Making chainsaw robot, carving logs

4 אפר 2021
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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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  • 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

    Stuff Made HereStuff Made Hereחודש לפני
    • Have you sent the lock to LPL or are you still working on it?

      DankyDonkDankyDonk3 ימים לפני
    • I would enjoy it more if you could just send LPL the damn lock you already made. Dude you can’t just say you will then pretend it never happened. Idc if you want to “make a more complicated one” just send him the one you already made ffs I don’t wanna wait 3 years for him to pick it

      JustANobodyJustANobody4 ימים לפני
    • get Louis Rossmann to talk about Right2Repair please to further inspire your audience:)

      misiu smisiu s10 ימים לפני
    • Hey man what’s the website called where that bear is for sale??

      Devil LiarDevil Liar13 ימים לפני
    • What app do you use for the drawings on your Ipad

      OFFRaNge_ MaGOFFRaNge_ MaG14 ימים לפני
  • Did you try to make the chainsaw light sensitive but you would have a use a dark color and trace it

    xander shaverxander shaver3 שעות לפני
  • Yo dude this creation could end up to be the catalyst for a new movie with Will Smith called "I Robot chainsaw massacre"! 😂 All joking aside you are a freaking genius! Keep up the great projects!💪

    Salvador W. EmpentSalvador W. Empent3 שעות לפני
  • Woof that was ruufff but you did it!!!

    Jeremy HurtJeremy Hurt5 שעות לפני
  • All the past few episodes are perfect length for tv there are even ad breaks kind of built in for a 30 min show do u think that is what they're pitching or is this channel some weird industry plant because he came out of nowhere with low video count huge subs and tormach as a very early sponsor. Idk if it is because he is that great of a creator or if there are other factors but the fact that I can't tell says a lot. I like the vids but I do wonder

    ryan nelsonryan nelson6 שעות לפני
  • you need bar and chain oil or a chainsaw wont cut wood lol :D

    deafmute420 _deafmute420 _8 שעות לפני
  • no chain oil.

    Emmanuel4551Emmanuel455112 שעות לפני
  • Music name in 19:21 please?

    MaxMax12 שעות לפני
  • I came here from your videos of 2 home-run bats, and I suggest you to spin the gun bat in the spinning machine....

    복어뮤직 VOCFISH Music복어뮤직 VOCFISH Music13 שעות לפני
  • "Free" Imagine just the hour cost to have this dude in the room :P

    Nico NicronixNico Nicronix15 שעות לפני
  • Dog? I thought she made a cat. Awesome in any case.

    Lord KnightymeLord Knightyme23 שעות לפני
  • HAHA! Esse dog na camisa dele é de um meme brasileiro :D

    Kaio MaiaKaio Maiaיום לפני
  • A bear cut out of wood, you said it cost thousands of dollars, start selling them on eBay for half price, get free wood from a tree services company, sell 30-40 of them and make it profitable

    Stannis BurnsStannis Burnsיום לפני
  • Dude you're Amazing!!! Love ya video's and wish I was 10% as smart as you.. then I'd be 10X smarter than I am now :P

    Bradlei SmithBradlei Smithיום לפני
  • Make an android charger that wont break every time I step on it.

    Notma NameNotma Nameיום לפני
  • Please make a video with Michael Reeves 😂 build something together

    XxTownGamersxXXxTownGamersxXיום לפני
  • Your sarcasm reaches new heights smartpants

    SS ienSS ienיום לפני
  • i like ya cut g

    MantisMantisיום לפני
  • "Don't pay attention to what I'm doing" Me: "Alright" *closes ILworld*

    ElementalOfDarkElementalOfDarkיום לפני
  • Amazing. It would really look better in wood though. You could use an angle grinder with a power carving disk and rewrite the entire code to make it work!

    +Tec+Tecיום לפני
  • Wait why is he not working for NASA yet?

    Ya to Lo-fiYa to Lo-fiיום לפני
  • i admire your creativity and work ethic as an engineer. can you design a portable gym that can be dissassembled/assembled easily and can fit in a car trunk and made with basic hardware store items? like a pulley system?

    ewoi asioewoi asioיום לפני
  • Have you ever used Processing? I'd imagine that would work really well for experimenting with algorithms while coding.

