Making a robot to carve photos into pumpkins

26 Okt 2020
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I've been wondering if I could turn my haircut robot into a pumpkin carving robot. Cutting hair and carving pumpkins isn't really that different if you think about it - both cut stuff off a roughly pumpkin sized spheroid. In this video I do just that and carve some pretty amazing pumpkins with it. This was a bit of a sprint to get done - I can't wait until next year to make even more insane pumpkins with it!
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  • What would you like to see me carve into a pumpkin? Alternatively what else could I try to carve besides a pumpkin?

    Stuff Made HereStuff Made HereVor 28 Tage
    • I think carving different grooves into bowling balls and seeing how the ball reacts would be cool!

      Wyatt FulksWyatt FulksVor Tag
    • Make a tattoo machine!!!!!!

    • Your head

      Kelly ChanKelly ChanVor 7 Tage
    • One of the pumpkin looks like a stage profile in Everywhere At The End Of Time

      HorZonerHorZonerVor 10 Tage
    • Carve your sponsor's logo. As a lithophane of course.

      Wolf ElkanWolf ElkanVor 10 Tage
  • “You may be wondering why I would replace my baby with someone else’s baby and the answer is... their baby is better” ok bud that’s enough for today.

    charlie fojocharlie fojoVor Stunde

    Y.Z. sheikhY.Z. sheikhVor 3 Stunden
  • What’s is the app on the iPad you use for drawing?

    Eryk SokolowskiEryk SokolowskiVor 5 Stunden
  • Just don't mix em up when you're up for a haircut!

    Walnut CoffeeWalnut CoffeeVor 5 Stunden
  • What sketching app are you using?

    Dennis HickeyDennis HickeyVor 9 Stunden
  • Wifey punkin reminds me of red queen from resident evil

    Soxin FlopsSoxin FlopsVor 9 Stunden
  • Doesn't flip the text before carving, blames the robot.

    Jerko ArdalićJerko ArdalićVor 22 Stunden
  • ‘What happened in Nigeria’ popped up in the suggestions

    Mide AkindekoMide AkindekoVor Tag
  • a "perfet spehere pumpkin" hmmm perfet.... 6:53

    StunseedStunseedVor Tag
  • I'm probably not gonna tell you anything new here, but you have WAY too much time at hand^^

    KingQwertzlbrmpfKingQwertzlbrmpfVor Tag
  • I thought Muta was kidding until I searched "naked yoga" and the first fucking result was "Beautiful women Practicing Nude Yoga | Nude Yoga For Healthy life" lmfaooooo

    K KK KVor 2 Tage
  • Next project, fully automated mechine that make a complete course meal. Like if you to see this project too.. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    Abdulmalik AbdulrahmanAbdulmalik AbdulrahmanVor 2 Tage
  • This guy with glasses looks 42 but without glasses he looks 14

    J O EJ O EVor 2 Tage
  • That thumbnails a TOUGUE TWISTER😂

    Benjamin HodsonBenjamin HodsonVor 2 Tage
  • Why am I just now finding this channel

    Cars of PennsylvaniaCars of PennsylvaniaVor 2 Tage
  • You are a very smart man. So you should be able to figure out that the earth is NOT an oblate spheroid or sphere. It’s not your fault you are living in deception you were brainwashed from a child to believe the nonsense of globe earth.

    Flat Earther For Life.Flat Earther For Life.Vor 2 Tage
  • Christ how much money do you guys have? Judging by the reluctance to just buy a new plasma cutter I assume your wife is either in charge of the finances or the primary breadwinner? Either way your kitchen is litty. PS: Do you have Asperger's?

    Sir WesleySir WesleyVor 2 Tage
    • I stayed just to listen to your voice during your sponsor add.

      Sir WesleySir WesleyVor 2 Tage
  • Just a thought for detail, maybe freeze the pumpkin to get a firm material?

    Kevin OxtobyKevin OxtobyVor 2 Tage
  • Pls tell what u muted out when u said u found a cheat .. If u dont want to tell atleast tell us what it does

    Saroj SahooSaroj SahooVor 2 Tage
  • You generally need high rpm for softer materials.

    Thomas CarrelThomas CarrelVor 2 Tage
  • as a guy who was once married.... trying to put your wife's face on a pumpkin (or punkin as we here in TN say) your are digging a nasty hole.. it could be a very long night of ya. Bry

    Bryan SykesBryan SykesVor 3 Tage
  • Make a tattoo machine!!!!!

