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EEVblog => EEVblog Specific => Topic started by: Alexander.e.hiller on February 09, 2018, 02:26:59 am

Title: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: Alexander.e.hiller on February 09, 2018, 02:26:59 am
Just wanted to let you know that my university, University at Buffalo (UB), just added your main channel in a "course" that all the engineers in the school were auto-enrolled in this semester. I've been a long time fan of yours and left the military and entered school for EE at 30 years old due in large part to your videos.

When I saw that you are 1 of the 5 YouTubers recommended by my school I was quite pleased. Thanks for everything, you're inspiring the next generation of electrical engineers!?

Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: ez24 on February 09, 2018, 03:39:04 am
When I saw that you are 1 of the 5 YouTubers recommended by my school I was quite pleased.

Who were the other 4 ?
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: janekm on February 09, 2018, 03:43:45 am
It's in the screenshot, Great Scott, Veritasium, Electroboom and Smarter Every Day.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: EEVblog on February 09, 2018, 03:58:04 am
Cool bananas  ;D
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: BU508A on February 09, 2018, 07:41:47 am
I would replace Electroboom with TheSignalPath. Seriously.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: blueskull on February 09, 2018, 08:02:30 am
I would replace Electroboom with TheSignalPath. Seriously.

Let's not lure students into TEA. The RF porns are sometimes more attractive than volt nuts stuff.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: Brumby on February 09, 2018, 08:15:11 am
I was thinking about ElectrBOOM myself.

However, when I thought about it for a minute, I came to understand something that would be very educational and extremely important....

Before referring students to watch one of his videos - instruct them to answer the question: "Why is he still alive?"
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: rsjsouza on February 14, 2018, 04:53:50 pm
I think ElectroBOOM is quite an informative channel. Mehdi is an entertainer and shows the potential dangers of electricity.

Perhaps TheSignalPath could be a sixth channel? :)
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: ez24 on February 14, 2018, 06:57:12 pm
I would like to come up with a Top 10 list:

-  EEVBlog
-  Great Scott
-  Veritasium
-  Electroboom
-  Smarter Every Day
-  TheSignalPath
-  w2aew
-   ?
-   ?
-   ?
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: CatalinaWOW on February 14, 2018, 07:50:20 pm
I've gotten good repair information from the Badcaps forum.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: Melt-O-Tronic on February 14, 2018, 07:56:33 pm
IMO, W2AEW (http://"https://www.youtube.com/user/w2aew") should be at or near the top.  There is a ton of incredibly educational content on his channel and it's presented in easily digested ways.  I've learned more about RF from Alan and Shahriar than all other sources.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: ez24 on February 14, 2018, 10:44:41 pm
IMO, W2AEW (http://"https://www.youtube.com/user/w2aew") should be at or near the top. 

Totally agree
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: JoeN on February 15, 2018, 02:17:31 am
IMO, W2AEW (http://"https://www.youtube.com/user/w2aew") should be at or near the top.  There is a ton of incredibly educational content on his channel and it's presented in easily digested ways.  I've learned more about RF from Alan and Shahriar than all other sources.

Alexander.e.hiller has the opportunity to check out the other mentioned channels and suggest them to his instructor or possibly the instructor who maintains this stuff.  I think they chose that list to balance the heavier stuff with lighter stuff and engage undergraduates.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: Melt-O-Tronic on February 15, 2018, 02:24:23 am
My post was in response to ez24
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: ez24 on February 15, 2018, 02:32:20 am
Need 3 more for my Top 10 that will go here on my new List A  (I will mark them "Top 10"):

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/a/msg1341166/#msg1341166 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/other-blog-specific/a/msg1341166/#msg1341166)

If I do not get them here, I will start a new post asking for them

thanks everyone  :-+
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: djacobow on February 15, 2018, 03:04:34 am
Before referring students to watch one of his videos - instruct them to answer the question: "Why is he still alive?"


I enjoy all these EE video bloggers, but I want to stand up for ElectroBoom. I think his pedagogy is very subtle and sly. He is alive, of course, because he knows *precisely* what he is doing. So, while he tells you what the rules are, he is showing you what is really happening. It's probably not great for people who will never come to understand electricity, but for EE students, I think he's fantastic. If you watch carefully, you will see him do things with dangerous equipment that are often painful and scary, but are not actually dangerous, and you can learn a lot from that.

