Wonder Spawn is creating a good day to DIY hard!
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WELCOME

Hi, I'm Rachel and thank you for...

“I’m sorry… who?”
Oh, that’s how it’s going to be? Okay. Here’s the story:

Once upon a time, I started an automotive Youtube channel called Gearhead Diva where I did everything from basic repairs to mods and restorations. It was a great outlet to explore storytelling and video production outside my regular ad agency work…

…plus I missed building things with my hands IRL. I was having fun, being myself and always trying out new ways to change up the how-to format to bridge the gap between the screen and the fans. What started as a hobby to document my wrenchventures turned into an active community channel as I shared my many DIY fails and facepalms with projects I had never done before hitting the record button on my camcorder. I may not be able to tell you how to do something but I sure can tell you 100 ways not to do it!



I now spend my time as an automotive tv personality, playing electric violin and running Wonder Spawn.

WHAT'S WONDER SPAWN?


“Yeah, where are all the car vids?!”

My automotive DIY days are far from over but I also want to tackle projects in other areas I enjoy like home, electronics, workshop, science, props, geek …and best of all, you’re coming with me!

“For real? Will it involve traveling in one of your questionable DIY contraptions?”
Pretty darn close. I launched Wonder Spawn to push the boundaries, not just for projects but the stories behind them and finding new ways to bring you directly into the action. For starters, pull up a chair and sit at my table for an immersive 360-degree live stream - with real-time chat for sharing personal stories, lessons learned and practical tips and advice not found on any script. In the future we’ll explore ways of using VR to bring projects and stories to life.

I hope to inspire others to throw fear off Nakatomi Plaza and strive to learn something new, even if it means failing your way to success. After all, every day should be a good day to DIY Hard!

OUR SHOWS


GEARHEAD DIVA - 2ND WEDS: Explore all things automotive and workshop - from maintenance tips, repairs and customizations to upcycling projects.

NERDUNGEON - 4TH WEDS: Welcome to our Nerdungeon, where geek culture meets power tools and tech!

LIVE BUILDS - 1ST & 3RD WEDS: Have a seat at our workbench - literally! Our 360 live streams make you part of the trial and planning process for future videos, one-day builds, skill-building tutorials and behind-the-scenes chit chat.

WHY PATREON?


I never forget that it was viewers and enthusiasts like you that helped turn a hobby into a full-time business. Long ago, I made the shady decision to pay anyone that does work for me in money, rather than exposure. It must have been the paint fumes. But now what's done is done, and besides, there's always Youtube ad revenue ...oh, wait..

"What are you really going to do with my hard-earned cash? Buy a pony?!"

Tempting... but the first thing I'm gonna do is pay to have that sass washed off you, and then:

  • Creative Freedom - Today, ad revenue rules change more times than there are explosions in a Michael Bay movie so you never know what happens in all that smoke. Supporting Wonder Spawn on Patreon means we can set the rules for the better ...for everyone - with shows and builds you want to see.
  • Support Staff - Having an extra hand with editing means I can run the cameras longer to bring you even more content - from experiments, shop hacks and tutorials to more in-depth builds with practical take-aways you can apply to your situation.
  • Badder Builds - Blades dull and sandpaper wears out over time. This, coupled with material and tool costs limits the size and scope of our builds. With your support we can dust some really cool ideas off the shelf and make them a reality.
  • Production Gear - Like old tools that still get the job done, some of the original cameras we used to shoot our very first videos are still in the arsenal. But we love technology and believe it has the ability to connect us on a deeper level. That's why we've invested in a 360 camera to put you directly into the action! Your help allows us to make the necessary upgrades to keep live-streams running smoothly, footage sharp, and conversations flowing.

"What do I get out of it?"

First, I'd like to take a moment to thank you for reading this far. Starting at just $1, you not only get my sincere thanks but an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes - from planning and testing to parts prep you don't see on camera. Rewards then go up from there and you'll also find us to be quite open to your suggestions for introducing new rewards that matter to you.

Plus, you're not just supporting me, but the families of those that work with Wonder Spawn while being part of a community that encourages others to explore their skills and the confidence to try something new.

"I'd love to help but money's tight right now..."

No problem - really! There are other ways you could help:

  • Give us your eyeballs - Well, not literally. Just by watching our videos, stream and participating in the chat lets us (and others) know you're interested in our content.
  • Share our social media posts - Reaching more people helps us grow.
  • Amazon affiliate - We frequently provide shopping lists for our projects with affiliate links. Buying ANYTHING on Amazon from those links gives us a small commission without costing you ANYTHING EXTRA.