  • just recently found this channel but your flat humor and relationship with your wife is hilarious. top that off with some seriously awesome content and it's kind of surprising i hadn't watched your vids sooner!

    X NX NVor 3 Tage
  • This guy reminds me of Harrison Wells from the flash

    JoxtyJoxtyVor 3 Tage
  • Get to the pooooint...

    Anders JohanssonAnders JohanssonVor 3 Tage
  • A few months later Skynet develops self autonomous consciousness. Creates itself an evil smiley head, welcome to your new Terminator overlords. Thanks dude.

    Brian ChamberlinBrian ChamberlinVor 3 Tage
  • I'm subbing purely for the screen in the background at 7:32 ... Hahaha 😂 hilarious

    Piyush ChoudharyPiyush ChoudharyVor 3 Tage
  • Today I learned at 5:40 . The actual size of Russia and NA.

    Piyush ChoudharyPiyush ChoudharyVor 3 Tage
  • I like to think that you really do refer to your wife as "Hey, wife" in normal, everyday life. It's magical.

    BradekiBradekiVor 4 Tage
  • Would it help to freeze the pumpkin first? Not sure what the effect of freezing has on a pumpkin but it could give you cleaner lines when its cut

    Nick PohlNick PohlVor 4 Tage
  • I have an idea what waste is. With technological progress, comes destruction. With profit comes entertainment for views sometimes. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

    HaaaNooooooHaaaNooooooVor 4 Tage
  • g rated william osman

    vince sensenigvince sensenigVor 4 Tage
  • Can you lend me some brain cells?

    まし_ghxulish_まし_ghxulish_Vor 4 Tage
  • do you have a github?

    KifferbuddiesKifferbuddiesVor 4 Tage
  • Wonder how many pumpkins you went through lol

    ShizNickShizNickVor 4 Tage
  • Lol. $14,000 plasma cutter to build a pumpkin carver. LOVE it!

    MrGrossiumMrGrossiumVor 4 Tage
  • "All you gotta do is run TSA.exe" That one got me, bravo.

    Ryan DispeckiRyan DispeckiVor 4 Tage
  • What would you like to see me carve into a pumpkin? Alternatively what else could I try to carve besides a pumpkin?

    faasd ferfaasd ferVor 4 Tage
  • Wonder if all the geeks are saying, “I can make a better machine than he can...”

    ega0117ega0117Vor 4 Tage
  • Hey! Why don’t you make the machine to correct and count the voting ballots that Dominion screwed up so that we can find the truth? What say you?

    ega0117ega0117Vor 4 Tage
  • How many are watching and falling asleep?

    ega0117ega0117Vor 4 Tage
  • 10:16 next time with safety diods xD

    Dennis12869Dennis12869Vor 5 Tage
  • you should make a tattoo machine that can do this

    Chad MangChad MangVor 5 Tage
  • For that TSA. Exe thing you should also have it connected to it separate Instagram account and have it post a bunch of hashtags 4 every weird pumpkin it gets

    The coyote GamerThe coyote GamerVor 5 Tage
  • Wow. You are the modern day Edison.

    Lucas YatesLucas YatesVor 5 Tage
  • No. The STEM subjects on Wikipedia are horrifyingly complex and usually in notation that's not what I've used in the past

    ChesterSnapChesterSnapVor 5 Tage
  • Does Tormach just give you machines that cost more than my car for free?

    Monir MirdhaMonir MirdhaVor 6 Tage
  • I love those videos.

    Tina.calculatesTina.calculatesVor 6 Tage
  • I am sure you know most of this already, but I thought I'd put in some info I've learned over the years. If you want a cleaner cut on a soft material, it is probably a combination of several things. Cutter type, spindle speed, feed speed, and stepover/stepdown distance. You also need to follow cutting practices that allow for finer detail. For a soft material like pumpkin, you are going to want to use a 1 or 2 flute cutter. any more than that and you will just be clogging the flutes. This ends up with the cutter becoming more of a grinder and leaves rough edges. a single flute cutter would work great because it would basically clean itself. With every material, you need to find the correct spindle speed. This is determined in combination with cut depth, stepover distance, and cutter type. If you are dealing with pumpkins, you probably do not need to worry about cutter cooling, but other materials also need this taken into account. Feed rate is determined using a combination of cutter type, spindle speed, and cutter cooling. You then need to make sure you set your cut depth and stepover to match your cutter. Best practices for cutting soft materials tend to mean that you need to use more procedures and pathway strategies. Combinations of rough stock removal, then fine stock removal, finishing with fine detail and smoothing cuts. From what I've seen, you look to be following machining practices that are typical for machining metals. Those suffice for soft materials, but when dealing with organic materials, I suspect it would be better to follow practices meant for wood. This means taking into account the grain of the surface. Usually, I have found that spiral cutting instead of parallel cutting for the final smoothing cut leaves a much better surface image. It also minimizes cross-grain cutting, which is likely a major source of roughness on the final product. Using a round-ended cutter (ball cutter or round-tip V cutter) also helps smooth an image out. I have 10 years experience with commercial manufacturing of wood CNC parts. I've done quite a bit of experimentation with all of these factors. Hope this information helps!

