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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  1. Stuff Made Here
    Stuff Made Here
    Hace 15 días

    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

    1. Steve J
      Steve J
      Hace 3 días

      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. HACKS. GEAR
      Hace 4 días

    3. HACKS. GEAR
      Hace 4 días

    4. Michael McGregor
      Michael McGregor
      Hace 4 días

      Your videos are awesome! Idea: Mirroring programming While the saw is attached to the arm, have a zero point. Have a professional carver carve something while the arm records the movements. Once they are done, save the the program. Now, every time you place the log and robot arm at zero, you can just run that program... would be awesome! Mass produce famous carvers works at a fraction of the price.

    5. Michael McGregor
      Michael McGregor
      Hace 4 días

      Your videos are awesome! Idea: Mirroring programming While the saw is attached to the arm, have a zero point. Have a professional carver carve something while the arm records the movements. Once they are done, save the the program. Now, every time you place the log and robot arm at zero, you can just run that program... would be awesome! Mass produce famous carvers works at a fraction of the price.

  2. Behnam saeidi
    Behnam saeidi
    Hace 7 minutos

    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.

  3. Rahmen
    Hace 11 minutos

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

  4. Phil Case
    Phil Case
    Hace un hora

    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 EStitle with nothing but chainsaw content. One of the biggest factors is probably going to be sharp chains and properly gauged rakers.

  5. Grim reaper
    Grim reaper
    Hace un hora

    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.

  6. The k0rKal
    The k0rKal
    Hace un hora

    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

  7. Youssef Elafifi
    Youssef Elafifi
    Hace un hora

    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.

  8. Mo
    Hace 2 horas

    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.

  9. Joseph Moore
    Joseph Moore
    Hace 2 horas

    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.

  10. jevik freeman
    jevik freeman
    Hace 2 horas

    this dude is a genius

  11. RogThePirate
    Hace 4 horas

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

  12. zhawn14
    Hace 4 horas

    @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.

  13. The Magic Boy
    The Magic Boy
    Hace 5 horas

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

  14. tim g
    tim g
    Hace 5 horas

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

  15. Andras Libal
    Andras Libal
    Hace 6 horas

    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.

  16. yousif el-warfali
    yousif el-warfali
    Hace 8 horas

    wife wins

  17. Hatcyon
    Hace 8 horas

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

  18. Quinn Carver
    Quinn Carver
    Hace 9 horas

    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

  19. Jordan Bennett
    Jordan Bennett
    Hace 10 horas

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

  20. xXave__
    Hace 10 horas

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

  21. Marco Weber
    Marco Weber
    Hace 11 horas

    What application is that at 8:28?

  22. Deb Talukdar
    Deb Talukdar
    Hace 11 horas

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

  23. Peter Evans
    Peter Evans
    Hace 16 horas

    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"

  24. Amsterfy '
    Amsterfy '
    Hace 18 horas

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

  25. Ash no Crash
    Ash no Crash
    Hace 18 horas

    You Should team up with mark rober

  26. Hang Haam
    Hang Haam
    Hace 18 horas

    13:01 everyone need that in their house

  27. justin peebles
    justin peebles
    Hace 18 horas

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

  28. Owen Hofman
    Owen Hofman
    Hace 18 horas

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

  29. Mr. Mogo
    Mr. Mogo
    Hace 19 horas

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

  30. C and me
    C and me
    Hace 19 horas

    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

  31. Andrew Zhang
    Andrew Zhang
    Hace 19 horas

    best gradient ascent explained

  32. Joe D
    Joe D
    Hace 20 horas

    The potential in this video also made it that much cooler

  33. IDK Alexander
    IDK Alexander
    Hace 20 horas

    5:03 duck

  34. Joe D
    Joe D
    Hace 20 horas

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

  35. Acecool
    Hace 21 un hora

    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.

  36. Two2002
    Hace 21 un hora

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

    1. Two2002
      Hace 21 un hora

      Software optimization? Just use c++ instead

  37. Thomas Schratz
    Thomas Schratz
    Hace 21 un hora

    "you should make it out of wood" lmao

  38. Dezient
    Hace 21 un hora

    This guy is honestly living the life

  39. pmK0
    Hace 22 horas

    What is the name of that note taking app?

  40. ورق جدران اسطنبول Decorations and interior cladding
    ورق جدران اسطنبول Decorations and interior cladding
    Hace 22 horas

    A dedicated channel for wallpaper..

  41. Acecool
    Hace 22 horas

    That actually looks like a cat. The wire one.

  42. Shrikant Kaul Chand
    Shrikant Kaul Chand
    Hace 23 horas

    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.

  43. David Lowit
    David Lowit
    Hace un día

    What software do you use for your illustrations?

  44. cheppuku
    Hace un día

    is the lockpicking lawyer collab coming?

  45. KroNix
    Hace un día

    Still waiting for that lock update 👀

  46. samscar _
    samscar _
    Hace un día

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

  47. Thomas Bahr
    Thomas Bahr
    Hace un día

    Wife obviously...

  48. Mack G.
    Mack G.
    Hace un día

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

  49. TheXstreet Fr
    TheXstreet Fr
    Hace un día

    "Stand back, I will kill you" genius 🤣

  50. Barry Bencsics
    Barry Bencsics
    Hace un día

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

  51. Mariusz Chyliński
    Mariusz Chyliński
    Hace un día

    You gave these machinery in your garage? ;)

  52. Frank Charles Pedro
    Frank Charles Pedro
    Hace un día


  53. jsbmx
    Hace un día

    Good stuff

  54. Philip Saint
    Philip Saint
    Hace un día

    Bro, he was watching memes in the background

  55. Dustin Fake
    Dustin Fake
    Hace un día

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

  56. Günther Lauch
    Günther Lauch
    Hace un día

    Who dislikes these videos?

