Youtube! Everywhere! [Updated W/ New Video]




About: I'm M@. If you know Prototype This, TechShop, The Best of Instructables, Show Me How, or AVPII: Requiem, you've seen some of my work and the cool stuff I've been involved in. I build and design and make and ...
You know you're looking at Youtube. You're doing it right now. Look! There! You're doing it, again! You say you need to escape from the workaday world? Why not just turn your office into your very own Youtube viewscreen?

*EDIT* New Video.

  • this project used a large format printer and a good amount of double sided tape, but this'll even work with some markers and a big roll of paper if you'd like it to.

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Step 1: Design and Print

Click on the i on the upper left of the attached images to download them in full size (or you can save the links here and here). These were designed for the inside and outside of Canida's office (looking in on her is looking at the extended edition of Duck Mouse Taxidermy and from her perspective she's watching The Hallway)

I measured her doorway and designed the prints to cover the glass panel inset in the door. The images were stitched together in Photoshop from a number of screen grabs from Youtube. I just erased the video portion, put the screencaps on separate layers, and moved them until they all synced up. Then, I scaled the entire image until it was the same width and height as my doorway measurements.

Step 2: Defy the Office Politics and Your Shogun Overlords by Displaying Your Ninja Tactics

Just cut out your prints, and sneak into the victim's office in the dead of night. Friends and tape are precious allies in this most trying of times.

Step 3: Capture Your Fellow Employees Making Fools of Themselves on Film

This is an important step. This is where the seeds of your labor grow, flower, and bear fruit, especially when you post the pictures for all the internets to see.

Special thanks to Rachel, Noah, and Eric. Also made possible with grants provided by Rob Nelson of Makani Power.

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    5 years ago

    You could film them using a camera and put it on the real YouTube!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    That is cool. What if you strapped a computer monitor and a hidden webcam to it? Then placed it on the outside of the door.

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    11 years ago on Introduction

    You should make this 2-sided and on the side that you see when your in your office, leave it saying "The hallway/." From the side that the people in the hallway see when they look into your office, put "Matt's Office."

    This is beyond cool. This is a great idea and could be used for rogue advertising, may I suggest trying to take your idea to the marketing execs at YouTube...

    Haha thanks... you mean Google. Unfortunately, I don't think there's much room for advertisement in Youtube... I don't think there's a person on earth that hasn't heard of it.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I think it is cooler that you think it cool that I said it was cool. Even cooler! Like dry ice!


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you. This seems to be popular... maybe I should find a way to make it a bit more permanent. It'd probably make a pretty funny shower curtain, too.