    john jonjohn jonVor 6 Tage
  • You handled inverting the polarity really well, at least on camera. I've done something similar when repairing a pinball machine and I think they heard me three counties away.

    thehellezellthehellezellVor 6 Tage
  • We have a 1300 PL at the fab shop I work at they are really fun but not cheap 19,000 bucks later, glad I have access to one without the Financial burden.

    Ambushw23Ambushw23Vor 7 Tage
  • man you're so smart :D Could you make a robot that paints rooms :D that would be so cool.

    BBVor 7 Tage
    • @necaton I think the camera can recognize if the wall is the correct color, then you need to have it calculate the correct paint and flow rate. then you need to calculate the distance and spray angle. Then you need to build little paddles to control the overspray. Then you could let the machine go around and paint whole apartments and be a billionare XD but you need to send me 1 million :D

      BBVor 5 Tage
    • thats a nice idea. but he will never see you comment.

      necatonnecatonVor 6 Tage
  • 4:13

    Alan Valle PinzonAlan Valle PinzonVor 7 Tage
  • Make AirPods with wires

    VoydziRLVoydziRLVor 7 Tage
  • ...your so smart... your monotone...the amount of time and brain power put into your projects... scares me and my adhd

    Joseph AguirreJoseph AguirreVor 7 Tage
  • The pumpkin carving contest just got serious

    Brian YoungBrian YoungVor 7 Tage
  • Can you transfer this into an tattoo robot that can make very high resolution tattoos with very precise depth inserts that can do similar effects to skin with pigments. The think that since tattooing has become common culture to the world and no longer a taboo. A way to get photo realistic tattoos without needing the world’s premiere artist to do it. If you can get a robot to do instead with more accurate and repetition that I don’t think any tattoo artist can do. Would be awesome to see your name on that patent.

    Richard SianoRichard SianoVor 7 Tage
  • 7:32 best way to beg for subscribers

    DXRAKDXRAKVor 7 Tage
  • "Hey wife" Jajajajaja....Aw man that killed me...jajajajaj

    Jimmy De La CruzJimmy De La CruzVor 7 Tage
  • Halloween Tony Stark dum-e.

    Space VikingSpace VikingVor 7 Tage
  • This guy .... Doesn't waste time

    Mouseketeer gamingMouseketeer gamingVor 7 Tage
  • "The robot got loose. It didnt try to run away, it was just got floppy" at 12:26 had me laughing so hard. I wonder what would that robot do if it got loose. Try to get a job drawing maps on pumkins. The Pumkin Cartographer coming soon to a theater near you. 😂

    XGeneXGeneVor 7 Tage
  • They make a REALLY awesome program to map text and images for shrink sleeve printing, pretty much is a program that "knows?" How to distort an image to fit any shape bottle. I think the bottle needs scanned in a 3d scanner though? Anyway shrink sleeve printing is pretty neat it's part of my job! 😜

    Troy ElderTroy ElderVor 7 Tage
  • why do you and your wife look like brother and sister?

    JagaimoJagaimoVor 7 Tage
  • I agree, do not inhale any steel smoke, especially galvanized steel. I’ve done it before while sharpening knives, I felt so uncomfortable and i kept coughing, this was during quarantine so I had to hold in the coughs all day. I would never knowingly do that again. Although if you already have done that, I would suggest a very powerful humidifier, if you breath in the water vapor up close for a few weeks (I mean like next to your bed while you sleep) it should go away, after a month you’ll be fully recovered.

    Corner SmathCorner SmathVor 7 Tage
  • 7:18 Hilarious!!

    Steve Yzerman FanSteve Yzerman FanVor 8 Tage
  • Maybe cutting parameters. Instead of cutting clean it could be chopping

    Luigi BLuigi BVor 8 Tage
  • you think frezzing the punkin would help ?

