Life Lessons from electroBOOM! – DON’T PLAY WITH HIGH VOLTAGE! (Mehdi Sadaghdar Interview) – #41

Life Lessons from electroBOOM! – DON’T PLAY WITH HIGH VOLTAGE! (Mehdi Sadaghdar Interview) – #41
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That time Mehdi almost died on camera, science & tech on YouTube, 50 takes of the same scene, and more life advice from Mehdi Sadaghdar, aka electroBOOM! Join Mehdi and Daniel Bogdanoff in an random park in downtown New York City in this electrical engineering podcast episode.

Mehdi is awesome check him out at: https://www.youtube.com/electroboom

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1:00
He gives away tools to people that actually need it

1:30
electroBOOM is bringing electronics and electrical engineering to the mainstream

Science channels are really growing on YouTube

2:55
How much does Mehdi prepare for his videos?

3:30
Most of Mehdi’s mistakes and explosions are planned and scripted

4:30
The comment section is always interesting

5:10
Mehdi has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

6:00
He doesn’t have a very good pain tolerance

6:40
He has a hard time keeping a straight face when something’s coming in the video

7:00
Jacob’s Ladder project – he almost died and learned that he should not be a mechanical engineer
“I would be dead if it wasn’t for my flimsy wiring…”

8:40
Before he became a full time YouTuber he worked doing electronics for a boating steering and control company

9:50
Mehdi got his undergrad degree in Iran, Master’s in Canada

10:00
How Mehdi got into electronics – one of his relatives got him an electronics kit as a kid and he loved it

10:40
electroBOOM is not as good of a channel name as his daughter’s channel, electroCUTE

11:40
Mehdi works really hard on his videos

Most underrated joke: “I don’t have a very long term memory”

12:25
Mehdi’s wife didn’t used to like his videos, she thought they were boring. But, she’s since come around

13:30
He watches PewDiePie and lots of science channels

14:40
Mehdi and “Mr. Tripod” do all his production work

16:20
The content is what matters, it’s not about the production value

17:10
Every paragraph that he reads, he tries it 10 – 50 times so that it comes out straight. Usually it’s just the last take that he keeps

17:40
Is it “recording” or “taping”? Can you still say “taping?”

18:10
Batteries can explode in beautiful ways

18:45
what other good science channels do you recommend?
Cody’s Lab, Smarter Every Day, Veratisium, The Sci Show

19:20
Follow Mehditation on YouTube as well: https://www.youtube.com/mehditation

19:35
If you really want to learn electronics, you must experiment. Just pickup some random project, start building, and you will learn.
And if you don’t care about electronics, do something else. I don’t know…

…but don’t play with high voltage!

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