Making chainsaw robot, carving logs

4-Apr, 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 Here15 kun oldin
    • 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.

      Steve JSteve J3 kun oldin

      HACKS. GEARHACKS. GEAR4 kun oldin

      HACKS. GEARHACKS. GEAR4 kun oldin
    • 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.

      Michael McGregorMichael McGregor4 kun oldin
    • 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.

      Michael McGregorMichael McGregor4 kun oldin
  • 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.

    MoMo3 daqiqa oldin
  • 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.

    Joseph MooreJoseph Moore17 daqiqa oldin
  • this dude is a genius

    jevik freemanjevik freeman20 daqiqa oldin
  • As a miniature/diorama builder, that much carnage inflicted on XPS foam almost physically hurts me. That said, amazing as always.

    RogThePirateRogThePirate2 soat oldin
  • @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.

    zhawn14zhawn142 soat oldin
  • you didn't throw a bag over the arm to stop it from getting coated or something?

    The Magic BoyThe Magic Boy3 soat oldin
  • Literally one of the best channels of all. Genius but still very funny

    tim gtim g3 soat oldin
  • 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.

    Andras LibalAndras Libal4 soat oldin
  • wife wins

    yousif el-warfaliyousif el-warfali6 soat oldin
  • Que brasileiro vendo o vídeo percebeu o que ele tá assistindo no 14:30

    HatcyonHatcyon6 soat oldin
  • 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

    Quinn CarverQuinn Carver7 soat oldin
  • Stuff made here is michael reeves, if he was a grown adult, wholesome, and not addicted to crack

    Jordan BennettJordan Bennett8 soat oldin
  • Wonder what wife mode would do on this one...

    xXave__xXave__8 soat oldin
  • What application is that at 8:28?

    Marco WeberMarco Weber9 soat oldin
  • @ 0:53 looking out of your window, is it still snowing over there? Or it was just foggy?

    Deb TalukdarDeb Talukdar9 soat oldin
  • 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"

    Peter EvansPeter Evans14 soat oldin
  • 17/06/2015 = June 17 2015, I really think you should change that date Stuff Made Here.

    Amsterfy 'Amsterfy '16 soat oldin
  • You Should team up with mark rober

    Ash no CrashAsh no Crash16 soat oldin
  • 13:01 everyone need that in their house

    Hang HaamHang Haam16 soat oldin
  • Make the heartbeat sensor from call of duty. You won’t.

    justin peeblesjustin peebles16 soat oldin
  • could you imagine what the world would be like if everyone was as smart as shane...... just think about it

    Owen HofmanOwen Hofman16 soat oldin
  • anyone know if he sent that lock he made the the lockpickinglawyer? I cant find the vid if he has.

    Mr. MogoMr. Mogo17 soat oldin
  • 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

    C and meC and me17 soat oldin
  • best gradient ascent explained

    Andrew ZhangAndrew Zhang17 soat oldin
  • The potential in this video also made it that much cooler

    Joe DJoe D18 soat oldin
  • 5:03 duck

    IDK AlexanderIDK Alexander18 soat oldin
  • Chuck Norris stopped a chainsaw with his bare hand in a movie

    Joe DJoe D18 soat oldin
  • 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.

    AcecoolAcecool19 soat oldin
  • Can I join the channel? I’ll work for free

    Two2002Two200219 soat oldin
    • Software optimization? Just use c++ instead

      Two2002Two200219 soat oldin
  • "you should make it out of wood" lmao

    Thomas SchratzThomas Schratz19 soat oldin
  • This guy is honestly living the life

    DezientDezient19 soat oldin
  • What is the name of that note taking app?

    pmK0pmK020 soat oldin
  • A dedicated channel for wallpaper..

    ورق جدران اسطنبول Decorations and interior claddingورق جدران اسطنبول Decorations and interior cladding20 soat oldin
  • That actually looks like a cat. The wire one.

    AcecoolAcecool20 soat oldin
  • 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.

    Shrikant Kaul ChandShrikant Kaul Chand21 soat oldin
  • What software do you use for your illustrations?

    David LowitDavid Lowit22 soat oldin
  • is the lockpicking lawyer collab coming?

    cheppukucheppuku22 soat oldin
  • Still waiting for that lock update 👀

    KroNixKroNix22 soat oldin
  • Not to push but when does the almighty stuff lock meed an unstoppable force

    samscar _samscar _23 soat oldin
  • Wife obviously...

    Thomas BahrThomas Bahr23 soat oldin
  • If I were building a chainsaw wielding robot, my wife would be hiding in a corner with her book too. 😂

    Mack G.Mack G.Kun oldin
  • "Stand back, I will kill you" genius 🤣

    TheXstreet FrTheXstreet FrKun oldin
  • I think it would be a great idea if you designed a robot for robot wars on UZworld, very popular.

