Making chainsaw robot, carving logs

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11 күн мурун

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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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Stuff Made Here 10 күн мурун
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mainframehacker Саат мурун
do you think it's possible to make a machine or system of machines that will grow you the perfect plant? like look at it and determine what it needs and then give it to it? control sunlight, water, minerals, etc.
Plfj Aa
Plfj Aa 23 саат мурун
If you would have cut with a water jet you will have quicker cutting results.
Matthew Crow
Matthew Crow Күн мурун
Now you need a huge enclosure for the bar oil you will need to cut wood!
Matt Bergamin
Matt Bergamin Күн мурун
Try Ice next !
Řįň Øķū
Řįň Øķū Күн мурун
You're amazing man, really inspired by the way you fail and just keep doing it till you get it to work and the results are just amazing, good job
Sanjay Krishnan
Sanjay Krishnan Саат мурун
Why not scan the wood on the turntable into a pointcloud?
mainframehacker Саат мурун
do you think it's possible to make a machine or system of machines that will grow you the perfect plant? like look at it and determine what it needs and then give it to it? control sunlight, water, minerals, etc.
Home Home
Home Home Саат мурун
Ohhhh dude I am 1 week late
J Smith
J Smith 2 саат мурун
Need some chainsaw bar oil my man. Even electric chainsaw need it.
Zodaxa Rohalxo
Zodaxa Rohalxo 2 саат мурун
the wig and crown absolutely sold it made it x100 times better
Tanner Filip
Tanner Filip 2 саат мурун
Not gonna lie, when you went into the password thing, I was 100% expecting you to say "and that's why I use Dashlane"
qwerty 5 саат мурун
hmm 🤔 not sure if it is a good idea to build a machine with a "kill radius"
Dmitry Yershov
Dmitry Yershov 5 саат мурун
Nice book in the intro!
Will Farley
Will Farley 5 саат мурун
Do you have any recommended topics I could research to learn how to build crazy stuff? I've got software engineering down. I've been learning 3D printing / modeling and electronics / ardrino stuff but the metal working is beyond me. I'm not even sure where to start or what questions to ask. I'm currently working on printing a CNC milling machine though I don't know what I'll use it for lol. Any direction would be appreciated. Love all your stuff btw, you're a real inspiration!
Justin Maess
Justin Maess 6 саат мурун
he's just making a prototype for the killer robot army he's going to use to take over the world
ThomasXNT 6 саат мурун
I really like the hidden details in the background: " Why buy one when I can do a much worse one for free." , "When you have a bolt that's really stuck, you get way out here, and snap your wrench in half." , "Dance 'till you're dead 10 - hours" (on monitor) , "why are weener dogs SO long" (on monitor) , "wife made here" , the robot talking back.. Having those pop up when you don't expect them makes it so enjoyable! Great job, we love it!
Elder Frost
Elder Frost 6 саат мурун
I laughed at the snap your wrench in half joke, totally haven't done that before
Shawn Tilton
Shawn Tilton 7 саат мурун
As someone who uses a chainsaw on a daily basis, I must comment, that it's clear that your trying to push a dull butter knife through a piece of wood. In other words, it's dull. The second you put on a new, or freshly sharpened chain, you will see a world of difference. If you don't know how to sharpen it, you should probably take it to a shop, where they generally charge $9 to $12 per chain. Also, in on of the shots, the chain was loose. It must have the proper tension, and be Sharp.
Reuben Rushton-Taylor
Reuben Rushton-Taylor 7 саат мурун
Still waiting for the lockpickinglawyer video on your door lock!
Tracey Elliot
Tracey Elliot 8 саат мурун
yup ................. youtube unsubbed me yet again ............. resubbed for the forth time now STOP IT KGpost .........ITS GETTING OLD REAL FAST yt ai is broken AF
Ben Groebe
Ben Groebe 9 саат мурун
As far as optimizers go, when I run into false extrema with gradient methods I've found that simulated annealing works pretty well and is usually pretty fast. At worst, you can use it to find a good starting position for a gradient approach.
Fateh Aliyev
Fateh Aliyev 9 саат мурун
When using gradient ascent or descent, remember to use momentum.
