YouTube's Homemade Game Guru Now Being Called 'The Black MacGyver' of Cardboard Innovation

An up and coming ‘how-to’ You Tube channel host is showing the world what levels of innovation and creativity are possible with cardboard, duct tape and simple scrap materials.

Online PR News – 09-July-2013 – Toronto, Ontario – Among the over half-a-billion You Tube channels available, a growing fan-base is starting to refer to the host of the Homemade Game Guru crafting how-to channel as “Black MacGyver” for his innovative use of cardboard, glue and scrap materials to make over-the-top crafts.

It was after the creation of his hit summer 2011 video ‘How to make a cardboard swimming pool that viewers started to make playful connections between the Homemade Game Guru’s African-Canadian host Luanga Nuwame and the legendary fictional 80s television character. MacGyver was a secret agent synonymous with using simple materials like duct tape to make gadgets needed to escape perilous situations. Although the Homemade Game Guru doesn’t need to escape from bad guys, his knack for creating outlandish inventions out of cardboard and duct tape has led to the recurring complimentary comparisons.

“I am honored when my viewers appreciated the creative work I do in my videos and think that I’m even remotely near the skills of MacGyver - one of my favorite 80s TV heroes,” stated Nuwame.

I am honored when my viewers appreciated the creative work I do in my videos and think that I’m even remotely near the skills of MacGyver - one of my favorite 80s TV heroes

Operating out of his basement workshop, Nuwame created the Homemade Game Guru channel to showcase his use of cardboard as a versatile crafting medium. Since its inception, the channel’s 75 cardboard craft videos have been viewed almost 3,000,000 times collectively and the channel has over 6,000 subscribers. Although the channel is based out of Canada, 50% of its viewers are from the United States.

Homemade Game Guru’s how-to video tutorials usually include very basic materials easily obtained by viewers interested in emulating the demonstrated designs. These materials include cardboard, duct tape, glues, spray paints, elastics, scrap wood and miscellaneous dollar store items.

The Homemade Game Guru channel also features DIY swords and weapons, standees, toys, trading cards, 3D board games and vehicles all made out of cardboard. His newest invention entitled 'The Nunee New' is a hybrid scooter/skateboard/Segway made out of scrap wood beams, cardboard and industrial glue. Future designs include a new type of cardboard chair, a made-in-Canada cardboard bicycle concept and a board game book.

In 2008, the Homemade Game Guru channel won a award for creativity and in 2009 it garnered a world record for making the ‘world’s largest wood board game made by one person’. The channel is currently being assessed by a major U.S. adhesives company for a potential sponsor partnership.

With a ready supply of cardboard and nonrestrictive creativity, Nuwame’s Homemade Game Guru channel will continue to be a hub for inventing and pushing the boundaries of what can be made with simple materials and cardboard. He continues to work hard to earn the mantle and distinction of being You Tube’s ‘Black MacGyver’!

For additional information about the Homemade Game Guru channel and its host, please email or call Lue at 647 407 2614.

Luanga Lue Nuwame is a 36-year-old award-winning designer of craft instructional videos (as the Homemade Game Guru) and is also an author of numerous books including a children’s book entitled 'The Adventures of Clumsy Little Petalianne', a Rock Paper Scissors comic book series, a horror short story and a relationship guide. Nuwame runs his game design company Azikwe Ltd. and the Homemade Game Guru You Tube channel from his Mississauga, Ontario home. He was born and raised in Toronto, but the majority of his family resides in Miami, Florida.