    Barry BencsicsBarry BencsicsKun oldin
  • You gave these machinery in your garage? ;)

    Mariusz ChylińskiMariusz ChylińskiKun oldin
  • Smart

    Frank Charles PedroFrank Charles PedroKun oldin
  • Good stuff

    jsbmxjsbmxKun oldin
  • Bro, he was watching memes in the background

    Philip SaintPhilip SaintKun oldin
  • This man is a G with real personality. Love this content.

    Dustin FakeDustin FakeKun oldin
  • Who dislikes these videos?

    Günther LauchGünther LauchKun oldin
  • 10:47 you are already at the max level of smartness

    Bald Ray MakBald Ray MakKun oldin
  • 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

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

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

    Unlimited RoryUnlimited RoryKun oldin
  • 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.)

    Martin CamitzMartin CamitzKun oldin
  • wife is my favorite anime antagonist

    ɹɐǝʍs I ǝƃɐssǝɯ ʇǝɹɔǝs ɐ ʇoNɹɐǝʍs I ǝƃɐssǝɯ ʇǝɹɔǝs ɐ ʇoNKun oldin
  • ❤️🆂🅴🆇 🅿️🆁🅸🆅🅰️🆃🅴 🅽🆄🅳🅴 😍👌 ❤️ 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 🤩

    Jean KellyJean KellyKun oldin
  • @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.

    David MorarDavid MorarKun oldin
  • 3:39 what is the name of this application?

    Math ucaMath ucaKun oldin
  • U make me feel unprepared for the work word as an eng student

    Autumn RiverAutumn RiverKun oldin
  • @Holzkunst Scholz wäre das nicht was für euch ?

    Klaus rasiert sichKlaus rasiert sichKun oldin
  • Can you please send the lock to lpl then we can be satisfied

    Harris OutdoorsHarris OutdoorsKun oldin
  • this guy is trying to beat mr beats watching dance till your dead for 10 hours 14:29

    Buron KrilitasBuron KrilitasKun oldin
  • SMH hq smh?🤦🏼‍♂️

    Tucker GarciaTucker GarciaKun oldin
  • 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.

    Chris McneillChris McneillKun oldin
  • 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? :) :)

    Etienne CoiffardEtienne CoiffardKun oldin
  • you are insaaaaane

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

    Frederik WolfFrederik WolfKun oldin
  • 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 ❤️

    Deepanshu RawatDeepanshu RawatKun oldin
  • 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

    AWIE -AWIE -Kun oldin
  • ooo! Hi, Phineas. where's Ferb?

    Amit KumarAmit KumarKun oldin
  • Man you are amazing

    Syed Huzaifa AliSyed Huzaifa AliKun oldin
  • why didn't you changed the tool size i mean you could have used a small chainsaw or any other cutting tool

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

    asdf lkjhasdf lkjhKun oldin
  • 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.

    ol simol simKun oldin
  • really appreciate you changing that amber alert sound! The original sound was a bit ear-piercing

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

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

    Bastiaan Cheetah™Bastiaan Cheetah™Kun oldin
  • Anyone knows what he studied in highschool?

    mohammed abdumohammed abduKun oldin
  • "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.

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

    slip0n0fallslip0n0fallKun oldin
  • lol python for speed

    Alex FollandAlex FollandKun oldin
  • Reeves helped?

    122 122122 122Kun oldin
  • 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!

    Glenn WilsonGlenn WilsonKun oldin
  • 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.

    Mash RienMash RienKun oldin
  • 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.

    Mash RienMash RienKun oldin
  • This is why most of humanity is relegated to doing general labor. This is complicated stuff. Bravo man. 👍

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

    Polynomial PolygonPolynomial PolygonKun oldin
  • 10:40 couldn’t you just guess more then one time making the chances lower?

    ben2benben2benKun oldin
  • His wife's reactions are so unamused lolol I wonder how she reacts when she climaxes 😂😂😂 😴😴😴🤦

    Anthony MartinezAnthony MartinezKun oldin
  • Oops thought this was a michael reeves video

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

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

    milanlouwetmilanlouwetKun oldin
  • 14:33 o dog caramelo brasileiro em todos os lugares

    Gabriell HuverGabriell HuverKun oldin
  • SUPER COOL! Definitely hoping to see a wooden version down the road! :)

    Jackal1412Jackal1412Kun oldin
  • Too bad that these highly ambitious projects always seem to require a compromise. Amazing to see the process though.

    Robert XRobert XKun oldin
  • Oh...she made a dog too? At first glimpse, I was more like "yup, that's a playing cat right there"....

    TheMjollnir67TheMjollnir67Kun oldin
  • I don't know why youtube does not want me to watch this channel. I have subscribed and unsubscribed 4 times. Turn the notification bell off and back on 6 times and I still do not get notifications when you post a video. It's only this channel that does this to me. So I am forced to check back every 4-6 weeks if I can remember and see if there is anything new posted.

    Andrew ReevesAndrew ReevesKun oldin
  • I have that book! Honestly a lot of the stuff I learned in my class went over my head but it was still pretty dope!

    Ryan WendellRyan Wendell2 kun oldin
  • GROOVY!!!

    Jason PolettaJason Poletta2 kun oldin