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  • colinfurze
    colinfurze Ай бұрын +21410

    Wish you all the best, the whole team. The internet is a strange beast thats ever changing, it can lift you up and drop you down. Keep your heads up and hopefully james will be back strong as ever.

    • Aden McCoy
      Aden McCoy 2 күн бұрын

      If I were rich I would donate a ton of money for help but, I'm not all I can give is my thankfulness for your amazing videos

    • WRAITH_OF_THE_SHADOWS
      WRAITH_OF_THE_SHADOWS 5 күн бұрын

      same:) i wish all the best

    • GALENGODIS
      GALENGODIS 6 күн бұрын

      Colin staying in his garage and with friends, to keep it fun :D

    • Robbie Nicoll
      Robbie Nicoll 9 күн бұрын +1

      Here here, 2 of my favourite go to subscriptions. Im sorry I've been unable to financial subscribe to either of you guys, but my good ness i love both channels. And i absolutely love seeing you with a hand on each others shoulders x

    • Maudongh ChanneL
      Maudongh ChanneL 11 күн бұрын

      Awesome, aamiin. Insya Allah. All the best for H I , thank you so much :))

  • KagedDeamon
    KagedDeamon Ай бұрын +1401

    Just want you to know, that you guys were some of the few groups/channels that I use to help reign in my own depression and anxiety. While I won't even ever try and say my depression is the same as yours, you helped me to stabilize and move forward. I just hope that you find what it is that you need to bring yourself back to where you want to and need to be!

  • Harry Wolf
    Harry Wolf Ай бұрын +793

    There are 17k comments at the time of writing this but I know James is sitting there reading these so I hope he comes across this one. I started watching yall back in about 2015-2016 and you, colin furze, and william osman quickly became some of my favorite channels. I was pretty young at the time, maybe 12-13 but I was enticed by your abilities and was happy I found people who thought how I did, I wanted to make cool shit. I started working on transforming my room into a workshop and built a desk where I could store all of my electroinics and tools. A desk turned into a becnch, my pc to a CAD machine, and I even moved my turtle habitat into the hallway so I could fit another bench and more large tool setups. I now have a shop that I happen to also sleep in. Ive built dozens of very impressive projects using a wide asortment of methods, all because of things I saw in the shops of creators just like you. I'm now 19, in college for electrical engineering, all because of creators like you. I can and do build whatever my heart desires because people like you showed me that the only limitations were literally science itself. I owe all of my success to creators like you. All of my friends (and parents) think my room and the things I did as a kid were crazy, but everyone always loved what I came up with. I got to do what I loved from a young age because I had mentors like you, who didnt even know I existed, showing me it was possible. The skills, knowledge, and heart I grew for the wonderful field we call engineering all came frome my favorite people on youtube. Often times it felt like I was alone, Id get stuck and no one I knew had any idea how to fix the problems I was trying to overcome in my projects and in life itself, but I had people like you to look up to from a young age, and it got me to where I am today. I know shit gets hard, and It will not get easier, but the next time you are looking at your bank account thinking youve failed as a creator or entreprenuer, think about the impact youve had instead, because there are thousands just like me who owe it to people like you for being someone to look up to when life got too hard, when the projects hit a fault, or when things seemed impossible. Thank you for following your dreams, and inspiring hundreds of thousands of people just like me. Your contribution to us could one day change the face of science forever, and personally I think that means more than any amount of sucess anyone could have ever earned.

    • Bentley V
      Bentley V 5 күн бұрын +2

      Thank you for taking the time to comment this that was really sweet and he saw it

    • Pedro J
      Pedro J 9 күн бұрын +4

      "... i think that means more than any amount of success anyone could have ever earned."
      Spot on mate, spot on.

    • Official Legend Of Zelda
      Official Legend Of Zelda 10 күн бұрын +4

      Damn. Couldn’t have said it better

    • Prgica
      Prgica 11 күн бұрын +1

      I too agree

    • Solar
      Solar 11 күн бұрын +1

      i agree

  • Cole Jackson
    Cole Jackson Ай бұрын +559

    I've been following you guys for years, I feel like I was just a kid when I subscribed and now I'm a full grown man, seeing this hurts because James has been an inspiration to me for years, I know it'll take some time but when you have good people like you guys everything works out eventually, Good luck guys I can't wait to see what you guys come up with next.

  • Wasabi Fish
    Wasabi Fish Ай бұрын +235

    Hey James I’m sad to see you go but I understand completely. I’ve been watching you since I was just a kid when you only had a few hundred thousand subs and now you have over ten million. You are the reason I’m enrolled as a freshman mechanical engineering major dreaming I could work with you guys on your first iron man flight projects. I’ll miss you and thank you for everything.

