Watch engineers turn fantasy builds into reality, one video at a time

Watch engineers turn fantasy builds into reality, one video at a time

March 31, 2024
See how industry professionals are using their talents in their free time to design and build a more whimsical world.

Industrial engineers are always striving to build a better world. Whether they are designing new ways to increase uptime at work or creating innovative tools in their workshops at home, engineers are perpetually putting their unique skill sets to use. In this video collection, see how designers, engineers, programmers, and STEM professionals across the industry are using their talents in their free time to design and build a more whimsical world.  


Latest video: I can hear BUGS!!!

In this video, Ruth, a patent-holding inventor and maker from the YouTube channel Kids Invent Stuff, designs and builds insect-detecting goggles.


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Inventing a bee weapon

In this video, YouTuber Allen Pan, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from USC, designs, engineers, and builds a weapon that captures and shoots bees.

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This ball is impossible to hit

In this video, YouTuber Mark Rober, former NASA engineer and current CrunchLabs founder, creates a ball that is impossible to hit.

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Can you make stained glass with resin?

In this video, YouTuber Peter Brown, a woodworker with a passion for crazy projects, attempts to create a faux stained glass piece using only resin. 

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Colin Furze helped me test my tank

In this video, YouTuber James Bruton, a former toy designer, expands upon a video made by YouTuber Colin Furze and builds his own small electric tank.

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I built this YouTuber a bionic hand!

In this video, the engineering geniuses from Hacksmith Industries enlist the help of Psyonic, the maker of the first touch-sensing bionic hand, to design and build a prosthetic arm for a U.K. gamer.

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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