Automatic pool stick vs. strangers

15 Th02, 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...

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

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay13 ngày trước
    • lol, i could beat this no problem, i have 6 legs

      Lucas LocustLucas Locust2 giờ trước
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      Epic ElectricEpic ElectricNgày trước
    • @bena stiklers you need help with spelling & punctuation.

      Deftones MikeDeftones Mike2 ngày trước
    • Destin is also a badass!

      Deftones MikeDeftones Mike2 ngày trước
    • Hi you won't remember the last shot with in these walls short of I diot. it's not a waste as you never play with the players.

      darielle wheelerdarielle wheeler2 ngày trước
  • A buddy of mine went to a premium engineering school, and he picked his "thesis project" as a freshman to make a pool playing robot similar to this that could drive around a rail installed around the table. He was supposed to complete this by his senior year. He wanted it to be like the real life version of Deep Blue, but for pool. He quickly changed his mind after a few classes, and did something far less ambitious.

    NickPicker WINickPicker WIPhút trước
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    Eviana VazquezEviana Vazquez7 phút trước
  • Hoi, het zal goed zijn als je de pool stok maakt die op battery werkt en een communicatie heeft met het programma via een blue toot

    Ronny CharlesRonny Charles10 phút trước
  • Something that would be neat to add as an advid pool player myself is “safety” plays. In other words if you dont have a shot... like you mention in the final match against wife made here... find a shot that leaves the cue ball somewhere your opponent won’t have a shot either. Just a thought!

    Cory BartonCory Barton13 phút trước
  • +

    KrakensWrathKrakensWrath18 phút trước
  • I don't really need the flash drive, but I entered my email just to help you. Keep up the great work.

    Kevin HelfrichKevin Helfrich59 phút trước
  • So all the good stuff from micro center just happens to be a million miles away. :( The dedication to the project though: thumbs up!

    Telewa EmmanuelTelewa EmmanuelGiờ trước
  • Hes gonna accidentally make Ultron in his basement

    Moist KurtleMoist KurtleGiờ trước
  • yup that's how every day god life

    # Phénix# PhénixGiờ trước
  • Big fan of your videos. You’re truly a genius. Keep it up 👍 💯

    EdZootoEdZootoGiờ trước
  • that blew my frickin mind! Nice work!

    Mark HahnMark Hahn2 giờ trước
  • Make the 50 cal pool cue

    Jordan G.Jordan G.2 giờ trước
  • day 1 make a orange or bannana peeling machine (this is a joke btw but you can do it somehow if you want)

    Abhijit PrajapatiAbhijit Prajapati2 giờ trước
  • awesome video, instant suscribe!

    gaeb1811gaeb18112 giờ trước
  • Wow!

    ClipPreviewClipPreview2 giờ trước
  • Absolute genius. You should send this video as a CV to Elon Musk and your creations should play their part in the evolution of man.

    Shanil MisraShanil Misra2 giờ trước
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    rich ririch ri2 giờ trước
  • when you try to make the program look further ahead try to make chip shots as i think i could still beat the program

    Louie-George ClareLouie-George Clare3 giờ trước
  • U r genius

    Jay TangJay Tang3 giờ trước
  • Your bot couldnt play on normal size table

    jospejospe3 giờ trước
  • Very impressive.

    Joe PieczynskiJoe Pieczynski3 giờ trước
  • The whole thing is worthy of a supervillain movie plot 😂 "They bested me, so I built a giant robot to CRUSH THEIR HOPES AND ANNIHILATE ANY COMPETITION!" The irony and the amazing engineering behind this really make it shine.

    TheDaniel366CobraTheDaniel366Cobra3 giờ trước
  • Wait... Was this reuploaded?

    Known asKnown as3 giờ trước
  • 17:15 its a spider web

    DanyDany3 giờ trước
  • I did all the steps but I can't get wife mode to work, it says I need something called "Wife", do you know what this is and how I can fix this?

    TheDeepVoiceGuyTheDeepVoiceGuy4 giờ trước
  • cool. why you dislike this...?

    Oskar KawuliczOskar Kawulicz4 giờ trước
  • I just saw a video where Efren Reyes makes some of the most insane, improbable shots. I'd like to see how many this pool stick can match.

    James StephensJames Stephens4 giờ trước
  • When is LPL vs your lock?

    RandomclipsofmedoinrandomdumbstuffindifferentgamesRandomclipsofmedoinrandomdumbstuffindifferentgames4 giờ trước
    • Maybe LPL is still trying to pick it

      Known asKnown as3 giờ trước
  • totally 1000 iq

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  • 2:32 - When she wants to go for a third round

    zlistcelebrityzlistcelebrity4 giờ trước
  • Plsss more

    Black !Black !4 giờ trước
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    Dj johnsonDj johnson5 giờ trước
  • "The electronics are pretty straight forward"

    Sonda TatSonda Tat5 giờ trước
  • Love your channel so much. It’s really growing into something amazing.

