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/ )

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDayVor 2 Monate
    • Say no to hacksmiths

      numanumatardnumanumatardVor 2 Tage
    • 15:13 yes, playing pool against a crowd would be worth doing

      YtbvdshrtnrYtbvdshrtnrVor 3 Tage
    • Do you have the link for the pool table? Thank you.

      AnhThy NguyenAnhThy NguyenVor 20 Tage
    • yes, but can he get the ball to go supersonic?

      Martin CroftMartin CroftVor 22 Tage
    • Destin knows so much yet he's still surprised by literally everything he sees

      yaldram muqadisyaldram muqadisVor 23 Tage
  • Wow

    wowwowVor Stunde
  • Glad I found this video and channel. Unbelievably awesome.

    Varun GajendranVarun GajendranVor 2 Stunden
  • You are literally the smartest DEhaver I’ve come across. You have some amazing engineering skills, can I ask what your background (career wise) is before DEhave?

    Chris MillsChris MillsVor 6 Stunden
  • Incredible feat, but too damn many advertisements.

    Aaron KramAaron KramVor 7 Stunden
  • the content quality of this channel is fucking insane. on the same level of mark rober.

    mooshmooshVor 7 Stunden
  • It's a shame micro center isn't in Utah yet.

    RedPine 20RedPine 20Vor 9 Stunden
  • I'm suffering in school, and procrastinating by watching someone suffering for fun. At the moment, I feel like it would be a dream if I can program this self-sufficiently at some point.

    MichaelWLC613MichaelWLC613Vor 11 Stunden
  • nice

    Jeremiah FanJeremiah FanVor 13 Stunden
  • Did you figure out how to make it track solids or stripes or is the even possible?

    Aidan KellyAidan KellyVor 13 Stunden
  • "I don't have skill, but I do have technology." You clearly do have skill. Just a different kind.

    flarn2006flarn2006Vor 15 Stunden
  • micro center is like jaycar

    Benjamin FraserBenjamin FraserVor Tag
  • Good content. :)

    HreljinHreljinVor Tag
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    Connie GrunwaldConnie GrunwaldVor Tag
  • What app are you using on the iPad during min 4?

    Kush PatelKush PatelVor Tag
  • This is like those hackers in 8 Ball Pool that use trickshots to win everytime

    JackDNFJackDNFVor Tag
  • So when are you going to the lock picking lawyer your lock?

    Godlike CynaddolGodlike CynaddolVor Tag
  • "Everything I'm doing to make this better is making it worse" Me fine tuning cut and fill on civil 3d

    Misac TibaMisac TibaVor Tag
  • Why does Microcenter need more publicity? If you live near one you already go there first. Not complaining, just confused

    Daniel SchneiderDaniel SchneiderVor Tag
  • Easily the coolest video I’ve seem on youtube period.

    Drummer13Drummer13Vor Tag
  • The second yall stop shitting yourselves while giving birth, I'll start giving you a bit more credit.

    Stick BrightlingStick BrightlingVor 2 Tage
  • You know, you could actually LEARN HOW TO PLAY POOL if you have all this time to PROGRAM A CUE TIP WITH ALGEBRA....

    AskAdam28AskAdam28Vor 2 Tage
  • I am from Russia, but lern English. You are beter then alot of Russian DEhavers who have 3-4million Subscribers

    AWDSka RusAWDSka RusVor 2 Tage
  • I love Micro Center

    Jake SapirJake SapirVor 2 Tage
  • Nice vid

    Sommer Ray FanSommer Ray FanVor 2 Tage
  • The strange guide empirically trap because pint usually attract near a woozy bay. mountainous, proud tights

    Michel YoungMichel YoungVor 2 Tage
  • My man actually looking depressed/on the verge of tears at the end Are you ok??? Blink SOS if youre being held against your will by a rogue pool ball!

    ThirrinDiamondThirrinDiamondVor 2 Tage
  • Watching this video and listening to all the work he has done is making me tired 😂

    James WatsonJames WatsonVor 2 Tage
  • Damn! you are an inspiration man. I am an engineer myself, worked 8 hrs a day, 5 days a week and got paid reasonably. You rekindled the geek in me, I am enjoying everyday learning and building up skills. I can't thank you enough, may you stay blessed.

    sricharan kowlalisricharan kowlaliVor 2 Tage
  • 100$ eh? Welp ill just....................................... fuck!

    Asdex DeamAsdex DeamVor 2 Tage
  • My thought is: what is the shot that chains the most balls that you have captured on video? Can you show it to us?