  • Madison Crater
    Madison Crater Ай бұрын +1703

    Please don't rush getting better. Working through burnout takes a lot of time but is the only thing that can reignite that passion. Excited to see both you and Hacksmith as a whole get back to doing what you love to do rather than what you 'have' to do.

  • colby stevens
    colby stevens Ай бұрын +163

    I hope things get better in time and i can't say I know what your going threw but I hope it gets better I know the donation is small but I hope it helps.

  • Tanner C
    Tanner C Ай бұрын +270

    Thanks for all the inspiration and your infectious enthusiasm that you've had. I hope that things go well, and I believe you made the right choice.

  • A Star Wars Fan
    A Star Wars Fan Ай бұрын +106

    I remember watching back in 2016 when all the civil war hype was at its peak. Can’t believe it’s been so long. One of the best channels for sure. Hope it all works out.

    • Ewan Dewar
      Ewan Dewar 21 күн бұрын

      Yeah, me too, I just realized how long it has been

  • Dominic Young
    Dominic Young Ай бұрын +123

    Thanks for all you guys do. Hang in there James!

    • boya
      boya 11 күн бұрын

      Money

  • Akshat Khare
    Akshat Khare Ай бұрын +992

    James is one of the main reasons I finished my engineering degree. Spend most of my time writing these days but nothing comes close to the meditative calm of hacking away metal with an angle grinder for hours on end.

    • damienplayz
      damienplayz Ай бұрын

      @Mark Fogleman nahhh dont get religous fr fr wrong time to comment yo shit

    • LukasMyth
      LukasMyth Ай бұрын +2

      @Mark Fogleman I’m an atheist and I’m proud of it.

    • Charles Doyle
      Charles Doyle Ай бұрын +4

      No it is not rude. If the video was about would make sense to say that. Even Jesus would want to chew that person out. He is being pushy with it

    • Justin Phipps
      Justin Phipps Ай бұрын

      @Lewis Glennie that is pretty rude I don't know if you meant to be rude but to me that was pretty rude

    • Lewis Glennie
      Lewis Glennie Ай бұрын +4

      @Mark Fogleman you picked the wrong comment section to get all preachy 😂 go away

  • Nightmare Animator
    Nightmare Animator Ай бұрын +70

    For the last seven years of my life I’ve grown up with this channel and you have pumped out some of the greatest content I’ve ever seen. Inspiring kids and adults around the world to create things that people thought to be impossible and I can speak for everyone when we say thank you. You’ve changed my life and you have changed so many others ,my gratitude is infinite. Even though this information is sad to the viewers it is an understandable change.

  • Abby Renner
    Abby Renner Ай бұрын +50

    This channel has been so influential for me, and I’m glad that James is getting help and is taking the time he needs. Don’t down yourselves because you truly made many of us want to join the engineering field! Me personally, I’m in Highschool, but have fully planned my chosen courses around becoming an Aerospace Engineer now. Thank you so much for the great content and I can’t wait to see the upcoming projects!

  • Jordan Drake
    Jordan Drake Ай бұрын +33

    The battle with mental health is a hard one. It took a lot of pushing from others around me before I finally got the help I needed and though I'm not quite where I want to be, I'm happier now, than I was before. The fact that you're taking this step is a pretty big thing. You got this. Seriously excited to see all of the great things that are coming.

  • Dillon Bausch
    Dillon Bausch Ай бұрын +20

    as someone whos always wanted to be an engineer and do this kind of stuff, you've always been an inspiration to me. i have depression too and completely understand, i hope you can recover, but take as long as you need

  • Game Assets Garden
    Game Assets Garden Ай бұрын +1167

    I'm so sorry to hear that James is suffering so much. I hope he feels better soon! As for the rest of the team, I know you guys will do great! Thanks for all the amazing content!

    • goopi
      goopi Ай бұрын +1

      @small doomguy or neither

    • AverageTf2Enjoyer
      AverageTf2Enjoyer Ай бұрын +2

      @@rwhooosh1233 💀

    • Jun Jun
      Jun Jun Ай бұрын +2

      @RWhooosh 💀

    • Marcos Mata
      Marcos Mata Ай бұрын +12

      True gigachad right here

  • Alan Pehrson
    Alan Pehrson Ай бұрын +26

    You guys have always been awesome. James, I wish you all the best. This kind of struggle is much more common than most people know. You're not a shitty entrepreneur, you're an amazing one, but you're also human. Find that core of compassion for yourself. We all love you, man.

  • Noctis
    Noctis Ай бұрын +14

    Dude, the sadness is James's voice, damn dude, I'm sorry for what you're going through, and I hope things can get better. Here's to a brighter future guys.