Peter Shinn
Peter Shinn 9 саат мурун
The funny thing is that you didn't even bother to ask someone who uses chainsaws whether or not a pole saw could cut a log. Obviously you figured out the answer, it can't! A pole saw is meant for small branches. Heck, it probably even says that in the manual, which you always brag about not reading. :)
Coby Bentley
Coby Bentley 9 саат мурун
how many computers does this guy have lol
M L 9 саат мурун
You asked for: how can you help in 2021? You can do a *Good* rocket and send it with a camera *not the fish bowl lense one* to the space and finally stop the debate between flat earth vs round, just x fun, but actually gonna be viral and you gonna help people stops the debate
REMIX The Observer
REMIX The Observer 10 саат мурун
Heslo what App are you using in 4:50 i cant figure out is it on android too ? Tank you
Kyle 10 саат мурун
So... honest question here... Why didn't you iterate off of the pumpkin carving setup for this machine? I know it's not as cool as chainsaws - but you'd have the potential for some amazing functional 3d CNC work that could push the community forward (especially if you're willing to open-source your work) and also provide you with some very unique patents (which you could use to ensure that the community doesn't get bulldozed by some company that wants to own sole rights to this kind of tech.) I love your content, and expanding it beyond casual youtube shenanigans to create/evolve the industry would be mind-blowing.
thenoobthisis 10 саат мурун
When will you send the lock you made to lock picking lawyer
SergentDeathJack 10 саат мурун
Should try to use a camera to try to use it as a ref point for the saw blade.
Ernst Sjöstrand
Ernst Sjöstrand 11 саат мурун
Always run your python code with PyPy! Would love to see V2.0 of this! Or maybe that would be 0.2... ;-)
drip 11 саат мурун
This is how mecha anime start
Ma Li
Ma Li 12 саат мурун
Could you... attach an axe to the robot arm? I'd bet it would make an even nicer dog. And be even more deadly.
Jake Baber
Jake Baber 13 саат мурун
The editing for your videos has much more personality behind your content. It makes an already awesome video exponentially more enjoyable. Michelin Star for content and another for editing
Akshay khanapure
Akshay khanapure 14 саат мурун
Can you make a football defence machine 😀😀😀
CC Official
CC Official 14 саат мурун
What ever happened to the lock picking lawyer picking your lock
Jim K
Jim K 14 саат мурун
Burning blade ... Property sharpen your chain. Great video!
Thecoolyoyo 17 саат мурун
It’s such a relief that robots can be just as stupid as me.
Sabi1234567890Asdf 20 саат мурун
I love my terms for my ratchets. Pleas come off... I'm not asking...I'm getting annoyed... and my cheater bar is ok f you somthings going to break.
Zack Higgins
Zack Higgins 22 саат мурун
15:21 looks like he's been trying to improve the haircutting robot.
ceerw buty
ceerw buty 22 саат мурун
"And I knew in my heart I could make a much worse one for free" the words I live by
Andrew Samoil
Andrew Samoil 23 саат мурун
This is gold
Malcolm O
Malcolm O 23 саат мурун
Your code would be way faster if you didn't use a language designed for text processing...
ceerw buty
ceerw buty 22 саат мурун
Chainsaw tooth aggressiveness is a whole new problem.
OneShotWizard 23 саат мурун
I love your videos! Thank you!
Jose Ferreira
Jose Ferreira Күн мурун
Your videos are just excellent man. PS. Somebody knows what drawing software is that on the ipad?, i'm dying to know.
Victor Blaer
Victor Blaer Күн мурун
Everyone, lets check out his Kiwico!
Victor Blaer
Victor Blaer Күн мурун
Love your content and so impressive how smart you are. For your python setup, could you tell us what it is? Many thanks!
Christopher Tyler
Christopher Tyler Күн мурун
The dog I think turned out AWESOME wow. Also. Chains on chainsaw bars need oil, if they r not lubricated enough the bar cat stretch and the chain can fly off
Dosank Күн мурун
I like how the level of danger in these projects keeps going up with each video, i am expecting an avengers level threat by the end of 2025
Albert Cavazos
Albert Cavazos Күн мурун
So this is what Michael reeves would have been had he not dropped out of college to be a crackhead. Nice.
Logan Flowers
Logan Flowers Күн мурун
take a couple thou off of the anti kickback teeth, it'll be fine
Willym Weir
Willym Weir Күн мурун
Starting my kid on kiwi next week!!!!
PEWPEW Күн мурун
Not an engineer, but am a chainsaw wielder. I think the problem you were having with the wood is a combination of not having the proper chain/bar combo for carving, the chain not being properly sharpened, and not having enough RPMs to cut through it. Solution: Better bar/chain, a good file, and a stronger motor pulling at 12k RPMs.
Ben F
Ben F Күн мурун
I'm in a robotics coding class in college right now. I relate to the cycle of frustration immensely. "This should work, why doesn't this work? I forgot... I'm just dumb" lol.
J.H. Oldman
J.H. Oldman Күн мурун
This is what happens when your brain is too big for your head.
