Automatic pool stick vs. strangers

15 feb 2021
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An automatic pool playing robot - how hard could it be? Turns out harder than I thought. It took me quite a while to work through all the difficulties of this project but when it all finally came together is so worth it. To my surprise the most interesting aspect of this project is using the cue to play real games of pool over the internet. Let me know if you think twitch plays billiards would be worthwhile...

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  • Meat servo cheats... (By the way you should totally support Shane on Patreon, like I do: www.patreon.com/stuffmadehere/ )

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay2 mesi fa
    • Do you have the link for the pool table? Thank you.

      AnhThy NguyenAnhThy Nguyen10 giorni fa
    • yes, but can he get the ball to go supersonic?

      Martin CroftMartin Croft12 giorni fa
    • Destin knows so much yet he's still surprised by literally everything he sees

      yaldram muqadisyaldram muqadis13 giorni fa
    • I KNEW I recognized you in the video

      Moonlight GamingMoonlight Gaming15 giorni fa
    • Ii

      Aravind kumar sAravind kumar s15 giorni fa
  • Taking shots without chalk on the cue tip is killing me!!! :-p

    Senseless BabbleSenseless Babble2 ore fa
  • The internet society is broken because this video should have more value, awesome stuff.

    Video SuperheroVideo Superhero5 ore fa
  • "getting this done was about as hard as labor"

    Aaron LinAaron Lin7 ore fa
  • I think the ability to connect to online pool games elevated this project from something amazing to something marketable. I could absolutely see the kind of person who puts a pool table in their basement shelling out a couple grand for a more refined version of this. Obviously not everything cool needs to be commodified though.

    zachary kennedyzachary kennedy10 ore fa
  • increadible, great. I can't believe sby just builds a robot like this in his garage - simply genius.

    CV MCV M10 ore fa
  • This guy is just one lab accident away from becoming a super villain!

    Kai YKai Y11 ore fa
  • what's a fancy word for mistake?: 12:18 lol

    Gabriel CowleyGabriel Cowley12 ore fa
  • This fkn guy's brain humbled the hell out of me! 😖

    Axel FoleyAxel Foley14 ore fa
  • Какая бесполезная херня :)

    vad199vad19914 ore fa
  • 5:09 😆😆😆😆

    Axel FoleyAxel Foley15 ore fa
  • Does anybody ever notice the 3rd monitor on the top alway has something funny/random?

    T BowT Bow19 ore fa
  • Wife: "The robot is not your kid. We've talked about this..."

    L SL S19 ore fa
  • What are your computers specs?

    Alaric HansonAlaric Hanson20 ore fa
  • The microcenter ad was amazingly surprising. I didn't expect them to do this! When I worked for them, they never did advertisements.

    Seannie Trent-CannonSeannie Trent-Cannon22 ore fa
  • Mark Rober enters chat

    Robert VosburgRobert VosburgGiorno fa
  • I honestly wanted to see the pool stick making insane shots in this video, (Longer demonstration of the stick working). I feel like most of it was just explaining the pool stick, and not showing it work.

    Fiyak HueFiyak HueGiorno fa
  • crazy video glad i found this

    KwikDraw 35KwikDraw 35Giorno fa
    • 1 like yet 4th comment down cause youre verified bruh

      tevtevGiorno fa
  • Wow so genious👏👏👏

    SuperPro CzSuperPro CzGiorno fa
  • What app are you using for that drawing?

    SuperPro CzSuperPro CzGiorno fa
  • This guy in another different trip than the rest of us.

    Mark Panya WienandsMark Panya WienandsGiorno fa
  • Attach the auto cue to the robot arm and have it play you...

    Joe SalmiJoe SalmiGiorno fa
  • If Bill Gates was 21 years old….

    Brandon DavisBrandon DavisGiorno fa
  • imagain going to a real tourament and bringing this to it. your still using skill. just your brain power skill.

