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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...


  1. SmarterEveryDay


    10 күн мурун

    Meat servo cheats... (By the way you should totally support Shane on Patreon, like I do: www.patreon.com/stuffmadehere/ )

    • DJ-LA- -WOLF

      DJ-LA- -WOLF

      2 мүнөт мурун

      Not at last if they get hacked where's the logic in that LOL

    • Michael Parham

      Michael Parham

      15 саат мурун

      kgkey.info/block/2KV5i9rMlZmo0I4/video.html could you make a robot that could do this?

    • Random Ambles

      Random Ambles

      Күн мурун

      Colin Furze too.

    • Random Ambles

      Random Ambles

      Күн мурун

      @T Est Maybe add Ave, Clickspring, and Dan Gelbart to your list.

    • Random Ambles

      Random Ambles

      Күн мурун

      @bena stiklers Get Ben from Applied Science, Cody from Cody's Lab, Nile Red, Alan Pan, This Old Tony, John from NYC CNC, NightHawkInLight, Dan Gelbart, Tech Ingredients, Ave, Thought Emporium's Sci House, and Adam Savage from Tested together with them (with William Osman and Simone Giertz for comedic support) and I'm convinced we can jumpstart a new technological revolution. Hopefully the ghost of Grant Thompson will give us his blessing.

  2. DJ-LA- -WOLF

    DJ-LA- -WOLF

    Мүнөт мурун

    Not at last if they get hacked where's the logic in that LOL

  3. F7099Y


    8 мүнөт мурун

    So basically the plan is to make a robotic Ronnie O'Sullivan 👌

  4. Nikhil Chaudhari

    Nikhil Chaudhari

    11 мүнөт мурун

    holy shit! I'm just amazed by the amount of time you have spent in this!! No doubt that programming is a super power!

  5. abhijeet shrivastav

    abhijeet shrivastav

    22 мүнөт мурун

    Total genius

  6. Erth_


    50 мүнөт мурун

    this is nasa level

  7. +Tec


    51 мүнөт мурун

    It's amazing how this guy managed to build such a huge audience that quickly. And the totally deserves it...

  8. KaioPanda


    56 мүнөт мурун

    you could probably make ultron XD

  9. rlbball5


    57 мүнөт мурун

    I cannot stand the noises in the background

  10. Rishi Sanklecha

    Rishi Sanklecha

    Саат мурун

    Venom Trick Shots vs This would be so cool

  11. Zak Manion

    Zak Manion

    Саат мурун

    Should he be slapped after: “the electronics on this are pretty straightforward...”

  12. Kelly Khoo

    Kelly Khoo

    Саат мурун

    There’s still a right and left on a ball?

  13. y1521t21b5


    Саат мурун

    Invite _The Rocket_ to play.

  14. PlanetSharks


    Саат мурун

    This guys doesn't get accepted by MIT, he accepts them.

  15. Derrick Stewart

    Derrick Stewart

    2 саат мурун

    they call this a sport kek

  16. Iric Alexis

    Iric Alexis

    2 саат мурун

    based on the thumbnail, wife should be rich right now

  17. Oskar Ormio

    Oskar Ormio

    2 саат мурун

    Absolutely insane.

  18. Konrad Jacobsen

    Konrad Jacobsen

    3 саат мурун

    Holy crap! I would just LOVE to have your skills and knowledge!

  19. Nootpocket


    3 саат мурун

    The large skill operationally order because customer affectively store since a naughty buffer. juvenile, psychedelic meter

  20. Richard Bowers

    Richard Bowers

    3 саат мурун

    Wife seems like a peach

  21. fir Sound

    fir Sound

    3 саат мурун

    You are a superhero.

  22. Drexler Abadia

    Drexler Abadia

    3 саат мурун

    Wish You could pick the brain of Efren with this hahah

  23. Yahiko Tabayashi

    Yahiko Tabayashi

    3 саат мурун


  24. James Burke

    James Burke

    3 саат мурун

    I'll buy that. make it an actual product please.

  25. Kevin


    3 саат мурун

    you look like how elon musk used to just before all the money. Hope you get even bigger

  26. afrosteeve


    3 саат мурун

    Incredible work well done sir, take a bow.

  27. James Burke

    James Burke

    3 саат мурун

    Work with me and we can take over the world.

  28. The Mechatronic Engineer

    The Mechatronic Engineer

    3 саат мурун


  29. aiRCoft


    3 саат мурун

    Next up: self-playing ping pong paddles.

  30. yax shah

    yax shah

    4 саат мурун

    If your kids wins than you wins?? The robot is my kid , best ever

  31. aiRCoft


    4 саат мурун

    Robots are so smart, they created us. Wait a minute....

  32. Mike Ditrolio

    Mike Ditrolio

    4 саат мурун

    Is the micro center flash drive round in raid?