  • Branden Quintana
    Branden Quintana Ай бұрын +9

    Honestly, I’ve always been worried about James in the videos he gets hurt a lot during the videos and I’m happy he’s getting the help he needs. Fight on James👍

  • Brady Williams
    Brady Williams Ай бұрын +16

    Merry Christmas! Hope this helps! The content is incredible

  • Michael Hodgson
    Michael Hodgson Ай бұрын +1499

    Fellow engineer here. I understand how the amount of work that goes into seemingly simple applications can be immense in complexity. I couldn’t imagine a project a WEEK!! I gotta say thats a lot of work going into what you guys love doing. I can also confidently say, your work is making a difference. You guys are inspiring the next generation of true engineers. People that will go into the profession, not for the money, but for curiosity and their passion for creating.

    • The Master Chief Productions
      The Master Chief Productions 29 күн бұрын

      Respect! I’m an aspiring engineer too!

    • Bareen Naqvi
      Bareen Naqvi Ай бұрын +1

      Couldn't agree more. My 10 and 9 year old sons love your content and see you guys as a role model. You're a real life hero, so much better than any avenger. You help make science and engineering cool. Love you and get better soon.

    • Michael Hodgson
      Michael Hodgson Ай бұрын +1

      @Tamed_Power agreed… all these weird names. Must explain all the weirdness in these comments 🤪

    • Michael Hodgson
      Michael Hodgson Ай бұрын +2

      @Mark Fogleman Glad it works for you. Others… not so much. I left that religion years ago. Leaving Christianity was the best thing I ever did. Stoicism is a much better philosophy to live and treat others by.

    • Tamed_Power
      Tamed_Power Ай бұрын +5

      @Mark Fogleman bro why does everyone w weird lastnames commenting here

  • Satvik Karumuri
    Satvik Karumuri Ай бұрын +15

    You guys are the reason I became passionate about engineering, I hope the future of Hacksmith Industries will be even better!

  • Cerrid wyn
    Cerrid wyn Ай бұрын +7

    To the Hacksmith team, happy to hear we are going to get to see more of you guys doing awesome things.
    To James, thank you for all the inspiring and awesome things you've made and done over the years. May you find your way back to enjoying life and what you do sooner rather than later.

  • Guts
    Guts Ай бұрын +5

    I'm so glad that James made this decision! As much as it hurts to not see him in videos, it makes me happy that he was able to make this decision for himself! I've loved watching this channel become an internet house name and really truly make it.

  • LaserFloyd
    LaserFloyd Ай бұрын +2

    Just know that you're not alone, James. Looks like you have an amazing group of people to support you. Your videos are amazing and inspiring. Sometimes they're downright insane but in the best way! I'm hoping you guys can get back to making the things you want. Like people have said in the comments, don't rush it or overdo it. You have a lot of fans and we're all here for you and the things your crew makes. All the best.

  • Enderious
    Enderious Ай бұрын +25887

    We're always here for you, James! You always need to put your mental health first!

  • Sheldon van den berg
    Sheldon van den berg Ай бұрын +5

    We love you guys!
    James, The team, all of you.
    Thank you for the time and energy!

  • Kavoossi
    Kavoossi Ай бұрын +3

    James and crew, thank you guys for everything you do! My step son loves your videos and has been inspired to get into engineering because of you, as well as introducing me to these videos. I can't imagine the massive amount of constant work but only the projects are, but the videos and the business management. That is an unthinkably heavy workload for such a small crew. Thank you! Do what makes you happy!

  • Kait Sith
    Kait Sith Ай бұрын +24

    Health is most important, mental health is health. Thank you for sharing this with us, it's a reminder that it's okay to not be okay and it's okay to get help. As someone who also suffers with depression, this video made me cry. You can see the pain in everyone's eyes, you all are like a family and it's so wholesome and inspiring. I hope one day to have a team like this, you guys are amazing with all that you do not only for us fans, but for each other.
    Thank you.

    • Robbie Nicoll
      Robbie Nicoll 9 күн бұрын

      The video made me cry, your comment almost caused a house flood. Fresh air seing the absolute struggle and human side. %100 fan. Excellent comment x

    • Rev the Sith Lord Sucks At Video Games
      Rev the Sith Lord Sucks At Video Games 12 күн бұрын

      You took the words right out of my mouth. Well said.

  • Brandon Martin
    Brandon Martin Ай бұрын +5

    You'll be deeply missed, but I 100% understand as someone who struggles with MH issues. Run your own race! As a random aside, I cited a video of yours in my PhD thesis. You perfectly showcased the difficulty of exoskeletons and it really helped me get the ELI5-level I needed. As a full-fledged PhD now, THANK YOU!

  • Haddon O'Neill
    Haddon O'Neill Ай бұрын +1475

    Thanks for being honest about the state of things and being open about James' mental health. Like others have said, it is amazing how far the channel has come and I hope that James takes all the time he needs.

    • isaac fletcher
      isaac fletcher Ай бұрын +2

      Good luck and one of my dream jobs was just being an intern on your channel because I just love what you do.

