Fave YouTube Chanels πŸ“Ό

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  • πŸ”¨ Hardware/ Electronics/ DIY
  • πŸ” Cyber Security/ Privacy/ Hacking
  • πŸ’Ώ Linux / Servers / Sys Admin
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Coding/ Algorithms/ Software Development
  • πŸ’» Computer Science/ AI/ Machine Learning
  • πŸ“± Technology/ PCs/ Consumer Electronics
  • πŸͺ™ Cryptocurrency / Blockchain / Fintech / Investment
  • πŸ‘Ύ Retro Computing / Gaming
  • 🌐 Internet Culture / Memes / Internet Mysteries/ Trolling Scammers
  • πŸͺ Astronomy / Space / Planetary Science
  • πŸ§ͺ Science/ Engineering/ Math
  • ✝ Bible/ Jesus/ Religion
  • πŸš… Trains / Maps / Travel
  • πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Motivational/ Lifestyle
  • β›Ί Sports / Outdoors/ Street Running
  • πŸ–¨οΈ 3D Printing
  • πŸ“š Tutorials / Courses
  • 🌈 Fun/ Sometimes Educational
  • 🦚 Other Topics
  • πŸš“ True Crime
  • πŸ“Ί Animations/ Cartoons
  • πŸ“½οΈ TV Shows
  • 🎢 Music
  • πŸ—³οΈ Misc

πŸ”¨ Hardware/ Electronics/ DIY

  • DIYPerks - Design and building electronic & DIY projects, presented by Matthew Perks
  • GreatScott - Awesome Electronics Tutorials, Projects and How To's
  • Bitluni's Lab - Entertaining electronics and IoT hacks
  • N-O-D-E - Awesome hardware security devices, and electronics
  • Spacehuhn - The legendary creator behind many hardware security products
  • Seytonic - Hacking-related tutorials, diy projects and raspberry pi/ Arduino mods
  • Zack Freedman - Humorous guy, very knowledgeable about electronics, 3D Printing and building stuff
  • DIY Machines - Building easy to re-create machines with affordable components
  • Andreas Spiess - Building small electronics IoT projects
  • Grensom - IoT and Raspberry Pi smart mirror projects
  • Michael Reeves - Building robots that do dumb but really smart stuff
  • Mitxela - Small maker with some really awesome projects about electronics, synthesizers, and other neat things
  • Look Mum no Computer - Electronic music creation with low level computers
  • Learn Embedded Systems - Tutorials on programming basic electronics
  • BigCliveDotCom - Reviews and experimentation with cheap Chinese components

Also: Alexandre Chappel, Simone Giertz

πŸ” Cyber Security/ Privacy/ Hacking

  • PwnFunction - Animated computer security issues
  • Null Byte - Pentesting, Ethical hacking, Linux
  • LiveOverflow - CFT walkthroughs, security and hacking
  • Hak5 - The makers of the Rubber Ducky, Bash Bunny and other awesome gadgets
  • The Hated One - Anti-censorship and privacy videos
  • John Hammond - CTF walk-throughs and pentesting tutorials
  • Techlore - Privacy & Security Tutorials for the masses, and VPN Reviews
  • HackerSploit - Pen Testing, Hacking and Security Tutorials + Walk throughs
  • Sun Knudsen - Short privacy-related tutorials, from a small security researcher
  • Mental Outlaw - Online privacy, Linux, security, crypto and memes
  • Tom Spark Reviews - A guy who reviews privacy products

πŸ’Ώ Linux / Servers / Sys Admin

  • Techno Tim - Well explained basic home server applications
  • Wolfgang's Channel - Self-hosting, Linux, Privacy, Security and keyboards
  • Network Chuck - Networking, Security and Certifications
  • LearnLinuxTV - Linux tutorials and distro reviews (sometimes a bit slow, and basic)
  • Luke Smith - Terminal tricks, Linux apps, Arch Linux stuff and chat
  • Jeff Geerling - Raspberry Pi, Sys Admin and other tech stuff
  • Novaspirit Tech - Small Raspberry Pi home server projects, but quite basic
  • DB Tech - Self-Hosted services and homelabs
  • Byte my Bits - Videos about Plex, and occasionally other homelab stuff
  • Craft Computing - Networking, gaming hardware, graphics, Raspberry Pi, PCs
  • Tinkernut - Raspberry Pis, networking, basic hacking and communications

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Coding/ Algorithms/ Software Development

  • Computerphile - Detailed introductions to algorithms, data structures and architecture
  • Simply Explained - Simply explaining many computer topics
  • The New Boston - An original internet legend, beginner-friendly tutorials in a laid-back style
  • Caleb Curry - Complete coding courses, simply explained, Python, Java, C++, Crypto + more
  • The Net Ninja - Easy to follow web development tutorials
  • FireShip - Web Development Coding Snippets, Tutorials and Tricks
  • Free Code Camp - High quality programming tutorials
  • DevTips - Show web development tips and some introductory tutorials
  • Mathew Rayfield - Builds short, pointless but funny web projects
  • Federico Terzi - Short videos about Rust, coding and keyboard productivity (creator of Espanso)
  • TechWorld with Nana - DevOps Simply Explained

πŸ’» Computer Science/ Blockchain/ AI/ Machine Learning

  • Code Bullet - Building epic AI projects, and training AI to play games
  • Jordan Harrod - Interesting videos about how we interact with AI, from a Harvard MIT PhD Student

