Илим жана Технология

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!
* Low Polygon Labrador Model: www.thingiverse.com/thing:446787
* RRT GIF: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapidly-exploring_random_tree#/media/File:Rapidly-exploring_Random_Tree_(RRT)_500x373.gif
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  1. Stuff Made Here

    Stuff Made Here

    16 күн мурун

    Hope you enjoy this robot as much as I do 🙂. A big thanks to everyone who helps to make these projects possible through their patreon support. If you'd like to help me make more projects like this (and get more behind the scenes content, an AWESOME discord, livestreams, etc) check out patreon.com/stuffmadehere

    • Abood XS

      Abood XS

      37 мүнөт мурун

      10:42 could you have a lazer scanner? It might sounds bizarre and easier said than done but there was a video about people moving sand here and there to create hills and then the computer will read the height and create a terrain map on the plane.

    • James Collier

      James Collier

      Саат мурун

      :55 you are famous. 3 seconds in this montage

    • MrMoonshiner


      12 саат мурун

      Very cool, but not quite display worthy yet. How about a robot that can put together a jigsaw puzzle, or build a small LEGO set?

    • Collin MacInnis

      Collin MacInnis

      16 саат мурун

      We have a fanuc robot at work... its interfaced on a simple interface... ie... known grid... and a pallet change... I must say... using the robot to push the shuffle around a common axis is innovative to reduce the cost of a seperate drive motor... How you go about asinine ways to explore potential... gives me a chuckle... im not versed in robotics... but you sir have a potential... your intuitive nature will lead you to advancing machine procedures given time... or maybe someone will help Jumpstart your mind where to look... as in waste generated from tool tip... You are one step away form genius... ;) tackle the issue on time... its comparitive... money in... money out. Have a few ideas been floating around for some time. .. 1st rule... let gravity do its job...simple designs can become redundant. From a procedural point of view. Its realizing where to invest the time... What is your motivation? Ya C axis (rotational) with one fixed axis... scale that up... think the bay of fundy... canada.... 60 foot tide... do a coffer dam... re-enforce it... build a lock around it... build concrete floats within that... span the gap inward by a bridge crane... make it tuff as nails... say tower at center to support 1/2 the overhang... So lets say I want a 1000 meter diameter... seems within easy possibility... K bullet points... whats the discharge rate... said locks can disapate water... ideal would be 1 tidal cycle... if we only use a fraction in one stroke... how do we store wasted potential.... basically it boils down to kinetic.... say we want to engineer past limits on drop forge tech as is... go all in... look at it as a all in one... all or none... if you look at a swimming pool... could you not put a upwards force on a float... pin it to a wear plate.... for the linear axis.... drop water level... and said points of final reference... big is not the question... its when we go that way. Why not go deep... we look for fast motions... when we know... torque... rigidity works... so why not go down 5000 meters into the sea... Why not go to the very bottom.... form a pressure vessel at surface... cut into it a conical plug thru... the geometry will self seal by pressure difference alone once applied. So many questions... If its a question of safety... than tackle that... outside of laser and visual... how do you eliminate contact... so its audio?

    • Steve J

      Steve J

      4 күн мурун

      Hey, you should try an offset grinder with the chainsaw blade. You could probably do more intricate cuts. Just a thought. I could NEVER figure out how to do all that you did.

  2. Max M

    Max M

    Мүнөт мурун

    I absolutely love your channel. I think of you as a genius.

  3. hanswasheiri


    16 мүнөт мурун

    Is your wife stoned?

  4. Calvin McFalls

    Calvin McFalls

    18 мүнөт мурун

    Local man drills hole in floor to be able to cut a bear out of wood, only for it to catch fire and burn his house.

  5. rmp5s


    27 мүнөт мурун

    "...make it really hard to read and probably break it." Hahaha...story of my life, man. This is why, whenever I get ANYTHING working, I'm SUPER reluctant to touch it again.

  6. Kritarth Mishra

    Kritarth Mishra

    3 саат мурун

    What app do you use for making your rough sketches and designs? I have been looking for one to use and haven't made up my mind yet, I find the one that you use to be very simple and convienient, Thanks, and awesome job with the videos!

  7. Marco Vítor

    Marco Vítor

    3 саат мурун

    @stuffmadehere Hello, I'm Brazilian and I'm curious: what were you listening to at 14:30 on that upper screen?

