Making chainsaw robot, carving logs

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Stuff Made Here

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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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    1. Stuff Made Here

      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

      1. Abood XS

        10:42 could you have a lazer scanner? It might sounds bizarre and easier said than done but there was a video about people moving sand here and there to create hills and then the computer will read the height and create a terrain map on the plane.

      2. James Collier

        :55 you are famous. 3 seconds in this montage

      3. MrMoonshiner

        Very cool, but not quite display worthy yet. How about a robot that can put together a jigsaw puzzle, or build a small LEGO set?

      4. Collin MacInnis

        We have a fanuc robot at work... its interfaced on a simple interface... ie... known grid... and a pallet change... I must say... using the robot to push the shuffle around a common axis is innovative to reduce the cost of a seperate drive motor... How you go about asinine ways to explore potential... gives me a chuckle... im not versed in robotics... but you sir have a potential... your intuitive nature will lead you to advancing machine procedures given time... or maybe someone will help Jumpstart your mind where to look... as in waste generated from tool tip... You are one step away form genius... ;) tackle the issue on time... its comparitive... money in... money out. Have a few ideas been floating around for some time. .. 1st rule... let gravity do its job...simple designs can become redundant. From a procedural point of view. Its realizing where to invest the time... What is your motivation? Ya C axis (rotational) with one fixed axis... scale that up... think the bay of fundy... canada.... 60 foot tide... do a coffer dam... re-enforce it... build a lock around it... build concrete floats within that... span the gap inward by a bridge crane... make it tuff as nails... say tower at center to support 1/2 the overhang... So lets say I want a 1000 meter diameter... seems within easy possibility... K bullet points... whats the discharge rate... said locks can disapate water... ideal would be 1 tidal cycle... if we only use a fraction in one stroke... how do we store wasted potential.... basically it boils down to kinetic.... say we want to engineer past limits on drop forge tech as is... go all in... look at it as a all in one... all or none... if you look at a swimming pool... could you not put a upwards force on a float... pin it to a wear plate.... for the linear axis.... drop water level... and said points of final reference... big is not the question... its when we go that way. Why not go deep... we look for fast motions... when we know... torque... rigidity works... so why not go down 5000 meters into the sea... Why not go to the very bottom.... form a pressure vessel at surface... cut into it a conical plug thru... the geometry will self seal by pressure difference alone once applied. So many questions... If its a question of safety... than tackle that... outside of laser and visual... how do you eliminate contact... so its audio?

      5. Steve J

        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.

    2. brady_boy 26

      This is cool and all but when the LPL collab

    3. Da.shArk87

      What about the lock for LockPickingLawyer??

    4. Max Mussdermann

      This is such a cool project! The problem you had with the blade not beeing able to dive into the wood could probably be fixed by using a carving blade. The tip geometry there is different (its pointy) to be able to "stab into" the wood without kickbacks. Also please have a better look on your chain tension (it was very lose at the videos end) as you will otherwise kill someone randomly by a chain flying around.

    5. Snoopdogksa

      Hello What happened to the lock challenge im looking forward for what you will make

    6. Dean Jr.

      “I’m sure there’s someone really smart that can make this thing work.” Bruh you’re like the smartest person on earth.

    7. Kenton Upton

      Safety chain! 🤣🤣🤣

    8. Louis L

      dude, you have the coolest toys. very entertaining! (not an anti kickback tooth tho)

    9. Henry4711LP

      15:25 here is how to make your code go yeeeeeeet

    10. zupacs

      What's the name of the sketchboard app used on the ipad?

    11. Fredrik Stål

      Now make one that makes stone statues

    12. DragonArmor12

      You should make a controller where it automatically adjusts your car to the racing line on a racing game

    13. Jess Harriman

      wait...Your sponsor doesn't make industrial robot arms? That's what I'm in the market for.

    14. Max M

      I absolutely love your channel. I think of you as a genius.

    15. hanswasheiri

      Is your wife stoned?

    16. Calvin McFalls

      Local man drills hole in floor to be able to cut a bear out of wood, only for it to catch fire and burn his house.

    17. rmp5s

      "...make it really hard to read and probably break it." Hahaha...story of my life, man. This is why, whenever I get ANYTHING working, I'm SUPER reluctant to touch it again.

    18. Kritarth Mishra

      What app do you use for making your rough sketches and designs? I have been looking for one to use and haven't made up my mind yet, I find the one that you use to be very simple and convienient, Thanks, and awesome job with the videos!

    19. Marco Vítor

      @stuffmadehere Hello, I'm Brazilian and I'm curious: what were you listening to at 14:30 on that upper screen?

    20. hashbang

      i feel like you should make a remote controlled soccer ball or a soccer ball that is rigged for your wife to lose

    21. Archie Everett

      You should see if you can get an mlb player to use the baseball bat!!

    22. Hasim Tordios

      I would love to see you make any superhero suit

    23. Nelson Glover

      5:30 wait what? I need to go google that because you're right, it is magic

    24. Kristo Karl Aedma

      Perhaps you can look into 'stochastic gradient descent'?

    25. Sweety_Sheep

      Anyone knows what's his drawing software ?

    26. Merouani Abd el karim

      Ur dawg is a king

    27. Jacob Leinweber

      This mans power bill... Can’t even imagine

    28. B T

      Waste of time. Nice fail. This was as dumb as your haircut machine. Why don’t do something useful like make a washer/dryer that folds clothes after drying.

    29. D02rock

      Do it to a block of ice

    30. Peter Milovich

      Things you need to change for next time. Wood choice: Cedar! Its the only wood sculptors use because its the softest and easiest to cut. Also, you have to have OIL on your saw or else it will overheat every time. Love watching your vids.