    • KuromiTheRomi
      KuromiTheRomi Ай бұрын +3

      @Mark Fogleman 💀

    • tyranigat
      tyranigat Ай бұрын +8

      Thank you for donating to them

  • Champs Family Automotive
    Champs Family Automotive Ай бұрын +1

    Wish all of you the best extra hopes and prayers to James. Keep doing what you love and inspiring others including me. You are doing great things which means that great things will come.

  • bassyboi PS4
    bassyboi PS4 Ай бұрын +3

    Take a good holiday, get inspired relax and hang out with friends and family or meet some fans you inspired, I bet their are thousands of makers who can recharge your batteries! You have given so much, it's your time to receive.
    You inspired me and friends kid, both of us depressed. Your projects and methods made smile, laugh and holly crap that looks fun and dangerous.
    Thanks for getting me through dark times.
    Your team is awesome, thank you all for bringing back the spark for making and creating.
    Have fun, happy holidays
    All the best for the new year

  • Genosait
    Genosait Ай бұрын +3

    Honestly James it is incredibly impressive that you've made it this far in your career and hobby especially considering the fact that youve suffered from mental illness and depression. I've been suffering from severe depression for most of my life and it has kept me from truly doing the things I enjoy and need but seeing how far you've made and that you've acknowledged and come out that you suffer from depression, I find very inspiring and believe that your a true aspiration and inspiration to youth and adults alike who suffer from mental illness.

  • Dominic Gratton
    Dominic Gratton Ай бұрын

    Health before anything. Take the time you need James, you have an amazing team, they'll be able to hold the fort while you feel better.

  • Nathan Kong
    Nathan Kong Ай бұрын +926

    James, you’ve accomplished my childhood dreams and are an inspiration to aspiring engineers and entrepreneurs everywhere. Running a startup seems sexy but feels like hell. You more than deserve some time to take care of your health. I’m glad you’re getting the help you need. Hope you recover soon!

    • VETA
      VETA Ай бұрын +2

      @Mark Fogleman bro can you stop saying the exact same thing to everyone who accomplished a great thing its annoying

  • Envixity
    Envixity Ай бұрын +2

    Thank you for all the inspiration you and your infectious enthusiasm that you’ve had, I hope that things go well for you and your team, you were my favorite youtuber and I still love you, but you’ve gotten me through a bunch of times, so thank you and make sure you put your mental health before anything!

  • P Hutcheon
    P Hutcheon Ай бұрын +2

    Wish you well James! I hope you find the meaning you are looking for in what you are doing, rest assured you guys have done some great stuff and that you'll make some awesome things In the future, much love team ❤️

  • Sendhan 377
    Sendhan 377 Ай бұрын +6

    I was watching ur videos for almost 5 years now , ever since the electromagnetic captain america shield , man I chose to stay in mechatronics engg after watching u making cool stuffs and i am currently making robots and stuff in college, it is really sad to see this state , u guys inspired a lot , i am sure u will be back stronger than ever !

  • Tactical Mack
    Tactical Mack Ай бұрын +2

    Get better, and focus on your mental health journey. We’ll still be here when you get back. Everything… all this… what you’ve all built… took a lot of courage that most don’t have. Much respect for all you guys have done. You def deserve some down time.

  • ElectroBOOM
    ElectroBOOM Ай бұрын +4906

    Hey James, I'm sorry to hear about your real struggles. Of course your happiness always comes first and whatever you like to do we are here to support. I'm sure you will resolve them all, let me know if I can help!

  • mememan
    mememan Ай бұрын +2

    this channel has inspired me since i was a kid, ive gotten into programming and mechanics since and i wouldnt be where i am without it, thank you for all the years of fun and content that brightened so many days and inspired so many people to do what they love and persue the future, im so glad james can take that step down to focus on himself and although we will miss him for the time hes gone im so happy hes getting the help he deserves and needs, be strong guys and i hope there are many fun years to come.

  • Rejects
    Rejects Ай бұрын

    Hang in there guys, you’ve done amazing work and are capable of so much more! Take your time, do what is best for you.

  • alexander hyland
    alexander hyland Ай бұрын +5

    james this message is to you, you have inspired to reach higher then i ever thought i could because of you ive forged a life that i can be proud of, although its still new and will take some time, you are still to thank for that. i really hope that you get beetter with your health and you have my undying prayers for it. thank you- alex

  • Anthony Weldt
    Anthony Weldt Ай бұрын +4

    Good luck James, I loved all your Lightsaber videos. Get better and not only for yourself, but for all the people who suffer the same as you and need to see others get the help they need and recover from their experiences.

  • JLaservideo
    JLaservideo Ай бұрын +2645

    James, you're an inspiration to myself and so many others. Mental health is no joke and I hope you get well soon. We're all here for you!