    David SpectorDavid SpectorVor 2 Tage
  • I'm waiting on the day when this machine will be unbeatable by humans.

    aharon sidorovaharon sidorovVor 2 Tage
  • You look like byron kern

    Coupla ConezCoupla ConezVor 3 Tage
  • Teach the software Feynman diagrams

    b33cux cuxb33cux cuxVor 3 Tage
  • This is one of the coolest contraptions I've ever seen and man this guy's dedication is unreal

    internally burnedinternally burnedVor 3 Tage
  • 11:37 Yeah that's like a once every few months kind of thing for me, sure

    YtbvdshrtnrYtbvdshrtnrVor 3 Tage
  • They're both so cute at the end 😂

    Wancing DafflesWancing DafflesVor 3 Tage
  • @stuffmadehere I've been a software developer for > 35 years and I've played pool for more years than that. I'm also a certified pool coach with the BCA. (I live in Canada though) As well, I've been to national pool championships. In the spirit of perfecting the big brain pool shot selection algorithm, If you'd to discuss pool strategy, which is my favourite part of the game, send me a message and just maybe we can make the world's first unbeatable billiard robot.

    Egg eEgg eVor 3 Tage
  • Secret: he is a scientist

    Ayush KaiwartAyush KaiwartVor 4 Tage
  • What planet is this guy from

    Daniel StranskyDaniel StranskyVor 4 Tage
  • Meanwhile I´m here proud, that I spent at least 2 hours for university.... Okay u got me, I didnt...

    Fi HaFi HaVor 4 Tage
  • Damn imagine using one of those big belts to move around the pool cue on a servo around the table and play an automatic 1v1 game of 8 ball, or maybe even go ahead with the twitch plays idea

    emiliano zamoraemiliano zamoraVor 4 Tage
  • I miss Marvac in Costa Mesa.... (HOME of The AR-15)....My old home...

    Rad!.Rad!.Vor 4 Tage
  • when she says, "oh please" at 20:31 i would've said, "you try it then"

    BadLuckCharm !BadLuckCharm !Vor 4 Tage
  • I dont think that there are any micro centres in Canada );

    Lennox GrahamLennox GrahamVor 4 Tage
  • Is there any statistician and/or Actuary here?

    Deon KgajeDeon KgajeVor 4 Tage
    • need help with something

      Deon KgajeDeon KgajeVor 4 Tage
  • Ok last comment/idea, swear. You could also make it so you can pit your actual pool playing ability VS your ability to program a robot to play pool against each other by making a robot that maneuvers around the table and uses the stick device to play against you! ;D

    tehbabestehbabesVor 5 Tage
  • WOW, ok, I totally underestimated you my guy, lol. Something I thought about after watching this: the playing online aspect of this is by far the greatest part, IMO. BUT, the online player is stuck playing on a computer interface.. how could 2 people physically play each other over the internet? Well you could both possess this device you've made and rely on it to repeat each others shot, that would probably lead to you having to develop something with a high FPS camera that heavily observes their shot to make sure it repeats the exact same hit on your side, yada yada, there's also the aspect of knowingly or unknowingly cheating like someone not holding the device in the right place or position to repeat the same results on the others table, yada yada... SOOOO, I thought about it and, I think this whole thing (physical online play) could be accomplished MUCH easier and with many benefits also. Unfortunately, it completely abandons the robot stick angle (see what I did there? ;D) of all of this. Instead, just have a robot arm above both pool tables, cameras etc to record ball movements, and after each shot is taken the robot on the other side will rearrange and remove the balls etc to match the result of the shot(s) that were made, and vice versa when the other person shoots yada yada I'm sure you're already fully seeing what I'm saying or most likely already thought of this. I think it would be absolutely HUGE as far as allowing people to play each other! And also would eliminate all the having to hold the robot stick so it can reproduce the opponents shot and all that and would pretty much be like you are really present in the same room and playing each other! :D

    tehbabestehbabesVor 5 Tage
  • Wayyy too smart. I only wish I can do what you do. That’s really cool man keep it up 👍

    sponge bobsquarysponge bobsquaryVor 5 Tage
  • Could you theoretically use the haircutting machine's arm to move the pool cue apparatus around for 2nd player/robot? I'm not sure how much of the "stick" could be removed but I'm guessing most of it could fit on a robot arm. Removing the "Meat Servo" would probably help if you are going to try and augment the pool algorithm vs standing around all day while you run tests.