    31. Ethan Porter

      Why are wiener dogs so long?

    32. Raven Gaspar

      Woudln't it be much better if you use an angle grinder for this?

    33. Behnam saeidi

      there is a very easy way to generate gcode for your 3D pattern. approach the problem similar to wood turning. you take the 3D model, pick an angle and project it into a 2D plane (kinda like holding something to sun light and drawing around the shadow). now your problem is to find triangles inside of a an image, there is a greedy algorithm for squares where you set a resolution size and break everything into squares of that size. then you bundle every 4 adjacent square into a larger square. the complexity of your problem also scales linearly with the number of turns you want. This is very scalable as well. this is how GPUs draw fragments.

    34. Rahmen

      “when you have a bolt that’s really stuck, you come over here and break your wrench in half” 😭😭😭

    35. Phil Case

      Re making wood scupture... You're just going to have to learn how chainsaws cut. It's pretty simple physics, so you should catch on quick. There's a whole lot of guys out here on KGup with nothing but chainsaw content. One of the biggest factors is probably going to be sharp chains and properly gauged rakers.

    36. Grim reaper

      Just import a t posing bear into blender add a few bones, do a rough rig, and a rough pose, then done. Not hard to do. Take a few hours at most.

    37. The k0rKal

      didn't you say that you bought your ipad just for one specific software that only works on ios? Jet you use an win10 device? :) cool vid bro

    38. Youssef Elafifi

      Could you try to make an automatic dart/bow and arrow shooter? It would calculate the coordinates needed to reach the red dot in the middle, also make sure it's fast to reduce the air resistance effect.

    39. Mo

      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.

    40. Joseph Moore

      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.

    41. jevik freeman

      this dude is a genius

    42. RogThePirate

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

    43. zhawn14

      @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.

    44. The Magic Boy

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

    45. tim g

      Literally one of the best channels of all. Genius but still very funny

    46. Andras Libal

      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.

    47. yousif el-warfali

      wife wins

    48. Hatcyon

      Que brasileiro vendo o vídeo percebeu o que ele tá assistindo no 14:30

    49. Quinn Carver

      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

    50. Jordan Bennett

      Stuff made here is michael reeves, if he was a grown adult, wholesome, and not addicted to crack

    51. xXave__

      Wonder what wife mode would do on this one...

    52. Marco Weber

      What application is that at 8:28?

    53. Deb Talukdar

      @ 0:53 looking out of your window, is it still snowing over there? Or it was just foggy?

    54. Peter Evans

      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"

    55. Amsterfy '

      17/06/2015 = June 17 2015, I really think you should change that date Stuff Made Here.

    56. Ash no Crash

      You Should team up with mark rober

    57. Hang Haam

      13:01 everyone need that in their house

    58. justin peebles

      Make the heartbeat sensor from call of duty. You won’t.

    59. Owen Hofman

      could you imagine what the world would be like if everyone was as smart as shane...... just think about it

    60. Mr. Mogo

      anyone know if he sent that lock he made the the lockpickinglawyer? I cant find the vid if he has.

    61. C and me

      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

    62. Andrew Zhang

      best gradient ascent explained

    63. Joe D

      The potential in this video also made it that much cooler

    64. IDK Alexander

      5:03 duck

    65. Joe D

      Chuck Norris stopped a chainsaw with his bare hand in a movie

    66. Acecool

      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.

    67. Two2002

      Can I join the channel? I’ll work for free

      1. Two2002

        Software optimization? Just use c++ instead

    68. Thomas Schratz

      "you should make it out of wood" lmao

    69. Dezient

      This guy is honestly living the life

    70. pmK0

      What is the name of that note taking app?

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    72. Acecool

      That actually looks like a cat. The wire one.

    73. Shrikant Kaul Chand

      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.

    74. David Lowit

      What software do you use for your illustrations?

    75. cheppuku

      is the lockpicking lawyer collab coming?

    76. KroNix

      Still waiting for that lock update 👀

    77. samscar _

      Not to push but when does the almighty stuff lock meed an unstoppable force

    78. Thomas Bahr

      Wife obviously...

    79. Mack G.

      If I were building a chainsaw wielding robot, my wife would be hiding in a corner with her book too. 😂

    80. TheXstreet Fr

      "Stand back, I will kill you" genius 🤣

    81. Barry Bencsics

      I think it would be a great idea if you designed a robot for robot wars on KGup, very popular.

    82. Mariusz Chyliński

      You gave these machinery in your garage? ;)

    83. Frank Charles Pedro


    84. jsbmx

      Good stuff

    85. Philip Saint

      Bro, he was watching memes in the background

    86. Dustin Fake

      This man is a G with real personality. Love this content.

    87. Günther Lauch

      Who dislikes these videos?

    88. Bald Ray Mak

      10:47 you are already at the max level of smartness

    89. climatebabes

      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

    90. climatebabes

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

    91. Unlimited Rory

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

    92. Martin Camitz

      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.)

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      wife is my favorite anime antagonist

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    95. David Morar

      @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.

    96. Math uca

      3:39 what is the name of this application?

    97. Autumn River

      U make me feel unprepared for the work word as an eng student

    98. Klaus rasiert sich

      @Holzkunst Scholz wäre das nicht was für euch ?

    99. Harris Outdoors

      Can you please send the lock to lpl then we can be satisfied

    100. Buron Krilitas

      this guy is trying to beat mr beats watching dance till your dead for 10 hours 14:29