Making a log carving robot

4 avril 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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    Stuff Made HereStuff Made HereIl y a 6 jours
    • 11:40 it is also called a DEADMAN Switch ...

      RVingwithGRVingwithGIl y a 11 heures
    • Send the lock to the LockPickingLawyer you're very clearly procrastinating Shane

      L.T.C gamingL.T.C gamingIl y a 20 heures
    • You are my favorite tech youtuber I love all your videos good job

      Mike kinardMike kinardIl y a jour
    • Would you consider a technical deep dive on the coding or math for a project like this? I love your approach and the way you can make learning enjoyable! Keep up the great work, you're a jack of all trades, and inspiring more people to get creative and build their own stuff with every video.

      Steven HellmannSteven HellmannIl y a jour
    • ♥️

      2001BC2001BCIl y a jour
  • okay, hear me out, hear me out. This + wheels = Apocalypse ready

    Cjoel7200 OCjoel7200 OIl y a 5 minutes
  • you need bar oil to cut the wood man, add some lubrication!

    KarlFTIKarlFTIIl y a 7 minutes
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    John NdasJohn NdasIl y a 20 minutes
  • Make VR Haptic gloves

    Pathan210Pathan210Il y a 22 minutes
  • Great video but i really want to see it cut a log!

    CMZ neuCMZ neuIl y a 28 minutes
  • Get a nonkickbackl chain, yellow label vs green

    Tim DunphyTim DunphyIl y a 32 minutes
  • ... or just use an end Mill on a continuous fourth axis 🙄

    Keyboard WarriorKeyboard WarriorIl y a 48 minutes
  • I am sure you would cut a perfect bear if you didnt use that chainsaw as a tool :) drill would do much better job.....

    Jakub BarvirJakub BarvirIl y a 54 minutes
  • Boris Dogson

    MrNuri21MrNuri21Il y a heure
  • This dude is so smart it's crazy. This is what your intelligence is being used for. This

    Justin GabrieleJustin GabrieleIl y a heure
  • Please invent a robot cook. That cooks food for you. Then tell your wife, no need of you anymore. Lmao.

    Linda H.Linda H.Il y a heure
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    Dr.Mikizzle TherapistDr.Mikizzle TherapistIl y a heure
  • If it's on the false summit, cant you just move it paralel to it's hight in a random direktion until you "hit" a wall and ball will go "oh Theres more material here maybe it wasnt the highest point i was at before" and you keep doing that, and if the ball doesnt hit any more material when it thinks it's on the highest point it's prob right. Dunno how those things acculy work but it's an idea

    Guldmormor GoldgrannyGuldmormor GoldgrannyIl y a heure
  • It's so cool that your Dad let you use the entire basement for this project. I bet you are at the top of the science class in school!! :-)

    Karen ShawKaren ShawIl y a heure
  • 12:47 Am I the only one who noticed that this stickers probably are blank?

    Maciej PośpiechMaciej PośpiechIl y a heure
  • you are smart!!!

    aria nicearia niceIl y a heure
  • Dude you made a robot arm cut a dog sculpture with a chainsaw . pretty much one of the coolest things since the Fonz jumped a tank full of sharks with his motorcycle.

    4200time B4200time BIl y a heure
  • Needs sanding. I wonder if this would be of interest to people who do these types of carvings, to give them an initial base to work off of for time-savings. Would have to make sure it doesn't make any overcuts, though

    Luceph AngeloLuceph AngeloIl y a heure
  • I am waiting for the, "Honey I shrunk the kids" video :)

    MogipbobMogipbobIl y a 2 heures
  • This is super cool, but can it piss beer?

    DAFIZZIFDAFIZZIFIl y a 2 heures
  • Somewhere around the 18 - 20 minute of this video I realized that the robot could chop his own head off if I'd make a mistake...

    Dan L.Dan L.Il y a 2 heures
  • This is why this guy isn't an engineer. The tilt analysis is easily fixed using a level sensor with 3 axis. Instead of solving the problem he used physical dependence. Sensors man. Sensors. Also you didn't use neutral networks with self organization. Instead you thought in linear context.

