Making chainsaw robot, carving logs

4 apr 2021
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When I was offered the opportunity to beta test an upcoming robotic arm from Tormach, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. CNC chainsaws baybeeeeee. Aside from being fundamentally awesome, it is a very interesting software problem. Since I didn't have to build the arm I was able to focus the project and the video on the software challenges of making something like this work. Thank goodness I didn't have to build the arm because the software almost killed me. I can imagine all kinds of next steps for this creation like machining textures with the chainsaw or cutting topiaries. I hope you like it!
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  • Hope you enjoy this robot as much as I do 🙂. A big thanks to everyone who helps to make these projects possible through their patreon support. If you'd like to help me make more projects like this (and get more behind the scenes content, an AWESOME discord, livestreams, etc) check out

    Stuff Made HereStuff Made Here19 giorni fa
    • Hey man what’s the website called where that bear is for sale??

      Devil LiarDevil Liar16 ore fa
    • What app do you use for the drawings on your Ipad

      OFFRaNge_ MaGOFFRaNge_ MaGGiorno fa
    • Oi@aswinn aswinn

      SupR420E FreeFireSupR420E FreeFireGiorno fa
    • 10:42 could you have a lazer scanner? It might sounds bizarre and easier said than done but there was a video about people moving sand here and there to create hills and then the computer will read the height and create a terrain map on the plane.

      Abood XSAbood XS2 giorni fa
    • :55 you are famous. 3 seconds in this montage

      James CollierJames Collier2 giorni fa
  • ❤️🆂🅴🆇 🅿️🆁🅸🆅🅰️🆃🅴 🅽🆄🅳🅴 !👌 😍 今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした! 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成%員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。! 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙 來調味g食物煮的時候 !

    Angela BarnesAngela Barnes3 minuti fa

    Ali HarryAli Harry13 minuti fa
  • Love your stuff man~!

    Brian WayBrian Way2 ore fa
  • Can you make the perfect bean bag toss player

    JBurknJBurkn4 ore fa
  • for your next video, you should make a machine to beat this guys record maybe even make it reset and and solve it several times in a row!

    IAmTheFuhrminatorIAmTheFuhrminator4 ore fa
  • You should honestly have a lock out tag out system working with a robot like this. lol

    JbJb5 ore fa
  • You should do a crib or a bed out of elctronics

    Emilio SolorzanoEmilio Solorzano7 ore fa
  • At 10:44 maybe you could have tried simulated annealing to fix that problem, but you probably knew this and figured it was bad for some reason

    Hugo assunçaoHugo assunçao9 ore fa
  • 14:34 qual o vídeo do Brasil?? BRBRBRBR

    Álvaro PerdigaoÁlvaro Perdigao12 ore fa
  • Gör en adapterplatta för att fästa den i bordet!

    Martin GustavssonMartin Gustavsson12 ore fa
  • make a automatic chess bot

    sarcastic guysarcastic guy13 ore fa

    Venoms GTVenoms GT13 ore fa
  • 11:10 I've seen your welding and fabrication skills... Keep practicing ;)

    AR-Sith F.AustinAR-Sith F.Austin14 ore fa
    • You definitely posses the skills

      AR-Sith F.AustinAR-Sith F.Austin14 ore fa
  • 9:50 love it. You know you're working on something intently when you need to bandage "boo boos". Lol

    AR-Sith F.AustinAR-Sith F.Austin14 ore fa
  • Need a Stihl, first of all and use a belt saw for tree climbers who trim branches. Much smaller bar and snout and plenty powerful to mill much more precisely... What we call a "one hander". Buuuut, you need to stop and sharpen chains or replace already sharp ones. You can angle a saw anyway you want, honestly.

    AR-Sith F.AustinAR-Sith F.Austin14 ore fa
  • Anyone else think combine chainsaw death arm with giant bayblade of death

    Yaseba RavenclawYaseba Ravenclaw14 ore fa
  • Maybe ripley felt the same way in alien 3, when she meets her former selfs..

    Christian SørensenChristian Sørensen14 ore fa
  • Based on your unpickable lock, could you try to make a tool that picks any lock for you. love to see this video. Love watching your channel!!

    Thomas RobertsThomas Roberts15 ore fa
  • Now I really want a useless block.

    amb squaredamb squared16 ore fa
  • Amazing , You could change logs for ICE and make it create ice sculptures!

    Luis MadrizLuis Madriz18 ore fa
  • [7:32] cant .......breathe........

    Ignatius970Ignatius97019 ore fa
  • You are insanely brilliant 🖖🙂 live long and prosper

    Bader AlaraimiBader Alaraimi19 ore fa
  • "I optimized it so hard it didnt compute anything" I want to bring this joke to my boss if I fail next time.

    Lukas HLukas H19 ore fa
  • hanoi

    Lukas HLukas H19 ore fa
  • Your self depreciation never ceases to crack me up. Thanks for inspiring and entertaining with your projects!

    DuckstapedDuckstaped19 ore fa
  • Cool. What drawing software are you using?

