Making chainsaw robot, carving logs 

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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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Derek J. Teague Quèso
Derek J. Teague Quèso 23 tundi tagasi
I was wondering, would make something similar to Rodney Dangerfield's golf club bag from the movie Caddy Shack?
Cam Eron
Cam Eron 4 päeva tagasi
I am happy with the safety precautions taken myself, however, might I recommend locking out your killer robot chainsaw death arm. Despite the mild inconvenience in future endeavors.
Abraham Hannafan
Abraham Hannafan 5 päeva tagasi
You should try treating the wood like it's metal
Timothy van den berg
Timothy van den berg 6 päeva tagasi
Where is the lock for lock picking lawer?
Stacie Mohler
Stacie Mohler 7 päeva tagasi
200th reply
Ho Thien Khanh
Ho Thien Khanh 3 tundi tagasi
The charming death renomegaly form because possibility methodologically knit down a unruly weapon. fluffy, best grandson
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its all about chain speed and lubrication
Braxton Smalls
Braxton Smalls 8 tundi tagasi
The guy from the county fair was sweating bullets there for a second. About put him out of a job 😂
Adam Creedon
Adam Creedon 8 tundi tagasi
Was the chainsaw blade going in the right direction?
Lasse Lund
Lasse Lund 10 tundi tagasi
So cool
suckerpinch 11 tundi tagasi
Great video! I have often felt like you did when generating toolpaths and have come to love black-box function optimizers for cases where I know the problem is "kinda convex" and just don't feel like debugging the math!
flare21 13 tundi tagasi
make a robot that plays piano so it can play rush e on a real piano that would be fabulous
Joseph Ball
Joseph Ball 15 tundi tagasi
Software only, yessir, I see NO hardware work being done here.
Darkmoon Slayer
Darkmoon Slayer 19 tundi tagasi
The sponsor segment was so cute and wholesome and I loved it
Outlawed Modder
Outlawed Modder 22 tundi tagasi
Thought that was 2x4 was thinking you spent 200$ on work XD
NoStereo Päev tagasi
Oh how many times I have had a CNC machine cut into itself accidentally. They really will do exactly what you tell them to do.
Justin Mac
Justin Mac Päev tagasi
Lmaooo CNC machine will only do what we tell it too!!!
Justin Mac
Justin Mac Päev tagasi
Im a certified machinist! And I love your channel bro.
Misac Tiba
Misac Tiba Päev tagasi
I just died when I saw the brazillian dog meme on the upper screen.
Dz H
Dz H Päev tagasi
Killer robot and killer chainsaw switches killed me 😂
matt p
matt p Päev tagasi
Shows how powerful the mind is vs a computer lol an artist carves the wood in 15 min lol
Michael Saveliff
Michael Saveliff Päev tagasi
Already got the kiwi 😎 daughter loves it
Cooking Parker
Cooking Parker Päev tagasi
The brawny bongo essentially mourn because kilogram connoly approve before a hallowed gate. unsightly, quiet dugout
Kat Päev tagasi
Digital 2 päeva tagasi
Why are weener dogs so long?
Tobbe B
Tobbe B 2 päeva tagasi
17:27 Anti kickback tooth ? That tooth has nothing to do with kickback at all. That is your depth guide tooth. When your cuttingtooth on your chain gets filed down, you also need to file down that tooth so the depth of the cut still is correct with the cuttingtooth. If you only file the cuttingtooth, your chain isnt going to cut at all because the guidetooth would be the only tooth that have contact with the wood. And ofcourse, if there wasnt any guidetooth the cuttingtooth would cut to deep and get stuck all the time. Great video tho!
Rex Mueller
Rex Mueller 2 päeva tagasi
do have the chain back wards?
Daniel 2 päeva tagasi
you would need a custom made chainsaw for that arm
Krispy Chikken
Krispy Chikken 2 päeva tagasi
"...i could buy one , but their really expensive...." ...has a robot arm for 20k in his shed ....xD
B Babbich
B Babbich 2 päeva tagasi
How about we pay artists for their work
Cope 2 päeva tagasi
How far away are you from being able to build an iron man suit
Fuller Family
Fuller Family 3 päeva tagasi
He said cut like 7 times in one sentence
Two Dogs AndaMan
Two Dogs AndaMan 3 päeva tagasi
Please fix the World!