    BlasterAzoresBlasterAzoresVor 8 Tage
  • Water melon Waterrmelon

    timtomnectimtomnecVor 8 Tage
  • If reading Wikipedia makes you feel inadequate, try It's exactly the same as regular Wikipedia, except written in 'simple english'

    DoritoPanda1423DoritoPanda1423Vor 8 Tage
  • i wish i had some of the the tools you have :(

    SnapPilotSnapPilotVor 8 Tage
  • I love that your wife looks completely dead inside when making these projects.

    Linas RamanauskasLinas RamanauskasVor 8 Tage
  • What app does he uses to draw does sketches?

    Bricio EstradaBricio EstradaVor 9 Tage
  • When he said hey Siri it actually activated my siri

    ActActVor 9 Tage
  • Okay, so, when is the first Iron Man suite going to come out of this workshop? This dude is like a real life Tony Stark.

    Liquid FlamesLiquid FlamesVor 9 Tage
  • What would you like to see me carve into a pumpkin? Alternatively what else could I try to carve besides a pumpkin?

    faasd ferfaasd ferVor 9 Tage
  • Currently in the design process of modifying a small palletizer robot arm to wield a spool gun to mig weld.... Being bored is my worst enemy

    cobrasvt347cobrasvt347Vor 9 Tage
  • "Just because something is hard it doesnt mean it is good" trueeeeeeee

    Gregor AGregor AVor 9 Tage
  • If it’s words carved backwards, just put an LED in it and shine it on a wall..

    j wayneairj wayneairVor 9 Tage
  • 13:10 Sadly im seeing runescape lol

    UCxSuicidalUCxSuicidalVor 9 Tage
  • Sooooo... How does this guy only have 1.6 M subs?

    Biggie SmallsBiggie SmallsVor 9 Tage
  • Ridiculous number of commercials

    spleerfloofspleerfloofVor 9 Tage
  • Dope stuff

    Johnathan RuckerJohnathan RuckerVor 9 Tage
  • as much as i am fascinated by the engineering, i love the humor xD

    spluv yspluv yVor 9 Tage
  • Hey dude you and your wife are awesome. I come from software side, if you could open source the code on GitHub, maybe we could help. Software community is very helpful. Cheers to all the great work.

    Shivam BhardwajShivam BhardwajVor 9 Tage
  • Make your videos shorter

    Sandesh K DSandesh K DVor 9 Tage
  • "What is my purpose?" To carve pumpkins. ".............. oh my God."

    M. A.M. A.Vor 9 Tage
  • why not use photogrammetry to map the pumpkin in 3d space

    Travis CTravis CVor 9 Tage
  • Literally made my siri go off I thought it was part of the video at first

    Kenton GatesKenton GatesVor 9 Tage
  • Maybe not have that useless bass in the backround

    BlizerviBlizerviVor 9 Tage
  • I really love your content and videos. You are (and would make) a great teacher. Love listening to you explain things.

    Dan BohmanDan BohmanVor 10 Tage
  • Gifted man 👌

    Ray FoleyRay FoleyVor 10 Tage
  • Wish she would smile more!

    Ray FoleyRay FoleyVor 10 Tage
  • *Had an idea *Buy all factory machines to make it

    Guillaume OhzGuillaume OhzVor 10 Tage
  • This guys work space has like 100k worth of equipment

    Joel AyoubJoel AyoubVor 10 Tage
  • Never before have I seen a man brag about his plasmacutter... Not even considered that as an option...

    Hi Ich Bin BarneyHi Ich Bin BarneyVor 10 Tage
  • I can give you 2 pieces of advice as someone who carves there pumpkin with a dremel every year. #1, i cheat because i only cut a little bit into the pumpkin, and then i scrape a bunch from the inside if enough light isn't shining through. And 2, you should compensate for the fisheye lense effect you're gonna get. the middle of the pumpkin is fatter than the top and bottom, so you can't really use a grid to transfer it, so what i do is draw my stencil on sort of a concave grid, idk the technical term for it, but then when you draw latitude and longitude on the pumpkin, you can get very close to correct proportions. hope that helps if you decide on a v2.0

    Nega_WeebNega_WeebVor 10 Tage
  • Where do I get one?

    usatu dingusatu dingVor 10 Tage
  • Speechless!

    Miriam BlackMiriam BlackVor 10 Tage