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Who is the man behind KipKay Answered

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/03/welcome_kipkay_to_make.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890

I was wondering who was the man behind the name KipKay and the voiceovers, I guess we won't know who does the voiceovers for awhile.

This guy makes over 50K from his videos on metacafe videos!

That is crazy,

What do you guys think of him?

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xACIDITYx (author)2008-04-08

I saw this on that page:

Posted by: Kiteman on March 10, 2008 at 10:08 AM

Kipkay on Make?

Bad move. In my opinion, Kipkay is a very poor representation of the modern Maker, and his presence on the Make staff can only detract from the magazine's credibility.

In addition to all the previous comments about safety/legality/plagiarism, I have found him to be condescending and arrogant.

Oh, and what a surprise - Kipkay's videos are on Metacafe.

I'll stick to the pdf files from now on.



Was it our Kiteman?

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tech-king (author)guyfrom7up2008-04-08

i think the part that everyone seemes to be rubbed by is that he makes so much money off his videos. we work on DIY stuff to save money and the environment, then we post it to the net so others can follow in our footsteps, with little or no intention of making money off of it. then this guy comes along, designes devices that for the most part have 0 functional purposes, and makes 50k off it.

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shepnstein (author)tech-king2012-01-23

yeah, so? If Jobs and Wozniak didn't take initiative and have the vision to do more than the rest of the Homebrew Computer Club we wouldn't have many of the innovations we have today.

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Kiteman (author)shepnstein2012-01-23

Did you pay for an Apple product?

You do know that you don't actually own it, don't you? That they can shut it off remotely whenever they feel like it, completely brick it, and don't even have to explain why?

Hardly the ideal model for a genuine Maker to aspire to...

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ll.13 (author)tech-king2008-04-08

Well, not specifically money... it's sort of the concept.

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guyfrom7up (author)ll.132008-04-08

I would love the money, and I don't blame him, it's just that he takes other people's ideas/instructions and above all makes money off of it because he has a cool device, for example, if any of my metacafe videos were made by him (just change my voice/text with his voice) and they'd have like a million views instead of like 100

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tech-king (author)guyfrom7up2008-04-08

personally, i find the worst part that plagiarism, and the way he makes it seem so simple by leaving out parts.

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Kiteman (author)xACIDITYx2008-04-08

It was, but I have since "talked" to Kipkay, and changed my position slightly. I would still be interested in what Kipkay has to say about the charges of plagiarism laid in other comments on that blog? How about it, Kipkay? Take the chance to shoot them down?

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tech-king (author)Kiteman2008-04-08

i dont think hes following this thread

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tech-king (author)xACIDITYx2008-04-08

could be. i have to agree, the ideas are unoriginal, the videos lack safety info and are very sketchy detail wise, some of the projects cannot even be done by the average person, often there is a failure to show schematics. and the most ironic bit: he makes a ton of money off his videos.

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Nico N. (author)2011-08-09

Hey Hey!!! I found out who he is. Read this article!

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Kiteman (author)Nico N.2011-08-09

There seems to be a lack of any mention of his plagiarising the work of others...

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jakerobinson (author)2010-12-31

What's wrong with making money?

I like his quick and simple style... if you really are interested in duplicating one of his mods then I am betting you will invest enough time to learn how to do it...

to me, his videos are like promos for a house-for-sale... quick drive by to see if it has 'curb appeal'.

he is really good at getting to the point. Not like the 9 minute video of how to build a simple mouse trap with a 5 gallon bucket - agonizingly long and unneccesary drawn out..

I want to see the gist of it.. many of his mods have schematics and if you want detail you can go to his site...

Thank God there are entreprenuers who can figure out how to make money and do what they are good at... don't blame him that people want to see his videos and share them on facebook and that Metacafe pays over 20k views... that's just the way it is...

If you are wrankled -why don't you post your own at Metacafe and scoop up some of the cream? or maybe you don't have his skill and talent to make it work?

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housestuffhacker (author)2010-09-03

I was on you tube and all kipkay videos are from kipkay but there is one problem it is is he the real kipkay ????!!!!! because any one can sign up at any videos web sites as kipkay and on you tube his videos names difrent with his videos on here and Metacafe

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housestuffhacker (author)2010-09-03

I was on you tube and all kipkay videos are from kipkay but there is one problem it is is he the real kipkay ????!!!!! because any one can sign up at any videos web sites as kipkay and on you tube his videos names difrent with his videos on here and Metacafe

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aceLED (author)2008-04-27

how do u make money off of metacafe

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emuman4evr (author)aceLED2008-08-23

If ur video gets over 20,000 views they pay you for every view.

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ll.13 (author)2008-04-08

bump... this is relevant. ;-)

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BuroKun (author)2008-03-13

The guy in the videos is KipKay and he does his own voice overs.

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