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: )

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay19 күн мурун
    • H

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    • Yes

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    • I knew it was you

      Rexsovel LlejesRexsovel Llejes2 күн мурун
    • With the amount of money Destin is making, it is no surprise to me.

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    • No

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  • how I wish there were shops like that in Italy

    TheWolf997TheWolf997Мүнөт мурун
  • Pong ball that always goes in

    Jakob SperryJakob Sperry2 мүнөт мурун
  • Does anyone know what drawing app he is using on his iPad?

    Alex Flippin MeyerAlex Flippin Meyer8 мүнөт мурун
  • i get the idea but if you really wanted to play the game of pool the way it was ment to be played you wouldnt have made this

    Casey FarmeryCasey Farmery20 мүнөт мурун
  • I would say you came to the right conclusion about spin (known as “English”)and strategy ( planning a long series of shots) Not getting stuck “behind the 8-ball” or another ball, with no shot is really the crux of the game! A pro would kick that thing’s _ss , but if you spent another year on it you’d probably win 😅

    MAMA40 мүнөт мурун
  • Ahh what happened with the lock picking lwayer

    steven uhlsteven uhl55 мүнөт мурун
  • bro ur a GENIUS love the way u think and do things that way for real ur a Goat in this field !!

    Ibrahim NasrIbrahim Nasr59 мүнөт мурун
  • Please do not try to make an autonomous AI that controls robots for fun.

    Crousti BatCrousti BatСаат мурун
  • Ah, yes, Florida Man

    DiabolusDiabolusСаат мурун
  • “really simple ....”

    alex englishalex english2 саат мурун
  • 14:45 is that Jay Rock from Trailer park Boys

    General Gaming WRGeneral Gaming WR2 саат мурун
    • YES THIS IS HIM Jonathan Torrens I just checked 😂

      General Gaming WRGeneral Gaming WR2 саат мурун
  • Вот это ты запарился)

    К.Б. P.S.К.Б. P.S.2 саат мурун
  • I don't understand any of the math or science but god I loving watching your vids lol it's so interesting and opens my mind to what is possible with technology.

    AsuhDudeAsuhDude3 саат мурун
  • Brilliant video.

    notmychannelnotmychannel3 саат мурун
  • You successfully imported an aimbot into real life pool.

    Justin 117Justin 1173 саат мурун
  • Wtf while watching this my friend sent me 8 ball on I messages

    Super WaverSuper Waver3 саат мурун
  • This is very cool! But you are stuck at this one table, due to the camera and projector (and compressor I guess). It would be even cooler if you could make it portable, by replacing the camera/projector setup with something like google glasses. Putting the camera and "projector" into the the functions of the glasses. You would "just" have to do some more extreme projection with the image.

    Henrik JeppesenHenrik Jeppesen3 саат мурун
  • Please keep making videos and keep everything in like you did this one. Just amazing to see the process and how you worked everything out! Props!

    ASalt NadoASalt Nado3 саат мурун
  • As a former pool hustler this is cool, but 95% of all shots from a good player has English on it to get position on the next shot. Every shotni saw had to be hit without English. I challenged you to make one with perfect position. You don't only have to control the English but how hard the cue hits the cue ball. I actually don't think its possible without some kind of AI

    ButterButter4 саат мурун
  • Micro center = computer heaven

    MurkkyMurkky4 саат мурун
  • Daym

    shahrayar haidershahrayar haider4 саат мурун
  • This guys is the new Mythbuster

    Julian RiiseJulian Riise4 саат мурун
  • You already played this

    Jacob BaranowskiJacob Baranowski4 саат мурун
  • Between you, smarter every day, and mark Rober, it's tough to remember who's the master of which sport

    Steven CornfordSteven Cornford4 саат мурун
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    Abbie MarshallAbbie Marshall5 саат мурун
  • "I don't have skill, but I do have technology." *All engineers nod in approval*

    ethyllSvhn0774ethyllSvhn07745 саат мурун
  • I came here for a build instruction but turns out it requires more than elementary algebra to actually build it.

    Thành TrịnhThành Trịnh5 саат мурун
  • Legendary. Guy's a genius.

    Patric RenaudPatric Renaud5 саат мурун
  • I think the most applicable aspect of this is the projection showing the angles that can be used with a regular stick. I can see people buying it for their home tables to learn and practice with.