    Seth MoeckelSeth Moeckelיום לפני
  • well yes, thats epic, but lpl vs stuff lock

    ian rodriguezian rodriguezיום לפני
  • Which app is he using on the iPad for drawing? Looks useful for me... :)

    LudescasLudescasיום לפני
  • Can you make a drone that spray paints a mural on a wall?

    Sahak MargossianSahak Margossianיום לפני
  • two words... CHAIN OILER

    Cowracer67Cowracer67יום לפני
  • I know of inverse kinematics from video games!

    TaranTatsuuchiTaranTatsuuchiיום לפני
  • awesome, very interesting, I guess you know that the chains have to be sharpened frequently, and that you don't have to apply too much force when cutting, if it doesn't get too hot, it must be incredibly difficult to find the point of it all.

    Mont FrypanMont Frypanיום לפני
  • just sharpen the chainsaw and file down your depth guides then you will be in wood with no worries

    Peak View RangePeak View Rangeיום לפני
  • Loved the video. You have a fabulous workshop many would die for...especially if they walked around it.

    H ShoreH Shoreיום לפני
  • "I want my bear to have curves" Stuff Made Here, 2021.

    Robert JarmanRobert Jarmanיום לפני
  • Sharpen that chain. Bigger chips = more cooling.

    Supreme Innovations LLCSupreme Innovations LLC2 ימים לפני
  • You're very talented! Would love to see you create a prosthesis or device that can help people with disabilities. YOU CAN DO IT!

    Frmr ChristianFrmr Christian2 ימים לפני
  • He's more a mechatronics engineer

    MrRawageMrRawage2 ימים לפני
  • you should try this again using some kind of giant dremel instead of a chainsaw

    Just_AbysmalJust_Abysmal2 ימים לפני
  • I suggest using planks of a softer wood assembled similarly to the foam log.

    Calmest GamesCalmest Games2 ימים לפני
  • I'm sure his wife's hair turned white a long time ago with all the stress he gives her so she just colors it now.

    Andrew A.Andrew A.2 ימים לפני
  • 2:07 Konami Code!

    DarthfettDarthfett2 ימים לפני
  • Can this baby make ice sculptures?

    Christopher James BlackwellChristopher James Blackwell2 ימים לפני
  • Eagerly awaiting the next video~

    Isabella Electrum - Virtual YouTuberIsabella Electrum - Virtual YouTuber2 ימים לפני
  • Hey, I have an idea for something you can make. I have a vintage Motorola car phone in my 88 Cadillac and I am trying to figure out a way to convert it to Bluetooth so that when my cell phone rings it gets sent to the car phone in the center console and I can receive and make phone calls on the factory brick phone. I can't find anything online in terms of forums, diagrams, or instructional videos. I think that would be a cool project that would get tons of views.

    Brendan FoeppelBrendan Foeppel2 ימים לפני
  • You should do a colab with Michael Reeves.. Plan something together.. It'll be huge 👌

    AkshaiAkshai2 ימים לפני
  • No one will read this but i did🤣@stuffmadehere

    Deepak PandeyDeepak Pandey2 ימים לפני
  • What he uses to draw other than ipad

    Deepak PandeyDeepak Pandey2 ימים לפני
  • Can you please call the lockpicking lawyer and ask him to pick your lock? I have been waiting for the video for months..

    Andrija VasiljevicAndrija Vasiljevic2 ימים לפני
  • I always feel safest when robots are caged in secure robot zones. ;) None of these security measures are ok. You should try partner with Pilz or Sick for machine security or alteast ask someone who built machine security.

    David StenströmDavid Stenström2 ימים לפני
  • Disappointed you pussied out and went for foam.

    Cameron SwanCameron Swan2 ימים לפני
  • SMH: "Before everyone tells me, I know that a rapidly exploring random tree is probably the way to go here" me: "yeah thats exactly what I was gonna say"

    TheBoraxKidTheBoraxKid3 ימים לפני
  • I am amazed at ALL the things he thinks of. Makes me feel really dumb. AND HE'S FUNNY.