    • Pc Kid
      Pc Kid Ай бұрын

      @Halfwolfgaming I know i know, sorry lmao

    • Crackedtadacktle
      Crackedtadacktle Ай бұрын

    • Necie Au
      Necie Au Ай бұрын

      Superhero to superhero

    • hubhead
      hubhead Ай бұрын

      heheheheeee

    • Halfwolfgaming
      Halfwolfgaming Ай бұрын +1

      @fuzzledummy why would I do that, do you disagree with my opinion?

  • Young Renegades
    Young Renegades Ай бұрын

    I wish you guys the absolute best, I’ve been with you on this journey for years and I really do everything works out the way you’re pushing for, much love.

  • morphman1001
    morphman1001 Ай бұрын

    Much love James! Keep fighting the good fight and focus on number 1. We all got ya in the mean time! Been fighting since early adolescents, you aren't alone.

  • liontamer2006
    liontamer2006 Ай бұрын

    Sorry to hear about James' health issues and depression I love watching all his projects and especially enjoyed the fly like iron man and lightsaber videos. Hang in there James get the help you need and myself and all the other subscribers that love all the content you create will be waiting for the hacksmith to return to creating the awesome content that we all love.

  • Hunter Helms
    Hunter Helms Ай бұрын +2

    You’re a remarkable person and you do an absolutely amazing job on all your creations! I’ve been a subscriber for so long now and you motivated me to create thank you James we love you

  • Ryan Buchholdt
    Ryan Buchholdt Ай бұрын +1017

    Your mental health is the most important thing. Thank you for being open about this and showing it's okay to acknowledge depression. I'm excited to see the projects the team has spooled up - this direction is really getting back to what made this channel awesome!

    • Cole
      Cole Ай бұрын

      50$ to a multi millionaire

    • Professor. Memes
      Professor. Memes Ай бұрын +1

      @Daswiney That... is so selfish-
      And you're dying BECAUSE of weed💀

    • TheMaximus
      TheMaximus Ай бұрын

      @Daswiney where did you find 2 dollar weed

    • Daswiney
      Daswiney Ай бұрын

      @dabomb that’s the sad part 😭😭😭 shit should just be free fuck dedicate a whole ass country to grow that shi

    • Theamazingme101
      Theamazingme101 Ай бұрын +1

      @Hewlett Packard bruh no he didnt

  • Harneet G
    Harneet G Ай бұрын +1

    We are here for you James! Thank you for all the content you all created and shared!

  • Elijah Cruz
    Elijah Cruz Ай бұрын +3

    This channel inspired me to work on hardware. I've been a software/ web dev through and through, and I first started learning how to code when I was a kid in 2008, well way back when Hacksmith started blowing up, I watched so many of their videos, and it inspired me to learn hardware. I got an arduino, and a bunch more gear, and went to work. Hacksmith was a big part of me growing up, so James having mental health as bad as I seem to have it every day as well, makes me realize that we are not alone. Thank you.

  • Blake Strebig
    Blake Strebig Ай бұрын

    You guys do a ton of extremely high end engineering and make some amazing things. Have you thought about possibly trying to sell some of these inventions to larger corporations and receive royalty on their sales? I also could see the military wanting to get their hands on some of this tech.

  • Shane Xbit Gaming
    Shane Xbit Gaming Ай бұрын +1

    I see many parallels to the struggles Grant went through and I'm certain many content creators going from small to huge deal with a lot of the same stresses behind the scenes. Best of luck to James and the team.

  • Plasma Channel
    Plasma Channel Ай бұрын +1556

    James is a brave soul - it takes courage to not only admit to yourself you’re mentally struggling, but even more courage to announce it to the world. Hacksmith has brought so much inspiration that James deserves this break. We’ll see you when you get better, mate.

    • Ray Tracer
      Ray Tracer 16 күн бұрын

      Well, if you have +12M followers, then you will find a lot of support.
      But if you are just a regular dude, coming out with your mental struggle will push what ever friends you might have away from you.

    • Bozode
      Bozode Ай бұрын +2

      @Kat P and another problem with depression is that people usually have a very messy life and don't take care of themselves with depression, and people just pass that as laziness which it's not

    • Kat P
      Kat P Ай бұрын +3

      @Bozode it is extremely sad fr, there's an extreme stigma around it sadly, people dont wanna talk about it and try to ignore it, not care or help those who have it, as someone whos struggled with it for years myself it's extremely hard to let yourself out, not just in fear of being made fun of, but you feel like its personal, something to hide, that you're a burdon

    • Bozode
      Bozode Ай бұрын

      @-StrawberryFrog- I can't fathom or wrap my head around the fact that somebody could insult a personality over a mental disorder. Find it quite sad that people do that actually.

