Eight Bravo - YouTube Links
For those of you who might not know, I am a lifelong engineer. Although my engineering degree is in Electrical Engineering I consider
myself more of a software engineer. That doesn't mean I don't dabble in things electronic as well. Or anything else that needs an engineering
approach to solve the problem.
If you keep that in mind you will better understand my choice of links below.
Space and Science
- Minute Physics - Short videos on physics topics (mostly). A great place to just browse through and learn about things in a generally relaxed manner.
- Scott Manley - Space and science with good explanations. Very well explained and timely explanations on both current and historical science mostly related to space operations. Want to know something about that latest space launch? This is the place!
- Everyday Astronaut - Current events in the world of everything space. His YouTube career started with acquiring a used soviet spacesuit. The adventure from there is interesting and worth exploring.
- SpaceX - All of their launches from the source. The definitive place to watch their expected 50 launches in 2021.
- Brainiac75 - Magnets! - Showing off BIG rare earth magnets and other interesting things.
- Gamers Nexus - Yes, it's geared for gamers. The content is very reliable though and you can get a sense of where the hardware is going.
- JayzTwoCents - A little less gamer oriented than some others. News, reviews, and practical information on more 'normal' PC hardware.
- Linus Tech Tips - Hard core hardware information and reviews. Everything from the affordable PC up through high end servers.
- Paul's Hardware - Very down-to-earth PC news, info, and reviews. My favorite.
- Play with Junk - Yes, it means what it says. Playing with obsolete (usually) computer hardware. Everything from PC workstations up through mainframes.
Electrical, Electronics, and Related Topics
- Fran Blanche - Fran has an amazing collection of interesting electronics. Much of it is rare and always interesting. Things like late 1800s light bulbs and unusual digital displays that never quite became common.
- bigclivedotcom - Big Clive orders, tests, and tears down almost anything electrical. Lots of insight into the way things are built and how they work. Things don't always go as planned with interesting results.
- Bobsdecline - Lineman blogger - Pretty realistic continuing series on what it's like to be a lineman working on keeping your power coming from the pole.
General Good Stuff
- Technology Connections - Interested in automatic toasters from 50+ years ago? How about how a dishwasher works? CD changers, laserdisc, touch lamps, or even the best microwave ever.
- Technology Connextras - The more relaxed version of the Technology Connections channel. Things are known to go wrong or even 'bang' from time to time.
- Aging Wheels - An interesting look at older autos - mostly odd stuff that presents a challenge to get going again. Always entertaining.
- Under Dunn - Things non-auto related from the same source as Aging Wheels. Equally entertaining (maybe more so).
- GTOger - Think you could enjoy watching people's cars being towed from a private log? This channel is for you! It's amazing how stupid people can be when they want a convenient parking spot. Not much activity during the pandemic but lots of older content.
- The History Guy: History Deserves to be Remembered - Odd bits of history that you may not have heard of. Interesting short (5-15 minutes) topics.
- Bosnianbill - All about locks and how to open them (without the key). Honest evaluation of all kinds of locks and their suitability to protect your property.
- LockPickingLawyer - More evaluation of locks and how to open them. A slightly different approach than that done by Bosnianbill.
- 3D Printing Nerd - Joel talks about nearly everything to do with 3D Printing both FDM and Resin printers. Reviews, demonstrations, and various other related topics.
- CHEP - Reviews and tips on FDM printing. He posts a 'Filament Friday' episode every Friday (of course) that explains some small topic of interest.
- CNC Kitchen - Always interesting with practical (usually) topics related to FDM printing. The topics even sometimes have something to do with the kitchen!
- Maker's Muse - Making some pretty unusual prints. If you like puzzles and other oddities you can print this is the place. Occasional reviews too.
- RuiRaptor - Topics include reviews of printers and printer upgrades along with other related topics. Very good new printer assembly videos with small tweaks to make the build better.
- Thomas Sandladerer - Reviews of printers and printer upgrades along with various techniques and methods to make your printing better.
- Eunny - Eunny shows you how to use the online 3D drafting system Tinkercad in ways you never imagined. It's amazing to watch something very complex done by an expert!
Airplanes, Airlines, and Related Items
- Blancolirio - An interesting mix of news and reality of the aviation world. Juan keeps us up to date with the latest news with true insight into the details of problems and anything else he covers. Juan is a commercial pilot on the Boeing 777 and owns his own small aircraft.
- Mentour Pilot - News and other airline related topics. He is a commercial pilot on the Boeing 737 aircraft in Europe.
- Baron Pilot - Ride along this with this Beechcraft Baron around Florida and beyond. Great video views from several cameras with running commentary on what is going on. A good look at how private flying works.
- 74 Gear - A Boeing 747 pilot describes the various aspects of commercial flying and things related.
- AgentJayZ - Everything you could ever want to know about jet engines and how they get repaired. Lots of interesting videos on actual testing too.