    Peter RhodinPeter Rhodin20 ore fa
  • The Brazilian Dog Dancing KKKKKKKK não esperava ver isso no video

    Dione B.Dione B.20 ore fa
  • I'm mad at ITworlds for not suggesting this channel to me sooner.

    iTeerRexiTeerRex20 ore fa
  • hey, my cim teacher shows your videos each day at the start of class, and everyone finds them enjoyable and entertaining. Could you maybe give Our teacher Mr. Dennes a shoutout from Wilson highschool.

    Naldu PienaarNaldu Pienaar21 ora fa
  • Shane "I'm sure you have seen a CNC machine run" Me "Yea from you"

    Days GamesDays Games22 ore fa
  • How is it allowed to be this smart. Man needs a nerf

    OmarOmar22 ore fa
  • your chains loose that is also why its not cutting well

    Z OZ O23 ore fa
  • Good job! Probably doesn’t help that your using a pole saw to try carve out a large piece of timber!

    Rob SmithRob SmithGiorno fa
  • you can find the highest peak by throwing several guesses at the beginning of the process

    rsbrsbGiorno fa
  • Can you swap out the chainsaw for a router?

    MilkCapMilkCapGiorno fa
  • I have one of the apple peeler

    Toby RobinsonToby RobinsonGiorno fa
  • It'd be cool if you put a Milling bit on the end of it and have all different sizes at the machine can pick up I bet you could mail yourself anything you want including that bear

    Rob MarshallRob MarshallGiorno fa
  • You're like me but with twice as many skill points

    Bagi BadooBagi BadooGiorno fa
  • I hope he takes that robot arm and uses it to make his automatic pool stick vs strangers, fully automatic

    HckytmanHckytmanGiorno fa
  • Vim pelo davy jones Brazil

    alan Eduardoalan EduardoGiorno fa
  • Steepest Ascend hillclimbing with random restarts

    JanbeersmaJanbeersmaGiorno fa
  • What app dose he yes

    OFFRaNge_ MaGOFFRaNge_ MaGGiorno fa
  • No fair, you have all the fun toyz!

    Bob StoutBob StoutGiorno fa
  • 14:31 tem o meme do cachorro dançando com menino kkkk Gostei da referência

    ItazokaItazokaGiorno fa
  • First idea I had when I saw this was use a drill bit and 3D model - first search result - Is there something I missed ?

    audasaudasGiorno fa
  • send the lock to lockpicking lawyer

    YhYhGiorno fa
  • When the robopocalypse happens and the robots have chainsaw arms, I'm blaming you.

    ChadChadGiorno fa
  • So can u cut a bare out of a human?

    xxKarcyn JacobxxxxKarcyn JacobxxGiorno fa
  • wasteing wood? (idc btw jk)

    Walkboy12Walkboy12Giorno fa
  • I was making a KiwiCo kit while watchjng

    shaanbainsshaanbainsGiorno fa
  • anyone know what ipad app he uses?

    Nigel AdamsNigel AdamsGiorno fa
  • The chain looked very slack and give it a sharpen and it may cut better

    Harry PetfieldHarry PetfieldGiorno fa
  • Dude you should make a safe cracking machine like in this video

    gullf1skgullf1skGiorno fa
  • Brasil!!!!!!

    Luiz Fernando Santos SobralLuiz Fernando Santos SobralGiorno fa
  • Quem veio pelo Dava???

    Estevão GabrielEstevão GabrielGiorno fa
  • Cadê os BR kkkkk

    Luiz felipeLuiz felipeGiorno fa
  • Tony stark in a nutshell 🤣

    Rehman SrusuwRehman SrusuwGiorno fa
  • Einstein's son

    uma vez eu persisti,. na outra nem tenteiuma vez eu persisti,. na outra nem tenteiGiorno fa
  • Subscribed, ur simply brilliant bruh.

    Nicklaus ChristofonoNicklaus ChristofonoGiorno fa
  • carai

    MatheusMatheusGiorno fa
  • Alguém aq veio pelo vídeo do Davy Jones? Kkkkkkkkkkk

    LuccaLuccaGiorno fa
  • Vim pelo davy jones

    Leonardo GaldinoLeonardo GaldinoGiorno fa
  • don’t really know if it would work but just spit balling but what if you just made a cylindrical chainsaw but instead of spikes it was really gritty sand paper it would work on the same structure on the spinning shaft and at the end it was an upside down bowl with the same sand paper on it.

    Isaac StanleyIsaac StanleyGiorno fa
  • Why doest he just program it in a software how he would like to cut the log like at the begining with the metal he is jzst complicating things

    NightSkyACC /\NightSkyACC /\Giorno fa
  • I am sure you could make it all automatic and sell the bears all day long and make hella profit it just takes time to set it all up

    NightSkyACC /\NightSkyACC /\Giorno fa
  • You remind me of Joe Pera. Not a bad thing, just can't help but hear him in your videos. lol

    WookieegonewildWookieegonewildGiorno fa
  • I don't quite understand how you would use a rapidly exploring random tree for this problem. I understood this approach for path planning, but I don't see how it would apply for taking consecutive cuts from a square.

