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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  • 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 Here9 күн мурун
    • Try Ice next !

      Matt BergaminMatt Bergamin2 саат 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

      Řįň ØķūŘįň Øķū4 саат мурун
    • Please send the unpickable lock to Lockpicking Lawyer

      Rick PalmerRick Palmer7 саат мурун
    • @Jc. Media Totally, definitely got to use a guide when filing down the rakers

      Paul DelmontPaul Delmont19 саат мурун
    • @Paul Delmont you’re right but filing them down will cause more aggressive kickback as a side effect.

      Jc. MediaJc. MediaКүн мурун
  • Wonderful proof for what mathematics is important for in engineering and every day live

    DMVMedienDMVMedien29 мүнөт мурун
  • please send your unpickable lock to the lock picking lawyer

    Areeb HaiderAreeb HaiderСаат мурун
  • BSP. Break the outer material into convex polyhedra, enumerate the planes of the faces of each resulting polyhedron as potential cuts.

    Casey DahlinCasey DahlinСаат мурун
  • I just want a writing machine that knows my handwriting to complete assignments

  • 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.

    dcoog anmldcoog anml2 саат мурун
  • i hate kiwi co

    Klaas JKlaas J3 саат 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

    Joe NavoJoe Navo3 саат мурун
  • 1:08 so, the basic idea is attaching a custom chainsaw to the end of a robotic arm. Please, no.

    elorz007elorz0074 саат мурун
  • Permutations not combinations

    Nick WidmerNick Widmer4 саат 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 AitkenDuncan Aitken5 саат мурун
    • Also, beef up the motor on the saw, that should help heaps!

      Duncan AitkenDuncan Aitken5 саат мурун
  • 自然の木は切ってるうちにゆがんできますからね。歯を咥えてしまったりいろいろ難しいことがあるとおもいますけど、面白い発想を形にすることは素晴らしいことと思います。

    kimur ellkimur ell5 саат мурун
  • this is better than Micheal reeves

    Scarlet BeansScarlet Beans6 саат мурун
  • Everyone gansta until the doom music kicks in.

    wircreachwircreach6 саат мурун
  • "And I knew in my heart I could make a much worse one for free" the words I live by

    Caswell ThompsonCaswell Thompson6 саат мурун
  • 22:10 you can't tell me she's not drunk 🤣

    Kevin PickfordKevin Pickford7 саат мурун
  • What if you cc’d a giant custom made Dremel instead of using a chainsaw?

    Patrick TarkeyPatrick Tarkey7 саат мурун
  • You don't have a oiling system witch keeps the chain sharp and the bar lubed and cooled bar oil bro

    Dallas JensenDallas Jensen7 саат мурун
  • Anyone know the music credits?

    LighdarTheThirdLighdarTheThird8 саат мурун
  • the flashing light is a good step, but really you should look at lockout procedures

    cuberillecuberille8 саат мурун
  • Is this the new chainsaw man anime I've been hearing about recently?

    Absolute ZerøAbsolute Zerø8 саат мурун
  • You sir, are a fucking GOD.

    Davide GentileDavide Gentile8 саат 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.

    scamin samscamin sam9 саат мурун
  • to find the convex nodes of a set of vertices you can use an algorithm called Graham scan:

    Murilo Francisco SchaeferMurilo Francisco Schaefer9 саат мурун
  • Can anyone tell me what fcking degree this guy studied

    Othmane FARISSIOthmane FARISSI9 саат мурун
  • Now attach the arm to Atlas

  • 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.

    moon penguin13moon penguin1310 саат мурун
  • Finally a worthy Haircut Robot

    MrAckijMrAckij10 саат мурун
  • Please. Make. A. Video. About. You.

    Johannes SchorkJohannes Schork10 саат мурун
  • Good video, that definitely looked easier than giving a chainsaw to someone with talent and have them do what they do.

    Chris HooverChris Hoover10 саат мурун
  • Is this guy the smartest on planet earth or what? Should be building Spacecraft.

    NANA10 саат мурун
  • If your chainsaw get hot, it's maybe because there's no oil on the chain...

    ParadocsParadocs10 саат мурун
  • I can't stop watching the "Captcha" part at yhe beginning. For some reason it's so damn funny to me. LOL

    JohnJacob JingleHeimer-SchmidtJohnJacob JingleHeimer-Schmidt10 саат мурун
  • Sure lets give robots ultra fast chainsaws what could possibly go wrong....