  8. hashbang


    5 саат мурун

    i feel like you should make a remote controlled soccer ball or a soccer ball that is rigged for your wife to lose

  9. Archie Everett

    Archie Everett

    6 саат мурун

    You should see if you can get an mlb player to use the baseball bat!!

  10. Hasim Tordios

    Hasim Tordios

    7 саат мурун

    I would love to see you make any superhero suit

  11. Nelson Glover

    Nelson Glover

    8 саат мурун

    5:30 wait what? I need to go google that because you're right, it is magic

  12. Kristo Karl Aedma

    Kristo Karl Aedma

    9 саат мурун

    Perhaps you can look into 'stochastic gradient descent'?

  13. Sweety_Sheep


    9 саат мурун

    Anyone knows what's his drawing software ?

  14. Merouani Abd el karim

    Merouani Abd el karim

    10 саат мурун

    Ur dawg is a king

  15. Jacob Leinweber

    Jacob Leinweber

    13 саат мурун

    This mans power bill... Can’t even imagine

  16. B T

    B T

    14 саат мурун

    Waste of time. Nice fail. This was as dumb as your haircut machine. Why don’t do something useful like make a washer/dryer that folds clothes after drying.

  17. D02rock


    14 саат мурун

    Do it to a block of ice

  18. Peter Milovich

    Peter Milovich

    15 саат мурун

    Things you need to change for next time. Wood choice: Cedar! Its the only wood sculptors use because its the softest and easiest to cut. Also, you have to have OIL on your saw or else it will overheat every time. Love watching your vids.

  19. Ethan Porter

    Ethan Porter

    16 саат мурун

    Why are wiener dogs so long?

  20. Raven Gaspar

    Raven Gaspar

    18 саат мурун

    Woudln't it be much better if you use an angle grinder for this?

  21. Behnam saeidi

    Behnam saeidi

    19 саат мурун

    there is a very easy way to generate gcode for your 3D pattern. approach the problem similar to wood turning. you take the 3D model, pick an angle and project it into a 2D plane (kinda like holding something to sun light and drawing around the shadow). now your problem is to find triangles inside of a an image, there is a greedy algorithm for squares where you set a resolution size and break everything into squares of that size. then you bundle every 4 adjacent square into a larger square. the complexity of your problem also scales linearly with the number of turns you want. This is very scalable as well. this is how GPUs draw fragments.

  22. Rahmen


    19 саат мурун

    “when you have a bolt that’s really stuck, you come over here and break your wrench in half” 😭😭😭

  23. Phil Case

    Phil Case

    20 саат мурун

    Re making wood scupture... You're just going to have to learn how chainsaws cut. It's pretty simple physics, so you should catch on quick. There's a whole lot of guys out here on KGkey with nothing but chainsaw content. One of the biggest factors is probably going to be sharp chains and properly gauged rakers.

  24. Grim reaper

    Grim reaper

    20 саат мурун

    Just import a t posing bear into blender add a few bones, do a rough rig, and a rough pose, then done. Not hard to do. Take a few hours at most.

  25. The k0rKal

    The k0rKal

    20 саат мурун

    didn't you say that you bought your ipad just for one specific software that only works on ios? Jet you use an win10 device? :) cool vid bro

  26. Youssef Elafifi

    Youssef Elafifi

    21 саат мурун

    Could you try to make an automatic dart/bow and arrow shooter? It would calculate the coordinates needed to reach the red dot in the middle, also make sure it's fast to reduce the air resistance effect.

  27. Mo


    21 саат мурун

    Machinists know there is an optimum chip load, speed and feed for cutting different types of materials, depending upon the cutting tool geometry and strength. I am only halfway through the video - hoping that comes to mind.

  28. Joseph Moore

    Joseph Moore

    21 саат мурун

    I hear the Mars drone cost $85M. For a drone. $85M. Sure, it's cold as hell on Mars, and the atmosphere is thin, but, c'mon. I'm betting you could beat that price by an order of magnitude or 2.

  29. jevik freeman

    jevik freeman

    21 саат мурун

    this dude is a genius

  30. RogThePirate


    23 саат мурун

    As a miniature/diorama builder, that much carnage inflicted on XPS foam almost physically hurts me. That said, amazing as always.