    • -StrawberryFrog-
      -StrawberryFrog- Ай бұрын +1

      @ervin tan bro this isn’t about you

  • Erik Hornby
    Erik Hornby Ай бұрын +1

    Hang in there James. You and your team make awesome content. Take all the time you need. I'll be praying you get your passion back.

  • Naomi Kitsune
    Naomi Kitsune Ай бұрын +2

    Take care of yourself James. I lost 5 years to depression, so I get you. Focus on getting the help you need and I wish you the best recovery

  • Tefen Ca
    Tefen Ca Ай бұрын +2

    Thank you for everything that you have done! Wishing you all the best!

  • The Pink-Purpler
    The Pink-Purpler Ай бұрын

    Love you James. Been watching Hacksmith for about 5 maybe 6 years now. Thank you for your time, and your content. Take your well deserved break, and if this is the last video I see you in, Excelsior, thank you for bringing some of my favorite things to life not only with your team building it, but your personality. Keep it eazy James.

  • Necroptix
    Necroptix Ай бұрын +2497

    Focus on your health and well-being James. We'll all be here when you make a recovery. All of us are proud of you Real-Life Iron Man!

    • dami
      dami Ай бұрын

      @Mark Fogleman allah is the opposite of god

    • Baggerz
      Baggerz Ай бұрын

      Repent to God

    • DasPotato
      DasPotato Ай бұрын +7

      @Mark Fogleman Quit evangelising. It's disrespectful to force Christianity down people's throats, especially on a video about a sensitive and difficult topic like this.

    • Mad warlock tony
      Mad warlock tony Ай бұрын +18

      yeah, even tony stark grappled with his mental and physical health on many an occasion, if memory serves there was even an arc where he became a villain for a while because of it, nobody is invincible, everybody will eventually fray at the stress, all you can do, is focus on your own well being, recover as much of yourself as you can, and when you're ready, comeback to the workshop, and work on what you love, not what we love, what YOU love

  • Charles Dunkelberger
    Charles Dunkelberger Ай бұрын

    Hey James I've been watching your channel for a while now and I'm sorry to hear about your health. Take your time and get better. I'm rooting for you.

  • White_Hawk
    White_Hawk Ай бұрын +2

    Please take as much time as you need! Your channel makes such amazing things, like one if not the first lightsaber! I know for sure that I wouldn't mind if it took you longer to release projects because I know it will be good regardless.

  • Douglass Willingham
    Douglass Willingham Ай бұрын +3

    At the end of the day, you should put yourself first. At the least I know that I’ll support what you want to do, no matter what form that comes in. You’ve done something amazing here, and that has earned my undying gratitude.

  • Engineer Gaming
    Engineer Gaming Ай бұрын +3

    Thank you so much for what you do and more! You're an amazing person and you made me the engineer I am today! And I hope for your return

  • Jonathan Lindgren
    Jonathan Lindgren Ай бұрын +2505

    I don't have that much to donate, but I just wanted to show appreciation for the cool projects you've managed to come up with over the years, thanks guys!

    • Eswar
      Eswar Ай бұрын

      ❤️

    • hello there
      hello there Ай бұрын

      @Vanitisei i bought hacksmith merch a little while ago, that’s a lot more than the amount he donated. don’t start an argument by assuming things

    • Vanitisei
      Vanitisei Ай бұрын

      @hello there how does that even mattter? he donated because he felt like it would be a nice gesture, and it is. I don't understand what your problem with someone donating, let it be 10 cents. What matters most is, atleast HE contributed something and YOU did possibly nothing.

    • hello there
      hello there Ай бұрын

      @Vanitisei swedish dollar is worth much less than USD

    • Vanitisei
      Vanitisei Ай бұрын

      @hello there you totally dont get the value of money dont you

  • JustLex
    JustLex Ай бұрын +1

    We hope James gets the help he needs and can return to creating projects like the predator suit that we all knew and loved. Get well, and thank you for all you do. Take care, Ian, and the rest of the team

  • Burp
    Burp Ай бұрын +1

    I hope your mental health gets better James! I can’t wait to see you back in the videos! Good luck to the team for taking a big risk and thank you for everything you’ve done

  • m8ayayron
    m8ayayron Ай бұрын +2

    Love it! Always great to hear about taking care of yourself. Burn out is very real!

  • Mochaream
    Mochaream Ай бұрын

    We all love James, not just for the content we have now. But for how brilliant he is. We all support James and the team. Burn-out is real and it can get you into the worst space. I hope and pray for James health to improve and for him to feel better and to feel happy. We love you Hacksmith. All of us.

  • Micah Andrews
    Micah Andrews Ай бұрын +1454

    I'm an 18 year old student with a passion in engineering because of you guys. Keep the dream alive, I'm rooting for y'all, best of luck!