    Devin nunnDevin nunn10 саат мурун
  • Extension cords on the floor to equipment?! Hmmmm.

    Don BrownDon Brown11 саат мурун
  • Ask musk he will figure it out lol 😂

    Cory WiseCory Wise11 саат мурун
  • I don't know if it's a setting on your end or mine, but I keep getting notifications that there Is a new video here when there is not.

    Big BirdBig Bird11 саат мурун
  • There are other optimization methods other than gradient ascent you could use. Nelder-Mead or Particle Swarm Optimization.

    Ronak PipaliyaRonak Pipaliya12 саат мурун
  • I think a carving sword may solve some of your problems here :)

    sain 24sain 2412 саат мурун
  • Great project and awesome video!

    FlederratteFlederratte12 саат мурун
  • For everyone wondering what the name of the app he is using on his Ipad is - It's called Concept‪s‬.

    Alfredo SequeidaAlfredo Sequeida13 саат мурун
  • I love the memes on the top screen at the computer 😂

    Jannis BaumannJannis Baumann13 саат мурун
  • The reason your chainsaw was burning the wood is a combination of the saw being dull and also that the standard chain is optimized for cross cuts with a tiny cut depth. It is not optimized for ripping. You could purchase a ripping chain or you can buy a cheap chainsaw sharpening tool and do it yourself. I highly recommend buying the tools and doing it yourself. You should also touch up the chain every few hours of sawing. The more often you do it, the less time it takes to get the chain perfect so sharpening the chain more often actually saves time. Also you were partially correct about the chain's depth gauge slowing the cut down. Part of sharpening is getting the depth gauge teeth the right height. Too high (as they typically come when new) and you'll need to push the chain into the wood while cutting and the teeth will take small cuts (even if sharp). Height gauges you adjust too low make the saw pull itself into the wood aggressively and you'll constantly be dealing with the saw being underpowered for the cut the blade wants to naturally make (even if super sharp). Basically (with a sharp chain) you want to shorten the height gauges so the saw naturally cuts at a moderately aggressive rate without you having to push the saw into the wood nor pull it away. You definitely need to shorten them quite a bit from the original height. Once you understand the height gauges you'll want to keep the saw sharp using a file and chainsaw sharpening guide tool regularly. Roughly once every 10 or so sharpenings you'll need it to slightly shorten the height gauges again. If you want to make the chain cut more efficiently (in addition to the shorter height gauges and sharpening) you'll want to reduce the tooth angle on every second pair of teeth. A typical cross cut chain has 35° (or 30°) teeth. This helps to clear the wood out of the way so it doesn't get cut again. When ripping, this angle reduces the efficiency and clearing isn't as important. A 10° angle will cut noticeably faster (with a slightly shorter gauge tooth as well) but you still want some (often ~50% of the teeth, depending on the wood type) of the teeth at 30 or 35° to help clear the chips. Do some googling and video watching about sharpening chainsaws, sharpen your chain and in no time you'll have the saw zipping through the wood like butter. The biggest improvement is sharp cutting teeth and shorter gauge teeth. The 10° angle is like an extra 10% to 20% bonus in ripping rate and is optional.

    Slider68Slider6813 саат мурун
  • Hi, great video! Thanks!

    Krzysztof SielewiczKrzysztof Sielewicz13 саат мурун
  • This is so sick. Please collab with Michael Reeves.

    Josiah ThiemeJosiah Thieme13 саат мурун
  • "it's a pull saw" this entire project did you not ever once talk to someone who actually does chainsaw carving?

    Rick SauermilchRick Sauermilch13 саат мурун
  • CNC machines, laser cutters and 3D printers are so yesterday. This is the automation machine of tomorrow.

    The Illegitimate PresidentThe Illegitimate President13 саат мурун
  • 6:00 best line ever

    Jameson HuddleJameson Huddle13 саат мурун
  • This guy is a legend

    Daria MargineanDaria Marginean13 саат мурун
  • Video idea: how to make a homemade human gyroscope for gaming.

    Jacob SorheimJacob Sorheim14 саат мурун
  • What do you think chain oil is for, without lubrication is not going to cut it.

    filippo tntfilippo tnt14 саат мурун
  • Filing down the raker teeth on the chain slightly will allow you to use the tip of the saw to cut. Because it's not a human operator, with numerous limbs in the danger area, slight kickback shouldn't be a problem. Just be careful to limit plunge speed of the blade to not be overly aggressive.

