Automatic pool stick vs. strangers

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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: )

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay2 сарын өмнө
    • I knew the third patreon face looked like you

      redy setgoredy setgo3 цагийн өмнө
    • honestly you suck at pool if you need a robot

      YK camYK camӨдрийн өмнө
    • @darcy stabler Hello.

      Two Dogs AndaManTwo Dogs AndaMan3 өдрийн өмнө
    • except i got banned from patreon for making an account 3x.

      herbert164herbert1643 өдрийн өмнө
    • Hello

      darcy stablerdarcy stabler3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you for doing this

    Anrich SlaterAnrich Slater4 минутын өмнө
  • This Man is Smart AF

    Breesh 2KBreesh 2K6 минутын өмнө
  • Robots are better than YOU, not Everybody. 😂 That's silly❗ There is literally not a robot in existence that could even come close to replicating that complexity of just the human hand.

    All Knowledge PhillyAll Knowledge Philly11 минутын өмнө
  • wow! this is amazing

    Daniel MayDaniel May17 минутын өмнө
  • We don't even have MicroCenters in Canada but I signed up for the email anyways to try and show some support! But this is the kind of "useless shit" that advances us as a species. Someone will look at this device and it will be exactly what they need for some crazy-new robot limb for amputees! Yo could you imagine replacing 2 dudes arms with these and have the computers box the meat suits!? So dope! The future is now, old man!

    NagsterTheGangsterNagsterTheGangster18 минутын өмнө
  • 7:15 Him: “I wanna play the game how its meant to be played” Also him: builds a stick that always hits right

    死HaeGang死HaeGang29 минутын өмнө
  • as a fellow programmer, i could feel that depression in the middle, and that just made me also realise why i came to youtube during work hours

    Wall EWall E35 минутын өмнө
  • iq too high

    RivalzRivalz43 минутын өмнө
  • From the way your girl acts, I bet she leaves you in due time or is cheating on you.

    GeorgeGeorge53 минутын өмнө
  • so you want to "enjoy the game of pool the way it was meant to be played", right? lol

    romaneberleromaneberle54 минутын өмнө
  • So could you make the perfect break?

    John FloresJohn FloresЦагийн өмнө
  • This is sick

    antdgarantdgarЦагийн өмнө
  • Freaking awesome my friend!

    Rebel State SovereignRebel State SovereignЦагийн өмнө
  • Get this man into Google or Tesla management!!!!!!!!

    lil smoke2muchlil smoke2muchЦагийн өмнө
  • How can someone this smart be so down to earth and cool?? Love the wife as well.. in a cool way I mean

    C BC BЦагийн өмнө
  • If it's any consolation, what you achieved in a few weeks is more then I ever will in my whole life.

    Jon JonJon JonЦагийн өмнө
  • Hmm 🤔 work long hours for no pay.... I'm a robot 😲🤖 😉

    MetalMatt2510MetalMatt2510Цагийн өмнө
  • Cool stuff

    forgotmylogininfoforgotmylogininfoЦагийн өмнө
  • I'll stick to practicing

    Seth McBrownSeth McBrownЦагийн өмнө
  • My mate is a barber and he said he will always have a job because you can't cut hair over the Internet - there's a challenge for you?

    420 soulja420 soulja2 цагийн өмнө
  • You are right about Micro Center. It's the only store I go to for 'pooters and parts. Over the last 20+ years I have bought multiple servers, workstations, tablets, laptops, routers, monitors, cameras, and countless accessories at the Westmont, Illinois store. I have equipped myself and my clients with all the stuff I need and they have asked for. I did not keep receipts for everything, because that would have been too scary. It's probby in the $40-50K range by now. Money well spent.

    Marty SchraderMarty Schrader2 цагийн өмнө
  • Hey did that trip the main breaker or just a single breaker?

    Mark RouttMark Routt2 цагийн өмнө
  • This is what uncle phil meant when he told geoffrey "break out lucile" in the fresh prince of bel-air

    Oladipupo AjabiOladipupo Ajabi2 цагийн өмнө
  • You know u havent been out enough when u understand what hes doing and the mechanics

    Mira Wilmot-DiCarloMira Wilmot-DiCarlo2 цагийн өмнө
  • Wtf i could've just learned how to play pool 🙃 Pain

    Joseph XpiredJoseph Xpired2 цагийн өмнө
  • “I want to enjoy the game of pool the way it was meant to be played” builds robot to play for him

    Luis VelezLuis Velez2 цагийн өмнө
  • Just enter "wife mode" and make a ton of money out of bets with this guy...