    TheBronfTheBronfGiorno fa
  • Your videos are inspiring and wonderful

    Jon MastersJon MastersGiorno fa
  • This is the best thing I ever got before pursuing my Engineering

    Anshaj ShuklaAnshaj ShuklaGiorno fa
  • Crazy idea have everyone in the crowd aim a shot and take an average of them all and that's the crowds shot

    RectalSniffRectalSniff2 giorni fa
  • so much respect for you man, I know how much pain is it to program something but this is on entirely new level. It is something I would never be able to do myself so big up man.

    Alex UhrinAlex Uhrin2 giorni fa
  • Overengineering pool just the right amount 😂

    Tonton GahuTonton Gahu2 giorni fa
  • NERD!!!!

    Ashley WallsAshley Walls2 giorni fa
  • She don't appreciate your knowledge... Why is she don't care about you ?

    Achitha KithsinduAchitha Kithsindu2 giorni fa
  • "I want to enjoy the game the way it was meant to be played." *Builds robot pool cue*

    ZombieMayhem53ZombieMayhem532 giorni fa
  • Just Amazing!!!!

    Roee AlmogRoee Almog2 giorni fa
  • Punch yourself in the face for 5 days? Just blame parents.

    Ian NaschkeIan Naschke2 giorni fa
  • it can be a great business if develop in a single normal size stick but yes no one wants to involve robot in their own entertainment but maybe people like it!

    dpsay pisrdpsay pisr2 giorni fa
  • Most stupid invention in history of universe

    Dennis AguilarDennis Aguilar2 giorni fa
  • Wonder how much he could charge for tutoring lessons? With his skills, a private lesson/session would be hella expensive

    Unspeakable MinionUnspeakable Minion2 giorni fa
  • 9:02 - this is some highly complex project, every little thing here matters. interesting.

    Max DaxMax Dax3 giorni fa
  • next time VR instead of a projector

    Abhinav BommareddyAbhinav Bommareddy3 giorni fa
  • I really enjoyed this, even though at my skill level I couldn't develope 1/20th of this. Thank you for showing it to me. It encourages me to pursue robotics and STEM for the pure sake of enjoyment.

    Abraham ElderAbraham Elder3 giorni fa
  • I'd love to work for you man you're work is awesome I'm a qualified builder in New Zealand love you're content!! What did you do basically ,,course wise,, to acquire these skills?

    Samuel SouthcombeSamuel Southcombe3 giorni fa
  • or you could attach it to a robot arm

    SlygerSlyger3 giorni fa
  • This is one of the greatest video I've seen since months. The guy is so smart and talented that I can't barely believe what I see. There is many technologies involved here, and how many hours of hard work ? Jesus. If I had a friend like him, I would spent all my free time conceiving stuffs to change the world. YOU SHOULD MAKE A WEBPAGE with all the programs you used, all the softwares (the one with graphs and simulations). How can someone visualize the camera lense deformation like he did, and make the appropriate algorithm (based on maths) to recompose the true image ? You should work with NASA or Elon Musk or Boston Dynamics. Hope you're enjoying life, you diserve it. People like you are so valuable.

    Romarain publicRomarain public3 giorni fa
  • 7:17 had me cracking up - “I want to be unencumbered. I want to enjoy the game of pool the way it was meant to be played.”

    ltmesqltmesq3 giorni fa
  • Now build an overhead turret robot. This was done in the movie Silent running.

    Phyzxengr MoorePhyzxengr Moore3 giorni fa
  • I feel like a dolt after watching this guy's videos... Absolute Genius level skills.

    The C. Tyson SynopsisThe C. Tyson Synopsis4 giorni fa
  • I want to face you in pool

    Yedy BoozYedy Booz4 giorni fa
  • the automatic side chaining on the music is harsh, man very clever though.