    • Slish Slash
      Slish Slash Ай бұрын

      @HogRidda I'm a 4 year old chainsaw with a passion of cutting through steel, stay safe out there folks

    • Baggerz
      Baggerz Ай бұрын

      Repent to God

    • Your Average Idiot
      Your Average Idiot Ай бұрын

      @Bozode mhm

    • Bozode
      Bozode Ай бұрын

      @Your Average Idiot that's not even a word 💀

    • WelcomeGamers
      WelcomeGamers Ай бұрын

      it is ok

  • Super Crazy
    Super Crazy Ай бұрын +2

    These guys should definitely get government funding or some massive company funding for their hard work and dedication because ours might just be not enough but of course we all hope for the best but we all should prepare for the worst and that’s all peace.

  • Cameron Anderson
    Cameron Anderson Ай бұрын

    I’ve loved the content over the years. Watching your videos made my favorite movies come to real life. I wish you nothing but the best

  • Christopher Harts
    Christopher Harts Ай бұрын +1

    I want you guys to know. As a budding engineer myself with tons of ideas. You really did inspire so much hope to move forward in the world. Thank you

  • Erin Oh La
    Erin Oh La Ай бұрын

    I wish you all the best James. You mean the world to me, everything I am today is because of you. You inspired me to become a mechanical engineer. I love you too Ian, you've always been there. From taking over when James dislocated his shoulder in the star lord jetpack video, to even now. Same goes for everyone over at Hacksmith industries.

  • EmeliaHartford
    EmeliaHartford Ай бұрын +791

    “Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about” as one KZclipr to another we are here for you. Mental and Physical Health comes first.

    • TheHoofSmith
      TheHoofSmith Ай бұрын

      Funny I read your comment before reading the poster. I went hey that is from Emelia's great channel, then I realised it was the great Emelia.
      Even bad days should be celebrated because they are part of the journey of life.

    • Matthew Dobson
      Matthew Dobson Ай бұрын

      It's okay to not be okay!

    • Vlad Vulcan
      Vlad Vulcan Ай бұрын

      Surprised to see you here. Although... not really.

    • Ted Jones
      Ted Jones Ай бұрын

      You may not see this but here is a suggestion, instead of having a video of a finished device or product, do videos on the progression of what you guys are doing. This way you would have constant content for your viewers and would not be stressed as much. It would be a more detailed channel and your viewers would learn more too.

    • EAJ97
      EAJ97 Ай бұрын +4

      Both you and Hacksmith are amazing to watch as you guys push the boundaries of engineering in two different styles. I wish the best for both you and James because I love watching people get to fulfill their goals

  • Brice Robison
    Brice Robison Ай бұрын +1

    I started watching y’all back in about 2018-19 and y’all inspired me to become interested in technology and especially James. He made me want to get involved in crazy inventions. He made me want to come up with crazy ideas. We love you James and the rest of hacksmith industries. Take the time you need. We will be ready for you when you come back. Love you man❤

  • UltraKiritovsGaming
    UltraKiritovsGaming Ай бұрын

    I love you guys, all you creations are amazing no matter how often you post take care of yourselves don't worry so much about if it's amazing because it's going to be good

  • halvorlol
    halvorlol Ай бұрын

    All the best James, I'm sure your audience are fully behind you and the team.

  • RealsomegamerYT
    RealsomegamerYT Ай бұрын

    Thank you James for making my childhood and my beginning Teen-age years, you have inspired me to become a engineer, I wish you all the best and for you to hopefully come back.

  • Gorefield979
    Gorefield979 Ай бұрын +235

    It's a shame you're not going to be making videos anymore, but you should pursue what you want. If you don't enjoy it, it's definitely for the better.

  • Steve Clausen
    Steve Clausen Ай бұрын +2

    You guys got this. Y’all are super cool no matter what 🎉

  • Rhineash
    Rhineash Ай бұрын +3

    Please take care if yourself. Your videos and projects are amazing and honestly makes the future seem so much closer! Please get better soon, you all make the world so much better

  • Thiago C
    Thiago C Ай бұрын

    Wish you all the best James and the whole team. I have always loved your videos. I personally like videos where you show how you made the stuff you make, rather than just showing the what your inventions can do.

