Sometimes, visuals are just more helpful. Here are some of our top favorite YouTube channels for electrical engineers.
If you’re looking for very successful and verified accounts, here are ones with over 1 million subscribers.
Great Scott! is filled with electronics tutorials, projects, and how-tos. There’s a wide range of videos from creating your own Portable Retro Game Console to The End of the Full Bridge Rectifier?. One of the best parts about this channel is that the concepts are constantly broken down and explained while they are being demonstrated, making it easy to follow along with the project being worked on.
The Engineering Mindset is designed to educate and inspire people at all stages as they learn about technical engineering. Their goal is to reduce highly complex and technical processes. They achieve this by implementing illustrations and animations to better educate their viewers. Much of the content revolves around the basics of electrical engineering, automotive engineering, and electric motors. They also offer their channel in a variety of different languages.
“Some people say I’m an idiot.”
Great first words. Coming in hot with over 5 million followers is ElectroBOOM. This channel will not only make you laugh, but also teach you a thing or two. Topics span from electronics, Tesla coil science, rectifiers, and many, many more.
For those interested in tutorials
Here’s a handful of channels that focus on tutorial-style videos and content.
This YouTube channel specializes in digital development focusing on processor, motherboard, and microcontroller board design. There are also a ton of Altium Designer tutorials and OrCAD, in addition to Cadence Allegro tutorials.
Wondering what this channel focuses on?
Well, a picture’s worth a thousand words – just take a look at all that radio equipment.
The creator of the channel, Alan, aptly chose the name w2aew to reflect his ham radio call sign. Unlike other channels, w2aew is geared towards the hobbyist and focuses on hobby electronics, test and measurement, and ham radio. This channel is very responsive to fan questions and feedback.
“Hey, welcome to the workshop.”
The DroneBot Workshop offers organized and professional videos on Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ESP32, and other “cool microcontrollers, components, and sensors.” This is an excellent channel for learning how things work in order to apply it to your own designs.
Also, Bill, if you see this, I still can’t get that catchy music from the intro video out of my head.
This Australian aims to educate “nerds” like him on YouTube, and he does it unscripted. Many of Dave Jones’ videos are high-energy and geared for electronics engineering, engineers, hobbyists, enthusiasts, hackers, and makers.
“Here is the guy with the Swiss accent.”
Andreas Speiss, self-proclaimed “guy with the Swiss accent,” covers Arduino, Raspberry Pi, LoRa, LoraWAN, Sigfox, ESP32, ESP8266, and sensors. These YouTube videos include lots of helpful graphics which break down the concepts into easily comprehensible lessons.
Contrary to what the name suggests, the Foolish Engineer is very smart.
All of these videos are entirely narrated and led by informative graphics to explain topics in automotive lighting, EV chargers, battery management systems, embedded systems, and electronics hardware basics.
A piece of advice this channel offers is to “never hesitate to ask ‘WHY’ to the world!”
Advanced Assembly focuses on relaying best practices when working directly with contract manufacturers. They also have a bunch of tutorials on PCB design, and even offer “office hours” where you can directly ask your questions and get a response in real time. (AllSpice has previously partnered with Advanced Assembly on a webinar.)
Teardown, restorations and repairs – oh my!
There’s nothing more satisfying than a teardown. Or a restoration. You’re welcome.
It’s not every day that you find a channel whose goal is to destroy stuff on camera. But Jan doesn’t only destroy things, he also repairs, hacks, and makes electronics and retrocomputing equipment. The goal for this channel isn’t to be the most professional, but to be informative and interesting to like-minded engineers. His videos don’t leave anything out and film the entire process of the projects he works on.
After 40 years of experience as a consumer electronics repair technician, you know a thing or two. 12voltvids is designed to share their expertise with viewers on a variety of simple problems that repeatedly appear in consumer electronics. Products in the fields of audio, television, and VCR are disassembled, reviewed, fixed, and put together again.
This channel’s name reflects its succinct goal of helping its viewers understand the fault-finding process in detail. Richard, the creator of Learn Electronics Repair, has worked in electronics for many years and learned how to repair a wide variety of them with no schematics. Learn about power supply, audio equipment, GPU, and computer repairs aimed to educate the viewer at all levels.
This channel is sending out good vibrations. Each video starts out with a lovely little jingle and good graphics, then transitions into a well-planned and entertaining equipment review, tutorial, or repair. Since there are so many videos, keeping your eye on whether the video is labelled TNP (The Noise Path) or TSP (The Signal Path) is very helpful in differentiating the content.
These are great, but are there more?
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