    Rolly MarthallerRolly Marthaller14 саат мурун
  • You should make a robotic kitchen! You could just tell it what you want and it would make it if you have all the ingredients.

    Carter JensenCarter Jensen14 саат мурун
  • You. Are. HILARIOUS 🤣🤣🤣🤣🧪👍

    Michael WayneMichael Wayne14 саат мурун
  • This same problem is with AI programing, but i remember that there is a solution for this. Unfortunately I dint remember it now. Maybe solution is to try with 3 different points at this same time.

    maxim25o2maxim25o214 саат мурун
  • who is here after lallantop social list 🙌

  • How is he even able to post videos on a regular basis?

    Guillermo E. Sanchez GuaidaGuillermo E. Sanchez Guaida15 саат мурун
  • Am I the only one who feels like a dumb while watching his videos 😛

    M.F.TM.F.T15 саат мурун
  • As a chainsaw carver.. first of all, no. Secondly, that chainsaw is a toy, that's why she ain't cutting good.

    James TottleJames Tottle15 саат мурун
  • Can you make a robot that can play guitar?

    DJPateDJPate15 саат мурун
  • Invention idea! Make robotic arms to play the VR game Beat Saber!

    MistaJones89MistaJones8915 саат мурун
  • ...or just use machine vision...?

    Gal GrünfeldGal Grünfeld16 саат мурун
  • Lmao casually reading 'planning algorithms' on a couch instead of placed on a desk, as if anyone could hold that book up for more than 100 seconds before their arms gave out lol

    Albert RenshawAlbert Renshaw16 саат мурун
  • But does it apply oil to the bar and chain? That would also explain the smoking.

    Someone SpecialSomeone Special16 саат мурун
  • Love your videos! In reference to passwords and brute forcing them, the correct terminology would be permutations not combinations.

    Nate Sanchez-GoodwinNate Sanchez-Goodwin16 саат мурун
  • well done! loved the vid!

    Under ConstructionUnder Construction16 саат мурун
  • I like how you have every size touchscreen to use Concepts on.

    Richard JohnRichard John16 саат мурун
  • Randomize many points and figure out which one leads to the highest peak should have worked, right?

    TheEhrnbergTheEhrnberg16 саат мурун
  • To avoid local maxima when doing gradient ascent, add a wildly random coordinate mutation every once in a while (every ~5th iteration)

    BadWithComputerBadWithComputer17 саат мурун
  • Hold up❗️Wait‼️ What⁉️ Death by a thousand wedgies🤦🏾‍♂️😂🤣😂🤣

    Spiral_dripSpiral_drip17 саат мурун
  • The emergency stop button should be on the chainsaw blade. Trust me I'm an expert on the internet.

    KristopherKristopher17 саат мурун
  • How did you get the turntable to turn to the correct angle before each new cut?

    Abraham NorthhamptonAbraham Northhampton17 саат мурун
  • 1:42 "For once, I don't have to solve it." LOL, given what you shown in previous videos, the haircut, the pumpkin carving, I have no trouble believing this.

    TesserIdTesserId17 саат мурун
  • ROFL the whole idea about not having an oiller on a chainsaw is not a good move but yeah, for sum reason the chainsaw was getting hot.. i wonder why or what could possibly casue that

    Chyna ManeChyna Mane17 саат мурун
  • When I saw this video listing, my first thought was "what could possibly go wrong" at least you showed some respect for the business end of that chainsaw.👍

    Dr mosfetDr mosfet17 саат мурун
  • Why don't you do something worthwhile with your time, equipment and clearly huge disposable income? There are millions of starving people around the world you could help with your talents and engineering ability. Making KGcode videos contributes pretty much zero to humanity and just burns up energy in servers around the world. Sorry but all this effort to create a (bad) facsimile of a dog out of foam sheets is an insult to the world. I know there are worse offenders but do you really need to join them for the sake of 2.55 million subscribers? Edit; yes, I'm disappointed with myself for using my computer (and the electrical power) to watch this whilst locked down. Pathetic.

    Anthony HighamAnthony Higham18 саат мурун
  • Love the “dancing dog” tee! Keep up with the amazing content! Much love from brazil!