  31. zhawn14


    23 саат мурун

    @11:00 I can think of 2 options for the cutting problem. Option (1) is a combination of the 2 original cutting methods; do a best cut line and then do a refining pass like your apple peeler. Option (2) would be to collide a planar perpendicular to the angle you wish to cut; it would something similar to the calculation for magnetic flux to antenna.

  32. The Magic Boy

    The Magic Boy

    Күн мурун

    you didn't throw a bag over the arm to stop it from getting coated or something?

  33. tim g

    tim g

    Күн мурун

    Literally one of the best channels of all. Genius but still very funny

  34. Andras Libal

    Andras Libal

    Күн мурун

    Let's look on the bright side: he put a CHAINSAW on a ROBOT ARM and all he got was a band aid on one of his fingers. Could have been much worse.

  35. yousif el-warfali

    yousif el-warfali

    Күн мурун

    wife wins

  36. Hatcyon


    Күн мурун

    Que brasileiro vendo o vídeo percebeu o que ele tá assistindo no 14:30

  37. Quinn Carver

    Quinn Carver

    Күн мурун

    Hey, I have a chainsaw. They really don’t cut well after just a few hours of use. They need to be sharpened regularly. Take it to your local hardware store. Better yet, by several and have them in rotation - always one sharp. If you are seeing powder or saw dust it’s too dull. If you see miniature ticker tape it’s good and sharp. Thx for the inspiration. QC

  38. Jordan Bennett

    Jordan Bennett

    Күн мурун

    Stuff made here is michael reeves, if he was a grown adult, wholesome, and not addicted to crack

  39. xXave__


    Күн мурун

    Wonder what wife mode would do on this one...

  40. Marco Weber

    Marco Weber

    Күн мурун

    What application is that at 8:28?

  41. Deb Talukdar

    Deb Talukdar

    Күн мурун

    @ 0:53 looking out of your window, is it still snowing over there? Or it was just foggy?

  42. Peter Evans

    Peter Evans

    Күн мурун

    Great video. If you run your ideas past an old lady "The Old Lady Test" approximately 80% of your time can be saved going down non-working paths. You simply state the idea, then, any lady that has made it to 75 years old will immediately tell you what's wrong with that idea. For example, as soon as you showed up with that cedar tree she would have said, "Did you dry it out first?", or "Will that chainsaw I have seen only cut branches actually cut a log?" Also, "Do you really need to write code to know the precise shape when that saw will not cut exactly" or "Why are you using a chainsaw to wittle instead of a chisel and hammer?" or "Why don't you start small and work your way up" Lastly, she would certainly say, "Use pine, it is a soft wood"

  43. Amsterfy '

    Amsterfy '

    Күн мурун

    17/06/2015 = June 17 2015, I really think you should change that date Stuff Made Here.

  44. Ash no Crash

    Ash no Crash

    Күн мурун

    You Should team up with mark rober

  45. Hang Haam

    Hang Haam

    Күн мурун

    13:01 everyone need that in their house

  46. justin peebles

    justin peebles

    Күн мурун

    Make the heartbeat sensor from call of duty. You won’t.

  47. Owen Hofman

    Owen Hofman

    Күн мурун

    could you imagine what the world would be like if everyone was as smart as shane...... just think about it

  48. Mr. Mogo

    Mr. Mogo

    Күн мурун

    anyone know if he sent that lock he made the the lockpickinglawyer? I cant find the vid if he has.

  49. C and me

    C and me

    Күн мурун

    I love how whenever you look at the top monitor you never know what you're going to see, an example that was in this video is just stop having problems stupid

  50. Andrew Zhang

    Andrew Zhang

    Күн мурун

    best gradient ascent explained

  51. Joe D

    Joe D

    Күн мурун

    The potential in this video also made it that much cooler

  52. IDK Alexander

    IDK Alexander

    Күн мурун

    5:03 duck

  53. Joe D

    Joe D

    Күн мурун

    Chuck Norris stopped a chainsaw with his bare hand in a movie

  54. Acecool


    Күн мурун

    I wanted to add another comment because I had this on the backburner for a little bit and a solution popped in my mind, as a programmer - how would I accomplish this... I don't know much about modeling, and I wish I did, but converting motion capture to g-code wouldn't be super difficult... You could capture the motion of one or more of these chainsaw artists and replicate what they've done. The arm could handle it. The rotational element would be opposite of their movement around the item. And you could get incredibly accurate reproductions by doing this - although they may not like you selling a replica of their making via a robot though, but I'm sure there are a few people willing to try this.

