Jump to content

ElectroBOOM

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ElectroBOOM
Sadaghdar in 2021
Personal information
Born
Mehdi Sadaghdar

(1977-01-13) 13 January 1977 (age 47)
Nationality
  • Iranian
  • Canadian
Education
Occupations
Websiteelectroboom.com
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2007–present
Genres
  • Electricity
  • Science
  • Comedy
  • Tutorials
  • DIY
  • Vlogging
Subscribers7.47 million[1]
Total views919 million[1]
100,000 subscribers2013
1,000,000 subscribers2017

Last updated: 9 July 2024

Mehdi Sadaghdar (/ˈmɛd səˈdæɡˌdɑːr/ MEH-dee sə-DAG-dar;[2] Persian: مهدی صدقدار, romanizedMehdī Ṣadaqdār; born 13 January 1977)[3] is an Iranian-Canadian[4] electrical engineer who hosts the comedic educational YouTube channel ElectroBOOM.[5][6][7][8]

Early life[edit]

Sadaghdar was born in Iran on 13 January 1977 and resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[3][4] He was conferred a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Tehran in 1999 and, after moving to Vancouver, a Master of Applied Science from Simon Fraser University in 2006.[9][10] He married his wife, Safiya Nafisi, on 16 September 1999. They have a daughter together, who is featured in some of his videos as a pianist or assistant, whom he refers to as ElectroCUTE.[11]

Career[edit]

Sadaghdar's videos are mainly focused around comedic electronics tutorials and education.[12][13][14][15] He intentionally creates situations where a shock, fire or explosion (often caused by capacitors) occurs for comedic effect, demonstrating the dangers of electricity when not properly handled, resulting in him swearing which are beep-censored.[16][17][18][19] His most viewed video, "How NOT to make an electric guitar", has over 20 million views and demonstrates the hazards of mains electricity.[20][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About ElectroBOOM". YouTube.
  2. ^ Makers Monday - 61 - Mehdi Sadaghdar AKA Electroboom (video). Laser Livestream - Laser projects & tutorials. 24 June 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2022 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ a b Sadaghdar, Mehdi (14 January 2017). "I finally turned 40 (yes I'm old despite my appearance!), and my wife made an awesome cake for me: Yummy Yonie cakes". ElectroBOOM. Retrieved 15 January 2017 – via Facebook.
  4. ^ a b "YouTube science demonstration takes comic turn". The Telegraph. 4 January 2013. Archived from the original on 20 October 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Göz göre göre çarpıldı!". Akşam (in Turkish). 2 September 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2022. Kanada'da yaşayan İran asıllı bir mühendis Mehdi Sadaghdar....
  6. ^ a b Goodman, William (26 August 2013). "How NOT To Make An Electric Guitar (VIDEO)". HuffPost. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  7. ^ Dunn, Michael (18 August 2014). "Engineer goes BOOM". EDN. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  8. ^ McNamara, Paul (4 January 2013). "Video about ESD both shocking and funny". Network World. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  9. ^ Sadaghdar, Mehdi (Spring 2005). "11-Bit Floating-point Pipelined Analog to Digital Converter in CMOS 0.18 μm Technology". sfu.ca. Simon Fraser University. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Mehdi Sadaghdar M.A.Sc. Graduate". sfu.ca. Simon Fraser University. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  11. ^ Sadaghdar, Mehdi (14 June 2016). Cranking a Car with Super Capacitors (Supercap) (video). ElectroBOOM. Retrieved 17 March 2024 – via YouTube.
  12. ^ Golden, Geoffrey (7 March 2013). "5 Hilariously Painful Tutorials By Mehdi Sadaghdar". CraveOnline. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  13. ^ Goodman, William (7 March 2013). "Painful lesson on the difference between major electrical currents (AC and DC)". CBS News. CBS. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  14. ^ Plafke, James (5 January 2013). "Guy hilariously teaches you to be careful of electrostatic discharge". Geek.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  15. ^ Gallagher, Danny (31 August 2015). "Guy shocks his own tongue to learn more about electricity". CNET. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  16. ^ Sadaghdar, Mehdi (28 May 2018). Internet Fakery, The Bay Area Maker Faire and Presentation (video). ElectroBOOM. Retrieved 23 October 2018 – via YouTube.
  17. ^ Phillips, Ryan (1 March 2021). "This Video of a Man Repeatedly Giving Himself Electric Shocks is Hilarious". The Big Lead. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  18. ^ Степин, Дмитрий (12 October 2018). "Блогер-экспериментатор постоянно нарушает технику безопасности и страдает. За это его и любят". Medialeaks (in Russian). Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  19. ^ Spiegel, Rob (22 November 2019). "Friday Funny: Mehdi Sadaghdar Attacks His Laptop". designnews.com. Archived from the original on 11 February 2023. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  20. ^ Sadaghdar, Mehdi (22 August 2013). How NOT to Make an Electric Guitar (The Hazards of Electricity) (video). ElectroBOOM. Retrieved 26 May 2022 – via YouTube.

External links[edit]