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  • 3D Printing Nerd
    3D Printing Nerd

    Thank you, Destin! You and everyone you have mobilized, and Pooch and everyone at Operation Shields Up - it's AMAZING to see!

    • john light
      john light

      Hey destin could the strategy that you used at 13:18 in this video be applied elsewhere more effectively than strategies already in use? How would 1 person influence it?

    • Trio Jumpers
      Trio Jumpers

      1000th like!

    • Make Everything Free
      Make Everything Free

      If you want to be smarter why not look up the truth about viruses? Research germ theory vs terrain theory (but don't use google as they censor everything)

    • The Tayterminator
      The Tayterminator

      @Destin WHAT!! I DIDN'T KNOW YOU LIVED IN HUNTSVILLE!!! Rocket scientist I guess I should have known there was a good chance that's where you'd be. My Grandmother and my Mother's whole side of the Family lives in Huntsville, I was just there for all of 2018 and part of 2019 helping take care of my Gma after my Gpa passed. He was a prolific hoarder in his last 2 or 3 decades. at least he collected a lot of really cool things. there are things on that property in one of his many sheds or the garage that could be a part of so many cool experiments. I wouldnt be surprised if he packed away a couple of boxes of face masks or shields & plastic gowns. Ill have to call my uncle. I hope next time in Huntsville I could meet you somehow. People like you and Mark Rober have been an inspiration to me during a time of my life that lacked direction.

    • C L
      C L

      Great work. How about using the clear large soda bottle to make the face shield? We can repurpose all kinds of things when there is a shortage and cut down our waste.

  • Names are Overrated
    Names are Overrated

    does anyone have the balls to fight the cause? china that started this and the countries that are still petri dishes till it mutates enough that it kills everyone?

  • Keys

    😂He said Covid-19 is bad back then Covid-19 now? is about to kill all of us

  • Ed Van Cise
    Ed Van Cise

    Destin, 1 year later - would you consider an update video describing how this progressed over the past year?

  • Formed Reformed
    Formed Reformed

    so you're part of the lie too eh? disgusting.

    • shree oam
      shree oam

      Yes! Truth has drawn a fine line! Now basically I am judging all the celebrities and public figures I know for all those years. Like you have judged him, he is part of the lie

  • QNotAConspiracy

    Covid-19 is a scam lmao

  • Michelle

    Love the graphics!

  • Frankkey

    Dayum ... I just wish leadership was up to par from the get go.

  • Mal te
    Mal te

    This is so amazing! In germany where I live, people were either like "gouvernment will handle it" or straight "covid is a lie". You guys really tried to do something helpful.... my deepest respect to you!

  • matthew bai
    matthew bai

    I showed this video to my neighbors and colleagues... 60% of them call this as socialism and communism...(facepalm)

  • Mc Flapper
    Mc Flapper

    Love to see your enthousiam and action, almost one year later. I'd love everyone else to join respecting the most basic rules to prevent further spreading. Reality has it many are deliberately and often times ostensibly misbehaving. To the worse for everyone else and human mankind as a whole. We are almost one year into covid and nowhere near a in a condition that could be seen as "better than before" (not even that), just look at the numbers. How bad can it get until we all pull together on one side of the rope? In any case, thank you Destin, thank you every single one contributing in any way helpful.

  • YouTube primer
    YouTube primer

    Covids fake

  • Adven Tures
    Adven Tures

    You've gone WAY down in my estimation. So deluded that you actually believe the offical narrative. What a Brobdingnagian idiot. Smarter Everyday? More like Dumber Everyday.

  • Hatifrey

    Bruh. "I gotta fix everything."

  • Michael Ye
    Michael Ye

    People are so efficient. This is amazing!

  • ryanpaul

    This guy is freaking awesome, he needs to run the government

  • AverageJoe

    Well America has definitely devolved from here.

  • Joseph Webb
    Joseph Webb

    My brother just had covid. He was down for a day. It’s not that bad people. Stay calm.

  • L33tspeak

    Imagine a country so ineffective it relys on UZmilkrs and people with 3D printers to make medical supplies for a pandemic


      no anyone can buy from chinese manufactures

  • Dan Shields
    Dan Shields

    This is one of the best videos I have ever watched at breaking down the irrational fear of socialism! People working together for the advancement/protection of everybody! Collective agreement to production of standardised products, for the benefit of all! Surely only a moron will put his own family at risk by 'tweaking' the design and putting the safety margins at risk to save a few cents..... Socialism is not communism, socialism is looking out for your fellow man so that they can look out for you 👍👍👍

  • Roy Harkins
    Roy Harkins

    I just tried too !! #(ulverston)fightingCOVID also with out brackets I punched it into google / chrome/ face book I got no results , Maybe it only works in the US .? Ps I’m in England ,

  • Dave

    Thank you for the great content

  • Pariah


  • Travis k
    Travis k

    Wow lol. Things were sure different back then. People were freaked out. That whole warehouse and surplus 3 were a complete waste. The Corona virus isn't a big deal.

