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A project log for PROJECT GUERRILA

Guerrilla Style YouTube Project Build Channel

fl@C@ 09/16/2017 at 19:165 Comments

I've been going back and forth on ideas for a format..  I'm thinking of having a couple types to begin with...there'd be the general vlog style stuff where I talk about ideas, what I'm doing, etc.. and then the actual build log types where I cover the actual build.  

I'm wondering how much detail people are interested in seeing with the build logs....would people like to see a full walk through where I show diagrams, soldering, design drawing, every gritty detail, or a more generalized 'here's what I'm going to do...and here it is done' type..?  Either way, I think they should have enough information that someone could watch the video and replicate the project.  As well as a mirrored document on hackaday showing the project and build logs in this format for further reference.  

Anyway, I've been doing some test recordings...trying stuff out...I am literally always building something so there's plenty of opportunity... I just got my new electric mountain board so I have covered some of that build and what I'll be doing on it, etc..  I didn't get as much of it recorded as I'd like to have, but I'm still getting used to this whole thing...

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K.C. Lee wrote 09/19/2017 at 15:11 point

What's important is the idea of new things and how they work, not mechanically replicating things you see on youtube, TV or movies.  

You'll learn a lot more by figuring out things yourself.  May be it is a cultural or age group thing that I am not getting.  I make a point of not copy/pasting other's code or circuits in my projects because that would be boring.

That's said, I do provide enough ropes for people to hang themselves if they have the skills.  I usually show the design process and details.  "Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime"

No point of showing myself soldering on video.

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fl@C@ wrote 09/19/2017 at 15:25 point

That's a great point!  I see both sides, sometimes people just want a cool thing they saw and don't really care or need to learn how it's done, or maybe even already know but didn't think of the idea themselves.  But I do see the value in teaching people to learn, and developing the skills they'll need to apply that knowledge to their own work.  

Feedback like this is the whole idea behind this project too!  It's great to get people's opinions and feedback on this stuff so we can mold the whole channel/project to provide content that everyone will enjoy!  I kinda look at myself in this as just the conduit for everyone's input and direction....people state their mind, and it all goes into the projects and videos!

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davedarko wrote 09/16/2017 at 21:49 point

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davedarko wrote 09/16/2017 at 21:51 point

also, add files and docs so people can replicate. That's what I don't like about The Ben Heck Show, they don't share code or 3D files.

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fl@C@ wrote 09/19/2017 at 14:41 point

Ha!  Yes.. I'm on it!  :D  I'll admit that I haven't watched Ben Heck yet..  I'll take a peek, but yes.....I will always have the docs, files, code, 3d files or whatever else is needed for people to replicate everything....otherwise, what's the point?? Just showing off?  I'll have  a project here on hackaday that mirrors the video on youtube and has all the goodies included!  

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