  • Frusty JD
    Frusty JD Ай бұрын +1

    James I wish you all the best and I hope you get over your depression,when I was younger I always liked watching your iron man videos and your other projects I used to and still Inspired by ur works. Your not alone and I hope you know that, wish you all the best. Good luck man

  • Drayven Lopez
    Drayven Lopez Ай бұрын

    Beautiful im glad yall are helping each other out in hard times and still follow yalls dreams and are willing to risk it all for this

  • Cen Sheard
    Cen Sheard Ай бұрын +1

    I am so happy to hear that James is taking care of his mental health and putting himself first. We live in a crazy world that would convince us caring for ourselves first is wrong but it isn’t!
    I’ve dealt with severe mental illness my entire life. So while I may not understand his precise situation. I empathize. I use working as a coping mechanism myself. I am so glad that the hacksmith team is taking care of James and giving him the support he needs!
    Continue on your path. Do what you feel is right for your team, for your health, for your families. We will always be here patiently and excitedly waiting to see your genius shine ❤

  • Miguel Murteira
    Miguel Murteira Ай бұрын

    Get better James! I wish you all the best and also to the whole team 🙏🏻

  • Spankleta Mojica
    Spankleta Mojica Ай бұрын

    I've been watching your channel since I was 8 and you inspired me along with many other people to believe that anything was possible with hard work and ingenuity, this is heart breaking news, but I wish you the best in every way.🥺🥺🥺🥺

  • Innes McFarlane
    Innes McFarlane Ай бұрын

    im sorry to hear this. I've been following the channel fo a few years and didn't notice your struggle. Ive enjoyed all the projects you've done. i really like channels like hacksmith, mark rober, alan pan and jlazer. they are always exciting and make me want to do these thing when I'm older. Thanks for all the amazing content. i hope your recovery goes well.

  • Ethnine
    Ethnine Ай бұрын +3

    After losing Mythbusters years ago, I filled that void with you guys and some other KZclip channels. Just know that you're incredibly important. Not just to me, but to everyone who has that drive to ask the question "what if?"

  • Cats Dogs
    Cats Dogs Ай бұрын

    You inspired me to get into engineering and do what I love and I just want to say thank you because of that and I hope you get better soon dont rush the recovery.

  • Cullen McCracken
    Cullen McCracken Ай бұрын

    I wish for the best for you guys. It’s always cool to see what you make

  • Chris Lashock
    Chris Lashock Ай бұрын +490

    James, we hope you feel better soon. Mental health doesn't always show, but it is still important to attend to. Take this time for you. You won't be alone.

    • 五毛   
      五毛    Ай бұрын

      HAVE someone Monitor him 24/7 he can't be alone. Suicide Watch! have someone just be by his side and not interact with him.

  • Martin Teece
    Martin Teece Ай бұрын +3

    Hope the time off helps mate seriously man your crew and all do grate vids. Your projects are cool and all so grate. Honestly change is good it can help with new ideas cause it clears the mind palace for fresh start. Please let James know keep calm and know everyone your fans wishes you well in your journey to better health. And aswell we all happy when you guys in general upload. How ones say quality of a vid is better than the quantity of vids.

  • Daniele Poggi
    Daniele Poggi Ай бұрын +2

    I hope you will understand one day how incredible and inspiring you are. The world is a better place because of you

  • jamie mercer
    jamie mercer Ай бұрын +2

    I SUFFERED FROM CHRONIC ANXIETY FOR 18 YEARS I HAVE to say your videos and content helped me. find interest in doing more to eventually get better not over it but taking on projects with others and doing what i want to do in my spare time instead of fearing doing anything is the power you gave me i hope you find the same power in yourself to overcome this your a great person and make a great team i want you all to flourish . excuse the cap loc sorry.

  • Niklas Choinowski
    Niklas Choinowski Ай бұрын

    I watch you guys since 2017 you are my absolute favourite KZclip Channel. It’s unfortunate to hear what you guys where saying there but i hope you know that your community stands behind you. So pls take this even if its not much

  • Ace the panther
    Ace the panther Ай бұрын +3313

    As someone who copes with depression by working this was a real wake up for me get well soon James

    • Popper
      Popper Ай бұрын

      @Ace the panther yeah, your point is understandable.

    • Sonic The SpeedGod
      Sonic The SpeedGod Ай бұрын

      @Mark Fogleman I can also preach you about Buddhism if you want lol

    • Sonic The SpeedGod
      Sonic The SpeedGod Ай бұрын

      @Mark Fogleman Sir I am a Buddhist and besides I once learned in a Christian school.And I respect everyone’s religion.
      I know in your point of view that you just want to help, but you need to know that not all people wants to be Christian.
      People have the freedom to be whatever and whoever they want.If they didn’t take away the freedom from others they are cool.
      I am not blaming you or anything.I just want to help out since I don’t want you to be seen as an annoying Christian on the internet.

    • Sonic The SpeedGod
      Sonic The SpeedGod Ай бұрын

      Also stop the Christian vs atheist debate since the actions you do determine if you are a good person not by your religion.

    • Sonic The SpeedGod
      Sonic The SpeedGod Ай бұрын

      Work is important but always remember to relax a bit!Try to live your life to the best you can:)

  • Davy jones Lockur
    Davy jones Lockur Ай бұрын

    You’ve done amazing work over the years, this life is your own do whatever will make you content with yourself,much love.