    Adam JonssonAdam Jonsson4 giorni fa
  • Make a pineapple that senses people walk though your door

    Copy CalebCopy Caleb4 giorni fa
  • I agree, building a robot is about as hard as labor

    RicoRico4 giorni fa
  • The world needs you to create prothesis, your amazing man...so amazing

    Magsons Investments Ltd MilMagsons Investments Ltd Mil4 giorni fa
  • 11:09 👌 Sometimes it's best to move on: why quitting is nothing to be ashamed of Noted 👌🙏

    AkshaiAkshai4 giorni fa
  • Have you considered the element Chaos? What happens if force provided exceeds table capacity? It doesn't how much you calculate, because it will always leave the table F-

    MathiassssMathiassss4 giorni fa
  • Insane!!!

    shane Christopher Perkinsshane Christopher Perkins4 giorni fa
  • Excellent

    Steve HartleySteve Hartley4 giorni fa
  • sounds like a good idea to just use the software to calculate the shots and just hit it with regular pool sticks. it sure would make a great trainer for people.

    icy hoticy hot4 giorni fa
  • Microcenter spot. *cries in UK.

    JMUDocJMUDoc4 giorni fa
  • As a nerd I find this so funny and satisfying, really made my day. :) Thank you.

    Rachit KumarRachit Kumar4 giorni fa
  • I bet this dude never misses the g spot. Does a quick formula... BOOM! *edit* Why on earth would anyone dislike this video?

    wayne berrywayne berry4 giorni fa
  • We've talked about this.

    Joseph Le MayJoseph Le May4 giorni fa
  • destin vs. big brain algorithm full video pls

    Samridh TuladharSamridh Tuladhar4 giorni fa
  • This guy should be secured by UNESCO.

    Вова ЯнчичВова Янчич4 giorni fa
  • You could use this program software to be the finger of a robotic hand. ❤ love your success and struggle.

    Elliott GorrellElliott Gorrell4 giorni fa
  • also havent considered ball jumping either, in essence u hit the bottomof the cue ball with a lot of force and it'll hop over or jump which makes moving over other people's balls a lot easier

    Declan WittkowskeDeclan Wittkowske4 giorni fa
  • wowww amazingggg

    matraxsmatraxs5 giorni fa
  • You are slick slick!!!

    Darrin BrewerDarrin Brewer5 giorni fa
  • @stuff made here , please share your educational background and how you got to make such amazing stuffs , like what path you took to become what you are today ? , Please share this. 🙏🙏🙏

    Amber chawlaAmber chawla5 giorni fa
  • The amount of effort people put in to cheating... It would be easier to go pro at the game I guess

    fatihaltfatihalt5 giorni fa
  • Bro he is big big brain

    S PatgiriS Patgiri5 giorni fa
  • I would like to see you challenging the "Baianinho de Mauá", the best Brazilian snooker player.

    Jeiverson ChristianJeiverson Christian5 giorni fa
  • Fuck this guy is smart as Fuck,

    ishan khanishan khan5 giorni fa
  • Dude that Awsome the Cue was cool but im more intrested in the projection on the pool table can this become a software that i can have a Camera that reads the table and projects the possiable shots on to the table Alone that i can use a Real Cue with ????

    Monster HuntersMonster Hunters5 giorni fa
  • Dude i love your brain! If u wanna get a boost of viewers i think u should try using this cue against some pro pool players..those who do impossible shots and make videos u know...u compete with them doing those shots and both of u post the video and mention eachother...i think it'll work so good for u...in case u see this comment

    Farhan KheirniaFarhan Kheirnia5 giorni fa
  • Does anyone know which theme he is using for PyCharm? It has a Monokai vibe (maybe it's a version of that) and looks really nice!

    ChristianChristian5 giorni fa
  • It takes a lot a time for most people to just come up with one good idea and try to realize it, he came up with multiple good ideas and achieved all of them in a few weeks just for this one idea.....If that's not genius, I don't know what is lol

    Kuei JamesKuei James5 giorni fa
  • After taking it this far it kind of seems like you have to mount the cue on another large mechanism hanging above the table so that it can place itself anywhere on the table. Then people can really play each other online with no human slave necessary. Do THAT and I MIGHT hit that like button... too much hassle to drag the cursor up there for now.