    Eric DayEric Day5 саат мурун
  • In the spirit of the Corona virus, you should make some adjustable & compact dumbbells that can change it's own weight by just pressing a button (well, multiple buttons with the different weight intervals on them). :)

    PatrigPatrig5 саат мурун
  • I love when he says its very simple :)

    lnteIlnteI6 саат мурун
  • I didnt follow every word he said. I only have 4 brain cells.

    LiviseLivise6 саат мурун
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  • What are you🙏🙏🙏🙏🤯

    159-siddharth jain159-siddharth jain6 саат мурун
  • I’ve never watched a video that made me feel so unaccomplished and not cared at all. Amazing.

    Liz MartyLiz Marty6 саат мурун
  • 2034: *builds a fully functional sex robot*

    Kb TKb T7 саат мурун
  • garbage goes in kids come out

    Muhammad Abd ur RahmanMuhammad Abd ur Rahman7 саат мурун
  • I love how you had an article open on top screen with "Why quitting is nothing to be ashamed of" :)) Reverse motivator?

    Gabriel MagaGabriel Maga7 саат мурун
  • Wouldn't it have been easier to just go pick this up at Harbor Freight?

    DXT61DXT617 саат мурун
  • If you’re an idiot. What am I😂

    trym bergestadtrym bergestad7 саат мурун
  • Great vid but, you should have brought in a legit/local-pro pool player. Pool is way more than just a social activity that most people see it as, these days. It would have been great have someone there to help expand on the knowledge of the game itself since your already using it to build a robot. You might realize that building that robot is actually quicker than developing the physical/mental skill set of a competitive pool player.

    Brett RockBrett Rock7 саат мурун
  • Math 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Manny BustosManny Bustos7 саат мурун
  • If was left to him to make gta 6, it would of been out already

    M pM p8 саат мурун
  • The real question is, can I buy 1/2 and overpay you for labour?

    Daniel ChapmanDaniel Chapman8 саат мурун
  • 11:35 your no idiot , a failure absolutely !

    Achyuth RamAchyuth Ram9 саат мурун
  • I love your videos. I don't like spending time watching long videos but your videos are awesome that makes me finish watching this. Goodluck for your next projects❤️.

    Joel ReolaJoel Reola9 саат мурун
  • Umm ....... Say it again.

    Rigid IronworksRigid Ironworks9 саат мурун
  • Ok yeah. My self esteem is dead at this point.

    Snehil SinghSnehil Singh9 саат мурун
  • damn ..can i hire him to write my trading algo

    shahrukh khanshahrukh khan9 саат мурун
  • As a pool shark I would love to go up against the robot in a one on one match! I think it would be awesome!

    aaron duboseaaron dubose10 саат мурун
  • i admire you

    murat can karacabeymurat can karacabey10 саат мурун
  • you have a really cool wife

    Xukeepa xXukeepa x10 саат мурун
  • You should try LiDAR

    redred10 саат мурун
  • Robots is not smarter than humans tho. They can't do all those stuff you make. They just do what you want them to do.

    Gervin Ryan MadiclomGervin Ryan Madiclom10 саат мурун
  • It's a cue.

    Chish and FipsChish and Fips10 саат мурун
  • Play pool with wife Life good Lose pool to wife BUilD aUtoMatic PoOl sTicK and DOMINATE Wife Gone Think about Wife

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    evan griffithevan griffith11 саат мурун
  • You're a amazing how does that brain fit in that head

    michael hanrahanmichael hanrahan11 саат мурун
  • It's curious for me how take time to done this project

    fadli mukhtariffadli mukhtarif11 саат мурун
  • "Which means I am an actual idiot" ... I don't think there's anyone in the world watching this who believe's you really believe that lol

    Christopher WChristopher W11 саат мурун
  • Reported 4 aimbotting. GG

    Endorphin 187Endorphin 18711 саат мурун
  • Instant subscribe 😁

    CH CCH C12 саат мурун
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    Itss ClarityItss Clarity12 саат мурун
  • What if you made a self-orientating ping pong paddle that always hit the other side?