Crasheli Күн мурун
16:47 his face🤣🤣🤣
Jeremiah Meachum
Jeremiah Meachum Күн мурун
File your rakers down Bud. That's what we call those in the logging world. 3 to 4 passes with a good metal file on each one of those rakers and you'll be good to go, The chain also has to be sharp or sharpened.
jeffrey orrell
jeffrey orrell Күн мурун
Chainsaw tooth aggressiveness is a whole new problem.
fatrobin72 Күн мурун
my first Big 3d print was that model... as a gift to cheer up my other half after her parents black lab passed away...
Bryan Shepherd
Bryan Shepherd Күн мурун
Him: "My wife also grew up making things, so I thought it would be interesting to hear from her, instead of me for once" Him: "What's in the box?" Her: "Oh electroluminescent sculptures" Lol
Marco Pichler
Marco Pichler Күн мурун
What app do you use on your ipad?
Sebastian S
Sebastian S Күн мурун
hey you could glue together 2x4 pine instead of trying to cut a log of oak.
Rhyme& Reason
Rhyme& Reason Күн мурун
Did you forget to add an oiler in your custom chainsaw? Chainsaws need oil in the bar groove.
Bigcubefan Күн мурун
I thought the same!
Blain Bowman
Blain Bowman Күн мурун
What about a dart gun for a game of darts or something along those lines? I am disabled and can't really throw a dart to play a game of darts with my friends or family.
fernyga1 Күн мурун
he is saying that is cheaper to make this instead of buying a wood bear for 2k but he spent 900k on this robot
Andrew Fornes
Andrew Fornes Күн мурун
You should come to New Bern, North Carolina. Our mascot is the Bear and we have tons of wooden and ceramic bears outside different shops and parks.
Rudolf Wickond
Rudolf Wickond Күн мурун
I think a cage from wire mesh would be more reasonable for safety around the chainsaw-robot
DynamiteYT Күн мурун
Anyone else see ‘dance till your dead ‘ and ‘why are sausage dogs so long’ in the background lol
The European Lynx
The European Lynx Күн мурун
Idk maybe I am kinda dumb here but for the coding why would you not start with the points closest to the center and a 360°° Angle (aka twice the same cut) then instead of testing every angle you simply do a half aproximation so it checks 180° next then either 90° or 270° depending on if that cut goes into material or not and so on for about 5 or 10 steps (I doubt a chainsaw would be any more accurate than that. then repeat that for all relevant points until your initial structure. (aka any point that concave with a reasonable precision so points can for example be no closer than 5 cm together which would be about the accuracy I expect for this tool.) Once all those have been computed you simply do the same but in a single cut for all convex points. After that you would have the robot execute the found steps in reverse order. This should result in a reasonably fast program while allowing relative good precision. The only downside to this solution is that holes would be impossible to calculate so for example the dog legs would need to be connected to the body. I have thought of another solution that technically would allow holes in structures however it would only allow low polygon count inputs.
Salvadore Bertolone
Salvadore Bertolone Күн мурун
arent there a bunch of cam solutions that already do all this?
Chris Wilson
Chris Wilson Күн мурун
(Oscar, age 5, says) This robot arm is really interesting. I like it when it says "stay back, I will kill you."
Nighthawke70 Күн мурун
Several items that will help out a ton. An oiler for your chain. A chain that is designed for feller/buncher systems. These have more teeth per foot and are more aggressive in cutting. No kickback, your bot has strength in its joints to prevent any kickback from breaking things. The bar itself needs to be twice a strong as a normal consumer level bar. A bar designed for feller, buncher, firewood processor system is higher recommended. Look up Pacific Trail Manufacturing Systems for a decent selection. Make sure it'll fit your current setup, or you'll be cutting a new mount.
Rudolf Wickond
Rudolf Wickond Күн мурун
Why not use a genetic algorithm for the search? Its less likely to be stuck in a local maximum.
Jacob Күн мурун
Ok take that robot and put a plasma cutter on it and make the firepits that are shaped like a ball with the cool designs
Ben S
Ben S Күн мурун
Get a haircut from it
Phil Berg
Phil Berg Күн мурун
Loose the chainsaw and install a router and use it like a giant dremel, then you will be able to do plunge cuts then you can modify a cnc computer to run your robot arm . Awesome work
danteelite Күн мурун
Hey. I just want to say that you’re the reason I started exploring more fabrication and tech builds, why I’m typing this in my first ever apple product (iPad Air 4 256gb with gen2 pencil! You made it look so amazing I had to get one!) and why I’m ordering a glowforge soon! (If you do a sponsorship, I’ll happily use your link or whatever.) You still make most of this look like wizardry, but you’ve boosted my excitement for nonsense builds a million fold! I’ve been doing small scale builds, crafting, leather and basic 3D printing, but I plan to get into much more engineering. I have cancer and started crafting as a necessity to help support myself and my mother, but you’ve helped me see how ridiculous and fun it can be. Thank you!