  • Murica Freedom
    Murica Freedom

    Wrong, this is battle royale, kill each other and loot..

  • bigman806

    Covid ICU nurse - Thank you

  • Blade Snipes
    Blade Snipes

    Hey! I found Waldo at 2:54!

  • James Parworth
    James Parworth

    Lean Six Sigma!

  • Loanword Eggcorn
    Loanword Eggcorn

    PRINT THE FILE!!!!!!! :) Bless Y'all!

  • Zbionix / Caleb H.
    Zbionix / Caleb H.

    Nobody: My Brain: I'm Destin, you're getting smarter every day -Psalm 91

  • Carlos Kuhn
    Carlos Kuhn

    This also makes me get emotional, well done a big fan.

  • tya04

    When Destin said, "I'm seeing all this play out, and I'm thinking to myself, 'Man, no one is coming'," and showed the animation of the riot line, did anyone else have flashbacks to the mostly-peaceful protests? Granted, this video was made 3 month ago...

  • David Beier
    David Beier


  • Paxton Cargill
    Paxton Cargill

    I live in a very very rural area with very few cases, how can I still help?

  • Carl Trimble
    Carl Trimble

    What printer is that? The black and orange one?

  • Stefan Etienne
    Stefan Etienne

    Destin: Posts a great video UZmilk: D E M O N E T I Z E D

    • PapaWheelie

      I got an ad at the beginning

  • Rob Rob Rob Rob Rob
    Rob Rob Rob Rob Rob

    Destin I've been watching you on and off for years, Every time I do I'm so inspired by the level of respect, and empathy you show for others. As soon as this video started I had tears in my eyes, Everything we hear in the media these days is so pessimistic, and deliberately negative. Seeing what you and the people around you do gives me hope.

  • K T
    K T

    So kind of you to think about supporting other care frontliners.

  • Quran reader
    Quran reader

    thank you

  • Black Gryph0n
    Black Gryph0n

    9:58 "When people come together from all different walks, differing opinions, and they all come together and work for a common cause that's good, I get emotional." THIS!! I don't know why, but this always makes me tear up! I think it's because there is so much divisiveness in the world today. People are so quick to hate and judge those who are different from them. Fear takes over and they jump to conclusions without questioning their own logic or reasoning. It's hard to be truly empathetic. It's hard to have your perspective challenged. It's hard to see things from a different point of view, especially when you are afraid. I think a lot of people are afraid right now and the instinct is to protect yourself and your loved ones, forsaking all others. That's why I'm so encouraged by people who go against their primal instincts and overcome their differences to come together for a cause that's bigger than them... Difficult times bring out the best, AND the worst in people. It really separates the wheat from the chaff. Thanks for showing the rest of us the rarely-reported positive side in these confusing times.

    • Joey Stevens
      Joey Stevens

      I couldn't agree more with this comment. I also begin to tear up when people from anywhere and everywhere can come together to solve a problem.

    • MrPanda

      Hello! I'm a big fan of yours!

  • Katie Riggs
    Katie Riggs

    Rocklin is my home town!!! Pooch REPRESENT!!

  • DB Productions
    DB Productions

    I have a question who is participating and where

  • Josh Mulatz
    Josh Mulatz

    Now help us figure out why riots don't spread covid-19.

    • Shawn Williams
      Shawn Williams

      Better yet he should explain how the CDC doesn't have samples, and explain how tests are inaccurate

  • Duane Truex
    Duane Truex

    Brilliant and inspirational!

  • Make Everything Free
    Make Everything Free

    If you want to be smarter why not look up the truth about viruses? Research germ theory vs terrain theory (but don't use google as they censor everything)

  • Miguel Sanchez
    Miguel Sanchez

    15:03 Is that hackertyper i see?

  • Amr Alamir
    Amr Alamir

    great community love you all

  • sânzi pânzi
    sânzi pânzi

    against SARS-CoV-2* not "the coronavirus"

  • Hikari

    Criminally underrated

  • Aaron Smith
    Aaron Smith

    We have 2 lathe's and a Mill, how can I help?