    Hobo CornerHobo CornerIl y a 2 heures
  • i like it that he was playing dance til your de4d

    KEMABBOKEMABBOIl y a 2 heures
  • I love the little details, like on his top monitor he was playing the “dance till your dead” meme, and also he searched “why are weener dogs SO long”

    annag coclannag coclIl y a 2 heures
  • i think you would benefit alot by unit testing your code bro, document the behavior of your functions with them to make sure they do what you say you do ;)

    SeanSeanIl y a 2 heures
    • a simple solution for the next project, is to not be the perpetrator.

      annag coclannag coclIl y a 2 heures
  • Stumbled upon your video and enjoyed your genius, narration and witty commentary. You made me feel like an inferior human though. 🤦‍♂️. Still loved the video. 👍

    Steve FisherSteve FisherIl y a 2 heures
  • 14:30 wtf is running on the pc above you xD

    LionelLionelIl y a 3 heures
  • Very cool project. I like the big dog better. It is three dimensional😉

    Theo BenscheidtTheo BenscheidtIl y a 3 heures
  • Lol she likes dogs 19:40 as he is wearing a long sleeve with a white dog on it 😂

    TTIl y a 3 heures
  • His top monitor searches are the best.

    Guilty ButlerGuilty ButlerIl y a 3 heures
  • "why buy one when I can make a much worse one for free"... turns out that was my motto all my life without knowing it. Go diwhy

    Rusty the CrownRusty the CrownIl y a 3 heures
  • Giving a robot a chainsaw? What could possibly go wrong?

    Marcus GrantMarcus GrantIl y a 3 heures
  • Idea! Get it to melt ice into sculptures, using a heating element, or, better, fire. Sell ice sculptures for an unfeasible amount of money, in a fraction of the time it takes a human to do them. And by use of a system of pantographs, knock out several at once! Get to the point where yours are superior to anything a human could do, and are quick, cheap, and easy to make. You have removed the human element from art, thereby killing it. Nobody wants ice sculptures any more, bottom drops out of market. Congratulations! You have killed a stupid, snobby, pseudo-art form for tasteless jerks! Next week: Killing postmodern analysis with a Markov chain generator. Oh, wait, they already did that.

    greenaumgreenaumIl y a 3 heures
  • stunning!

    Tom TangTom TangIl y a 4 heures
  • Please actually upgrade this to be able to actually cut wood

    Matthew MusickMatthew MusickIl y a 4 heures
  • Start with wooden Bear ends up with paper dog. Yep classic what you ordered up vs what you get.

    ArivaldArivaldIl y a 4 heures
  • Working with chainsaws is dangerous, I can count the accidents I had on the fingers of one hand.

    pggpggIl y a 4 heures
  • The gigantic weed namely jump because mary bilaterally shave an a onerous parcel. miscreant, purple engineer

    Bobby YodaBobby YodaIl y a 4 heures
  • is the video delayed for about 20sec just for me?

    Erico LuisErico LuisIl y a 4 heures
  • Mr. Stuff: Im making a Log carving robot Mark Rober: I'm making porch traps to help catch criminals William Osman: I bought a battlebot to see what it's like: Michael Reeves: HAHA BostTon RoBOt gO PISSSSSS

    manuelito1233manuelito1233Il y a 4 heures
  • a simple solution for the next project, is to not be the perpetrator.

    Morgan FunnyGMMorgan FunnyGMIl y a 4 heures
  • What program are you using on the iPad?

    Officer DonutOfficer DonutIl y a 4 heures
  • What is this art program that you use?

    Kostek 77Kostek 77Il y a 4 heures
  • Please do a collab with Mark Rober

    meowmeowIl y a 4 heures
  • You need to make it cut wood for sure. You could legit make some serious money with that.

    Two EyeTwo EyeIl y a 4 heures
  • 3:27 SANIC lol.

    sijondasijondaIl y a 4 heures
  • Congrats man, great job!

    Caio LedesmaCaio LedesmaIl y a 4 heures
  • And now the robots have chainsaws...

    Wyatt HausmanWyatt HausmanIl y a 4 heures
  • You are a look a like of Harrison wells from the flash

    Petier YTPetier YTIl y a 4 heures
  • 10:45 For not getting stuck in a false summit, try a method called "simulated annealing finding optimization".

    kambizghkambizghIl y a 5 heures
  • is it just me or is the sound off ?