  55. Two2002


    Күн мурун

    Can I join the channel? I’ll work for free

    • Two2002


      Күн мурун

      Software optimization? Just use c++ instead

  56. Thomas Schratz

    Thomas Schratz

    Күн мурун

    "you should make it out of wood" lmao

  57. Dezient


    Күн мурун

    This guy is honestly living the life

  58. pmK0


    Күн мурун

    What is the name of that note taking app?

  59. ورق جدران اسطنبول Decorations and interior cladding

    ورق جدران اسطنبول Decorations and interior cladding

    Күн мурун

    A dedicated channel for wallpaper..

  60. Acecool


    Күн мурун

    That actually looks like a cat. The wire one.

  61. Shrikant Kaul Chand

    Shrikant Kaul Chand

    Күн мурун

    Hey, about making the gradient descent work - a nice way I know of is using stochastic gradient descent which is much more likely to converge to absolute min/max since it makes random jumps driving away from local minima/maxima.

  62. David Lowit

    David Lowit

    Күн мурун

    What software do you use for your illustrations?

  63. cheppuku


    Күн мурун

    is the lockpicking lawyer collab coming?

  64. KroNix


    Күн мурун

    Still waiting for that lock update 👀

  65. samscar _

    samscar _

    Күн мурун

    Not to push but when does the almighty stuff lock meed an unstoppable force

  66. Thomas Bahr

    Thomas Bahr

    Күн мурун

    Wife obviously...

  67. Mack G.

    Mack G.

    Күн мурун

    If I were building a chainsaw wielding robot, my wife would be hiding in a corner with her book too. 😂

  68. TheXstreet Fr

    TheXstreet Fr

    Күн мурун

    "Stand back, I will kill you" genius 🤣

  69. Barry Bencsics

    Barry Bencsics

    Күн мурун

    I think it would be a great idea if you designed a robot for robot wars on KGkey, very popular.

  70. Mariusz Chyliński

    Mariusz Chyliński

    Күн мурун

    You gave these machinery in your garage? ;)

  71. Frank Charles Pedro

    Frank Charles Pedro

    Күн мурун


  72. jsbmx


    Күн мурун

    Good stuff

  73. Philip Saint

    Philip Saint

    2 күн мурун

    Bro, he was watching memes in the background

  74. Dustin Fake

    Dustin Fake

    2 күн мурун

    This man is a G with real personality. Love this content.

  75. Günther Lauch

    Günther Lauch

    2 күн мурун

    Who dislikes these videos?

  76. Bald Ray Mak

    Bald Ray Mak

    2 күн мурун

    10:47 you are already at the max level of smartness

  77. climatebabes


    2 күн мурун

    You can also wire yourself up so that if you touch the saw you close a circuit which kills the saw. This is used in bench saws. Maybe it can be done capacitatively, so if you come to close to the saw its capacitance will increase and this can trigger it to stop

  78. climatebabes


    2 күн мурун

    Welcome to early machine learing. They introduced momentum and simulated annealing..

  79. Unlimited Rory

    Unlimited Rory

    2 күн мурун

    If the the chainsaw needs to be edged it will just burn through the wood.

  80. Martin Camitz

    Martin Camitz

    2 күн мурун

    Here's an idea. The divine combo of carbon and silicon. Use your setup to manually chip away at the log, restricting your movements with your software model. Ok, maybe clunky unless the robot isn't really flexible. How about this: use a laser to "color" the log where it needs chipping until a dog is all that remains. (Is that a thing? I feel it should be. There is no way no one has thought of it.)