A great example is when he uses an inverter and a widowmaker double-male extension cord to power his bedroom. Everyone knows this is a Bad Idea. But why is it a bad idea, and under what circumstances will it work? And even when it does work, what risks are you taking? This is all made clear in the video. It's a damn sight better than "just don't do it."

He's also a lot of fun, of course. And yes, I have the "full bridge" T-shirt.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: EEVblog on February 15, 2018, 03:09:09 am
I enjoy all these EE video bloggers, but I want to stand up for ElectroBoom. I think his pedagogy is very subtle and sly. He is alive, of course, because he knows *precisely* what he is doing. So, while he tells you what the rules are, he is showing you what is really happening. It's probably not great for people who will never come to understand electricity, but for EE students, I think he's fantastic. If you watch carefully, you will see him do things with dangerous equipment that are often painful and scary, but are not actually dangerous, and you can learn a lot from that.

Unfortunately he did screw up big time with the microwave oven transformer Jacobbs ladder video, he's luck to be alive. A lot of people with judge on that worst case example.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: djacobow on February 15, 2018, 03:15:01 am
Unfortunately he did screw up big time with the microwave oven transformer Jacobbs ladder video, he's luck to be alive. A lot of people with judge on that worst case example.

Is that the one where the energized jacob's ladder fell on him and he grabbed it? Yeah, definitely not his finest moment.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: Brumby on February 15, 2018, 04:36:49 am
I hadn't seen that one ... until just now.

Very scary.  I believe a big part of what saved him was the fact that the two sparkler towers came together as he grabbed them and this shorted the main power flow.  Without that, I imagine we would never have seen this video.


This is one that will be hard to forget - and one that probably shouldn't be.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: EEVblog on February 15, 2018, 04:40:57 am
Unfortunately he did screw up big time with the microwave oven transformer Jacobbs ladder video, he's luck to be alive. A lot of people with judge on that worst case example.
Is that the one where the energized jacob's ladder fell on him and he grabbed it? Yeah, definitely not his finest moment.

Yes, it was completely dumb. He shouldn't have published that IMO, it ruins any public narrative that he's a professional and is extremely careful and knows exactly what he's doing etc. Which he might ordinarily be of course, but when playing with a death trap like this there should have been zero chances taken.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: blueskull on February 15, 2018, 04:41:16 am
Very scary.  I believe a big part of what saved him was the fact that the two sparkler towers came together as he grabbed them and this shorted the main power flow.  Without that, I imagine we would never have seen this video.

Meh, after watched many kreosan videos.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: BU508A on February 15, 2018, 07:44:09 am
I enjoy all these EE video bloggers, but I want to stand up for ElectroBoom. I think his pedagogy is very subtle and sly.

Education with a big hammer? Not my thing ...
Imo does his crazyness distract from the important things.
And in my eyes he has completely disqualified himself with this jacob ladder stunt.

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He is alive, of course, because he knows *precisely* what he is doing.

He is alive, because he had a lot of luck imo.

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So, while he tells you what the rules are, he is showing you what is really happening. It's probably not great for people who will never come to understand electricity, but for EE students, I think he's fantastic.

Too much show, too less serious stuff.

Just my two Cents.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: BU508A on February 15, 2018, 07:49:35 am
Need 3 more for my Top 10 that will go here on my new List A  (I will mark them "Top 10")

What about Mr. Carlson's Lab?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU9SoQxJewrWb_3GxeteQPA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU9SoQxJewrWb_3GxeteQPA)

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/F5UhzILAISQ/mqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: stmdude on February 15, 2018, 07:55:17 am
Imho, afrotechmods tutorials are second to none when it comes to explaining the basics. 
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: NiHaoMike on February 15, 2018, 08:07:11 am
I would like to come up with a Top 10 list:

-  EEVBlog
-  Great Scott
-  Veritasium
-  Electroboom
-  Smarter Every Day
-  TheSignalPath
-  w2aew
-   ?
-   ?
-   ?