    Mike JonesMike JonesGiorno fa
  • 14:29 thought i was the only one who listened to dance till your dead while programming xD

    FredneyFredneyGiorno fa
  • a bunch of balls in an array would be less likely to find a false summit

    john smithjohn smithGiorno fa
  • How much that robot arm cost?

    Candra SniperCandra SniperGiorno fa
  • this guy is genius

    Short animationShort animation2 giorni fa
  • U are a genius.....i so jealous.why are i so stupid

    claudio tartagniclaudio tartagni2 giorni fa
  • Dancing pug tho

    Wolf GeckoWolf Gecko2 giorni fa
  • She made a cat

    Jesper HallJesper Hall2 giorni fa
  • Can someone tell me what tablet is he using?

    José Alfonso GuerreroJosé Alfonso Guerrero2 giorni fa
  • My BS pole saw chainsaw also nearly refuses to cut wood. I think it's just a really poor blade design. (Maybe on purpose to prevent injury or something?) I think to know how fast you can cut into wood, you'd need to constantly measure the chainsaw temperature and slow down if too hot, and constantly lubricate it. Also, your gradient decent stuff seems very similar to regular machine learning. Have you considered turning this into a sort of game, then getting the machine learning to beat the game? (Where the score is based on how much of the final model is isolated/trimmed perfectly. Then, negative score is given for making wrong cuts. That way, it can even learn things like the size of the blade and such.) Also, if you're not an expert at all this machine learning stuff, have you considered posting the problem on Kaggle (with a reward) and letting the internet crowdsource a way to perfectly cut using this chainsaw? This seems like a machine learning problem where there is a definite solve-able thing. (That's not always the case with machine learning.)

    Fity BuxFity Bux2 giorni fa
  • can we just appreciate his reference to taylor swift at 16:26??!

    Andy MeiAndy Mei2 giorni fa
  • This is cool and all but when the LPL collab

    brady_boy 26brady_boy 262 giorni fa
  • What about the lock for LockPickingLawyer??

    Da.shArk87Da.shArk872 giorni fa
  • This is such a cool project! The problem you had with the blade not beeing able to dive into the wood could probably be fixed by using a carving blade. The tip geometry there is different (its pointy) to be able to "stab into" the wood without kickbacks. Also please have a better look on your chain tension (it was very lose at the videos end) as you will otherwise kill someone randomly by a chain flying around.

    Max MussdermannMax Mussdermann2 giorni fa
  • Hello What happened to the lock challenge im looking forward for what you will make

    SnoopdogksaSnoopdogksa2 giorni fa
  • “I’m sure there’s someone really smart that can make this thing work.” Bruh you’re like the smartest person on earth.

    Dean Jr.Dean Jr.2 giorni fa
    • I think he's talking about the .001%, ie: Tesla

      Always RadicalAlways RadicalGiorno fa
  • Safety chain! 🤣🤣🤣

    Kenton UptonKenton Upton2 giorni fa
  • dude, you have the coolest toys. very entertaining! (not an anti kickback tooth tho)

    Louis LLouis L2 giorni fa
  • 15:25 here is how to make your code go yeeeeeeet

    Henry4711LPHenry4711LP2 giorni fa
  • What's the name of the sketchboard app used on the ipad?

    zupacszupacs2 giorni fa
  • Now make one that makes stone statues

    Fredrik StålFredrik Stål2 giorni fa
  • You should make a controller where it automatically adjusts your car to the racing line on a racing game

    DragonArmor12DragonArmor122 giorni fa
  • wait...Your sponsor doesn't make industrial robot arms? That's what I'm in the market for.

    Jess HarrimanJess Harriman2 giorni fa
  • I absolutely love your channel. I think of you as a genius.

    Max MMax M2 giorni fa
  • Is your wife stoned?

    hanswasheirihanswasheiri2 giorni fa
  • Local man drills hole in floor to be able to cut a bear out of wood, only for it to catch fire and burn his house.

    Calvin McFallsCalvin McFalls2 giorni fa
  • "...make it really hard to read and probably break it." Hahaha...story of my life, man. This is why, whenever I get ANYTHING working, I'm SUPER reluctant to touch it again.

    rmp5srmp5s2 giorni fa
  • What app do you use for making your rough sketches and designs? I have been looking for one to use and haven't made up my mind yet, I find the one that you use to be very simple and convienient, Thanks, and awesome job with the videos!

    Kritarth MishraKritarth Mishra2 giorni fa
  • @stuffmadehere Hello, I'm Brazilian and I'm curious: what were you listening to at 14:30 on that upper screen?

    Marco VítorMarco Vítor2 giorni fa
  • i feel like you should make a remote controlled soccer ball or a soccer ball that is rigged for your wife to lose

    roryrory2 giorni fa
  • You should see if you can get an mlb player to use the baseball bat!!

    Archie EverettArchie Everett2 giorni fa
  • I would love to see you make any superhero suit

    Hasim TordiosHasim Tordios2 giorni fa
  • 5:30 wait what? I need to go google that because you're right, it is magic

    Nelson GloverNelson Glover2 giorni fa