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Mark Rober (born: March 11, 1980 (1980-03-11) [age 39]) is an American engineer, inventor, and YouTuber best known for his popular science-related videos, useful do-it-yourself gadgets, and creative ideas. One of his more popular inventions includes a package thief glitter bomb trap, and an automatic bullseye dartboard.

As an engineer, Rober spent nine years working with NASA, with seven of those years spent working on the Curiosity rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory which is now on Mars. Rober left NASA in June 2013 when he left to pursue Digital Dudz, a range of Halloween costumes that integrate mobile apps with clothing, which then he sold to Morphsuits, for two years. As of recently, he was presented with an opportunity to return to his Engineering roots to do some ideation type of work for a tech company near San Francisco.

Rober is also the host of a popular science TV show on the Science Channel called The Quick And The Curious.

Personal life

Rober grew up in Orange County, California. He earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Brigham Young University and a Master's degree from the University of Southern California. Rober currently lives in the city of Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County, with his wife and son.

In order to raise awareness about autism, Rober tweeted out his support for those with Autism, referencing his son who has the condition.

Trivia

  • He gave a TEDx speech entitled "How To Come Up With Good Idea" and another entitled "The Super Mario Effect - Tricking Your Brain into Learning More."
  • He has also made numerous appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
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