James Bruton: Bringing Engineering to the world of YouTube


17 Oct 9:00AM


17 Oct 2:00PM


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James Bruton: Bringing Engineering to the world of YouTube


YouTuber James Bruton brings his one man (and his robot) show to Dundee for two exclusive performances at the University of Dundee on Thursday 17 October.

The first show will take place from 0900-1045 with the second from 1215-1400.


A former toy designer, James has an extensive background in robotics, electrical and mechanical engineering and currently boasts an impressive 668,000 subscribers on YouTube.

James is a fan of doing it yourself and innovation by trial and error, which has led to him developing many fascinating projects including the ‘Electric Batman Skateboard’, the ‘Barcode Scanner Guitar’ and the ‘Henry Hoover Pipe Organ’.

James was also approached by Paramount to build a life-sized version of Bumblebee (from Transformers) to promote the 2018 Bumblebee movie and his YouTuber video ‘How to Build an Iron Man Helmet and Suit’ has over 61 million views!

 James will be demonstrating one of his Performance Robots - a life sized human robotic torso, which was specifically designed and built for events and shows.

James will talk about the techniques and technology the robot and his show are built on, as well as some of the other key projects he has built over the years. 

He will also discuss his journey from making robots, props and other cool stuff in his spare time to making a living as a successful YouTuber.

This event has been made possible because of our School of Science and Engineering’s desire to bring inspiring Engineers to the University of Dundee for our students, staff and members of the public.

This is sure to be a fantastic not to be missed event.