  • harry clipz
    harry clipz

    who found wally at 2:55

  • Meme Master
    Meme Master

    The amount of pickup trucks at the drive-through dropoff point, only in Alabama!

  • Oliver Szkaradek
    Oliver Szkaradek

    In germany the problem is cooling down, supplychains are backed up and you can buy toilet paper and alcohol for cleaning again. The health System is pretty good here and its almost free. (You only pay for sleeping in Hospital, about 10$ a night).

  • Rolling Thunder
    Rolling Thunder

    Covid-19, what a joke! More people died from the swine flu and nothing was said then. Also I can not believe that this virus has hit EVERY country in the world, that's a first in history. This virus, or the fear factor, is being used as smoke and mirrors to destroy the worlds economies and usher in the one world cashless money system, the reason why it's in every country in the world.

  • Christine Crockford
    Christine Crockford

    I have to use my gosh word again soz lol but seeing the news and u see trump and feel so worried about the usa. I have been to usa and fell in love with the american people. Watching ur video, is truly amazing your doing a fantastic job. Your team work is wow. Thank you for this amazing video love chrissie xx ps I've had this virus already and it was not somthing I'd like again and my dad died from it. Keep up the amazing work.

  • Quarkee

    ..This is a community bond to be proud of. Huge props!... compared, here in Sweden, the prime minister and the parliament are advising people to not use face masks, saying it doesn't matter. On top of it, the parliament doesn't care about the rural areas. All they did to the people was to say keep a distance and wash hands. Our kindergartens aren't even closed.

  • Kai Mar
    Kai Mar


  • phillip green
    phillip green

    Have you ever thought about doing the physics of pole vaulting?



    • No one in particular
      No one in particular


  • PCTechHub

    Fantastic effort. Inspiring

  • Hoogland Sekuriteit
    Hoogland Sekuriteit

    Awesome job, would it be possible to send me the file, please ? I am from South Africa

  • Alex Doyle
    Alex Doyle

    Psalm 91 (NKJV) He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the [a]fowler And from the perilous pestilence. 4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and [b]buckler. 5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you [d]dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. 14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will [e]set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

    • No one in particular
      No one in particular

      Cool cool.

  • Ricardo Bimblesticks
    Ricardo Bimblesticks

    Wally :D

  • Ivelin Hristov
    Ivelin Hristov

    It's all a big political game. You'll see.

    • No one in particular
      No one in particular

      Yeah. Sure. That's why literally every country has taken measures against covid. In my area (bavaria), car seat manufacturers are making masks instead of seats, brewaries are making disinfectants instead of beer and, much like destin in huntsville alabama, my university is making 40 faceshields a day for the local hospital. This is a global crisis and it impacts us all. From one human to another, i wish you all the best and good health. *(Not meant sarcastically)

  • Som D
    Som D

    Found waldo

  • Laurent-Pierre Marcoux-Riverin
    Laurent-Pierre Marcoux-Riverin

    Another great example of emergent behaviors!!!

  • Brallant P.
    Brallant P.

    Surprisingly, coming from a country where people help each other, here in Lawrence MA everyone is so selfish and greedy. No one cares about each other and everyone is just expecting that miracle drug. And we got the most cases in MA, witch is also the state with the most cases!!

  • Brallant P.
    Brallant P.

    Alright, quick off topic question... Is North Alabama the good one of the bad one?

  • Maddie Ho
    Maddie Ho

    I am so sad my mom is working in the covid 19 and it’s mother day is tomorrow 😭😭😭😭

  • Barrett Campbell
    Barrett Campbell

    If you have a mechanism to take donations without a subscription, holler. I tried to drop some coins, but could not get past monthly subscription business. I'm all about supporting your work, but can't find a way to make a one-time supply drop. Either way, thanks for making UZmilk great. You da man!

  • Luna Gu
    Luna Gu

    This video totally made my weekend, got so emotional after that! Thank you so much Destin, I'm gonna find out how I can amplify the leadership initiative in my community right away.

  • Chris Purser
    Chris Purser

    Hey guys. Destin.... Thanks for the endless amounts of inspiration. I'm not sure if anyone has come across this yet, but while I was looking for a replacement for the acetate cells (that have been very hard to find) I came across Cake Collars (a 33' roll. This one was 8" wide.) I determined that a 10" cut of that would fit the face shield frame well. (so 10"x8") I was able to get 39 from the roll for $28. Maybe that's not a great price, but maybe there are better prices, and it's an option that worked. The thickness seemed fine to me, but the clarity was crystal. I had landed a bunch of Inkjet sheets with garbage clarity, since they need texture for ink. Finding purely clear acetate has been difficult.