    I TAI TA3 ימים לפני
  • Slot could go wrong

    Yedy BoozYedy Booz3 ימים לפני
  • FYI pretty much throughout the video, the chain was suuuuuuper loose. Also, I didn't look closely at your conversion, but bar and chain oil is important when cutting wood with a chainsaw. Also, your chain doesn't appear to have any anti-kickback features. I prefer going without the safety features anyway, but that tooth you pointed out is simply a raker (aka depth gauge). What could be wrong if your chain isn't dull, is that the rakers may not have been filed down low enough the last time the chain was sharpened (The height on the raker determines how much material the blade part sees at once.)

    David NovakDavid Novak3 ימים לפני
  • yesssss love this dude

    joshua cotterjoshua cotter3 ימים לפני
  • “so I know when the robot is in kill-mode” Hold my coffee (while I run)

    Peter - Kåre Skak PedersenPeter - Kåre Skak Pedersen3 ימים לפני
  • Hey Stuff Made Here, if you need to compute more faster take a look on CUDA (its basically C++ langage). Deppending of your graphic card you can compute all you need more or less faster. (I succed to pass from ~8k year computation in Node to 1day and half with CUDA). I'm a big fan of your work, please continue.

    Smiling X4-18Smiling X4-183 ימים לפני
  • With gradient ascent, you simply take multiple starting points and let the calculations tell you true summit.

    curkkiccurkkic4 ימים לפני
  • Props to SADK. Did a hell of a job with the difficult task of AKSFJLAKFJ.

    Buddy 713Buddy 7134 ימים לפני
  • ###""" Challenge """### Make a RC that doubles as a drone. Having Wheals that double as a Propellers. Rules: -RC must have 4 Wheals in land mode and must have 4 propellers in flight mode. -Propellers and Wheals must be one and the same. -Transformation Legs or landing Legs are allowed. -Transformation legs or landing legs can not have any additional Wheals or propellers. -Drone must be able to vertically take off with an initial velocity of 0.0. -Drone must be able to maintain stable flight and perform controlled manoeuvres. -After Drone has completed manoeuvres. Drone must be able to land in the same spot it took off from. -No parts can be added or subtracted before, during, or after transformation, between land and flight mode. I look forward to seeing some new results.

    Tanner AnimationTanner Animation4 ימים לפני
  • best ILworld channel no doubt

    Philip CarlsonPhilip Carlson4 ימים לפני
  • File those rakers or as you call them anti kickers down and you get more cut, but not too much as it will kick

    GeorgeGeorge4 ימים לפני
  • Make a sock monkey jack in the box

    Crystal_LinkCrystal_Link4 ימים לפני
  • Amazing!

    MrRawageMrRawage4 ימים לפני
  • This man is Michael Reeves but NOT on meth

    Indelible InkIndelible Ink4 ימים לפני
  • An aoutomatic painter

    Me lose, you wishMe lose, you wish5 ימים לפני
  • you two seem like really great parents.

    Infinite LoopInfinite Loop5 ימים לפני
  • "The other purpose of the e-stop is to stop the robot from doing something stupid that *I* told it to do" Ah the hilarious humility of an experienced programmer.

    BleedingRaindropsBleedingRaindrops5 ימים לפני
  • genius

    MLGgoombaMLGgoomba5 ימים לפני
  • i made the model you used XD

    DinkelmemeDinkelmeme5 ימים לפני
  • What is they app that u use to draw called ???

    ShdwsShdws5 ימים לפני
  • Should have used one of these not a chain saw !!!

    The32spence32The32spence325 ימים לפני
  • @Stuff Made Here put a CNC Spindle on it

    Christoph SchachingerChristoph Schachinger5 ימים לפני
  • You know what the world really needs? An ai powered robot that can play beatsaber

    ACaFlaACaFla5 ימים לפני
  • You need a quantum pc

    Ferdi RieseFerdi Riese5 ימים לפני
  • Wow. Just wow. I have struggled with a cnc router for a while now. The stuff that you do is off the scale.

    I CI C5 ימים לפני
  • next, do ice sculptures

    riley wolferiley wolfe6 ימים לפני
  • How many other people saw that little mini credits scene roll, slowed down the video to watch it, then still had to continuously pause it to read the whole thing...?

    Matt GeringMatt Gering6 ימים לפני
  • Would you go on jre if he asked?

