If you too switch on YouTube rather than the telly when you get back home in the evening, here is a non-exhaustive array of YouTube channels, specific to makers, tinkerers, coders that are worthy of your subscription. Unless it’s already done.
The woodpecker, the most wooded
Since makers do not solely have a passion for code and electronics, more than 37,000 people have subscribed to Alain Vaillancourt’s channel, aka The woodpecker (in French L’gosseux d’bois). A Canadian French with more than one hundred videos to his credit, from the making of a wooden spoon to the construction of a girder travelling crane including the realization of furniture.
His YouTube channel
Colin Furze, the most followed
“The best channel on YouTube,” announces the Brit Colin Furze in his YouTube biography (1.6 million subscribers). Much more funny and inventive than humble, Colin gives rhythm to his videos with explosions, improbable vehicles (including a pushchair going at more than 30 mph!) and fireworks. It’s complete nonsense but it’s funny.
Clickspring, the most clocked
Chris is building a clock from raw metal parts. Il will take him ages. So he allows visitors to his YouTube channel to benefit: he films everything and puts the whole realization of his clock online. Beware, it’s almost maker voyeurism, very addictive.
His YouTube channel (en anglais)
Glück Workshops, the most dedicated to child’s play
Tartaruga Feliz leads workshops in Berlin for mini-makers aged 6+. A sharer at heart, she films them and puts brief videos online. There is usually no voiceover nor subtitles, but it is enough to understand the different steps and find inspiration to, for example, teach children to make small drawing robots, use conductive ink or even make a kind of small hologram.
I like to make stuff, the most diverse
With more than 500,000 subscribers, Bob Clagett’s channel, counting one hundred or so videos, has familiar favorites: 3D printing test, creating one’s made to measure furniture, making the flash for your camera, assemble and code your arcade machine… Bob was able to leave his job and now lives off his youtuber activity.
And if your favorite youtuber is not mentioned in this array, the comments are yours!