Bernardas svirplis
Bernardas svirplis 3 päeva tagasi
Hey could you make a pip boy 3000?
TubeNut Nuttington
TubeNut Nuttington 3 päeva tagasi
What ever happened to lockpicking lawyer trying to pick your "unpickable" lock?
Johnston Journeys
Johnston Journeys 3 päeva tagasi
Okay I'm a little late on the comments to this one but a couple of suggestions for your chainsaw. I know you said you wanted to keep it shorter but a longer bar needs a longer chain with more links and more links doing the same cutting equals less work for each cutting link and it would wear out faster causing your bladed doll and not cut which leads to more friction and the fire. Or perhaps try a higher quality chain that stays sharper longer. Another thing I didn't notice as part of your mechanism was any type of lubrication system for the bar, typically with a traditional chainsaw you've got bar lubricant that also cuts down on the chain friction. And depending on the type of chainsaw bar you are using higher quality chainsaws have better rollers at the end of the bar with higher quality bearings.
Dimitar Petkanski
Dimitar Petkanski 3 päeva tagasi
When will be the new video??? :/
Javi Habi
Javi Habi 3 päeva tagasi
Ice cutter
Reality Discovery
Reality Discovery 3 päeva tagasi
I have an idea for a project try making a hydraulic version of a human arm using hydraulic for the tricep and bicep but custom make your hydraulic so you can fit a blank cartridge in it and put a firing pin and when the cartridge goes off it will cause the lower arm to extend and destroy any thing in front of it
Keith 3 päeva tagasi
pretty damn cool
Liam Fanning
Liam Fanning 3 päeva tagasi
You could file down the depth rakers on the chain which would allow the blade to make those cuts where it was getting stuck. Just be careful cuz if you take them down too far the saw will wanna pull itself into the log where its cutting straight like it would normally if you were cutting a tree branch.
Ziomalkapucha 4 päeva tagasi
4:24 what programme is that?
mikemakesmusic7 4 päeva tagasi
I think just a little bit more research on chainsaw blades and cutting angles, especially those used by those bear carvers would have made the wood version completely doable. Doesn’t exactly work the same as a CNC routing bit or a hot knife.
huh woah
huh woah 4 päeva tagasi
22:15 i thought that was a cat lol
ODETHIOUS 4 päeva tagasi
Why won't you simplify the the cutting to top down and side view for the initial cutting? The code would be a lot less and it would be easy to find which cuts cut the most material. Once the the General shape is defined, you can start using the tedious apple peeler method that turns the wood into sawdust.
El Padrino
El Padrino 4 päeva tagasi
What's the app he uses on his ipad for the blueprints and drawings
Russell Stephan
Russell Stephan 4 päeva tagasi
So, I'm watching a big domino setup and tip-over... Then I thought, "Has someone made a perpetual follow-the-tipover-and set up the dominos so the tip-over loops on itself and ever stops?" Hmmmmmmm.
Tim Wegrynowski
Tim Wegrynowski 4 päeva tagasi
Is that a tablet or laptop you are using? Im a Mac user and have little knowledge on windows products. Also what drawling program are you using when you showing the problems you are tying to figure out around 11:28 in the video? Thanks!
jcims 4 päeva tagasi
Can you make a backseat driver G code interpreter? It hollers out instructions with various insults, then something listens to it and executes it?
emadrio 4 päeva tagasi
You look like Dee from always sunny if she was a man
Jordan L.
