I’ve been seeing a growing number of channels with professional content and intelligent discussion on Youtube. (kind of the thing promised by television but rarely delivered) It seems YT got a lot of grief for crazy misinformation during the pandemic, like most other social media, but in YT’s case they seem to have cracked down.
So if you have some free time and are looking for something new to watch, you can cancel your Netflix subscription and turn your attention to channels that should interest engineers. Perhaps you are making a New Year’s resolution to stop watching so much television, so this is perfect because YT isn’t television but you can still enjoy it from your couch.
The first video I randomly click on to watch and he breaks his cutter. Not just a cheap old one, but something with inserts that costs about 1000 USD. Not just the insert, but the body that mounts the insert.
1/4" depth at 5 inch per minute… I couldn’t guess the cutter RPM because it was already reverse-framing but at the feed rate, it was probably too high, too.
Industrial automation engineering
RealPars (some of the basic videos are for all engineers/tinkerers)
Random Nerdy Stuff
CrashCourse (these videos are high school level primers for various topics, great for remembering something forgotten or finding new things to read about)
I believe Numberphile, Sixty Symbols, Computerphile, Periodic Videos and more are a joint project between the University of Nottingham and Brady Haran and all of them are great sources of general information and topical discussions.
Practical Engineering: overviews on various engineering topics, although typically with a focus on infrastructure (mainly civil stuff, but there’s been some power grid stuff lately). It might not be too interesting if you’re a civil engineer and already know most of it, but I find it interesting as a mechanical engineer.
Matthias Wandel: basically woodworking with a bit of an engineering twist. Some of the more interesting stuff is his older videos where he builds his own woodworking machinery out of wood.