  81. ɹɐǝʍs I ǝƃɐssǝɯ ʇǝɹɔǝs ɐ ʇoN

    ɹɐǝʍs I ǝƃɐssǝɯ ʇǝɹɔǝs ɐ ʇoN

    2 күн мурун

    wife is my favorite anime antagonist

  82. Jean Kelly

    Jean Kelly

    2 күн мурун

    tinyurl.com/womanlovevh4ji ❤️🆂🅴🆇 🅿️🆁🅸🆅🅰️🆃🅴 🅽🆄🅳🅴 😍👌 ❤️ 今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした, ❤️ 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成%員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙 來調味g食物煮的時候 🤩

  83. David Morar

    David Morar

    2 күн мурун

    @Stuff made here, just an idea for using the estop when your in the kill zone. We use a double deadman switch for programing our material handlers. Ours are built into our tech pendants but it wouldn't be hard to make a stand alone one. Basically it's a switch that you hold half way down in order for the robot to move. If something happens and you release the switch it kills the arm and if something scares you and you tense up and push the button further down it'll also kill the arm. It's a pretty safe system. We also use cameras and stuff so that when you are in the work cell or kill zone the robot will only run at half speed. Then once you are outside the kill zone you don't need to hold down the deadman to the halfway position anymore and it returns to full speed.

  84. Math uca

    Math uca

    2 күн мурун

    3:39 what is the name of this application?

  85. Autumn River

    Autumn River

    2 күн мурун

    U make me feel unprepared for the work word as an eng student

  86. Klaus rasiert sich

    Klaus rasiert sich

    2 күн мурун

    @Holzkunst Scholz wäre das nicht was für euch ?

  87. Harris Outdoors

    Harris Outdoors

    2 күн мурун

    Can you please send the lock to lpl then we can be satisfied

  88. Buron Krilitas

    Buron Krilitas

    2 күн мурун

    this guy is trying to beat mr beats watching dance till your dead for 10 hours 14:29

  89. Tucker Garcia

    Tucker Garcia

    2 күн мурун

    SMH hq smh?🤦🏼‍♂️

  90. Chris Mcneill

    Chris Mcneill

    2 күн мурун

    Dude, thank you for explaining this to me in a way that I actually understand. I was talking to a friend of mine recently (I'm 28) and we were agreeing that we, pretty much, learned not much of actual worth, in all our years of high school (in the UK). Teaching in the UK is no where near as good as what it should be, and I think it comes down to the teachers themselves. Not one that I can remember, looked interested in the subject they were teaching... From your videos, and your explanations, I learn more than I did while at school. Through you, and others like you in other subjects, I'm filling the holes in my education. Cheers. Love from Scotland.

  91. Etienne Coiffard

    Etienne Coiffard

    2 күн мурун

    This comment turns out to become a joke on me. I was trying to figure out what music you were listening to during your programming session around 14:35 (upper screen). And then you change of scene at time 14:42 and I saw your screen with a new page... There, my mind flipped and I thought you were looking at a page with the title: "Why are Dog's Wiener so Long?" It took me five minutes to realized that I am the one with twisted ideas... Well... my bad. So... what music were you listening to by time 14:35? :) :)

  92. Gumba Plays

    Gumba Plays

    2 күн мурун

    you are insaaaaane

  93. Frederik Wolf

    Frederik Wolf

    2 күн мурун

    make a chessboard that moves a brick, when you move it in a online chess game(you can use magnets).

  94. Deepanshu Rawat

    Deepanshu Rawat

    2 күн мурун

    You should use this robot arm to your hair cutting robot And please add upward moving comb in front of suction cup it will allow to cut correct length of hair One more suggestion in front of suction cup don't use that metal sheet use a sensor over there we need comfortable working LOVE YOUR WORK ❤️

  95. AWIE -

    AWIE -

    2 күн мурун

    can i ask you question? I HOPE YOU WILL NOTICE ME... WHY ARE YOU VERY SMART? HOW DID YOU DO IT? huhuh tell me i want to invent teleport

  96. Amit Kumar

    Amit Kumar

    2 күн мурун

    ooo! Hi, Phineas. where's Ferb?

  97. Syed Huzaifa Ali

    Syed Huzaifa Ali

    2 күн мурун

    Man you are amazing

  98. Syed Huzaifa Ali

    Syed Huzaifa Ali

    2 күн мурун

    why didn't you changed the tool size i mean you could have used a small chainsaw or any other cutting tool

  99. asdf lkjh

    asdf lkjh

    2 күн мурун

    The dunce cap guy looks like stephen colbert, so yeah, he's knows nothing except what he's told to say and do.

  100. ol sim

    ol sim

    2 күн мурун

    Dude thats not an "anti kickback tooth" 😂 it's the depth guide..it needs to be sharpened down relative to the cutting tooth to maintain cut depth.