I would also include:
Bigclive.com
Fran Blanche
Jeri Ellsworth
Joe Smith
Julian Ilett
Kerry Wong
knurlgnar24
Micah Elizabeth Scott (very long videos!)
Mikeselectricstuff
Mr. Carlson's Lab
OpenTechLab
Tanner Tech
Voltlog

Tangentially related to electronics and might be useful for those learning about it but probably not relevant for an electronics class:
April Wilkerson (woodworking, good for making lab furniture)
AvE (mostly mechanical stuff)
CaitlinV3 (how to build your own PC, i.e. for fast compiling)
Infinite Series (math)
JoanneTechLover (more DIY PCs)
M. C. Pletcher (DIY refrigeration)
Naomi Wu (more art than electronics and probably too show off)
Physics Girl (physics of course!)
Vi Hart (math)
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: hagster on February 15, 2018, 08:22:35 am
My list

Computerphile -err computer stuff
Numberphile - err math stuff
60 Symbols
3BrownOneBlue - a new way to look at math and physics
Tom Scott - all interesting stuff
2 minute papers - AI
Robert Cowan -mechanical CNC and fighting robot builds
Tom Stanton - RC stuff 3d Printing and more
James Bruton - Robots, Cosplayb Arduino and more.

Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: Fire Doger on February 15, 2018, 08:54:07 am
My top 5 electronics are

Eevblog
The Signal Path
Mr Carlsons lab
Long Kong (The best 101 electronics course for me)
Brian Douglas (Control theory)

Robert Feranec has some interesting videos about PCB
I love electroBoom but not enough for top 5 :P

Rather than eevblog I couldn't find any channel that has any useful video about product design, I am tired of perf boards and Chinese modules...

If Dave will record his thoughts during design it will be pure gold!
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: Moshly on February 15, 2018, 10:54:44 am
I'd add ->

Clickspring - Pure craftsmanship
The Coding Train -  Programming equivalent of Dave
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: Melt-O-Tronic on February 15, 2018, 04:20:51 pm
OMG, how did I forget Mr. Carlson's Lab?  His channel is really appropriate for Alexander.e.hiller's original post.  Another incredible teacher, right up there with Alan and Shahriar.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: tombi on February 21, 2018, 03:02:32 am
A few more (I know everybody has their favourites).

Feedbackloop who does some really cool repairs as well as other projects from scratch.
/dev/ttyso - His improve your analog IQ  stuff was nice as was his stuff on crystals. His videos seem to be a bit sparse at the moment.

Also there is Scullcom.

Tom

Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: mrpackethead on February 21, 2018, 03:05:58 am
Cool bananas  ;D

Can you do a video on cool bananas?
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: djacobow on February 21, 2018, 03:41:15 am
Can you do a video on cool bananas?

Cool bananas are ok as far as they go, but I think it's a mistake -- perhaps journalistic malpractice -- to make such a video without also discussing the relative merits of cold bananas, warm bananas, hot bananas, plasma bananas, and of course, very cold superconducting bananas. Each has their place in the practicing EE's toolkit (not to mention, lunch pail), and really deserves its own video.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: mrpackethead on February 21, 2018, 04:17:21 am
Can you do a video on cool bananas?

Cool bananas are ok as far as they go, but I think it's a mistake -- perhaps journalistic malpractice -- to make such a video without also discussing the relative merits of cold bananas, warm bananas, hot bananas, plasma bananas, and of course, very cold superconducting bananas. Each has their place in the practicing EE's toolkit (not to mention, lunch pail), and really deserves its own video.

Probably can combo cool bananas with winner winer chicken dinner, dogs breakfast and box knife skills.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
Post by: NiHaoMike on February 21, 2018, 04:59:21 am
Can you do a video on cool bananas?

Cool bananas are ok as far as they go, but I think it's a mistake -- perhaps journalistic malpractice -- to make such a video without also discussing the relative merits of cold bananas, warm bananas, hot bananas, plasma bananas, and of course, very cold superconducting bananas. Each has their place in the practicing EE's toolkit (not to mention, lunch pail), and really deserves its own video.

That sounds more like Freelee the Banana Girl's domain. But while fitness is certainly useful, I don't see it as relevant to an electronics class.
Title: Re: EEVblog now a University Standard
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