Former NASA and Apple engineer. Current PApromr and friend of science.

Answers to some common questions:

1) I studied Mechanical Engineering in School. I did my undergrad at BYU and Masters at USC.
2) I worked for NASA JPL for 9 years, 7 of which were working on the Curiosity Rover (I made a video about it you should def totes watch cause it's probably my favorite of all my videos). Then I created Digital Dudz (made some videos about this too) and eventually sold it after 2 years. Then I worked for Apple in their Special Projects Group doing Product Design as a Mechanical Engineer for 5 years. As of 2019, I just make my monthly PAprom videos.
3) Link to free and therefore substandard build plans for my custom workbench can be found below.
4) I made a 30 Day Creative Engineering Class that teaches my end to end engineering process so you can make stuff too! Check it out here-

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  1. TheproGOAT

    I saw this video before but somehow never noticed it was Mark Rober, despite me knowing who Mark was and what he looks like.

  2. Cock_McStuffinz

    I'm not crying, you're crying.

  3. Tiffany

    @6:30 is just pure beauty


    Beautiful video

  5. Kathryn Owen

    I don't judge people from their outside. I judge them from their personality and if I think they can change. We are all a little broken... And that's ok. And if you want to make people happy you have to find yours first. He found his happiness by making others happy :)

  6. Dabloxel

    Next For Autism is affiliated with AS and they both support eugenics

  7. cocomelon wow


  8. GAMER Pewdz

    This is just basically the code for PAprom


    The people who disliked are just confused with what like and dislike looks like

  10. ahmed shimat

    I hope you guys live well and always have fun and never let anyone put you guys down

  11. His_Lost_Echo

    The 8k dislike is the tears that fell onto the dislike

  12. lebron james

    Thank you mark this was not only informative but heartfelt as well this is genuinely one of the first times I’ve been choked up by a PAprom video

  13. Chuga04

    Sid the science kid

  14. • User Unrecognized •

    Now where the dome have I seen you before.


    This was such a lovely video thank you for sharing.

  16. william bush

    Biden should wear this thing on a pack frame for the border fiasco.

  17. 姚银


  18. Jon Peterson

    You’re amazing

  19. Nosna91

    Autism is just a different way of thinking, not a disability.

  20. Jonathan Young - Tech Investing

    Your son genuinely cares for people. We should all be more like him. Inspirational video Mark

  21. GGG Glafever3

    It’s enough to make a grown man cry

    1. Snow oop-

      You literally just copied the top comment of this video-

  22. the sin of wrath

    Im doseaponted in the 8k people who dislike this video.

  23. Fun With Violet

    I don't get why ppl unliked this??

  24. Valentino King

    Autism isn't a disability, it's just a different ability.. 😊

  25. 8-Bit Onza

    My cousin is the same way with dates

  26. Heriberto Castillo Jr.

    How do you now that it takes planet nine to orbit the sun, it's about ten times farther then Neptune from the sun, and we discoverd that planet in 2012. Neptune has not even made one orbit sense it's discovery, so planet nine would take even longer to do a full orbit

  27. Becky Nelson

    I’m not some nerd I just want to see cool stuff

  28. Nathaly Kim

    I loved this video until the part where he started shooting the camera on the sharks, why do that? just leave the sharks alone bruh, you already have a banger video, no need to disturb the sharks for that shot for me

  29. Jordan Wall

    This is awesome that you made this video! Keep doing what your doing!

  30. Jay Re

    Love the entry of yellow puppet at the end 😁

  31. Anthony Gagnon

    This was so beautifull! This video also helped me understand autism a little more. Much love and so much respect!🤙 keep at it Mark! Ur awesome!

  32. Julia Border

    Hi I was wondering if u can do more classes I loved that series can I’m doing bad in Science so...

  33. Rashida Ali

    Am I the only one that didn't even know he had a son

  34. Rob Pretzer

    With ya bro, My son and I are on the spectrum.

  35. Sainn

    Amazing, this is perfect. 😁

  36. shaolinSoccerBoy

    Dang who is pealing this onions 😭☹️

  37. Jon gaudio

    I love this ❤️

  38. Mr X

    When you have no friends and you want to get buried in sand:

  39. EC Snip3z

    Autism is not a disability it is just a different ability.

    1. Gross Out Gal

      No, it's a disability and that's okay. We know that most of us will never be accepted in society enough for it not to be a disability and that's not our fault for being born a way that they can't handle.