    Jesse FishJesse FishVor 5 Tage
  • Does anyone know what app he uses for his prototype drawings?

    Jonathan TejedaJonathan TejedaVor 5 Tage
    • On the ipad^

      Jonathan TejedaJonathan TejedaVor 5 Tage
  • Before I watch this I will first say there are a few things that will largely affect the success rate of this device: the creators own knowledge and skill/experience of billiards, how level the table is, the state of each piece of slate, the quality and state of the rails (dead or stale rails or spots will seriously screw things up and make it unpredictable), the tip used and its quality, as well as chalk used. The quality of the table will have the most impact on how predictable and repeatable the ball movements will be and I'd say if it's not at least an 8ft table (doesn't look like it from the 1 frame I see), with all due respect to the awesome idea, I would honestly render the entire development useless. Not sure if anyone would care to read all if this but couldn't help it since pool and programming are my 2 favorite things in life and would love it if I could at all help with perfecting something like this!

    tehbabestehbabesVor 5 Tage
  • I wish I had the time to just dive in interesting projects I choose, learn all the cool science required and get access to all technology you get just by living in the land of freedom. Seriously, I do not envy the money you make to be able to buy all these things and tools, I believe that builds up over time, it's the access and freedom that is so mind blowing for a 3rd world resident. Be thankful man, for all of us. You're living the dream.

    Daniel ScholtusDaniel ScholtusVor 5 Tage
  • 15:07 that'd be chaos

    ajddavid452ajddavid452Vor 5 Tage
  • Do this with snooker.... it would be way harder

    JamesJamesVor 5 Tage
  • That ui looks like a vr game irl

    emiliano zamoraemiliano zamoraVor 5 Tage
  • I'd vote for this guy for potus 100x over

    nunchuckking872nunchuckking872Vor 5 Tage
  • 😁😄

    SharaeSharaeVor 5 Tage
  • Awesome video, I have always loved billiards. I watched the part about the sponsor as well, unfortunately that does me no good since they don't have a store in my state. I would have loved to check it out, it almost reminds me of the Radio Shack back in the day, yea I'm old lol anyway thank you for everything you do 🙂 Take care and stay awesome!

    Skeledon Bushcraft and SurvivalSkeledon Bushcraft and SurvivalVor 5 Tage
  • This was freaking AWESOME!

    theRIPPLERtheRIPPLERVor 5 Tage
  • THIS GADGET IS AMAZING!!!! I WHOULD BUY IT INSTANTLY

    Kain HayterKain HayterVor 5 Tage
  • Just look how much calculations our brain do in milliseconds, sub7ana Allah.

    STiTCH LamSTiTCH LamVor 5 Tage
  • you could me the next tony stark

    Viktor HViktor HVor 5 Tage
  • Now I wanna see Efren "Bata" Reyes vs your Cue :P

    Joseph JimenezJoseph JimenezVor 5 Tage
  • .....your wife looks like the evil twin of Kirsten Dunst. and that's cool

    darkclouddarkcloudVor 6 Tage
  • Wow this is next level

    Clément BaronClément BaronVor 6 Tage
  • I want one...

    MikeMikeVor 6 Tage
  • Why does his wife keep losing? She must be doing it on purpose.

    ODETHIOUSODETHIOUSVor 6 Tage
  • Everything is in God’s plan

    Sports4uSports4uVor 6 Tage
  • Extreme trick shots or solving the table in the least amount of strikes would be fun to see.

    bigbassjonzbigbassjonzVor 6 Tage
  • I thought I was smart at the beginning of this video. Now I've got depression.

    Jackson LimaJackson LimaVor 7 Tage
  • Please make a basketball rebounder so 1 guy can shoot hoops without having to go back under the basket, grab the ball, then walk back out 15 or 20 feet and shoot again. Have you ever seen a vibrator for harvesting nut trees? There’s a thing that looks like a round tarp that wraps around the tree to catch all the nuts when they get vibrated out of the tree. If you have something like that under the basket to catch the shots then feeds it back into the ball shooter that tracks you wherever you are on the court, then immediately fires the ball back at you. You could even have the ball shooter loaded with 4-5 balls and have it fire a ball at you as soon as it detects the ball bouncing into the retrieval net. If you got this thing to work like I know you can, you could patent it and sell millions. 3 point shooters like Larry Bird was would have loved something like this considering he used to shoot 500-1,000 shots while practicing.

    PKPKVor 7 Tage
  • Ok - you've got the job of building my robot girlfriend.

