Mehdi Sadaghar: Making Electricity
Mehdi is an Iranian Canadian electrical engineer and YouTube personality. His videos are "hilariously painful tutorials" of electrical experiments gone wrong, often resulting in shocks.
As of June 2017, his channel ElectroBOOM has more than 1,000,000 subscribers. His most viewed video, with over 7 million views, is a tutorial on how to make a coilgun.
The man behind the ElectroBOOM vids is equal parts Bill Nye the Science Guy and Evel Knievel. Turns out, he lives in Vancouver, and has become an an international Internet celebrity.
He was born in Iran in 1977, earned a degree of Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) from the University of Tehran in 1999, and a degree of Master of Applied Science from Simon Fraser University in 2006. We hope to convince him to come to a future SARC meeting as a guest presenter.
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