Mark B. Rober (born March 11, 1980) is an American YouTuber, engineer, and inventor. He is known for his YouTube videos on popular science, DIY gadgets, and creative ideas.
He is known for his YouTube videos on popular science, DIY gadgets, and creative ideas. Many of his videos have gone viral, including a digital Halloween costume and a postal parcel thief trap that releases a fountain of ultra-fine glitter. Rober worked as a NASA engineer for seven years at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he worked on the Curiosity rover.
|Born||March 11, 1980|
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University|
|University of Southern California|
|Occupation||Engineer, inventor, YouTube personality|
|Known for||Social media videos|
|Also known as||Mark Rober|
|Genre||Science & Technology|
|Total views||2.8 billion|
|Smarter Every Day|
|Mark Rober Website||updating soon|
He then served as a software designer in Apple Inc.'s Special Projects Group for four years, where he established patents for augmented reality in self-driving vehicles. In October 2019, Rober was integral to the launch of the #teamtrees environmental fundraiser, along with YouTuber MrBeast.
Growing up in Orange County, California, Rober, as a child, began to get busy with miniature works of engineering, including a pair of glasses that helped to avoid tears as the onions were cut. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University and a master's degree from the University of Southern California.
Rober became part of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA in 2004. He worked there for nine years, seven of which were spent working on the rover Curiosity, which is now on Mars. In addition, he has designed and supplied hardware on several JPL missions, including AMT, GRAIL, SMAP, and Mars Science Laboratory. During his time at NASA, Rober was one of the main architects of "JPL Wired, " a wiki of comprehensive information gathering. Publish a case study on the application of wiki technology in a high-tech organization to develop an "Intrapedia" for the acquisition of business knowledge.
During his time at NASA, Rober begins making viral videos. His videos describe a wide range of topics, stimulating ideas for April Fool's jokes and teaching tricks such as completing an escape room and filming primates in zoos in a non-invasive way. Defender of science, he makes videos that test sharks' ability to smell blood in the water, or videos of fluidized sand and water purification.
In 2011, Rober recorded her first YouTube video, in which she creates a Halloween costume using two iPads that give the illusion of seeing through her body. He posts the video of the "gaping hole in torso" costume on YouTube which goes viral, getting 1.5 million views in a single day. The following year, Rober launches Digital Dudz, an online Halloween costume company specializing in Halloween costumes based on the same concept as the video (which Rober holds the patent for).
The company earns $ 250,000 in its first three weeks of operation, and in 2013, Rober's costumes, which are included in the apps, are sold in retail stores, such as Party City. The costumes are often mentioned on news channels such as CBS News, CNN, The Jay Leno Show, Fox, Yahoo! News, Discovery Channel, The Today Show, and GMA, and in 2013 Rober sold the company to UK-based costumes company Morphsuits.
In December 2018, Mark Rober went viral with a video in which he made fun of some parcel thieves with a gimmick that sprinkled them with glitter, getting 25 million views in a single day. The gadget designed by Rober exploded, emitting a bad smell and catching the thieves. Rober later removes two of the five incidents he had filmed, oblivious to the fact that two of the thieves were actually friends with a person he had hired to help catch the same thieves. Rober publishes the sequel to this video in December 2019, collaborating with Macaulay Culkin and presenting an improved design.
In addition to YouTube, Rober has contributed articles for Men's Health, and in 2015 gave a TEDx presentation titled How to find good ideas and another titled The Super Mario Effect - Tricking the Mind for learning better. He has also made numerous appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2018, it was reported that Rober had been secretly working on virtual reality projects for Apple Inc. including the company's on-board entertainment for self-driving cars, for which Rober has created two patents related to virtual reality.
Rober had worked for Apple since 2015, spending four years as a product designer in the Special Project Group. However, let this office in early 2020. In 2020, Robert will star in a show with hidden cameras on Discovery Channel alongside Jimmy Kimmel.
In October 2019, the YouTube community released a project under the #TeamTrees label, organized by MrBeast and Rober following a tweet suggesting MrBeast plant 20 million trees. MrBeast and Rober have collaborated with YouTubers around the world in an effort to make the project happen.
The goal was to raise $ 20,000,000 for the Arbor Day Foundation by 2020, and in return, the Arbor Day Foundation would plant a tree for every dollar raised. Among the most important YouTubers who took part in the project are iJustine, Slow Mo Guys, Marques Brownlee, Hannah Stocking, PewDiePie, The Try Guys, AsapScience, Smarter Every Day, How Ridiculous, Half as Interessant, Life Noggin, It's Okay to be Smart, and HowToBasic.
Mark Rober's channel now has over 20 million subscribers and is rising at a rate of 8,000 new subscribers per day, with over 2.7 billion views. Per month, about one video is uploaded. It receives a total of 2.8 million daily views from various outlets. The advertisements that appear on the videos are expected to raise about $22,000 a day ($8 million a year) in sales.
After YouTube takes its share, YouTube content producers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia are typically paying $2 to $12 per 1000 monetized views. The percentage of monetized views usually ranges from 40% to 80% of overall views. Several factors affect these outcomes, including the platform used, the time of year, the viewer's location, ad inventory, the number of advertisements on a video, how many viewers miss the ads, the type of commercial, ad interaction, and the type of content. The cost of an ad view is determined by an auction between advertisers. Advertisers to bid at least $0.01 per vision.
In 2015, Rober moved to the city of Sunnyvale, California, where he lives with his wife and son. In order to raise awareness about autism, Rober tweeted his support for autistics, referring to his son who suffers from the same disorder.