πŸ“± Technology/ PCs/ Consumer Electronics

πŸͺ™ Cryptocurrency / Blockchain / Fintech / Investment

  • Coin Bureau - Information about crypto and earning through staking
  • Finematics - Videos about the math behind DeFi, very informative. Slightly annoying accent, but great content
  • Benjamin Cowen - Great, unbiased technical analysis over long timelines
  • Digital Asset News - Daily news on crypto markets and trends
  • Heresy Financial - Explaining traditional finance, in order to understand modern finance
  • Legal Briefs - Everything you need to know about the legal side of crypto, and regulations
  • Aantonop - Long-form videos all about BitCoin and technical stuff
  • Thinking Crypto - Interviews with big players in the crypto space, and some crypto news
  • Bob Loukas - Long-form technical analysis videos (play on 2x speed)
  • Lil Bubble - Crypto memes and parody songs
  • Eds Finance Corner - British finance, investing and cryptocurrency channel
  • Plain Bagel - Finance and investing analysis
  • The Defiant - Variety of content, from interviews, educational content and podcasts
  • Dividend Bull - Channel dedicated to high yielding dividend investments

πŸ‘Ύ Retro Computing / Gaming

🌐 Internet Culture / Memes / Historical Internet Mysteries/ Fighting Internet Scammers

πŸͺ Astronomy / Space / Planetary Science

  • Dr. Becky - Space news and concepts explained by a friendly astrophysicist
  • DeepSkyVideos - Videos exporing deep space objects
  • Sixty Symbols - Physics and Astronomy videos, with a focus on Symbols
  • NASA - The official NASA Channel and Live Stream
  • Space.com - The latest space exploration news and info
  • The Vintage Space - All about the history of spaceflight

πŸ§ͺ Science/ Engineering/ Math

✝ Bible/ Jesus/ Religion

  • Bible Project - Overview of how an entire chapter fits together
  • BibleDex - Short videos about verses from the Bible

πŸš… Trains

πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Motivational/ Lifestyle

β›Ί Sports / Outdoors/ Street Running

πŸ–¨οΈ 3D Printing

πŸ“š Tutorials

  • Logos By Nick - Inkscape and GIMP Tutorials
  • Thomas Sanladerer - 3D Printing Tutorials, from beginner to advanced
  • Brackeys - Game Dev Tutorials in Unity and C#
  • d3Vienno - A bit dated now, but still one of the best beginner D3.js tutorials out there

🦚 Other Topics

🌈 Fun/ Sometimes Educational

  • ColdFusion - High quality documentaries about science, technology, business and more
  • CGP Grey - Engaging and unique videos covering history, politics, science, people and the world
  • Jay Foreman - The comedian and creator of Map Men, Unfinished London and Politics Unboringed
  • Ordinary Things - Ironic explanations of everyday stuff
  • TierZoo - The World explained as if it were a video game
  • Lemmino - Top 10 facts, internet mysteries and interesting things
  • Tapakapa - Friendly stick man giving you interesting facts about the world
  • Sam O'Nella Academy - Slightly educational, funny videos
  • Collin Furze - Crazy back yard inventions and often fire
  • Great Big Story - Amazing People, doing Improbable Things
  • Mike Boyd - A guy who learns a new skill every week or so
  • exurba - Videos that make you think, from the meaning of life to physics mysteries
  • Austin McConnell - Random, slightly funny videos from a film maker
  • Tom Scott - An arrogant British guy telling you things he thinks you may not know
  • Kurzgesagt - Uniquely animated science videos
  • Half as Interesting - Stuff that is quite literally only half interesting
  • Wendover Productions - Videos that explain how stuff in the world works
  • xplrd - General videos loosely related to democracy around the world
  • Poly Matter - More videos about random things that aren't actually as interesting as they look
  • SolarSands - videos about art and society
  • Neo - Clear and understandable analysis of geopolitical conflicts, politics and business
  • Its Okay to be Smart - Exploring the science behind everything with Joe Hanson PhD
  • Think Big - Ideas about humans, science, history and the future
  • Tedx Talks - Talks that didn't quite make the bar to be actual Ted talks
  • h0ser - Geography videos, animated, mostly middle-East
  • Atomic Frontier - Short BBC-style science and engineering documentaries from a small creator
  • Leon Hendrix - Videos about startups that made loads, or failed
  • History Matters - Short animated history videos
  • Half-Asleep Chris - Interesting coins & banknotes, travel, stop-motion. Nice guy, very calming voice
  • Kento Bento - Animated documentaries about Asian historical events and lifestyle
  • Joeseppi - Funny "In a Nutshell" theme videos
  • Name Explain - All about the origins of names
  • Robslondon - All about historic London

πŸš“ True Crime and Horror

πŸ“Ί Animations/ Cartoons

πŸ“½οΈ TV Shows

🎢 Music

πŸ—³οΈ Misc

🌟 Personal Favorite Favorites

CGP Grey, ColdFusion, DIYPerks, GreatScott, Jay Foreman, Mark Robber, N-O-D-E, Zach Freedman, Seytonic, The Hated One


These are my personal favorite YouTube channels, the talent and hard work behind each of these creators is very inspirational. Since I can't feasibly financially support all of them, I am instead sharing links to their content here.

I try to avoid using the official YouTube app and website (due to ads, terrible suggestions and Google having a total disregard for basic privacy), so I instead use Invidious (web) / FreeTube (desktop) / NewPipe (mobile). Therefore I need to manage my subscriptions externally, and that in part, is why I maintain this list.

Useful Links:

  • Channel Crawler - Useful tool to find and discover new YouTube Channels, based on specific parameters
  • YouTube-dl - A Python script to download videos from YouTube and some other platforms from a given URL. Can be used from the command-line, or incorporated into your project. It provides many optional parameters to specify video options. There's also YouTube-dl-GUI if you prefer a user interface
  • Turn off the Lights - Open source browser extension that dims the webpage around a video while it is playing