  33. Kelly Kapoor

    Kelly Kapoor

    4 саат мурун

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  34. The Piano Boy

    The Piano Boy

    4 саат мурун

    If you go to the website, it is funny

  35. Dan Sanger

    Dan Sanger

    4 саат мурун

    We could use a MicroCenter around here, now that Fry's is gone. :(

  36. Lawrence Rolande

    Lawrence Rolande

    4 саат мурун

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  37. Oolong Pantsu

    Oolong Pantsu

    5 саат мурун

    GEOFFREY, BREAK OUT LUCILLE! What's going on? Why do i hear Guiles theme kicking in dude?

    • soinhu foitu

      soinhu foitu

      4 саат мурун

      Fucking Amazing!!!

  38. Marty E

    Marty E

    5 саат мурун

    I always thought I was smart. Now I know my intelligence is just an illusion. I'm actually an idiot wasting oxygen every day.

    • soinhu foitu

      soinhu foitu

      4 саат мурун

      could pick a ball and it will give you a way to make the shot on that ball.

  39. simonbossify


    5 саат мурун

    Random comment: Can you build a 250 pounds Battlebot ?

  40. noOne ever

    noOne ever

    5 саат мурун

    publish that game. it might catch on . to be able to play online with real person is a thrill of the curerent generation

  41. Robbie Gordon

    Robbie Gordon

    5 саат мурун

    This guy will get us to Mars before musk

  42. aparto


    6 саат мурун




    6 саат мурун

    Man, u r a genius.

  44. Peter Scguster

    Peter Scguster

    6 саат мурун

    Did you try to train a neural network? Like AlphaZero in chess

  45. Toby Galvan

    Toby Galvan

    6 саат мурун

    Me when I do school work 11:11

  46. Darin O'Rand

    Darin O'Rand

    6 саат мурун

    Legendary badassary!



    6 саат мурун

    tbh i would like a motorised pool cue without all the brain bits just a piston.

  48. GhostAde


    6 саат мурун

    Please, can anybody please tell me the outro song.

  49. Ryan Chickite

    Ryan Chickite

    7 саат мурун

    That automatic scoring basketball backboard is wicked

  50. Stokee


    7 саат мурун

    This is really cool, want to know what would be cooler? Completely removing the person from the equation. a completely autonomous pool cue that can move itself around the whole table without any human intervention.

  51. Stephan Kasasa

    Stephan Kasasa

    7 саат мурун

    Thanks for taking us on this journey. What an inspiration!

  52. Jake Long

    Jake Long

    7 саат мурун

    This is genius. This guy is a mad scientist.

  53. Zane Gifford

    Zane Gifford

    8 саат мурун

    I think it would be cool if you could make a mode the lets you pick an angle with the que and it will figure out a way to sink a shot from that angle. You could also make it so you could pick a ball and it will give you a way to make the shot on that ball.

  54. P N

    P N

    8 саат мурун

    Fucking Amazing!!!

  55. Namit Gaur

    Namit Gaur

    8 саат мурун

    To be honest I am jealous 😫

  56. John James

    John James

    8 саат мурун

    Gotta love when a data structure has the same name as a commonly known mathematical tool while also functioning nothing like what it is named after Graphs are a great way to confuse people who don't know that

  57. anuj gupta

    anuj gupta

    8 саат мурун

    Just one word "Genius"

  58. John James

    John James

    8 саат мурун

    As someone who is currently a CS student, I have so much respect for the code required to do this. It's actually insane

  59. Cam Knopp Music

    Cam Knopp Music

    8 саат мурун

    Imagine the grade you would get if you passed this in as a project for a class lol

  60. Solidrok


    8 саат мурун

    Love this!

  61. The house of kai

    The house of kai

    9 саат мурун

    smart beats skills... if bill gates prefer to play basketball ill bet you, he can beat Jordan one on one.

  62. Joel Nawty

    Joel Nawty

    9 саат мурун

    Would this be cheating if he played in real comp? I can't think of any rules that say you can't do this.

  63. Dr H

    Dr H

    9 саат мурун

    This guy is Mark Rober on steroids

  64. FuturisticGamer


    9 саат мурун

    For anyone wondering, the QR code at 6:01 is a text saying "you have too much time"

  65. slanch


    9 саат мурун

    This is incredible. Is the aiming algorithm purely model/theory based (e.g., calculating where to aim based on making the cue and object ball line of centers point toward the pocket), or was there training/AI/ML involved in learning to aim? It seems like it would be hard to incorporate friction/throw effects into a theory-based system because these effects vary with shot speed and cut angle. Same with bank shots; shot speed and approach angle affect the extent to which the cushion dulls the angle.