    Nate StilesNate Stiles5 giờ trước
  • Make a robot on a track going around the table to handle the stick, to replace the person playing. The robot could also switch between player 1 and player 2.

    woodsman04woodsman045 giờ trước
  • this is by far the coolest thing i have ever seen

    1andrew1231andrew1236 giờ trước
  • Pool is cool, but have you ever thought about the fact that a piano is a hammer-activated harp?

    Nato BoramNato Boram6 giờ trước
  • pleaaase tell me whats the name of your work I want to work the same thing

    Mario AlainMario Alain6 giờ trước
  • Can you make an automatic broom? Or just a vacuum in the shape of a broom to bring sweepin in the 21 century? Elimate the need for a dustpan and put roomba outta business for good!

    Richard DiptsonRichard Diptson6 giờ trước
  • Can you explain how your machines work in a little bit of a simpler way? My kids like to watch this and they need a simpler description.

    Holly BraunHolly Braun6 giờ trước
  • Your the modern day jimmy neutron!

    Cameron MerktCameron Merkt7 giờ trước
  • You can also add English and topspin backspin etc. that makes a massive difference when looking ahead. A good pool player is always many moves ahead. And with every shot there is some form of spin that would help with the lay of the ball so it is perfectly in position for the next shot.

    Christopher PolandChristopher Poland8 giờ trước
  • I built my computer from Microcenter too!

    Christopher PolandChristopher Poland8 giờ trước
  • It’s phenomenal however as a very good pool player (if I do say so myself) I have to tell you you missed several shot possibilities on the shot possibilities. The red ball could have also gone into the far corner pocket or cross corner to the opposite pocket. That’s just on the last test.

    Christopher PolandChristopher Poland8 giờ trước
  • Structural analysis jenga (and perhaps online jenga)?

    jake smithyjake smithy8 giờ trước
  • your projects are always very cool. nice work:) i think that a lot of people don't know how hard it is to program everything ^^

    FSC silverFSC silver8 giờ trước
  • That was a great vid. Thanks "best of youtube" for pointing it out!

    Cody DenverCody Denver8 giờ trước
  • Hey Shane! Do you publish your code anywhere? I'd love to take a deeper dive into how this works.

    Jared StarkweatherJared Starkweather8 giờ trước
  • incredible

    Meriç Aras ÇalğanMeriç Aras Çalğan9 giờ trước
  • !!!

    mill bmill b9 giờ trước
  • Real life Tony stark, builds whatever he wants in the basement.

    Rajesh BRajesh B9 giờ trước
  • Bro this guy us Einstein 2.0😳

    Devanand SathyanDevanand Sathyan9 giờ trước
  • when this guy calls people nerds thats friendly fire

    Marcos CruzMarcos Cruz10 giờ trước
  • He is the nerd of the nerds

    kishore kumarkishore kumar10 giờ trước
  • Me thinking, wow he's nearly done! Realising it only a third into the video. Sudden anticipation of many failures and an annoyed designer.

    Zachary Cohen warburtonZachary Cohen warburton10 giờ trước
  • What's the drawing app he is using on his pad?

    tidiztidiz11 giờ trước
  • Im guessing he is getting quite a lot of job offers because of these videos :)

    TwitchJinedTwitchJined11 giờ trước
  • Very smart guy! Still say i can beat his " robot stick"

    James GarrettJames Garrett12 giờ trước
  • This is fucking awesome!

    Oscar Garay VelasquezOscar Garay Velasquez12 giờ trước
  • Very nice

    Sheik SSheik S12 giờ trước
  • Try sinking the 8 ball in the break shot. If you do so, you win the game immediately.

    Krish AgrawalKrish Agrawal12 giờ trước
  • This is sooooo Cool.. and secondly.. it makes me wonder what my kids will see when they procrastinate at my age.

    Anders JohnssonAnders Johnsson12 giờ trước
  • Next up his gonna make robo Efren Reyes

    Kent ArthurKent Arthur13 giờ trước
  • >A lot of people will tell me it would be more efficient to just practice instead of building this whole system........ Actually, it's not... At all... By FAR. You just crammed YEARS worth of billiards practice into a few weeks worth of algorithmic programming.... Muscle memory from your fingertips to your shoulders (and beyond), shot placement, stick alignment, applying English and spin, shot selection, et. al....

    CK's channel.CK's channel.13 giờ trước
  • Robots do work for pay. They get payed in the energy they consume because stupid humans have to pay the electricity bill they accumulate.

    Richard CraniumRichard Cranium13 giờ trước
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    kardaani vägikardaani vägi14 giờ trước
  • Can you feed it Efren's Z shot positions and see what it comes out with?

    Saliya WimalaratneSaliya Wimalaratne14 giờ trước
  • Make the projector on your glasses

    Michaels Mojo drawingMichaels Mojo drawing14 giờ trước
  • These projects are amazing and all.. but this guy needs to work with Elon musk or something to save the world ...

    vinvinkvinvink14 giờ trước
  • So when are we going to get "All technology by Senku from Dr. Stone" kind of thing?