  • Jake Mccain
    Jake Mccain

    Why do you dislike something like this

    • Nobody

      Because this is a lie the virus is not as deadly as the sheep think

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    idea clips


  • UnderscoRR Gaming
    UnderscoRR Gaming

    Why do people dislike this

  • Peter Newbranch
    Peter Newbranch

    I'm so useless, and still they call me an essential worker. I been trying to use my skill of typing to convince people to not be dummies. It is almost impossible to make people change their minds.

  • Isaac Bunsen
    Isaac Bunsen

    Washington desperately needs this for the new asian giant hornet crisis. How do you make a bee keeper suit that works against them, how do you make effective traps, etc.

  • JoJo Kalousek
    JoJo Kalousek


  • Chris Bailey
    Chris Bailey

    Amazing example of leadership at the grassroots community level coming together for the greater good. If only our elected leaders could exemplify this level of leadership.

  • Redrum Creations
    Redrum Creations

    Destin! I have noticed a growing trend in people improperly wearing or unable to understand the function of a mask and how it blocks particulates. I was thinking about your mirror and laser setup that shows gasses and particles that we cannot see. I think it might be a good teaching moment to use that to show people visually exactly how wearing a mask stops the spread and keeps it in your personal space. Something I don't think anyone else has done yet. Sadly, people need to be shown at that level of depth why a mask works, because some are refusing so hard right now, not understanding how a fabric in front of your face does anything. I've seen people just wear it on their mouth and not even over their nose! Just saw a video of someone who cut out a slot right in the middle... I am just flabbergasted at people's constant ability to surprise by their display of inability to properly do something so simple... Can you help people out there understand even further how effective different types of masks are?

  • John Alexis De Jesus
    John Alexis De Jesus

    there something i need to show and i want to know the science behind. it help cough out and it my help others to

  • Emeth0

    02:50 Plants vs zombies, 3:50 i saw umbrella corp

  • Douglas Scroggs
    Douglas Scroggs

    I went to the hospital . They said its b s

  • Bryce Llewellyn
    Bryce Llewellyn

    trying to find a 3d printer, what do you use and any tips?

  • Aspoon520

    what is that glowing tile thing in the top right

  • Eric Rakes
    Eric Rakes

    Just wanted you to know that you inspired this long-term care pharmacist to get a 3D printer and start making some PPE for my FF/Paramedic wife, nurse mom, and my techs. When you said "no one's coming" that lit a fire under the ol' office chair here. It wasn't too steep of a learning curve to 3D print. Destin, you rock sir.

  • RareGamer91

    Why are you using a surgical mask? not much of any protection, N95 is where it's at!

  • Paranoiathreats

    You guys are aweome, keep up the great work !

  • Aaron Mcdaniel
    Aaron Mcdaniel

    That mask filter is looking pretty dirty there Destin... (in the intro)

  • Timoteo Frascaroli
    Timoteo Frascaroli

    Bravo, seriously. Thank you to everyone that collaborated here, all those people that did their part. We need this but times a thousand AFTER the pandemic to restore things.

  • JT Laser
    JT Laser

    Literally 10 seconds before you said that you got emotional, I was wondering why I was getting emotional...

  • sovietlegend

    I found waldo

  • David Mattes
    David Mattes

    Anyone know the strength of the alchohol solution?

  • mimas elfeneye
    mimas elfeneye

    l love you, Destin. You're amazing!!!!

  • IPTEK 51 Multi Talenta
    IPTEK 51 Multi Talenta

    Hi... SED... Please review about IMAX machine... Why imax machine usual a huge... This modern era...

  • Daniel Oliden
    Daniel Oliden

    Has anyone had any difficulty delivering face shields to hospitals, from a legal perspective? The company I work for has been making face shields using 3D printers, however we have been having difficulties getting them out the door, because our company's name is tied to the face shield, and they don't want to be liable for any issues regarding faulty face shields if that ever happened.

  • Constantine A.
    Constantine A.

    Hello! I wrote a question in the comments about a week ago about disinfection using UV light as i was wondering why its not an option. It's effective and fast method. Can someone answer? It looks like my previous comment is deleted.


    Hello. I allways wondered if it is possible to make the earth heavier without getting something from outer space just with the materials that we have on earth? I asked this to my wife and she simply said just make a baby and there you go. So what if humans had 0 weight would it be possible then?

  • FightBloody TyrannyFight
    FightBloody TyrannyFight

    It's not airborne... why are you wearing a mask?

  • LynxProd

    This is amazing. Great job to everyone involved! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