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A Youtube Channel Called Reel Robots

So what is next? As some of you know I've been throwing around the idea of a robotics Youtube channel. The notion of giving back my knowledge to the community via YouTube is intriguing. At the very least, the channel will result in a repository of videos showing current robot technology, 3D tools, and how I to use them to build robots. The channel also allow me to explore the hundreds of robot ideas in my head. Every robot build will consist of several episodes to complete (approx 6 to 8 episodes) and will be released bi-monthly. The channel will be rebranded as "REEL ROBOTS" ("REEL" as in a movie reel, as most of my robots, will look as though they stepped out of a movie) and will launch in May 2020.
 
Robots are expensive to build as you all know, and support will be paramount. The success of this endeavor will in part be by interest, viewer participation, sponsors, merch, affiliate links, and Patreon members.  If you are not yet a subscriber, please stop by my YouTube channel and subscribe its free! 

All the best,

Will


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Sweden
#296  
Been catching up on some of your videos Will, always inspiring to see what you're up to, don't know if I'll ever get bored of watching Alan and Alena in action, haha.
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USA
#297  
Just a little update. I'm coming up on the one-year anniversary in YouTube land ( May 4th). The plan is to have the droid completed by then. I have two episodes left. One is completing the dye job on his Cosmic Kilt and finishing off the belt. Then I'm building a little kiosk tabletop for him to serve drinks on, with a built-in cup dispenser. The final episode will include the programming and setting up the animations, with (hopefully) the robot serving my family drinks, by the end of the final episode.

So what is next? I have several smaller robot projects after this one is completed, including upgrading the hexapod, GAR. These should be much easier to complete in a much much shorter timeline. I'll also be releasing the STL files for these two robots as well. I have several exciting announcements coming this summer. The end result should help carry some of the financial burdens of producing the YouTube videos.

Anyways that's it for now. Thanks to all who continue to watch and support the channel with your views/likes and subscriptions.
#298   — Edited
I feel like Christmas is coming! However I don't want it to end. It's been a fun ride so far. Thanks Will.
PRO
Sweden
#299  
Looking forward to see your upcoming projects! And the end result of this one. That droid will be the perfect party robot once this pandemic situation calms down, haha.
PRO
USA
#300  
@sebediah , That was the plan a year ago when I started the design work. Who knew Covid would shut down the world. So instead, in the spring, I'm doing a lemonade stand with my kids to raise money for St Judes Children's Hospital. The plan is to have it outside which should keep exposure risks down for everyone. The robot will hand out lemonade until he breaks or his arm falls off! LOL. But a planned house party with the robot handing out adult beverages is planned in the summer! Both videos will make their way to YouTube!
PRO
Sweden
#301  
That is a lovely idea! Really looking forward to see the video of that! Keep up the good work.
PRO
USA
#302  
Episode 7 is out. ONE MORE EPISODE TO GO! As always enjoy.

#303  
I can't tell you how much I really enjoyed this. It's just awesome to be able to watch this level of artisanship and talent. The Kilt turned out great. Looks so different and gives whole new feel to this raskel.
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Sweden
#304  
Really enjoyed the video! With your choice of background music that was probably the most intense woodworking scene I've ever watched, haha.
#305  
Cant wait to see what kind of drinks will be served:) Looking forward to the next episode !
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USA
#306  
A lot of work, great robot, will wait to see the next episode, good luck
PRO
USA
#307   — Edited
@Dave...always thank you for your kind words and support!

@sebediah My thought, how can I make cutting wood interesting? Lets face it I'm mostly cutting wood, and standing in front of the washing machine in this episode....it was a challenge to make it interesting, so glad the music worked. Next I'll try filming me watching paint dry! LOL!

@robohappy Me Too!

@EZANG Thanks!
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Portugal
#308  
Cant wait for the final episode (programming). The cup holder will be a chalang.
England
#309  
Will, brilliant video as usual. Great work with the jigsaw, mine is all over the place I think I need a robot to cut my wood. Maybe after his night shift as a drinks dispenser you can fit him with a saw. Looking forward to your next episode.
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Sweden
#310  
@Will Consider it job well done! I don't know how you could make woodworking any more interesting than that! Funny you would mention watching paint dry, I made the same remark on a stream a while back after forcing the viewers to watch me sandpaper a 3D printed part, haha. Keep it up man and looking forward to the next vid.
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Canada
#311  
@Will I Love it.  I so look forward to seeing your video's and watching the progress of your builds. Your Robot will make a great conversation piece at a covid safe party. Nice work.  Looking forward to the final episode of programming the bot.
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USA
#312  
My wife walked by to see what I was watching right as you were showing the washing machine filling up. Her face lit up as she thought I was watching a laundry how-to.
Great video as always.
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USA
#313  
hahahhahahahahah thats funny!