    Roman AbdurahmanovRoman Abdurahmanov14 giờ trước
  • Does you cue calculate the break off? Also does it calculate for the trajectory of other moving balls crossing paths?

    G MG M14 giờ trước
  • Waiting for the pool trick shot robot to put the many hours of people's practice to shame

    tehpanda64100tehpanda6410014 giờ trước
  • Next project is to make a team of Cricket fielding robots and maybe even a bowler. you could use a lacrosse stick on a linear actuator (Height control) to catch throw the ball. on the light towers you could mount the cameras to track the ball and also for optical navigation of the robots. your main problem is finding a cricket oval in yankee land, then again baseball is a similar game.

    Frans de BruijnFrans de Bruijn15 giờ trước
  • This is impossible great job stuff made here. Brilliant job! More love from Sri lanka.

    Tharinda KarawitaTharinda Karawita15 giờ trước
  • I thought of this around 1999, cool to see it in practice 21 years later.

    Frans de BruijnFrans de Bruijn15 giờ trước
  • Anyone know what the drawing app is called ?

    Manuel VogelManuel Vogel15 giờ trước
  • There is a way to calculate the z-height of two fiducial marker to get the cue inclination angle. Anyway IMU option is more accurate in this case what you implement.

    Moniruzzaman AkashMoniruzzaman Akash15 giờ trước
  • “I wanna enjoy the game of pool the way it was meant to be played” 😂 mkay bud

    mr. salsamr. salsa15 giờ trước
  • How do I wire my whole house on one cable??!!!

    Joe LjubasJoe Ljubas15 giờ trước
    • Lmao!!! Meet my cuz Billy Ray tracing.

      Joe LjubasJoe Ljubas15 giờ trước
    • Scalpel?? ::: ummmm..yeeeeaaaahh..ooops!

      Joe LjubasJoe Ljubas15 giờ trước
  • i think efren has this diagram installed on his eyes

    obra emprintaobra emprinta16 giờ trước
  • social distanced game of pool, even though you can already social distance while playing actual pool

    Zedrick ReyesZedrick Reyes17 giờ trước
  • heh, now we gotta see this guy go up against Efren " Bata " Reyes

    Zedrick ReyesZedrick Reyes17 giờ trước
  • Holy smokes. I can't even.

    Oldstuff ManOldstuff Man17 giờ trước
  • 19:43 depends on how you use it i guess...

    SorenkairSorenkair17 giờ trước
  • Remember... ITS OKAY TO SLEEP

    Cadet XeroCadet Xero18 giờ trước
  • I have no clue how hard it would be to code but it might be q good idea to add somethinv where it figures out the worst postion for the que ball to be in for the other players turn so it could hit one of your balls inand make it almost impossible for the other player to make their shot

    moomer lol.moomer lol.18 giờ trước
  • and that why we go to college...

    BigBoxBigBox18 giờ trước
  • A challenge as requested... shallow geothermal, with a min production of 100W. I think this can be done with acetic acid,, without any inputs if the cooling element is significant enough, as it boils at a low temp. I mean, people say free energy, but no one pushes geothermal for small scale except for greenhouses. I think it can be comprised majorily of PVC and/or CPVC as acetic acid doesn't interact much. A magnetic clutch could be used to transfer the energy without releasing the gas, which (because the cooling is so bad ass) condenses to be heated again. Can add in a heat exchanger as an option to make system more productive. I suck at math tho, so I couldn't get this to work. Maybe 1 of the engineers that watch this page would be willing to take a shot?

    amouramisamouramis19 giờ trước
  • He should make a robot that can get a perfect score on just dance.

    Deep HopperDeep Hopper19 giờ trước
  • Oh man, the QR code got me. Well played

    SlimathySlimathy19 giờ trước
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  • Microcenter is possibly the best sponsor ever

    DippindottDippindott19 giờ trước
  • This is so awesome

    Joshvin Matthew DomingoJoshvin Matthew Domingo20 giờ trước
  • Wow, as all others, i enjoyed this video alot. This video should be longer or break it up with several parts over weeks.

    Fluke73Fluke7320 giờ trước
  • 21 minutes ago I thought I was smart 🤦‍♂️

    Jason GildenJason Gilden20 giờ trước
  • I hate you man coz you're a genius! Hate = admired! 😉

    Son of MoisesSon of Moises20 giờ trước
  • Does anyone know what software he uses for not taking and sketches?

    Josh Wright-SmithJosh Wright-Smith21 giờ trước
  • I'm over 99% certain that you, Mark Rober, and Adam Savage could solve every one of the world's problems if you were locked in a room for a week together.

    htlafhtlaf21 giờ trước
  • He is a mechanic, an electrician, programmer, athlete, a mathematician, physicist and many other things, but most importantly he is a youtuber.

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