  66. chris vanderburg

    chris vanderburg

    9 саат мурун

    Elon will hire you right away. then you will have lots of moola to play with

  67. Phillip Collins

    Phillip Collins

    10 саат мурун

    Need to be able to do combos, sink the 8 ball on break, sink multiple balls, and do the same in different versions of the game. BTW the sizes of the tables vary as well. So much room to improve. Sounds like a fun long term project for you. It might even be marketable.

  68. FaceI3ss


    10 саат мурун

    Why isn't this guy working with Musk yet! My head is spinning watching this

  69. Phillip Collins

    Phillip Collins

    10 саат мурун

    My favorite youtube video ever

  70. Wendy Jenkins

    Wendy Jenkins

    10 саат мурун

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  71. icaro castro

    icaro castro

    10 саат мурун

    TY micro center!

  72. Andy P

    Andy P

    10 саат мурун

    i came to your house and knocked to collect my $100 bucks, but you never answered the door? i'll bet ya $100 bucks again (if you dare) ya know; like double or nothing, but ya gotta answer your door, i even taped a note on your door camera, did you read the fine print?

  73. Lucas Gatley

    Lucas Gatley

    10 саат мурун

    7:18 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA So you build a cheating pool que? LOL

  74. Zeke Polaris

    Zeke Polaris

    10 саат мурун

    "How it's meant to be played." XD

  75. John Jalufka

    John Jalufka

    10 саат мурун

    Wow. Your content is consistently fascinating and incredibly high quality. You do an excellent job of balancing technical content and shenanigans.

  76. Mitchell Verhelle

    Mitchell Verhelle

    11 саат мурун

    auto clsh of clans machine

  77. Dranscel Pulido

    Dranscel Pulido

    11 саат мурун

    a chess game that its pieces will move on its own when you command it. i mean like in the harry potter. this sounds a good project to make. ;-)

  78. Robert Evras

    Robert Evras

    11 саат мурун

    Dude ...you need to creat an I marketable pool table overlay for training. Forget about the actuated cue.....just the overlay and the lines that show what to do and all the angles...

  79. Markius Fox

    Markius Fox

    11 саат мурун

    You could definitely market the algorithm and projector as a practice aid. People could learn to play billiards a lot faster if they could see the optimal shot and get in the repetitions to the point that they recognize what to do for a given shot.

  80. Qui-gon Tim the Random Raptor

    Qui-gon Tim the Random Raptor

    11 саат мурун

    "I want to play pool how it was _meant_ to be played." *makes an auto-aiming robot to fire for him*

  81. Ivan Vazquez

    Ivan Vazquez

    11 саат мурун

    One of the best channels in KGkey. Congratulations!

  82. Real Earning Apps

    Real Earning Apps

    11 саат мурун


  83. TjDolHaus86


    11 саат мурун

    8:50 the robot just needs a few beers to loosen up

  84. ABCole


    12 саат мурун

    I love Concepts. I use it all the time

  85. Kate gee

    Kate gee

    12 саат мурун

    8 ball pool by MiniClip has a more realistic game engine. Srryz bro :[

  86. NguyenNgocThao Nguyen

    NguyenNgocThao Nguyen

    12 саат мурун

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  87. Steve Mohr

    Steve Mohr

    12 саат мурун

    When I play pool I sometimes have to spin the cue it makes the ball reverse spin to make it go around another ball.

  88. Jake


    12 саат мурун

    RIP Frys Electronics.

  89. zack gronowski

    zack gronowski

    12 саат мурун

    12:19 top monitor, "whats a fancy word for mistake"

  90. Frostyx


    12 саат мурун

    first EPIC project, congratz! really fun. 2º please tell me the name of ipad app that you use!! its just what i need!

  91. Victor Gallegos

    Victor Gallegos

    12 саат мурун

    Emotionless wife, maybe she's a robot too

  92. Josh Stiemsma

    Josh Stiemsma

    12 саат мурун

    Too many ads

  93. Jasper Good

    Jasper Good

    12 саат мурун

    I'm speechless, excuse my language but, WHAT THE FUCK.

  94. edduar wladimir granado carrero

    edduar wladimir granado carrero

    12 саат мурун

    You are amazing !!!

  95. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne

    12 саат мурун

    This video inspired me to keep working on my app even though api calls are kicking me in the rear!

  96. Brett Bellingar

    Brett Bellingar

    13 саат мурун

    Dude, you built the Deep Blue of pool. You should try to play a game against a professional with your program.

  97. Rebekah Nivens

    Rebekah Nivens

    13 саат мурун

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  98. 楊翔遴


    13 саат мурун

    At this point you can just put a track around the pool table and run it autonomously, with another motor that brings it in and out, right?

  99. Estelle Wilson

    Estelle Wilson

    13 саат мурун

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  100. Sam Decrock

    Sam Decrock

    13 саат мурун

    Where does he get the time to work on this? 😮