YouTube is flooded with channels for those who like DIY projects, working on their homes, repairing things and the like, so here are some of our absolute favourites.
This Old Tony works mainly with metal. His videos cover everything from product reviews to how to build your own tools, tutorials in various metalwork techniques and crazy construction projects such as making a go-kart from a chainsaw . His videos are a wonderful blend of intelligent humour and thorough knowledge, and they are always well-produced, entertaining and educational.
Adam Savage is perhaps best known from the TV series MythBusters, but he also has a fantastic YouTube channel. Adam Savage started out making practical special effects and props for film and he is really a real film nerd, so much of the content revolves around this (where he builds a replica of Han Solo’s blaster is very popular). He also has plenty of more general tip videos about tools, machines, processes, fun experiments and more. Everything he does is interesting and entertaining, and it’s almost impossible not to get something useful out of it.
Do you want to learn how to replace a broken mobile screen? Or maybe you wanted to know how the latest gadget is constructed and if it’s worth the money? Then this is the channel for you. iFixit is a group of very skilled repairers, experts and gadget lovers who work with things like mobile phones, computers, game consoles, headphones, and more. Very thorough and well-produced videos.
This channel’s great for home fixers. Here you’ll find well produced, informative and entertaining videos about everything from home renovation to furniture construction, wood and metal work, electronics, 3D printing and more.
Matt at DIY Perks is a wonderfully enthusiastic tech nerd who is very resourceful and often makes videos about how to reuse old or partially broken stuff to build new useful things. Examples include:
- Old Bluetooth headphones become powerful, wireless speakers
- A broken laptop becomes a desktop all-in-one computer
- A broken TV becomes a realistic daylight source