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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He gives away tools to people that actually need it
electroBOOM is bringing electronics and electrical engineering to the mainstream
Science channels are really growing on YouTube
How much does Mehdi prepare for his videos?
Most of Mehdi’s mistakes and explosions are planned and scripted
The comment section is always interesting
Mehdi has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
He doesn’t have a very good pain tolerance
He has a hard time keeping a straight face when something’s coming in the video
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…”
Before he became a full time YouTuber he worked doing electronics for a boating steering and control company
Mehdi got his undergrad degree in Iran, Master’s in Canada
How Mehdi got into electronics – one of his relatives got him an electronics kit as a kid and he loved it
electroBOOM is not as good of a channel name as his daughter’s channel, electroCUTE
Mehdi works really hard on his videos
Most underrated joke: “I don’t have a very long term memory”
Mehdi’s wife didn’t used to like his videos, she thought they were boring. But, she’s since come around
He watches PewDiePie and lots of science channels
Mehdi and “Mr. Tripod” do all his production work
The content is what matters, it’s not about the production value
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
Is it “recording” or “taping”? Can you still say “taping?”
Batteries can explode in beautiful ways
what other good science channels do you recommend?
Cody’s Lab, Smarter Every Day, Veratisium, The Sci Show
Follow Mehditation on YouTube as well: https://www.youtube.com/mehditation
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!