    Morgan ThunderMorgan Thunder6 giorni fa
  • Minnesota Fats . Move Over !

    wingrovedlwingrovedl6 giorni fa
  • I see mark rober has some company.....

    afnan tariqafnan tariq6 giorni fa
  • "I want to enjoy pool the way it was meant to be" Builds most complicated, automated pool cue ever Amazing work!!

    Dan SmithDan Smith6 giorni fa
  • Bro, 9 ball is where it's at for the predictive technology. Sure, you can do it with 8 ball, or Snooker; but 9 ball would exponentially reduce the mathematical burden on the engine. Because it's literally numerologically dictated. You must hit the lowest numbered ball on the table, the rest is mere subsequence. Just a thought...

    Brandon RascoBrandon Rasco6 giorni fa
  • pause at 7:44

    Jostein HeidenJostein Heiden6 giorni fa
  • I dont question why his videos take so long to upload, I'm kinda Suprised that he can upload ever few months with the stuff he does

    Declan KeeganDeclan Keegan6 giorni fa
  • I came here just to dislike this so that youtube could step recommending me this trash

    KrimiKrimi7 giorni fa
  • Is there any problem this guy cant solve? Damn impressive

    F_T_F The JourneyF_T_F The Journey7 giorni fa
  • I want to enjoy pool the way its meant to be played. *Makes a robot that plays pool for him.*

    PaulsPalacePaulsPalace7 giorni fa
  • Super! Actual genuinely super!!!

    Pyrectic WilliamsPyrectic Williams7 giorni fa
  • Bro why don’t u join ELON MUSK OR STEVE JOBS

    MD SAADMD SAAD7 giorni fa
  • how is this guy this smart what degree and education does he have wow

    frecky flufffrecky fluff7 giorni fa
  • "machines work long hours for no pay" electricity: am I a joke to you?

    TurboTurbo7 giorni fa
  • work at nasa bro

    Justine Kyle OrquinJustine Kyle Orquin7 giorni fa
  • What about the friction? Is the friction constant?

    Jes CruzJes Cruz7 giorni fa
  • Geoffrey, break out Lucille.

    Rad ShibaRad Shiba8 giorni fa
  • How have I never stumbled upon you on youtube!!? :) This is awesome. Keep it up. I wish I was still into electronics engineering as I would have jumped all over a project like this...

    Christian AbelaChristian Abela8 giorni fa
  • This video makes me feel stupid

    {}[]{}[]8 giorni fa
  • are you wizard?

    udinulisudinulis8 giorni fa
  • No matter how smart it is. That i learn from this video is never stop trying.

    Ibnu KawiswaraIbnu Kawiswara8 giorni fa
  • Hi Have you put any thoughts on this system to become a teaching aid in the game of pool? I have see a fella in Canada trying to develop a system like this. Talk to the APA Pool league they might be able to help you market this unit.

    Neil WooNeil Woo8 giorni fa
  • My wife and I really enjoyed watching this and look forward to watching more this evening. Great plug for Micro Center. Unfortunately, the closest one is 7 hours away so a trip there isn't going to happen until we can get away for a few days. From what I saw of the store on your video, its probably going to take that long for my wife to drag me out of there 😂

    billwild65billwild659 giorni fa
  • "I want to enjoy the game of pool the way it was meant to be played"(using a high tech, never miss pool que)

    Branden LumleyBranden Lumley9 giorni fa
  • once its near completion, you should add a "tip conditioning function" like a small box you can place the tip in before you take the shot to chalk it to the desired amount, this will go great with getting exact "English" and spin control.

    Mr_ Mc11Mr_ Mc119 giorni fa
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