    GVMgamingGVMgamingIl y a 5 heures
    • yeah its like 30-40 sec off by the end

      Crazyfun 205Crazyfun 205Il y a 5 heures
    • same for me

      Jordan MJordan MIl y a 5 heures
  • What if you need triangulation to find the fixed point. Use three separately positioned gradients triangulating.

    Co CharlesCo CharlesIl y a 5 heures
  • Am I the only one who has audio desync for this video, the audio is way out for me???

    Mentaux1Mentaux1Il y a 5 heures
  • What drawing app is that

    LjohnstonLjohnstonIl y a 5 heures
  • I can't get the audio to line up with the video :(

    BuckBuckIl y a 5 heures
  • Pretty cool. Im more chainsaw than computer savvy. Softer wood Modified chain on saw And a chain oiler There are narrow tip bars designed for carving

    Franks GarageFranks GarageIl y a 5 heures
  • is it just me or is the audio out of sync with the video?

    Restlesssoul-alexRestlesssoul-alexIl y a 5 heures
  • sound is messed up, do your job properly

    AlphaAlphaIl y a 6 heures
  • Why is audio so out of sync/wrong? Most of the time it doesnt reflect what is happening on the screen

    Winiarus1435Winiarus1435Il y a 6 heures
  • I watch videos like this and I wonder to myself where did I go wrong in life? This guy is working with cool stuff in his workshop, thinking about and solving problems, getting paid and having fun doing it and all the while having a pretty and supportive wife by his side and making babies. I'm happy for him and happy for her too finding such a cool husband, obviously she hasn't been infected with 3rd wave feminism. Dude, if you are reading this, new subscriber and some day I want to be YOU, but sadly that will never happen, my opportunity to live a life like yours has passed me.

    JustAGuy InBensalemJustAGuy InBensalemIl y a 6 heures
  • I have an urge to get everyone to push your first video above 1 million views. I don't know any other channel that epitomises the saying "quality over quantity" more.

    mozkito lifemozkito lifeIl y a 6 heures
  • Hell yeah! This what I wanna see!

    Athir AtaullahAthir AtaullahIl y a 6 heures
  • Have you sent the unpickable lock to the lock picking lawyer yet?

    Bruce BrandyBruce BrandyIl y a 6 heures
  • Don't you just love it when your code doesn't work? Lol

    Alfredo SequeidaAlfredo SequeidaIl y a 6 heures
  • Still waiting for that lock you said you'd dent to LPL

    no112358no112358Il y a 6 heures
  • Did you think about using a narrow radius chainsaw bar? Wood carvers use them and they have lower kickback potential. Oh, I think the chainsaw was overheating because it was a blunt chain. A Sharp chain won’t prevent cutting on the nose (radius). Amazing video. So much time and effort put into the video, enjoyed watching it.

    Rich Wilkes ArboristRich Wilkes ArboristIl y a 6 heures
  • Am I the only one annoyed by the video lagging behind the voice? I thought it was a mistake from youtube and going to be fixed, but the video itself has the lagging issue. Anyway seems like, I am the only one bothered by it. Great video nonetheless.

    MaxSonicX12MaxSonicX12Il y a 6 heures
    • Yeah, it doesn't line up for me either, thought it was my computer.

      Jordan MJordan MIl y a 5 heures
  • Sound is completely out of sync for me :/ All quality levels :/

    Daniel RaysonDaniel RaysonIl y a 6 heures
  • Time to go buy a pro chain that doesn't have the anti kick back depth gauges

    30ught630ught6Il y a 7 heures
  • No logs were hurt in the production of this video.

    MenyeMCMenyeMCIl y a 7 heures
  • Is the audio way ahead for anyone else?

    Thomas RosebroughThomas RosebroughIl y a 7 heures
  • Why does this video start mid sentance?

    Thomas RosebroughThomas RosebroughIl y a 7 heures
  • Why is the audio off by over 30 seconds??