So, what do you say? Thanks so much for checking out my page. Every little bit helps, and your kindness will be rewarded with some pretty awesome perks!

Chat soon,
Rachel
Tiers
Get Rich or DIY Tryin'
$1 or more per month
Think $1 is useless? Without you, I'd be making glue from tree resin to hold my projects together. 

____________________________


  • Patron-only Feed
    Join me behind-the-scenes with build photos, personal videos, and shop life moments not posted anywhere else but here (and Lens)! 
DIY Another Day
$3 or more per month

You don't need to be a super spy to earn my thanks for helping me serve up projects that are shaken, not stirred for one more day. Fancy suit, cool gadgets and international exploits sold separately!

____________________


All the above, plus:


  • Early Access to Vids
    Watch my videos 3 DAYS BEFORE and get all the project secrets ...like when the bad guy reveals their evil plan to the hero prematurely.


  • Exclusive Discord Rewards
    Chat directly with me and other patrons about builds, life, goals ...or how to make our own sharks with lasers.


  • Video Q&A Priority
    I go to your questions first for a greater chance they get featured in uploaded and live follow-up Q&As.


  • Project Voting
    Cast your vote in our monthly polls for the project/topic you want to see the most! Not thrilled with this month's options? Suggest your own for consideration in a future poll!
Includes Discord rewards
DIY Hard
$5 or more per month
No project is complete without something short-circuiting or catching on fire ...and it's even better when you see it all go down live. Yippee Ki Yay!

_________________________


All of the above, plus:


  • 360-degree LIVE STREAM Builds
    Join me live in the shop where you become part of the trial and planning process. Chat with me in real-time while I break ...err... work on a project for a future video with measuring once, cutting twice moments that only you get to see live.


  • Exclusive Fridge/Toolbox Magnet
    Let everyone know to stand back because science is about to happen with this magnet only available to DIY Hard patrons!


  • PDF Tutorials & Project Plans
    Want to replicate what we build but don't want to keep having to pause the video at every step? We make detailed step-by-step tutorials accompanied by photos and all the items you'll need on an Amazon Wishlist.
Includes Discord rewards

WELCOME

Hi, I'm Rachel and thank you for...

“I’m sorry… who?”
Oh, that’s how it’s going to be? Okay. Here’s the story:

Once upon a time, I started an automotive Youtube channel called Gearhead Diva where I did everything from basic repairs to mods and restorations. It was a great outlet to explore storytelling and video production outside my regular ad agency work…

…plus I missed building things with my hands IRL. I was having fun, being myself and always trying out new ways to change up the how-to format to bridge the gap between the screen and the fans. What started as a hobby to document my wrenchventures turned into an active community channel as I shared my many DIY fails and facepalms with projects I had never done before hitting the record button on my camcorder. I may not be able to tell you how to do something but I sure can tell you 100 ways not to do it!



I now spend my time as an automotive tv personality, playing electric violin and running Wonder Spawn.

WHAT'S WONDER SPAWN?


“Yeah, where are all the car vids?!”

My automotive DIY days are far from over but I also want to tackle projects in other areas I enjoy like home, electronics, workshop, science, props, geek …and best of all, you’re coming with me!

“For real? Will it involve traveling in one of your questionable DIY contraptions?”
Pretty darn close. I launched Wonder Spawn to push the boundaries, not just for projects but the stories behind them and finding new ways to bring you directly into the action. For starters, pull up a chair and sit at my table for an immersive 360-degree live stream - with real-time chat for sharing personal stories, lessons learned and practical tips and advice not found on any script. In the future we’ll explore ways of using VR to bring projects and stories to life.

I hope to inspire others to throw fear off Nakatomi Plaza and strive to learn something new, even if it means failing your way to success. After all, every day should be a good day to DIY Hard!

OUR SHOWS


GEARHEAD DIVA - 2ND WEDS: Explore all things automotive and workshop - from maintenance tips, repairs and customizations to upcycling projects.

NERDUNGEON - 4TH WEDS: Welcome to our Nerdungeon, where geek culture meets power tools and tech!

LIVE BUILDS - 1ST & 3RD WEDS: Have a seat at our workbench - literally! Our 360 live streams make you part of the trial and planning process for future videos, one-day builds, skill-building tutorials and behind-the-scenes chit chat.

WHY PATREON?