    Paul KnauerPaul Knauer3 цагийн өмнө
  • Now we need you to challenge a world champion to a party of pool.

    MusicJosh93MusicJosh933 цагийн өмнө
  • So I'm confused because video titles and thumbnails are supposed to indicate the main point of the video, but how much time is actually about any strangers using the pool stick? Gonna call clickbait on this even though the rest of the video could subjectively be described as interesting, because the video's focus is objectively not what it purports to be based on the title and thumbnail. And as with all clickbait, gonna downvote. Just my opinion that you should give more thought to that correlation to avoid clickbait.

    Aaron KerriganAaron Kerrigan3 цагийн өмнө
  • 11:54 I like "def extract_balls(self)"

    MusicJosh93MusicJosh933 цагийн өмнө
  • Why can't we have intellectuals like this running for President? Sheesh

    William FaberWilliam Faber3 цагийн өмнө
  • ⣼⣿⣿⢿⡻⢝⠙⠊⠋⠉⠉⠈⠊⠝⣿⡻⠫⠫⠊⠑⠉⠉⠑⠫⢕⡫⣕⡁⠁ ⣼⡻⠕⠅⠁⣀⣤⣤⣄⣀⠈⠄⠁⠄⠁⣿⡮⠄⠁⠄⠄⡠⠶⠶⠦⡀⠈⣽⡢ ⣿⣧⠄⠁⠄⠔⠒⠭⠭⠥⠥⠓⠄⢀⣴⣿⣿⡄⠁⠠⣤⠉⠉⣭⠝⠈⢐⣽⣕ ⣿⣷⡢⢄⡰⡢⡙⠄⠠⠛⠁⢀⢔⣵⣿⣿⣿⣿⣧⣄⡈⠁⠈⠁⠉⡹⣽⣿⣷ ⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣬⣭⡭⠔⣠⣪⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣷⣵⡒⠫⠿⣿⣿⣿ ⣿⣿⣿⣿⠿⣛⣥⣶⣿⠟⢁⣶⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣷⡙⣿⣿⣶⣿⣿⣿ ⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡫⠁⢀⠑⠓⠫⢝⢟⣿⣿⣿⣿⡻⠊⢉⣄⠈⠪⡫⢿⣿⣿ ⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⢟⠁⣰⣿⣿⣢⢤⣀⡀⠈⠉⠉⢀⠠⠪⢝⡻⣷⡀⠊⡪⡻⣿ ⡫⢟⣿⣿⣿⣿⡊⢠⣿⣿⡫⠚⣊⣡⠶⢦⣤⣤⠶⠞⡛⠳⣌⠫⡻⡀⠈⡺⢿ ⠪⡪⡫⢟⡿⣕⠁⡫⠝⠊⡴⠋⠁⠁⠐⠁⠂⠈⠐⠈⠈⠐⠐⠳⠄⠹⣇⠪⡻ ⠄⠁⠊⠕⡪⢕⢀⠞⠁⠄⣁⢀⢀⣀⣤⣤⣠⣀⣤⣴⣶⣶⣶⡆⠄⠆⢷⠕⡪ ⣄⠄⠁⠄⠁⠄⡎⠄⠁⢬⣮⣕⠻⢿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡫⡪⡵⠄⠁⠄⠈ ⣿⣄⠁⠄⠁⠄⡣⠄⠁⣷⣯⣵⣢⠄⠄⠉⠉⠉⠉⠉⠉⣠⣬⣟⡕⠄⠁⢀⣿ ⣿⣿⣷⡀⠁⠄⡎⠄⠁⠻⣿⣾⣯⣪⣔⢄⣀⣀⣀⡠YLE::::::::::

    NIGHT TIMENIGHT TIME3 цагийн өмнө
  • Who the hell is disliking this!!??

    Rahul SinhaRahul Sinha3 цагийн өмнө
    • @Marty Schrader dont be, ma man.

      Rahul SinhaRahul SinhaЦагийн өмнө
    • Poor pool players. (Sorry for the alliteration.)

      Marty SchraderMarty Schrader2 цагийн өмнө
  • If you have this set up in two locations, you could remote play against eachother with the software & auto-stick just replicating the shots taken by the remote player. i.e. On table A: player 1 plays with a normal stick, then on table B the autostick replicates player A's shot. Then player 2 does their shot like normal on table B, with that shot replicated by the autostick on table A. DO IT. And have pro pool players try it.