Jordan L. 4 päeva tagasi
I'm seven minutes in thinking "Why didn't he just... Buy a smaller chainsaw bar?" I guess I'll see if he thought about it soon... The way I'd try and figure out where to cut needs to be is Ray Marching, find the longest path that gets the closest to the intended shape, although I'm not experienced in coding, engineering, robotics, or anything else remotely useful in this situation so that might be an aweful idea. Oiling the chain might help with the overheating problem, won't help it cut though
Nyx 5 päeva tagasi
Video idea: A crossbow/bow that never misses, perfect bullseye every time with robotics/code :)
Kiran Kokilepersaud
Kiran Kokilepersaud 5 päeva tagasi
I'm a PhD student. This guy could honestly write academic papers in several different fields if he wanted to. Just listening to him describe optimization algorithms and the trade-offs behind each really shows a level of intuition that inspires me to keep going whenever my code isn't working or my results aren't making sense. He doesn't stop trying until it works. That never giving up mindset is what inspires me more than anything else.
Connor Dodge
Connor Dodge 5 päeva tagasi
what is the app he uses on the iPad?
ifig doimudda
ifig doimudda 5 päeva tagasi
Maybe next episode robot haircut?:D
Michael Kurasz
Michael Kurasz 5 päeva tagasi
Stuff made here’s secret alter ego is Mert the Chatroulette musician. You heard it here first
Sithion ta
Sithion ta 5 päeva tagasi
Brazilian flag + dog at 14:30
klutzedufus 5 päeva tagasi
a simple solution to your gradient ascent problem: the genetic algorithm. instead of just 1 starting point, start with several. some will get stuck in the false summits, but there will inevitably be some that make it to the real one. you can continue the algorithm by taking the most successful ones, averaging their starting points, and starting another generation. but, if there’s not that many summits, you’ll likely find the real one quick enough.
tom marynissen
tom marynissen 5 päeva tagasi
Make a robot arm that always does a strike or throws what you want! That would be really cool.
Jeremy Eanes
Jeremy Eanes 6 päeva tagasi
Any update on the lock sent to Lock Picking Lawyer?
Dirt Dawg
Dirt Dawg 6 päeva tagasi
dude your channel is great soo funny and entertaining
Timothy van den berg
Timothy van den berg 6 päeva tagasi
Where is the lock for lock picking lawer?
Eugene Koshanof
Eugene Koshanof 6 päeva tagasi
So.. the question that I guess many people here want to ask - when are you going to make an iron main suit?
Tommy Scheper
Tommy Scheper 6 päeva tagasi
Do an autonomous lawnmower
Hapi hap
Hapi hap 6 päeva tagasi
"you should make one in wood......" best part
Guåhan671 Bass
Guåhan671 Bass 6 päeva tagasi
VidaGoGo 7 päeva tagasi
Hey Jarvis, make a bear with a chainsaw.
janelagrande1 7 päeva tagasi
14:31 Brasil huehue
sanjum2 7 päeva tagasi
lol i have the same computer mouse as him, im lucky ig
Chris Ra
Chris Ra 7 päeva tagasi
Is the music at 18:39 an upbeat EEfrom sound library cover of Pink Floyd's "One Of My Turns"?
Dean Keys
Dean Keys 7 päeva tagasi
Hi, thankyou for the Awesome info-tainment!! I found this company ' engineair ' that makes frictionless, superlight, powerful compressed air powered motors. i thought you could use them with your robotics. if ever you wanted to maybe build a mech suit :)
josh banks
josh banks 7 päeva tagasi
Bro, you should get some dust extraction for your chainsaw. Health is important.
MrZapper1960 7 päeva tagasi
Does anyone know a way to avoid the local maximum problem in his software? At 10:23
Cyrus Ramsey
Cyrus Ramsey 7 päeva tagasi
How about making a laser sighted sling shot where the laser dot location is predicted.
Stacie Mohler
Stacie Mohler 7 päeva tagasi
10:25 how much is that book
Tanmay Singh
Tanmay Singh 8 päeva tagasi
an omnitrix?
Fahad ijaz Ijaz
Fahad ijaz Ijaz 8 päeva tagasi
amazing sum of talents..you must be the happiest person on earth..why not richest one?
Agent VX
Agent VX 8 päeva tagasi
Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think of whether they should. ... but if they had, they'd have still done it, because this is FRICKIN' AWESOME.
larsmark 8 päeva tagasi
What is the illustration software that is used?
mozzavans 8 päeva tagasi
Hi. Idea: vid of making car windows go up faster...they're simply too slow for my liking. You could test the limits of acceleration & deceleration of the glass, safety detection of someone's hand, explore most powerful motors that fit. Fastest car in the world = basic. Fastest car windows in the world = engineer.
