YouTube Subscriptions - update (HPR Show 2493)

Dave Morriss

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I reported on some of my YouTube subscriptions in show 2202, where I concentrated on the various Maker channels I subscribe to.

Since then I have added a few more such channels, but this time I also want to talk about some of the others I subscribe to.

YouTube Channels

I have collected details from the ‘About’ pages of each of the channels - when there is anything to collect. I have added my own notes about each channel too.

  1. Anne of All Trades
    • Description:Woodworking, farming, food, happiness
    • Comments: This is a new channel that I have recently subscribed to. I don’t know much about her history but Anne seems to be a talented maker and seems to be on a quest to learn many new skills, which she shares here. Not many episodes yet.
  2. bigclivedotcom
    • Description:The trashiest electronic channel on YouTube. We test and use affordable electronic soldering equipment and tools to build, teardown, modify (and sometimes destroy) random electronic stuff.
    • Comments: Clive is a Scot located on the Isle of Man. His videos cover all manner of electrical devices, tearing them down, repairing them and sometimes building them. His video output is prodigious!
  3. Computerphile
    • Description:Videos all about computers and computer stuff.
    • Comments: Some fascinating episodes if you are interested in programming and Computer Science. Some of the computer history episodes have been really good. Professor Brian Kernighan (co-creator of AWK) has been interviewed many times on here.
  4. David Waelder
    • Description:I make things from all kinds of materials. The channel is pretty organic, I shoot things I like, and find interesting.
    • Comments: An impressive maker, well worth a look. Has been on hiatus for a while but his output is now increasing again.
  5. EvanAndKatelyn
    • Description:Hey guys, we’re Evan and Katelyn and we make stuff together: woodworking, 3D printing, welding, props, CNC, home projects, sometimes practical stuff, sometimes totally unnecessary but fun stuff.
    • Comments: I have only recently subscribed but am enjoying their often clever projects and their relaxed and friendly style.
  6. ExplainingComputers
    • Description:ExplainingComputers uploads weekly computing videos. It is produced by Christopher Barnatt, who spent 25 years teaching computing and future studies in the University of Nottingham, and who is the author of thirteen books.
    • Comments: Some really well done reviews and explanations of computer-related things. A lot about single board computers in recent times. The recent explanations of Quantum Computing and Blockchain have been very good.
  7. HomeMadeModern
    • is an online design source that shares design ideas with hopes of inspiring people to make more of the things they own.
    • Comments: Run by Ben Uyeda, sometimes with his sister Jessie. Some clever and unusual projects that can be inspiring.
  8. izzy swan
    • Description:Here you will find everything from money saving tips, woodworking projects, jigs and completely wild contraptions. I have been building and designing since I was old enough to swing a hammer. With a mind for out of the box thinking and an unusual mix of artfull design and engineering interest, you never know whats going to happen next.
    • Comments: Some original and cool ideas. Izzy Swan is something of an inventor as well as a maker.
  9. Jackman Works
    • Description:Home for woodworking, construction, upcycling, reclaiming, welding, epoxy, etc. My goals are to inspire you to make cool things, get people excited about making, and teaching while keeping it super fun and interesting.
    • Comments: Some excellent videos of clever projects, often using reclaimed materials such as pallets. Usually quite funny too (often with fart jokes).
  10. mugumogu
    • Description: No description
    • Comments: This is a channel for cat lovers, which originates from Japan. Visit Maru the Scottish Fold cat and watch his antics!
  11. Pask Makes
    • Description:Hi I’m Neil and I like to make and create. This can be anything from woodwork/metalwork to photography/drawing or any other form of creation that motivates me. I have been inspired by watching many Youtube channels to have a crack at making my own videos. My workshop has many homemade tools that I have made from the inspiration of other Youtubers.
    • Comments: The host is British and is now based in Australia. I have subscribed in the past year or so and am constantly impressed by the cleverness of his projects. This has grown to be one of my favourite channels.
  12. Phil Pinsky Productions
    • Description: No description
    • Comments: A hobbyist woodworker and maker from Canada who often uses reclaimed materials. Not many videos on the channel but nevertheless some interesting stuff. (Also hosts on the Reclaimed Audio podcast)
  13. RetroWeld
    • Description:I love creating videos of woodworking and welding projects. I will show the steps I take and the products I use when I make something out of wood or metal. I hope my videos inspire you to MAKE!
    • Comments: I would like to learn to weld, and this channel inspires me with cleverly executed metalworking projects.
  14. Thomas Sanladerer
    • Description:Everything about 3D Printing and Making! Build guides, tutorials, tips and reviews around the new generation of consumer and prosumer 3D printers (and more)!
    • Comments: I’d like to own a 3D printer, and this channel seems to be a great source of information about these devices.
  15. tim sway
    • Description:i make worthless things priceless. and some other stuff.
    • Comments: Very impressive making with an emphasis on using reclaimed materials. (Also hosts on the Reclaimed Audio podcast)
  16. Unemployed Redneck Hillbilly Creations
    • Description:Sometimes you just can’t find what you want and have to make it yourself, or sometimes you just can’t afford it and have to make it yourself. You will find videos of wood working, metal working, brewing, gardening, and some reviews of tools that I find to be handy.
    • Comments: The channel title is misleading. The host is a very skilled engineer who makes some impressive stuff, like his own CNC, and plasma cutter, and modifies and improves things. He also talks about gardening and sometimes cooking.
  17. William Lutes
    • Description:Watch me tell the story of how things I make come to life by using a video camera. Whenever possible, and my favorite, I like to use materials that are found, scraps, leftovers, or saved from a dumpster to build with.
    • Comments: Projects often involving reclaimed materials. (Also hosts on the Reclaimed Audio podcast)
  18. Wintergatan
    • Description:Music, Machines and Homemade Music Instruments! Watch this channel to learn about about how to make things and make music. Programmable Musical Marble Machine, Music Box and the Modulin is a few examples of what we have done previously. We are a Swedish Instrumental band and are currently building a new Marble Machine to go on a world tour with once functional. We are also recording a double album.
    • Comments: The original Marble Machine really caught my attention. It was made of plywood, and played a vibrasphone, percussion and guitar by dropping steel “marbles”. It was programmable through Lego Technic pegs inserted into a large cylinder. See the Wikipedia article for details. The new one that they are building to take on tour is an amazing thing! They are documenting the build on this channel. I really enjoy the band’s music too.