    QorideQoride12 саат мурун
  • Love how the QR code at 6:01 says 'You have too much time' when you scan it, LOL

    Nocturnal SushiNocturnal Sushi13 саат мурун
  • 20:03 Wow

    Ian ReaIan Rea13 саат мурун
  • you’re a legend

    Christian GarciaChristian Garcia13 саат мурун
  • Cooooooool !!!

    RK TileRK Tile13 саат мурун
  • Python is one of the best programming languages out there, and he's hella smart guy :P

    Cooper BrodinCooper Brodin13 саат мурун
  • I’m smarter than him In dreams

    Jaiteg SekhonJaiteg Sekhon13 саат мурун
  • I'd love to see the cue face off against a professional player

    MEGA N00bMEGA N00b14 саат мурун
  • Dude it's everything okay with your wife?, maybe you should spend less Time with robots and more time with the miss

    sebastian parraguezsebastian parraguez14 саат мурун
  • You need to make a table that automatically returns the pool balls to the correct position. So that when your finished playing, the game resets without any personal input!

    Jordan DavisJordan Davis14 саат мурун
  • I honestly dont think it would find and execute shots humans dont think of, and I highly doubt it is currently anywhere near a human's ability to control the cueball.

    williampatrickwoodswilliampatrickwoods15 саат мурун
  • Did anybody learn anything from this? Yeah sure, you're having fun. So what?

    noilexnoilex15 саат мурун
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    Dexter SroganDexter Srogan15 саат мурун
  • How can I become this guy? Like what shall I study and stuff? Can someone guide me. (Genuine answers only please). Thank you

    Prajwal ChavanPrajwal Chavan16 саат мурун
  • This guy's super smart but I feel his real talent is never giving up on solving the problem.

    Natalya WoopNatalya Woop16 саат мурун
  • The amount of knowledge needed for this is insane

    Oh BenjiOh Benji16 саат мурун
  • Dislikers dont know how to play pool

    PummpyPummpy17 саат мурун
  • This guy deserves more than a like

    Lil’ SheepLil’ Sheep17 саат мурун
  • its funny you have a 3.5" floppy drive.

    D GD G17 саат мурун
  • wow JUST WOW

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  • 4HEAD

    Mathias AndersenMathias Andersen18 саат мурун
  • Lockpickinglawyer still don’t post a video about your lock 😢

    Godlii YTGodlii YT19 саат мурун
  • This guy is a GENIUS. That's all I have to say.

    Milkiyas BekaluMilkiyas Bekalu19 саат мурун
  • This was amazing!

    Ariel VoskovAriel Voskov19 саат мурун
  • Did I just see buttons for "wife mode" and "extreme wife mode"?

    Pineapple roadPineapple road21 саат мурун
  • This is what math teachers think you'll be doing everyday

    John SmithJohn Smith21 саат мурун
  • Talent + KGfilm = Talent wasted

    꿈의바다꿈의바다22 саат мурун
  • What do you mean I have too much time? I feel insulted... And rightly so. :'(

    Cody SamsCody Sams22 саат мурун
  • Wait....can you build a golf swing analyser? on the lines of matching your swing to a computer generated swing? Like an overlay? so you hit a golf shot you like then the computer remembers is and shows it on screen with spots highlighting correct positions? you can then refer to the screen to duplicate the position with subsequent shots?

    Paul GoodierPaul Goodier23 саат мурун
  • Impressive

    the running manthe running man23 саат мурун
  • Serious question what kind of software do you use to identify balls in a camera?

    D PD P23 саат мурун
  • This sir, has earned my sub

    Matthew BriggsMatthew BriggsКүн мурун
  • Here's a challenge for you, make a lock which you've done already but make it for a very special key, a lockout key, look it up if you don't know, however they are very easy to bypass, so make a lockout key that's unbeatable, i.e. make the actual key like a normal one with ridges, but its still a lockout key

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  • ok so you know how in sci-fi movies they have that like armour that forms around your body I was thinking we can do that with a mini-computer like the pit or pip-boy from the fallout games and like add 3d printer points around the suit (i forgot o mention that it can be a suit) but yeah I think that it can be pretty cool

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  • Seeing it work for the first time accurately gave me so much hope for my own shitty projects. Massive respect for troubleshooting for 5 days. My programs have 1/10th the complexity but I know how it feels to have tried literally (not literally) everything. Keep up the good work!

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