    MalachiTheBowlingGodMalachiTheBowlingGodIl y a 7 heures
  • next should be : a drone that flies humans !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sadanand DubeySadanand DubeyIl y a 7 heures
  • 2:31 I like it

    JENNIE MAYJENNIE MAYIl y a 7 heures
  • Диявол, як завжди - гадить в деталях ;)

    Tornado2000 KissTornado2000Tornado2000 KissTornado2000Il y a 7 heures
  • With respect the fault is the "obsession" for using a chainsaw, this works when used by a human that can move it in ways varying the force applied and reacting to the wood's grain better than ANY machine, you would achieve your desired result if you created a special cutting disc using chainsaw teeth in a small radius. The correct cutting effect without over complicated algorithms.

    Spam MouseSpam MouseIl y a 7 heures
  • For some reason, the audio and video are desynchronised. Idk if this is the problem with my device or if it's the problem with FRlift.

    William HuangWilliam HuangIl y a 7 heures
  • Audio is making this unwatchable

    Finley JonesFinley JonesIl y a 7 heures
  • Im so confused with the audio??? it's so out of sync

    jomsartjomsartIl y a 8 heures
  • It's weird. This video was working fine the other day, but I came back to finish it and it was wildly out of sync

    LackinrodaLackinrodaIl y a 8 heures
  • Still waiting for the lockpickinglawyer video 🥲

    ZatarahZatarahIl y a 8 heures
  • The audio is out of sync. ._.

    Jordan Hugh McKimmJordan Hugh McKimmIl y a 8 heures
  • "a five character password has 12 million didgets" jeaus Wheatley

    Colm DonnellyColm DonnellyIl y a 8 heures
  • What is that software you use for drawing?

    Julien SantosJulien SantosIl y a 8 heures
  • Eyy inverse kinematics I know about those because of a guy who really loves milk

    SreetoSreetoIl y a 8 heures
  • Is the audio 30s behind for anybody else?

    APerfidiousDaneAPerfidiousDaneIl y a 8 heures
  • This is just mindbogglingly

    SmindustriesSmindustriesIl y a 8 heures
  • This thumbnail changing more than I can comprehend

    DimRedDimRedIl y a 9 heures
  • Why is the audio so desynced? Its really making this video hard to watch

    theBurgerBoxtheBurgerBoxIl y a 9 heures
  • I dont get it, my audio is out of sync :(

    Robin StrandRobin StrandIl y a 9 heures
  • Some how the sound is shifted against the video. Something around 30 sec.

    U:PU:PIl y a 9 heures
  • The entire audio for this whole video is out of sync, by about 30-50 seconds. Feels weird that i actually understand it though.

    gol3m100gol3m100Il y a 9 heures
  • The ultra son contrastingly brush because polish assembly tap between a noiseless staircase. threatening, lamentable drill

    Connie PrudeConnie PrudeIl y a 9 heures
  • The sound of the video doesn't match with the video. Anyone else got this problem?

    TheTAMA98TheTAMA98Il y a 9 heures
    • problem seems to be Chrome

      TheTAMA98TheTAMA98Il y a 9 heures
  • I get not low key panic at the sight of a chainsaw equiped robot arm without a safety cage. Even without the chainsaw that machine can take your head clean off without even slowing down.

    The Horrible BrightThe Horrible BrightIl y a 9 heures
  • Lol at 18:25 i played it at 0.25x speed and had to pause and play a few times. Love it

    KiingRichHardKiingRichHardIl y a 9 heures
  • What's with the audio sync? It feels like it's minutes off in some places Edit: ok this is actually really strange, click at the end of the time bar, and the video will silently continue for like 30 seconds past the end of the bar

    Rory FreeRory FreeIl y a 10 heures
    • Seemed to be off for pretty much the whole video for me. Made it pretty hard to follow at times. Silence at the end because the audio track was that far ahead of the video.

      Paul McQueenPaul McQueenIl y a 5 heures
    • I noticed the same thing, I was so thrown off to see it and it doesn't seem to be happening to many others either. Definitely weird

      Jarett LupienJarett LupienIl y a 7 heures
  • I mean...... Couldn't you just learn how to carve whatever you want out of wood yourself with a chainsaw and then teach the robot the moves it has to make by moving the chainsaw while recording the movements?

    Matt DMatt DIl y a 10 heures