I never forget that it was viewers and enthusiasts like you that helped turn a hobby into a full-time business. Long ago, I made the shady decision to pay anyone that does work for me in money, rather than exposure. It must have been the paint fumes. But now what's done is done, and besides, there's always Youtube ad revenue ...oh, wait..

"What are you really going to do with my hard-earned cash? Buy a pony?!"

Tempting... but the first thing I'm gonna do is pay to have that sass washed off you, and then:

  • Creative Freedom - Today, ad revenue rules change more times than there are explosions in a Michael Bay movie so you never know what happens in all that smoke. Supporting Wonder Spawn on Patreon means we can set the rules for the better ...for everyone - with shows and builds you want to see.
  • Support Staff - Having an extra hand with editing means I can run the cameras longer to bring you even more content - from experiments, shop hacks and tutorials to more in-depth builds with practical take-aways you can apply to your situation.
  • Badder Builds - Blades dull and sandpaper wears out over time. This, coupled with material and tool costs limits the size and scope of our builds. With your support we can dust some really cool ideas off the shelf and make them a reality.
  • Production Gear - Like old tools that still get the job done, some of the original cameras we used to shoot our very first videos are still in the arsenal. But we love technology and believe it has the ability to connect us on a deeper level. That's why we've invested in a 360 camera to put you directly into the action! Your help allows us to make the necessary upgrades to keep live-streams running smoothly, footage sharp, and conversations flowing.

"What do I get out of it?"

First, I'd like to take a moment to thank you for reading this far. Starting at just $1, you not only get my sincere thanks but an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes - from planning and testing to parts prep you don't see on camera. Rewards then go up from there and you'll also find us to be quite open to your suggestions for introducing new rewards that matter to you.

Plus, you're not just supporting me, but the families of those that work with Wonder Spawn while being part of a community that encourages others to explore their skills and the confidence to try something new.

"I'd love to help but money's tight right now..."

No problem - really! There are other ways you could help:

  • Give us your eyeballs - Well, not literally. Just by watching our videos, stream and participating in the chat lets us (and others) know you're interested in our content.
  • Share our social media posts - Reaching more people helps us grow.
  • Amazon affiliate - We frequently provide shopping lists for our projects with affiliate links. Buying ANYTHING on Amazon from those links gives us a small commission without costing you ANYTHING EXTRA.

So, what do you say? Thanks so much for checking out my page. Every little bit helps, and your kindness will be rewarded with some pretty awesome perks!

Chat soon,
Rachel

Recent posts by Wonder Spawn

Tiers
Get Rich or DIY Tryin'
$1 or more per month
Think $1 is useless? Without you, I'd be making glue from tree resin to hold my projects together. 

____________________________


  • Patron-only Feed
    Join me behind-the-scenes with build photos, personal videos, and shop life moments not posted anywhere else but here (and Lens)! 
DIY Another Day
$3 or more per month

You don't need to be a super spy to earn my thanks for helping me serve up projects that are shaken, not stirred for one more day. Fancy suit, cool gadgets and international exploits sold separately!

____________________


All the above, plus:


  • Early Access to Vids
    Watch my videos 3 DAYS BEFORE and get all the project secrets ...like when the bad guy reveals their evil plan to the hero prematurely.


  • Exclusive Discord Rewards
    Chat directly with me and other patrons about builds, life, goals ...or how to make our own sharks with lasers.


  • Video Q&A Priority
    I go to your questions first for a greater chance they get featured in uploaded and live follow-up Q&As.


  • Project Voting
    Cast your vote in our monthly polls for the project/topic you want to see the most! Not thrilled with this month's options? Suggest your own for consideration in a future poll!
Includes Discord rewards
DIY Hard
$5 or more per month
No project is complete without something short-circuiting or catching on fire ...and it's even better when you see it all go down live. Yippee Ki Yay!

_________________________


All of the above, plus:


  • 360-degree LIVE STREAM Builds
    Join me live in the shop where you become part of the trial and planning process. Chat with me in real-time while I break ...err... work on a project for a future video with measuring once, cutting twice moments that only you get to see live.


  • Exclusive Fridge/Toolbox Magnet
    Let everyone know to stand back because science is about to happen with this magnet only available to DIY Hard patrons!


  • PDF Tutorials & Project Plans
    Want to replicate what we build but don't want to keep having to pause the video at every step? We make detailed step-by-step tutorials accompanied by photos and all the items you'll need on an Amazon Wishlist.
Includes Discord rewards