    Gustav LöwgrenGustav Löwgren4 цагийн өмнө
  • Meanwhile Michael reeves is making robots piss beer

    Roni GuvenRoni Guven4 цагийн өмнө
  • I am blown by the amount of work done here. You should be able to a PhD for just the work done in this video.

    Muhammad AsfandMuhammad Asfand4 цагийн өмнө
  • Can you make it compact?

  • Are you Tony Stark of real world?

    SiestalavistaSiestalavista4 цагийн өмнө
  • Thank you for your Smart work you helped me Understanding a lot of new things. If you're interested in Mystic way you're welcome to watch those videos

    EdelgoEdelgo4 цагийн өмнө
  • I find it hilarious and terrifying how much effort and time went in all that troubleshooting and it was all condensed in couple of seconds of footage

    TappajaavTappajaav4 цагийн өмнө
  • Damn. This guy found a solution to every problem he encountered. Big thumbs up.

    yes noyes no5 цагийн өмнө
  • He did all that in 5 DAYS?!? This guy is so smart, he's scary! He's like Reed Richards from Fantastic Four!

    Dark Eagle777777Dark Eagle7777775 цагийн өмнө
  • Actually mind blowing. Genuinely one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long long time. Love seeing all the steps involved too, so satisfying when it all comes together. When you were deciding how to generate the power to hit the ball did you ever think of using magnets and a some kind of distance based grip to change the power? I.e. two magnets with the same polarity, one on the stick and the other on the cue end; for maximum power the grip moves the two parts next to each other then release its grip to send the cue end forward, for less power the grip adjusts the distance of the magnet on the cue end from the other magnet (if that makes any sense 😂) Again such an amazing video, I don’t know how one person can know everything you do, insane.

    Nick JonesNick Jones5 цагийн өмнө
  • Everyone: Whoa, an automatic pool stick, that's cool! Me: Look at how straight those lines are. I can't do that.

    Héctor Álvarez FernándezHéctor Álvarez Fernández5 цагийн өмнө
  • Next step add spin to the white ball and try to score

    Lenny0502Lenny05025 цагийн өмнө
  • Awsome

    Jad MehdiJad Mehdi5 цагийн өмнө
  • awsome

    Jad MehdiJad Mehdi5 цагийн өмнө
  • You have a "Garthian" approach to problem solving. As in Wayne and Garth. Have a problem? Rig up a ridiculous machine to solve it for you. I dig.

    D'Hotness McAwesomeD'Hotness McAwesome5 цагийн өмнө
  • Now make a magnetic table so the balls move through wifi like a FaceTime pool table but the person in the other side of the call is in full control of there shots

    diartahadiartaha6 цагийн өмнө
  • I feel like combing this pool cue with a robotic arm would be amazing, then there is no need for you to be a meat servo when playing online games

    Dan EvansDan Evans6 цагийн өмнө
  • Fuck this is sick

    100% MANTOS100% MANTOS6 цагийн өмнө
  • Dude you are soo genuis

    Russel DesottoRussel Desotto6 цагийн өмнө
  • This is insanely cool, instant sub. Also: does anyone know what application that is at 16:08??

    Mason AmadeusMason Amadeus6 цагийн өмнө
  • This makes me feel stupid and scared

    Francisco SamirFrancisco Samir6 цагийн өмнө
  • never ever has something made me feel more dumb than this video lmao. i'm glad we have smart people like this guy, without them humanity would be stuck in 1500.

    Steve Eric JordanSteve Eric Jordan6 цагийн өмнө
  • I wanted to skip just to see the end result, but I stayed for the whole damn video!

    StiftosStiftos6 цагийн өмнө
  • you should challenge o’sullivan

    Azril FauzyAzril Fauzy6 цагийн өмнө
  • $1000 if you miss, pffft hold my redbull

    B DB D6 цагийн өмнө
  • His thumbnail: I drink for every shot missed

    Tdgv OihfTdgv Oihf7 цагийн өмнө
  • 6:01 I was curious ok?!

    YEETYEET7 цагийн өмнө
  • You have to make a lockdown-beerpong-machine to play with your friends the Same way

    JakobJakob7 цагийн өмнө
  • Fact: He is smarter than all the viewers

    The BlazeThe Blaze8 цагийн өмнө
  • 3/4 of this supposed to be an interested topic is this nerd commit verbal diarrhea. Way to go capt.

    Covid Sucks.Covid Sucks.8 цагийн өмнө
  • If you're going to program it to look ahead multiple moves, the ultimate test would be using it on a Snooker table to achieve the highest possible score without the other player getting out of their chair, 147

    dlaldlaldla nutsntnstndlaldlaldla nutsntnstn9 цагийн өмнө
  • imu is not what you give some one you owe money too. It’s an IOU. 😂😂😂😂

    Daniel MicekDaniel Micek9 цагийн өмнө
  • “Let’s be real. Robots are better than us” Shut up.