Kostas Drakakis
Kostas Drakakis Күн мурун
*********HELP*HELP*HELP************* If anyone knows any of the songs included in this videio please help me by replying with the title of the song
Luipr 9 саат мурун
darude - sandstorm, look it up
DMVMedien Күн мурун
Wonderful proof for what mathematics is important for in engineering and every day live
Areeb Haider
Areeb Haider Күн мурун
please send your unpickable lock to the lock picking lawyer
Casey Dahlin
Casey Dahlin Күн мурун
BSP. Break the outer material into convex polyhedra, enumerate the planes of the faces of each resulting polyhedron as potential cuts.
I just want a writing machine that knows my handwriting to complete assignments
dcoog anml
dcoog anml Күн мурун
For those wondering, at 14:30 that's the exquisite "Dance 'till your dead || 10 hours " by Nemesis, not the more mainstream "Dance till you're dead 10 hours" w 52m views.
Klaas J
Klaas J Күн мурун
i hate kiwi co
Joe Navo
Joe Navo Күн мурун
There is a relatively easy way how to calculate the gradient ascent, even if you have multiple maximum points. Start scanning a linear line, let's say along the length of the object starting near the edge, and record the heights. repeat that with a rough distance, let's say 6-7 mm scanning another line parallel to the first one and recording the heights again. Do it until the object is roughly scanned, which should be a couple of lines, and should happen quickly. Repeat the same on the perpendicular direction along the width of the object, again a couple of parallel lines. Once finished, you have obtained a rough heights matrix. Let's assume that you've discovered that this height matrix includes 3 maxima (maximum points) All you have to do now is get the height sensor to do the standard algorithm of gradient ascent you used before and start with the nearest point next to each maxima and repeat that 3 times (once for each maxima). Once done, you compare the 3 heights you've got and take the highest one, which is your point. In order to avoid mistakes, when deciding on how many maximum points the algorithm should check after the initial scan, just make a condition that the difference between maximum heights should be higher or equal to the distance between the linear lines you measured initially. That way, you reduce the to-be-measured points into minimum number possible. Good Luck Lemogan
elorz007 Күн мурун
1:08 so, the basic idea is attaching a custom chainsaw to the end of a robotic arm. Please, no.
Nick Widmer
Nick Widmer Күн мурун
Permutations not combinations
Duncan Aitken
Duncan Aitken Күн мурун
A chainsaw file and oil go a long way! Depending on how hard the wood is (it appears to be pine, so probably not too hard), you'll need to sharpen the teeth fairly frequently. Speaking of oil, was the feed blocked?
Duncan Aitken
Duncan Aitken Күн мурун
Also, beef up the motor on the saw, that should help heaps!
kimur ell
kimur ell Күн мурун
Scarlet Beans
Scarlet Beans Күн мурун
this is better than Micheal reeves
wircreach Күн мурун
Everyone gansta until the doom music kicks in.
Caswell Thompson
Caswell Thompson Күн мурун
"And I knew in my heart I could make a much worse one for free" the words I live by
Kevin Pickford
Kevin Pickford Күн мурун
22:10 you can't tell me she's not drunk 🤣
Patrick Tarkey
Patrick Tarkey Күн мурун
What if you cc’d a giant custom made Dremel instead of using a chainsaw?
Dallas Jensen
Dallas Jensen Күн мурун
You don't have a oiling system witch keeps the chain sharp and the bar lubed and cooled bar oil bro
LighdarTheThird Күн мурун
Anyone know the music credits?
cuberille Күн мурун
the flashing light is a good step, but really you should look at lockout procedures
Absolute Zerø
Absolute Zerø Күн мурун
Is this the new chainsaw man anime I've been hearing about recently?
Davide Gentile
Davide Gentile 2 күн мурун
You sir, are a fucking GOD.
scamin sam
scamin sam 2 күн мурун
your a wimp. scared of failing... everyone fails. Send in the lock. you promised. Come on.. your so scared that some one will prove to be smarter than you... that is ridiculous as your wife is already eons smarter than you.
Murilo Francisco Schaefer
Murilo Francisco Schaefer 2 күн мурун
to find the convex nodes of a set of vertices you can use an algorithm called Graham scan:
Othmane FARISSI 2 күн мурун
Can anyone tell me what fcking degree this guy studied
BERSERKER 2 күн мурун
Now attach the arm to Atlas
moon penguin13
moon penguin13 2 күн мурун
You should make shoes that make you jump extremely high. I know it is crazy but if I know anything from your videos, you love crazy.
MrAckij 2 күн мурун
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