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 made the world's best foosball robot!

In this video, engineering physics student Xander Naumenko demonstrates how he designed and built Foosbar, an autonomous foosball table.


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Making a dog-sized Furby robot (and taking it on a walk)

In this video, makers Evan and Katelyn merge a robotic dog and a Furby to create something truly creepy.

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Using power tools the wrong way

In this video, engineer William Osman teams up with his fellow YouTubers to resurrect the controversial sport of power tool racing, complete with custom-made tools.

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Killing mosquitoes like its the year 3000

In this video, YouTuber Allen Pan, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from USC, designs and constructs a futuristic, laser fly swatter that zaps mosquitos with more power.

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Can lawn mowers actually fly?

In this video, maker and YouTuber Peter Sripol engineers a lawn mower with wings that can cut grass and fly in the sky.

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Drift trike vs wall of death!

In this video, inventor and YouTuber Colin Furze reengineers and rebuilds his famous wall of death and tests it out with his drift trike.

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Process of making a rust removal machine

In this video, makers from the YouTube channel Make it Extreme design and build a machine to remove rust from square metallic tubes and various other metals.

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Building the world's first Etch A Sketch camera!

In this video, makers Alex and Swapnil from the YouTube channel Every Flavor of Robot engineer and build a robotic Etch A Sketch that uses AI to convert pictures into drawings.

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World's first screw-bike

In this video, YouTuber James Bruton, a former toy designer, builds a bike using mecanum wheels, allowing the cycle to move in any direction.

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Can you use an air fryer to recycle plastic?

In this video, Matt and Jonny from the YouTube channel Brothers Make demonstrate how you can use an ordinary air fryer to melt and then repurpose plastic waste.

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Precision-guided disc golf launcher: Noobs are now pros

In this video, Shane Wighton, an engineer and creator of the YouTube channel Stuff Made Here, designs and builds a disc golf launching bazooka.

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Could you survive a blast from the world's biggest vortex cannon?

In this video, Kevin Kohler, a former chemistry student at the University of South Florida and creator of the YouTube channel The Backyard Scientist, tests the power and abilities of an enormous vortex cannon.

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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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