my favorite youtube build, I chose the Ford Hoonitruck. As a automobile freak, I follow a lot of auto channels and blogs. I was always fascinated by trucks, but nothing caught my eye like the Hoonitruck did due to it’s unique history and build. It is a combination of rich automobile heritage and modern…

Cabin in one day: Favorite youtube design build

I really enjoy the timelapse videos of people working on outfitting vans to live out of, but I also hate how much time they spend talking in the videos. Here is something along the same lines but with two people just getting to work and doing something really impressive in a short amount of time.…

DIY pallet table design video

Link to the video: I chose this design/build video because I think it is simple and well done. The video shows the whole design process from start to finish making it look easy like anybody could do it. It starts with the guy collecting  old wood- that looks like it has seen its last life,…

Build Design Video: Wintergatan Marble Machine X

Note: this video is a playlist series, with over 100 videos! Wintergatan and Martin Molin are the creators of the widely viral “Marble Machine” instrument, and this series follows the production, manufacturing, and prototyping testing of an improved Marble Machine, Marble Machine X. These design videos uses a variety of beautiful music, shots, and improvised…

YouTube Design/Build Videos –

In this video you can see a very cool and relatively simple way to create a wallet from even your own house. I follow this account because they show the skills and tools needed, as well as the talent to create some incredible leather works. I would say that watching these videos is very entertaining…

Favorite Youtube Design Video

For this post, I wanted to find something that inspired me creatively. This video particularly stood out to me, after scrummaging through many “DIY” and “make it yourself’ videos. Specifically, I think it’s incredibly how the designer of this video was able to use text in order to express Apple’s message of the one thing…

Fave Youtuber Design and Build

Simone Gierts is my all time inspiration as a youtuber. She is a bad ass lady who has found a way to beat anxiety whilst doing something she loves. I have a whole blog post on my own personal website as to why she inspires me as a human which I will link here: https://jamiefrankelhonorsengineeringportfolio.wordpress.com/2019/02/06/who-inspires-me-and-why/…

Favorite Design/Build Video // Mark Rober

  My favorite YouTube design/build video is Mark Rober’s glitter bomb. I really enjoy his content because he eloquently describes his engineering process. As an engineer myself, I appreciate his tenacity to always learn new things and create amazing prototypes. I particularly enjoy this video because it is also aesthetically incredible. Mark’s ability to create…

Wilderness Log Cabin Build Video

I stumbled upon this video of a man building a traditional log cabin out in the wilderness a little while ago. I think it is very fun to watch and see how the process works of him gathering materials, working with them, and slowly – log by log – building a house from these natural…

Favorite Youtube Design and Build Video – Boring Head

My all time favorite design video is “Homemade – Boring Head” by This Old Tony on Youtube. This Old Tony has a home machining channel that, in my opinion, is very well put together; all of his videos are very well-edited and seemingly professional. His content is always intelligent, interesting, and frankly fun to watch.…

Favorite Youtube Design Video 2020: Survival Builder

Video Description I first found these videos on social media and found them to be fascinating and addicting to watch. These two guys (plus a cameraman) from Cambodia design and build anything from two story houses with swimming pools to temples with water slides all using ancient techniques and organic materials such as bamboo, leaves…

Design Video: Ramen Statue

When looking for design videos I came across what I can only describe as click bait. I watched it because I thought this is going to be so weird and stupid and then it turned out to be an amazing design video. The concept is intriguing and the artist executed it well. It is impressive…

Favorite Build Video: Miniature House

One of my closest friends loves to build miniatures and so she got me addicted to watching miniature build videos. I think I am addicted because they are relaxing to watch (somewhat ASMR-y) and once you start a video you quickly get sucked in and have to watch through to the end because there is…

Bladeless Wooden Fan!! – By Pask Makes

For this post, I wasn’t sure where to start and or what to look for as my favorite design/build project on YouTube. I started my initial search by typing in “DIY Design Projects” and happened to stumble upon the following YouTube video! Pask Makes is a fantastic woodworker and craftsman, whose YouTube channel is dedicated…
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