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Offline AlanR

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2016, 08:34:00 pm »
Texas Instruments already covered motor control theory very well:
 
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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2016, 08:48:52 pm »
I find TastyPC quite informative, I'm not much into PC gaming but I enjoy the style and technical prowess demonstrated.

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2016, 09:04:29 pm »
 CM800 brings up an interesting one - I'd love to see Dave get that Sinclair C5 running again, and then maybe update the technology - modern batteries, maybe some regenerative braking to assist the rather weak mechanical brakes, etc. Bet it could have more power capacity AND be lighter for easier pedaling with modern batteries and not that honking big lead-acid thing.
 Plus it still looks like something from the future, not the 80's.


 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2016, 09:32:53 pm »
FWIW - I will pay for design videos. Not sure if I am minority of not. So many topics are easy enough to find a book to read - but a practical presentation from a real life person can be the thread that ties it all together. I would much rather pay for a video where I can learn in 1 hour what would otherwise take me 8 hours of reading, watching, searching, and experimenting.

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2016, 09:35:50 pm »
Texas Instruments already covered motor control theory very well:

Solid presentation. Me likey.
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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2016, 09:41:54 pm »
Who exactly is "everyone"?

The majority who request stuff.

You say this a lot and it drives my crazy.  "Everyone" complains about this, "Everyone" said to do that.  It drives me nuts.
Those 22k people that watched the design video aren't going to get it from Buzzfeed.  Who else are they going to request it from? 
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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2016, 10:29:28 pm »
You say this a lot and it drives my crazy.  "Everyone" complains about this, "Everyone" said to do that.  It drives me nuts.
Those 22k people that watched the design video aren't going to get it from Buzzfeed.  Who else are they going to request it from? 
Exactly.

You obviously were not asked 22K times, so more people watched than asked. Obviously even more people will watch softball videos, since they require no thinking whatsoever.

Do you get requests for RPi videos as well?
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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2016, 10:47:05 pm »
Here is a tip on how to get even more views - naked women on thumbnails. Works for so many junky channels.

Interestingly, they all have  very similar number of likes.

Try wet EEVBlog t-shirts

Was the first post a statement that design videos do not do well? (I am a little dense)

There is some talk about paid videos.  Can someone expand on that?   I have come across some sites that have paid videos, like Lynda.com, but they are rare.   YT has some sort of paid service (no ads).  Am I missing something?  thanks





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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2016, 11:11:03 pm »
You say this a lot and it drives my crazy.  "Everyone" complains about this, "Everyone" said to do that.  It drives me nuts.

Relax, I'm just trying to convey some stats to people who keep requesting a fundamentals friday / design video, usually also including the comment "it'll be massively popular" or some such.
They aren't necessarily as popular as you might think.
 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2016, 11:12:20 pm »
CM800 brings up an interesting one - I'd love to see Dave get that Sinclair C5 running again

I was actually going to look at stripping that down today, but I've got a lot of crap to get through first.
 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2016, 11:21:02 pm »
I wouldn't mind some Fundimentals Fridays on just basic transistor circuits / amplifiers really.

I'd also happily pay for some videos on certain topics of interest, good educational videos.
 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2016, 11:43:55 pm »
I guess you could do some destructive videos. Those seem to get all the views. Like Photonic Induction's and ElectroBoom's do.

Not necessarily, even when combined with pretty girl thumbnail



not destructive enough, look at this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMDMoNu66_1Hwi5-MeiQgw/videos

 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2016, 11:58:28 pm »
not destructive enough, look at this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMDMoNu66_1Hwi5-MeiQgw/videos

Wow just imagine how much he made off of his press if he got $20,000 per 100k videos !!

Edit:  I thought I read somewhere here it was $20,000 / 100,000 views.   I stand corrected - it is $200/100,000 views.
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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2016, 12:02:22 am »
not destructive enough, look at this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMDMoNu66_1Hwi5-MeiQgw/videos
Wow just imagine how much he made off of his press if he got $20,000 per 100k videos !!