    Devin WaddellDevin Waddell6 ימים לפני
  • What software did you use to simulate the arm?

    JiffiJiffJeffJiffiJiffJeff6 ימים לפני
  • I hope you'll get it! Cool Job 😜🤘

    DANEIDANEI6 ימים לפני
  • I know that it's irrelevant now, but I have a suggestion to solve the gradient ascend problem. If you choose just one random starting dot and use gradient ascend to find the extrema, its highly possible to get a local extrema, but given that the robot will be cutting the wood with a chainsaw ,which means that the bumps and protrusions will be relatively big, u can maybe use a gridlike aproach(e.g. 1cm between dots) and use gradient ascend multiple times to find the highest point. Love the videos.

    Ada ErduranAda Erduran6 ימים לפני
  • I don’t think your warning label (or the red flashing light, for that matter) is really going to protect you from being slashed by the saw blade. The kill button is a good idea though.

    oddjobboboddjobbob6 ימים לפני
  • Whenever we do a gradient descent and we're worried about getting stuck in a local maximum or minimum, we can try the _simulated annealing_ technique to reduce this problem. I'd recommend looking at a real author's description of this technique -- but in essence, we move all over the search space very quickly at the start, making huge jumps to avoid missing the absolute min/max. Then, as the simulation progresses, we "cool down" our discovery heuristic to only look at areas that are sufficiently close to our current location. This lets us hone in on the true correct min/max value; eventually, the simulation "cools to zero" and we no longer search, assuming where we have landed must be our target.

    Chris WhalenChris Whalen6 ימים לפני
    • Couldn't have said it any better! Something tells me he definitely attempted this at some point (simulated annealing is likely one of the first search results in getting around local maxima/minima in gradient descent) but eventually abandoned the idea for some reason.

      Milan ThakkarMilan Thakkar4 ימים לפני
  • You'll need a CCD camera

    14allovus14allovus6 ימים לפני
  • I just want to say I appreciate you including all of the "mistakes" you make along the way. It goes to show that making these things are a process. Your determination is inspiring. And your determination and drive to finish these projects can be applied to other problems outside of engineering. Great job, keep it up!

    Kyle ShanksKyle Shanks6 ימים לפני
  • great, now I'm reminded of the Calc3 Jacobian and hessian matrices I forgot

    Royal BeatlemaniacRoyal Beatlemaniac6 ימים לפני
  • this man is the most intelligent on this planet.. period

    RapilolRapilol6 ימים לפני
  • This videos has changed thumbnails a lot or?

    Mbeke TayMbeke Tay6 ימים לפני
  • Spend some of your free time not biting your nails.

    Bow SanderzBow Sanderz7 ימים לפני
  • how does one measure chainsaw runout

    Alex JonesAlex Jones7 ימים לפני
  • What was going on with ur computer

    Abstract BeatAbstract Beat7 ימים לפני
  • It would be fun to see this done with a plasma torch on a block of metal.

    my Lack of Focus or MLFranklinmy Lack of Focus or MLFranklin7 ימים לפני
  • My god your videos are so interesting! well frickin done...

    Christian AbelaChristian Abela7 ימים לפני
  • Everyone's rocking a slicer software, buy this guy is running a Carver software. He's literally a whole dimension above us

    Butter Bay BiscuitsButter Bay Biscuits7 ימים לפני
  • What is that drawing app?

    EdEd7 ימים לפני
  • SR. Heinz Doofenshmirtz ?

    Leonardo MartinsLeonardo Martins7 ימים לפני
  • this is my, what 10th time watching this, never gets boring

    Days GamesDays Games7 ימים לפני
  • 17:09 this is really Hot Dog :-) Nice work shop, I wish it is my living room ;-)

    Branislav BabicBranislav Babic7 ימים לפני
  • Can someone tell me what note-taking app he's using?

    Brad LindsayBrad Lindsay8 ימים לפני
  • What app are you using to draw on your iPad?

    Johnathan AndersonJohnathan Anderson8 ימים לפני
  • Maybe the gradient Ascent problem can be solved by considering the final volume as negative space and using gradient descent instead. Just a thought.

    Carlos SantiagoCarlos Santiago8 ימים לפני