MickMake is creating electronics Maker videos
145

patrons

$603
per month
What is MickMake and why is it here?

So, it's like this...
1. I've been in the IT industry for the last 30 years and I've seen it and done it all - from small servers to geo-clusters.
I'm now looking at a complete sea-change, something that will take me back to my roots.
Electronics is where it all started for me so what could be better?
Even though I don’t consider myself an expert in electronics, I have been around for a while.

2. These days there are so many options for the Maker. So many in fact that often a Maker will either buy several products for a project or just give up. It shouldn’t be like that.

3. There are several things that I am passionate about;
Learning new things, making stuff, and teaching people. I believe that anyone can do anything with enough opportunity and motivation. For me there's nothing more rewarding than seeing someone learn and make something that they thought was impossible.


This is why I decided to launch into a YouTube channel. MickMake has several goals:
* Help the Maker/ProMaker by providing honest, straight-up reviews on products by a Maker.
* Showcase ideas for projects from those product reviews - IE how can I use it?
* Provide in-depth videos on how technologies actually work.
* Make electronics more accessible to people who are just starting out.


So, why Patreon?
Buying electronics can be an expensive exercise and this requires finances. Not only that, but my eventual goal is to be able to put all my full time effort into MickMake.

So the solution was to start a Patreon page. By supporting me in this endeavour you are also supporting yourself. Every little bit helps, whatever it is, and I appreciate it.

So if you are looking at supporting me. A big Thank You! I hope that you get a lot out of MickMake.

Tiers
Perl Patrons
$1 or more per month 59 patrons
Do you want to have a vote for upcoming videos?
Every month I'll post a poll on upcoming videos and you'll get to choose the order!

Or feel free to suggest videos you'd like me to do and I'll add it to the list.


Note 1: Every $ pledge will be a vote. So the more you pledge the more your vote counts!
Note 2: Sometimes I cannot guarantee the ordering, but I will try.

Also you'll have access to https://mickmake.slack.com/ where you can hang out and ask questions.

Bronze Patrons
$3 or more per month 25 patrons
The previous reward +

Also, you'll get access to all my public videos a day earlier than release and also without ads.
That means the Weekly Roundup, tutorials, reviews and eventually the Q&A videos.
All of them!
Silver Patrons
$5 or more per month 36 patrons
All the previous rewards +

I'll also give access to content that isn't public. If there's a video with a "behind the scenes" or "how did he do it?" then you'll have it.

Also you'll have access to the Silver Patrons channel on https://mickmake.slack.com/


Gold Patrons
$10 or more per month 17 patrons
All the previous rewards +

Do you have a project that you're stuck on?
Do you need help deciding on what to do?
Or just want a chat?

Have access to the Gold Patrons channel on https://mickmake.slack.com/ where you'll grab my attention and also other Gold Patrons. Get unstuck and come up with more ideas.
Ununoctium Patrons
$20 or more per month 8 patrons
All the previous rewards +


I can't always help everyone out as I don't have a heck of a lot of time. This level will really grab my attention!

Ping me for anything that you need solving, or advice on, or even just a chat and I'll help out as best I can.


Goals
$603 of $1,000 per month
Heck a Beck! This will be an amazing goal to reach.

I'll start creating monthly kits based on my tutorial videos. These would be full kits with step-by-step guide and parts allowing you to create what I make in the video.

I'll be able to avoid renting test kit and have everything on hand to thrash the boards I'm testing.

I'll also be able to devote more time to testing and creating tutorials. Less part time contracts, more videos.
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What is MickMake and why is it here?

So, it's like this...
1. I've been in the IT industry for the last 30 years and I've seen it and done it all - from small servers to geo-clusters.
I'm now looking at a complete sea-change, something that will take me back to my roots.
Electronics is where it all started for me so what could be better?
Even though I don’t consider myself an expert in electronics, I have been around for a while.

2. These days there are so many options for the Maker. So many in fact that often a Maker will either buy several products for a project or just give up. It shouldn’t be like that.

3. There are several things that I am passionate about;
Learning new things, making stuff, and teaching people. I believe that anyone can do anything with enough opportunity and motivation. For me there's nothing more rewarding than seeing someone learn and make something that they thought was impossible.


This is why I decided to launch into a YouTube channel. MickMake has several goals:
* Help the Maker/ProMaker by providing honest, straight-up reviews on products by a Maker.
* Showcase ideas for projects from those product reviews - IE how can I use it?
* Provide in-depth videos on how technologies actually work.
* Make electronics more accessible to people who are just starting out.


So, why Patreon?
Buying electronics can be an expensive exercise and this requires finances. Not only that, but my eventual goal is to be able to put all my full time effort into MickMake.

So the solution was to start a Patreon page. By supporting me in this endeavour you are also supporting yourself. Every little bit helps, whatever it is, and I appreciate it.

So if you are looking at supporting me. A big Thank You! I hope that you get a lot out of MickMake.

Recent posts by MickMake

Tiers
Perl Patrons
$1 or more per month 59 patrons
Do you want to have a vote for upcoming videos?
Every month I'll post a poll on upcoming videos and you'll get to choose the order!

Or feel free to suggest videos you'd like me to do and I'll add it to the list.


Note 1: Every $ pledge will be a vote. So the more you pledge the more your vote counts!
Note 2: Sometimes I cannot guarantee the ordering, but I will try.

Also you'll have access to https://mickmake.slack.com/ where you can hang out and ask questions.

Bronze Patrons
$3 or more per month 25 patrons
The previous reward +

Also, you'll get access to all my public videos a day earlier than release and also without ads.
That means the Weekly Roundup, tutorials, reviews and eventually the Q&A videos.
All of them!
Silver Patrons
$5 or more per month 36 patrons
All the previous rewards +

I'll also give access to content that isn't public. If there's a video with a "behind the scenes" or "how did he do it?" then you'll have it.

Also you'll have access to the Silver Patrons channel on https://mickmake.slack.com/


Gold Patrons
$10 or more per month 17 patrons
All the previous rewards +

Do you have a project that you're stuck on?
Do you need help deciding on what to do?
Or just want a chat?

Have access to the Gold Patrons channel on https://mickmake.slack.com/ where you'll grab my attention and also other Gold Patrons. Get unstuck and come up with more ideas.
Ununoctium Patrons
$20 or more per month 8 patrons
All the previous rewards +


I can't always help everyone out as I don't have a heck of a lot of time. This level will really grab my attention!

Ping me for anything that you need solving, or advice on, or even just a chat and I'll help out as best I can.