  57. Bald Ray Mak
    Bald Ray Mak
    Hace un día

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

  58. climatebabes
    Hace un día

    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

  59. climatebabes
    Hace un día

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

  60. Unlimited Rory
    Unlimited Rory
    Hace un día

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

  61. Martin Camitz
    Martin Camitz
    Hace un día

    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.)

  62. ɹɐǝʍs I ǝƃɐssǝɯ ʇǝɹɔǝs ɐ ʇoN
    ɹɐǝʍs I ǝƃɐssǝɯ ʇǝɹɔǝs ɐ ʇoN
    Hace un día

    wife is my favorite anime antagonist

  63. Jean Kelly
    Jean Kelly
    Hace un día ❤️🆂🅴🆇 🅿️🆁🅸🆅🅰️🆃🅴 🅽🆄🅳🅴 😍👌 ❤️ 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 🤩

  64. David Morar
    David Morar
    Hace un día

    @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.

  65. Math uca
    Math uca
    Hace un día

    3:39 what is the name of this application?

  66. Autumn River
    Autumn River
    Hace un día

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

  67. Klaus rasiert sich
    Klaus rasiert sich
    Hace un día

    @Holzkunst Scholz wäre das nicht was für euch ?

  68. Harris Outdoors
    Harris Outdoors
    Hace un día

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

  69. Buron Krilitas
    Buron Krilitas
    Hace un día

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

  70. Tucker Garcia
    Tucker Garcia
    Hace un día

    SMH hq smh?🤦🏼‍♂️

  71. Chris Mcneill
    Chris Mcneill
    Hace un día

    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.

  72. Etienne Coiffard
    Etienne Coiffard
    Hace un día

    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? :) :)

  73. Gumba Plays
    Gumba Plays
    Hace un día

    you are insaaaaane

  74. Frederik Wolf
    Frederik Wolf
    Hace un día

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

  75. Deepanshu Rawat
    Deepanshu Rawat
    Hace un día

    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 ❤️

  76. AWIE -
    AWIE -
    Hace un día

    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

  77. Amit Kumar
    Amit Kumar
    Hace un día

    ooo! Hi, Phineas. where's Ferb?

  78. Syed Huzaifa Ali
    Syed Huzaifa Ali
    Hace un día

    Man you are amazing

  79. Syed Huzaifa Ali
    Syed Huzaifa Ali
    Hace un día

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

  80. asdf lkjh
    asdf lkjh
    Hace un día

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

  81. ol sim
    ol sim
    Hace un día

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

  82. RUBE
    Hace un día

    really appreciate you changing that amber alert sound! The original sound was a bit ear-piercing

  83. Gerhard Zangerl
    Gerhard Zangerl
    Hace un día

    Ha, ha, i know the book your wife is reading :-)

  84. Bastiaan Cheetah™
    Bastiaan Cheetah™
    Hace un día

    Like the random stuff in top screen. Why are weeneer dogs, so long? *looks it up @ internet*

  85. mohammed abdu
    mohammed abdu
    Hace un día

    Anyone knows what he studied in highschool?

  86. Gismo
    Hace un día

    "this is one of those ideas that is so bad... it wraps back around to good" - i felt that in my soul, as my life flashed before me.

  87. slip0n0fall
    Hace un día

    What's the name of the pen software (I've never owned a Surface)?

  88. Alex Folland
    Alex Folland
    Hace un día

    lol python for speed

  89. 122 122
    122 122
    Hace un día

    Reeves helped?

  90. Glenn Wilson
    Glenn Wilson
    Hace un día

    I vote for a wooden dog. :-). Get a very soft wood, and definitely add an oiling system for your saw. Keep up the great work!!! LOVE it!

  91. Mash Rien
    Mash Rien
    Hace un día

    Software optimization means _not_ using Python.. Dunno what it is about you and CodeBullet, but y'all are just stuck in the false-peak that is an interpreted/JIT language. Move to a compiled language, many many orders of magnitude faster, even for terrible code.

  92. Mash Rien
    Mash Rien
    Hace un día

    For the gradient ascent problem, you just make multiple guesses and check if each result is the same peak. Then just pick the highest value found.

  93. Shark Attack
    Shark Attack
    Hace un día

    This is why most of humanity is relegated to doing general labor. This is complicated stuff. Bravo man. 👍

  94. Polynomial Polygon
    Polynomial Polygon
    Hace un día

    new chain, lubrication for the chain. Potentially correct tools like rotational power tools with exchangeable bits such as a router.

  95. ben2ben
    Hace un día

    10:40 couldn’t you just guess more then one time making the chances lower?

  96. Anthony Martinez
    Anthony Martinez
    Hace un día

    His wife's reactions are so unamused lolol I wonder how she reacts when she climaxes 😂😂😂 😴😴😴🤦

  97. PixL
    Hace un día

    Oops thought this was a michael reeves video

  98. bpetnoi
    Hace un día

    Minkowski difference is basically magic. Very good of you not asking us to try and understand the math.

  99. milanlouwet
    Hace 2 días

    I’ve learned at least three new quotes to say when I mess up

  100. Gabriell Huver
    Gabriell Huver
    Hace 2 días

    14:33 o dog caramelo brasileiro em todos os lugares