    3970xRocks3970xRocksVor 7 Tage
  • #☺ 👏:💛: 💌 1% 🎅 💝

    Lauren JohnsonLauren JohnsonVor 7 Tage
  • if the stick could move itself into position ...you could build a bunch of tables and have an online real tornament.

    joesph houdejoesph houdeVor 7 Tage
  • imagine calculating it the way that in one shoot u can win whole game

    JKelliPjonaJKelliPjonaVor 7 Tage
  • "Robots are better than us" Show me a robot that ever built a human even a robot that created, built, and programmed itself to do something for that matter....

    Chris MChris MVor 7 Tage
    • @genci cano Which came first the robot or the human?

      Chris MChris MVor 6 Tage
    • robots can build robots but it's physically impossible to build a human

      genci canogenci canoVor 6 Tage
  • 12:36 This part where he used it with a normal cue would make a great commercial product, similar to Pool Live Aid that some students from Portugal made. That seems to have stalled, maybe it was too expensive to develop?

    virtual-adamvirtual-adamVor 7 Tage
  • My guy said which implies I'm an idiot. I'm just like bruh you built a robot and created code what? Am I mentally challenged?

    Shinigami13Shinigami13Vor 7 Tage
  • What a brain

    θοδωρης τεοθοδωρης τεοVor 7 Tage
  • Bring in a pro

    MeowCMeowCVor 7 Tage
  • Have you tried giving a thought using multiple cameras where it will digitally stitch the image and correct the image distortion? Could increase image precision and efficiency of imagw capture...im guessing. Anyway nice vid. Thanks

    Enki CallosaEnki CallosaVor 7 Tage
  • Introduce RNG and better RNG gamepass alongside with it.

    Bob KowalskiBob KowalskiVor 7 Tage
  • "wife mode"

    Bob KowalskiBob KowalskiVor 7 Tage
  • Engagement!

    Gadzooks27Gadzooks27Vor 8 Tage
  • How could this man, has the audacity to call himself an idiot. If he is an idiot, then what am I?

    SyahrilSyahrilVor 8 Tage
    • braindead

      genci canogenci canoVor 6 Tage
  • you are my new hero.

    Juan RousselotJuan RousselotVor 8 Tage
  • My question is how much storage does his software’s take Rip his computer

    Muthukumaran ParathasarathyMuthukumaran ParathasarathyVor 8 Tage
  • Wow 2.67M subscribers. Last time I was here it was around 200k.

    Pietro MoopyPietro MoopyVor 8 Tage
  • Ok honestly... I do not know much about coding but is it required to set the linear equations your self on coding or is it like a "preset" formula that you can just insert in the code and the computer sets up everything...

    Eljo TociEljo TociVor 8 Tage
    • It depends on the programming langauge and is it a common formula. He is using python so chances are he just has to call a function with the right parameters to get the results Edit: Looked at where he showed the code and now it looks like he wrote it himself (i think) but with the right libraries (basically code someone else already wrote) he wouldn't have

      RaspberryRaspberryVor 5 Tage
  • So many fantastic Engineering challenges exposed and explained. It's fantastic that the author took on the challenge and then even better that he exposed the challenges that he struggled with. Such a cool project -- beyond words really -- and a really great and entertaining video. Thanks for sharing.

    Roger DeutschRoger DeutschVor 8 Tage
  • Haven't subbed to anyone for over a year now but this, this I had to sub to

    Pablo KahuraPablo KahuraVor 8 Tage
  • i have one single question ... how much time did this project take ? you are the most genius person on DEhave.

    عودة باب الحارةعودة باب الحارةVor 8 Tage
  • Coming from an engineer who did his degree in one of the most prestigious universities in the world... you sir are one hell of an engineer. Much respect

    The lucky oneThe lucky oneVor 8 Tage
  • When he didn't mention undistorting the camera I knew something bad was gonna happen there lol

    xXxYOLOSWAGWARRIORxXxxXxYOLOSWAGWARRIORxXxVor 9 Tage
  • Taking shots without chalk on the cue tip is killing me!!! :-p

    Senseless BabbleSenseless BabbleVor 9 Tage
  • The internet society is broken because this video should have more value, awesome stuff.

    Video SuperheroVideo SuperheroVor 9 Tage
  • "getting this done was about as hard as labor"

    Aaron LinAaron LinVor 9 Tage
  • 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 kennedyVor 9 Tage
  • increadible, great. I can't believe sby just builds a robot like this in his garage - simply genius.

    CV MCV MVor 9 Tage
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