    Rafael BastosRafael Bastos18 саат мурун
  • Speaking as an artist , who has spent the time and made the sacrifices to learn a real skill. By hand and by ones own ability. Every time one of you types comes up with a device to automate art. Is a loss to something special in the world. .. the more that is done for you , the less you can do for yourself. Cheap art made by machines, has no soul , no love . Frankly speaking, I'm not impressed . Keep on this track , down the road people like you will be helpless unless you have machines to do the work for you. "And dont think they will always be around" No matter that you have the technical skill to create this device, art should be left to artists , your way buys into capitalism. This is disgusting. You could do better for the world with your abilities, to create something that truly can help the world . This is just theft from people who are becoming more rare in such an over automated ready made world . . You could really do better with what you can do. This isn't helping anyone but yourself. Greedy .

    ryan Mattryan Matt18 саат мурун
    • I was thinking exactly the same as I watched.

      Anthony HighamAnthony Higham17 саат мурун
  • Really love highly educated michael reeves

    SacrMx 1SacrMx 118 саат мурун
  • I love programming robots

    Jarrod ManessJarrod Maness18 саат мурун
  • since your open to crazy ideas that will change the world, how about a third hand that you could control and like mounted into a backpack? That way you can hold a circuit board, soldering iron and the solder at the same time. (or many more useless things)

    Tanner DuceTanner Duce19 саат мурун
  • One of those channels I pay my internet bill for✌️

    Akash YadavAkash Yadav19 саат мурун
  • How do you pay for these things???

    Malcolm ForbesMalcolm Forbes19 саат мурун
  • Alla svennar....Husqvarna!!! Hoppas det är svenskt nu 🙏

    CubeLoobCubeLoob19 саат мурун
  • Dude....., You are by far the ( most intelligent person ) to ever put a video on KGcode........!!! Professor Jeff Galey

    Jeff GaleyJeff Galey19 саат мурун
  • This is by far your best work. Super entertaining and still sciencey

    John EarlyJohn Early20 саат мурун
  • How tf can you even be so intelligent to do something like that

    Julian GiornoJulian Giorno20 саат мурун
  • Man you used the wrong saw… you can do a better job with an angle grinder with a chainsaw blade, you might not be able to go as deep but would help in completing the look plus I think your saw speed might be to slow also with the skate board motor, there's a circular saw blade called Prazi which might be better. Blade speed plays a lot in how much you cut, and it looked like you saw blade was to loose.

    John LeonardiJohn Leonardi20 саат мурун
  • Much Effort. Good Doggo

    Z ReviewsZ Reviews20 саат мурун
  • When is The Lockpicking Lawyer going to attempt to pick your lock

    Dalton N. MantzDalton N. Mantz20 саат мурун
  • Any single one of these projects would be the coolest thing I've ever created and this dude just busts them out like it's nothing

    Chris SchmitzChris Schmitz21 саат мурун
  • Excellent ! 😅 You are my new hero !

    Philip HalesPhilip Hales21 саат мурун
  • have you considered switching the saw for a jigsaw

    Fadl MammounFadl Mammoun22 саат мурун
  • 😂 , I literally understand nothing until he gets stumped by the depth guide on the chain! Simple fix , file it down!!

    John GrahamJohn Graham23 саат мурун
  • ...and then she says, "you should make one out of wood" dead from laughing

    sehhi vootysehhi vootyКүн мурун
  • I wonder if your saw chain couldn't either be modified to cut at the tip or a chain couldn't be bought designed to do just that? I could ask my logger neighbor with 35 years of dealing with saws, chains and bars. He's my go to guy to tune up my Poulan and put a quicker cutting edge on even a new chain. Perhaps checking with one of the guys that do the chainsaw carving. I've seen them carving and know they use the tip to cut... a lot. :)

    Scott DebruynScott DebruynКүн мурун
    • @sehhi vooty Yeah! And how come they're a dog and a half long and only half a dog high? :)LOL(:

      Scott DebruynScott DebruynСаат мурун
    • "why are weiner dogs so long"

      sehhi vootysehhi vootyКүн мурун
  • WHY did you kill my ears? only downvoted because of this...

    Jan SchnellJan SchnellКүн мурун
  • "stand back, I will kill you" - this is so beautiful watching this work, amazing.

    Sandy ToplisSandy ToplisКүн мурун
  • How do you compensate for the shaking of the chainsaw? Does it affect the quality of the cuts?

    TrolledTrolledКүн мурун
  • you're going about it all wrong......chainsaws require sensitivity of touch and intimate understanding of how the tool cuts, so that which moves the tool needs to have that knowledge and sensory feedback from the cut. You also have to account for the variability of the material properties which is not uniform, and the changing properties of the tool as the teeth sharpness reduces. It really is not suited to cnc programs.

    Michelle LewisMichelle LewisКүн мурун