    Vojtěch GudykaVojtěch Gudyka9 цагийн өмнө
  • Amazing stuff.

    hardly gospelhardly gospel9 цагийн өмнө
  • It's pretty cool but I think it's easyer to just learn how to play the game.

    DzusmastaDzusmasta9 цагийн өмнө
  • This guy has never heard of Efren Reyes obviously

    Trenton HevenerTrenton Hevener9 цагийн өмнө
  • Patent and become billionaire. Target old rich folk who wanna play pool with there friends and family who are far away or just quarantined ez cash boo.$$$

    BluCT Mediocre GamingBluCT Mediocre Gaming9 цагийн өмнө
  • Automatic shovel!

    Anthony TharpAnthony Tharp10 цагийн өмнө
  • Next up: turning a microwave to a disease curing bot 9000

    DotDy BoiiDotDy Boii11 цагийн өмнө
  • IMO is international money order IOU is the correct one for money owning :)

    Aaron ChapmanAaron Chapman11 цагийн өмнө
  • He just called himself an idiot. What would that make me?

    Cristian ReyesCristian Reyes11 цагийн өмнө
  • in the future you expect flying cars but instead its just social distancing pool games

    sleepypplsleepyppl11 цагийн өмнө
  • Well robot's are not better than us because we created them

    silenthundersilenthunder11 цагийн өмнө
  • What is your iq you lost me at 6:10 and it must be up there with Einstein

    Jonathan ReedJonathan Reed12 цагийн өмнө
  • Your personality seems so genuine Subscribed and liked ✌️

    Aditya DebnathAditya Debnath12 цагийн өмнө
  • This video is offensive because it makes me feel stupid...(sarcasm)

    Achisachis73Achisachis7313 цагийн өмнө
  • I wonder how that robot would do against a professional... also would love to have my own lol

    JJ13 цагийн өмнө
  • I have no idea how he did any of that. But it is insanely impressive

    Alicia RempelAlicia Rempel13 цагийн өмнө
  • It would be cool if you could program it to hit multiple balls in, in one hit.

    kubushkubush13 цагийн өмнө
  • Just to be obvious this does not count at all its kool but to be clear having a moving tip on a cue makes it unrealistic and not real pool

    DOADOA13 цагийн өмнө
  • He’s smart af

    Mr. VanzeeyMr. Vanzeey14 цагийн өмнө
  • If that's Paterson New Jersey on my God I love that store

    Robert RuizRobert Ruiz14 цагийн өмнө
  • 7:45 Florida man

    Laco draKoLaco draKo14 цагийн өмнө
  • I love this dude work with Mark Rober

    Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar14 цагийн өмнө
  • I love that he can do this and uses Wikipedia

    Ryan TomlinsonRyan Tomlinson14 цагийн өмнө
  • When you search up "billiards made here" you get whoah whoah whoah not so fast hacker person

    William HuangWilliam Huang14 цагийн өмнө
  • Now we just need an unbeatable ping pong robot.

    John HulbertJohn Hulbert14 цагийн өмнө
  • youtube never ceases to amaze me with their suggestions

    Kian InocKian Inoc15 цагийн өмнө
  • God, the brain of this man.... Really impressed.

    maxidronesmaxidrones15 цагийн өмнө
  • I found the one guy who uses math class in real life

    BodegaBodega15 цагийн өмнө
  • Yikes those variable names.

    Lambda FunctionLambda Function15 цагийн өмнө
  • Humans are smarter then robots cause we created them

    Ademental FireAdemental Fire15 цагийн өмнө
  • You can design an AI pool robot and play games online with other human players to see how you can rank among all the human players.

    Jacob LeeJacob Lee16 цагийн өмнө
  • we need to make this kind of people very famous not the silly bastards ones

    Abufaza3_Gam3rAbufaza3_Gam3r16 цагийн өмнө
  • There's one other thing you should put in mind which is where the cue ball is gonna stop, for example you don't wanna pot the right ball and have the cue ball potted too with it cause that would stop you from having another take according to the rules, and also there's other variables to pool, for example how hard or soft are the walls or whatever they call them!

    Young Viper TFRYoung Viper TFR16 цагийн өмнө
  • im trying to figure out whats the difference between and and theres this guy...

    itsA girlitsA girl16 цагийн өмнө