  40. Tough Times AU.

    Even though you lad isn't switched on I still love your work.

  41. MSF_ Gavin Ψ

    you know what i'll be there to but ... watching the stream this was so beautiful

  42. cynthia rubio

    Absolutely love this. I've worked with children and adults on the spectrum for over 5 years and they have taught me more than I could've ever imagined. They're the absolute best<3

  43. CookieeMikoo

    Omg I just realized I live super close to that Walgreens omg

  44. TheWaffleKing17

    Mark Rober is trying to use the fundraiser to find a cure

    1. Snow oop-

      @Gross Out Gal I agree ^^

    2. Gross Out Gal

      We do not want a cure. We want acceptance.



  46. A kid with a one wheel

    You have a cool son dude

  47. Hobgoblin UK

    I am Autistic. I found out in my mid 40s. Loved this video. Also learned something. The thing about sounds during a conversation. I always say i can't differentiate between the sounds. Never occurred to me that other people were tuning them out. Even though i can do that with other noises like planes trains and traffic. I live a pretty normal life with my incredible wife. I am also ADHD so i tend to be in the middle of any social situation but later when it goes quiet i take time out to be alone. Your son sounds awesome. I also think he is incredibly lucky to have a dad like you. Best of luck for this project. Thank you for trying to help.

  48. Alva Taylor

    I thought it said my acoustic son

  49. Tomato Icecream

    man really spent 6 months trying to create a childhood dream just to not even get to fully try it so his newphews could go first 😔

  50. Jon 1

    Mark Rober’s son is the handsome boy with a Red, Blue, and White hat 3:47 facing the camera.

  51. yes

    Around 6:05 is some of the best advice I’ve ever heard from anyone.

  52. looney1023

    I enjoyed this video until you announced the charity. Next for Autism doesn't do what you think it does. Please consider changing it to one that is actually run by autistic individuals. You have a huge chance to affect change and make a stance against organizations that seek to "cure" autism through eugenics. PLEASE change the charity.

  53. T R

    I hope that kid learns not to steal. Its heartbreaking and glittery and hard to decide what to feel

  54. Russell Hohman

    the 8,000 people who just like this are bad and are jerks and only care about themselves and don't care about no one

    1. Gross Out Gal

      A majority of the people that have disliked the video are other autistic people. Many do not feel comfortable with this video and it's messaging.

  55. Sighs Internally

    Why should we donate when all those people are millionaires

  56. james bond

    im glad to be canadian

  57. Oscar Sanchez

    Yup I started crying @ 7:15

  58. doggermelon

    This is so amazing

  59. Spencer Pilko

    How could have someone disliked this vid

    1. Gross Out Gal

      A majority of the people that have disliked the video are other autistic people. Many do not feel comfortable with this video and it's messaging.

  60. eslayer09 XL

    It’s funny how you just make a grown adult male like me cry. When I was younger, I used to see ppl with disabilities or autism in different lights. I would try not to get too close to them for fear of somehow hurting them and always think they need our sympathy. But the truth is, they don’t, they can live their lives way better than any normal person would have. What they need is for you to treat them as how you would want other ppl to treat you, respect and as a normal person. Thanks for sharing Mark, and doing what you will be doing

  61. Steve Elsbecker

    Mark, I’ve watched every one of your videos. They’re all fantastic, informative and science based (all things I love)... this is by far your best and most impactful video. I can’t believe how vulnerable this video was for you. You’re the man for even attempting this. Bravo

  62. Revan

    Ive watched this 3 times

  63. Dravin Callahan

    I have autism but not bad as him about half

  64. How to Craft

    "That, **was** my son." w h a t

  65. superman for Life

    He just made a grown cry

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  67. TheproGOAT

    My fear of rabies has been cured by this video.

  68. toxic replays

    My brother has autism and he's the smartest kid you'll see his age

  69. Nabeel Ziyaa

    Mark you made me cry

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  71. Harry Spring

    This was so heartwarming, I think you almost made me cry.

  72. Mike C

    I actually cried watching this. This is so beautiful. I wish we can spread love and stop hating each other.

  73. Matt Palacio

    I cried. Beautiful video.

  74. Lucky_

    did you just say, you don't care about them... lol

  75. Mudklip

    I’m very glad you made this video because personally I have autism and I get judged by doctors and dentists and hopefully this will spread more awareness about what autism really is and that it’s not just something that makes kids defiant and learn slower, so thank you.