100k views gets you about $200 in ad revenue.
 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2016, 12:11:55 am »
not destructive enough, look at this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMDMoNu66_1Hwi5-MeiQgw/videos
Wow just imagine how much he made off of his press if he got $20,000 per 100k videos !!

100k views gets you about $200 in ad revenue.

He has average ~1M views per video and ~8 videos per month, which translates to $16k per month. Triple average US household income.
 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2016, 12:20:10 am »
not destructive enough, look at this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMDMoNu66_1Hwi5-MeiQgw/videos
Wow just imagine how much he made off of his press if he got $20,000 per 100k videos !!

100k views gets you about $200 in ad revenue.

He has average ~1M views per video and ~8 videos per month, which translates to $16k per month. Triple average US household income.

84 uploads, ~168M views, in roughly one year

I think that press has paid for itself ;)

 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2016, 12:37:09 am »
I find TastyPC quite informative, I'm not much into PC gaming but I enjoy the style and technical prowess demonstrated.
https://youtu.be/l-i5LgakaDQ

Wow, that was boring.
 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2016, 12:40:43 am »
He has average ~1M views per video and ~8 videos per month, which translates to $16k per month. Triple average US household income.

Yes, not saying he's not doing well, just pointing out that you need a lot of views to make a living from just youtube adsense, as this is a common misconception.
If you have a channel that gets 100k views a day (every day, 365 days) then it's just enough to earn you a decent income.
 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #43 on: October 20, 2016, 12:44:03 am »
Edit:  I thought I read somewhere here it was $20,000 / 100,000 views.   I stand corrected - it is $200/100,000 views.

That's a rough average and good rule of thumb.
It varies a lot and has cycles and bursts based on the subject and ad campaigns budgets etc etc
Could be as low as $100 or even less per 100k views.
Potentially less if you share it with a network, although they claim to be able to get you better deals too which has never really been proven.
 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #44 on: October 20, 2016, 01:11:37 am »
If you have a channel that gets 100k views a day (every day, 365 days) then it's just enough to earn you a decent income.

I guess my 14 views in 6 years is not going to cut it.   :-DD     
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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #45 on: October 20, 2016, 04:56:48 am »
Electric Vehicle projects (or even a brushless motor controller? Do something on control theory?)

That will scare away many viewers. Most of his viewers are hobbyist, not professional designers, so IMHO it makes no sense to teach Arduino level DIYers how to derive s and z domain transfer functions and solve differential/difference equations.

Don't chuck all hobbyists into the same bucket as "Arduino level DIYers".

It is a generalisation that is not only grossly inaccurate - but offensive, especially to those that can follow calculus - probably better than a lot of 'professional' engineers.
 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2016, 04:59:06 am »
The one good thing here is that Dave will take comments on board - and act as he sees fit.

... which works for me.
 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #47 on: October 20, 2016, 05:34:19 am »
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That will scare away many viewers. Most of his viewers are hobbyist, not professional designers
good video work Dave   :-+ has something for Everyone into electronics in some way. :popcorn:  here's some free Art Dave! if  its ok with Universal Pictures.  ;D
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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #48 on: October 20, 2016, 05:43:46 am »
Electric Vehicle projects (or even a brushless motor controller? Do something on control theory?)

That will scare away many viewers. Most of his viewers are hobbyist, not professional designers, so IMHO it makes no sense to teach Arduino level DIYers how to derive s and z domain transfer functions and solve differential/difference equations.

Don't chuck all hobbyists into the same bucket as "Arduino level DIYers".

It is a generalisation that is not only grossly inaccurate - but offensive, especially to those that can follow calculus - probably better than a lot of 'professional' engineers.

Stand corrected.
 

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Re: The reality of design videos
« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2016, 12:36:59 am »
I find TastyPC quite informative, I'm not much into PC gaming but I enjoy the style and technical prowess demonstrated.
https://youtu.be/l-i5LgakaDQ

Wow, that was boring.

Indeed, but despite the boredom you suffered, it achieved 360k views for some reason.
 


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