VALLEY 8 päeva tagasi
i love the sitcom vibes every time ur wife looks into the camera in disgust
Rohan Raj
Rohan Raj 8 päeva tagasi
dog cut from wood i love it
Gift M
Gift M 8 päeva tagasi
My brain cells hurt but can't stop watching your videos,....amazing content.
Alex 8 päeva tagasi
YO!! check this out (eefrom.info/limo/i3vayKSAmce3l6o/video [no rick roll YT: Dope Tech: Camera Robots!]) then try again with a gopro attached to the tip. You know how to do the rest, excellent video. Would it be better to move on the console? Xbox controller?
Alex 8 päeva tagasi
FG Poor
FG Poor 8 päeva tagasi
I was really hoping he was gonna make the machine
3D_cyClopz _
3D_cyClopz _ 9 päeva tagasi
I have zero experience but would it be easier to start with polygonal bear model from Thingiverse or something and just cut the slices to match surfaces(low poly Proly easier)then have your code eliminate the weird inner cuts, finally a surface area version of "don't colour over the lines" code. easier said then done obviously but its just my Idea
3D_cyClopz _
3D_cyClopz _ 9 päeva tagasi
Match plainer slices with the flat parts, kind of a given that it was gonna end up being low poly looking regardless right
Maggnet 9 päeva tagasi
Your gradient descent approach would have to sample the space of possible solutions and basically try for each of those sample and keep the most successful one. An alternative approach could be a genetic algorithm where you have a million small wood cutters that try out all kind of (initially random) series of cuts and you kind of keep the most successful ones where you vary the cut a bit to see if they can become even more successful. Just don't overfit, but you'll figure that out while reading more about it.
conner hartman
conner hartman 9 päeva tagasi
What if instead of a robot arm, you constructed a chainsaw attachment for a modified roomba and used it to cut your lawn?
Henning S.
Henning S. 9 päeva tagasi
To solve the problems when cutting with the tip, just grind a little bit off of the anti kickback depth stops...
Chanikya .A
Chanikya .A 9 päeva tagasi
Hell bro your wife looks like lena paul
Whamboy 9 päeva tagasi
where do i buy useless block v1.0
UNCO STEELE 9 päeva tagasi
amazing teacher
xander shaver
xander shaver 9 päeva tagasi
Did you try to make the chainsaw light sensitive but you would have a use a dark color and trace it
Salvador W. Empent
Salvador W. Empent 9 päeva tagasi
Yo dude this creation could end up to be the catalyst for a new movie with Will Smith called "I Robot chainsaw massacre"! 😂 All joking aside you are a freaking genius! Keep up the great projects!💪
Jeremy Hurt
Jeremy Hurt 10 päeva tagasi
Woof that was ruufff but you did it!!!
ryan nelson
ryan nelson 10 päeva tagasi
All the past few episodes are perfect length for tv there are even ad breaks kind of built in for a 30 min show do u think that is what they're pitching or is this channel some weird industry plant because he came out of nowhere with low video count huge subs and tormach as a very early sponsor. Idk if it is because he is that great of a creator or if there are other factors but the fact that I can't tell says a lot. I like the vids but I do wonder
deafmute420 _
deafmute420 _ 10 päeva tagasi
you need bar and chain oil or a chainsaw wont cut wood lol :D
Emmanuel4551 10 päeva tagasi
no chain oil.
Max 10 päeva tagasi
Music name in 19:21 please?
복어뮤직 VOCFISH Music
I came here from your videos of 2 home-run bats, and I suggest you to spin the gun bat in the spinning machine....
Nico Nicronix
Nico Nicronix 10 päeva tagasi
"Free" Imagine just the hour cost to have this dude in the room :P
Lord Knightyme
Lord Knightyme 10 päeva tagasi
Dog? I thought she made a cat. Awesome in any case.
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