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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  • Stuff Made Here
    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

    • Devil Liar
      Devil Liar

      Hey man what’s the website called where that bear is for sale??

    • OFFRaNge_ MaG
      OFFRaNge_ MaG

      What app do you use for the drawings on your Ipad

    • SupR420E FreeFire
      SupR420E FreeFire

      Oi@aswinn aswinn

    • Abood XS
      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.

    • James Collier
      James Collier

      :55 you are famous. 3 seconds in this montage

  • Álvaro Perdigao
    Álvaro Perdigao

    14:34 qual o vídeo do Brasil?? BRBRBRBR

  • Martin Gustavsson
    Martin Gustavsson

    Gör en adapterplatta för att fästa den i bordet!

  • sarcastic guy
    sarcastic guy

    make a automatic chess bot

  • Venoms GT
    Venoms GT


  • AR-Sith F.Austin
    AR-Sith F.Austin

    11:10 I've seen your welding and fabrication skills... Keep practicing ;)

    • AR-Sith F.Austin
      AR-Sith F.Austin

      You definitely posses the skills

  • AR-Sith F.Austin
    AR-Sith F.Austin

    9:50 love it. You know you're working on something intently when you need to bandage "boo boos". Lol

  • AR-Sith F.Austin
    AR-Sith F.Austin

    Need a Stihl, first of all and use a belt saw for tree climbers who trim branches. Much smaller bar and snout and plenty powerful to mill much more precisely... What we call a "one hander". Buuuut, you need to stop and sharpen chains or replace already sharp ones. You can angle a saw anyway you want, honestly.

  • Yaseba Ravenclaw
    Yaseba Ravenclaw

    Anyone else think combine chainsaw death arm with giant bayblade of death

  • Christian Sørensen
    Christian Sørensen

    Maybe ripley felt the same way in alien 3, when she meets her former selfs..

  • Thomas Roberts
    Thomas Roberts

    Based on your unpickable lock, could you try to make a tool that picks any lock for you. love to see this video. Love watching your channel!!

  • amb squared
    amb squared

    Now I really want a useless block.

  • Luis Madriz
    Luis Madriz

    Amazing , You could change logs for ICE and make it create ice sculptures!

  • Ignatius970

    [7:32] cant .......breathe........

  • Bader Alaraimi
    Bader Alaraimi

    You are insanely brilliant 🖖🙂 live long and prosper

  • Lukas H
    Lukas H

    "I optimized it so hard it didnt compute anything" I want to bring this joke to my boss if I fail next time.

  • Lukas H
    Lukas H


  • Duckstaped

    Your self depreciation never ceases to crack me up. Thanks for inspiring and entertaining with your projects!

  • Peter Rhodin
    Peter Rhodin

    Cool. What drawing software are you using?

  • Dione B.
    Dione B.

    The Brazilian Dog Dancing KKKKKKKK não esperava ver isso no video

  • iTeerRex

    I'm mad at UZmilk for not suggesting this channel to me sooner.

  • Naldu Pienaar
    Naldu Pienaar

    hey, my cim teacher shows your videos each day at the start of class, and everyone finds them enjoyable and entertaining. Could you maybe give Our teacher Mr. Dennes a shoutout from Wilson highschool.

  • Days Games
    Days Games

    Shane "I'm sure you have seen a CNC machine run" Me "Yea from you"

  • Omar

    How is it allowed to be this smart. Man needs a nerf

  • Z O
    Z O

    your chains loose that is also why its not cutting well

  • Rob Smith
    Rob Smith

    Good job! Probably doesn’t help that your using a pole saw to try carve out a large piece of timber!

  • rsb

    you can find the highest peak by throwing several guesses at the beginning of the process

  • MilkCap

    Can you swap out the chainsaw for a router?

  • Toby Robinson
    Toby Robinson

    I have one of the apple peeler

  • Rob Marshall
    Rob Marshall

    It'd be cool if you put a Milling bit on the end of it and have all different sizes at the machine can pick up I bet you could mail yourself anything you want including that bear

  • Bagi Badoo
    Bagi Badoo

    You're like me but with twice as many skill points

  • Hckytman

    I hope he takes that robot arm and uses it to make his automatic pool stick vs strangers, fully automatic

  • alan Eduardo
    alan Eduardo

    Vim pelo davy jones Brazil

  • Janbeersma

    Steepest Ascend hillclimbing with random restarts

  • OFFRaNge_ MaG
    OFFRaNge_ MaG

    What app dose he yes

  • Bob Stout
    Bob Stout

    No fair, you have all the fun toyz!

  • Itazoka

    14:31 tem o meme do cachorro dançando com menino kkkk Gostei da referência

  • audas

    First idea I had when I saw this was use a drill bit and 3D model - first search result - Is there something I missed ?

  • Yh

    send the lock to lockpicking lawyer

  • Chad

    When the robopocalypse happens and the robots have chainsaw arms, I'm blaming you.

  • xxKarcyn Jacobxx
    xxKarcyn Jacobxx

    So can u cut a bare out of a human?

  • Walkboy12

    wasteing wood? (idc btw jk)

  • shaanbains

    I was making a KiwiCo kit while watchjng

  • Nigel Adams
    Nigel Adams

    anyone know what ipad app he uses?

  • Harry Petfield
    Harry Petfield

    The chain looked very slack and give it a sharpen and it may cut better

  • gullf1sk

    Dude you should make a safe cracking machine like in this video

  • Luiz Fernando Santos Sobral
    Luiz Fernando Santos Sobral


  • Estevão Gabriel
    Estevão Gabriel

    Quem veio pelo Dava???

  • Luiz felipe
    Luiz felipe

    Cadê os BR kkkkk

  • Rehman Srusuw
    Rehman Srusuw

    Tony stark in a nutshell 🤣

  • uma vez eu persisti,. na outra nem tentei
    uma vez eu persisti,. na outra nem tentei

    Einstein's son

  • Nicklaus Christofono
    Nicklaus Christofono

    Subscribed, ur simply brilliant bruh.

  • Matheus


  • Lucca

    Alguém aq veio pelo vídeo do Davy Jones? Kkkkkkkkkkk

  • Leonardo Galdino
    Leonardo Galdino

    Vim pelo davy jones

  • Isaac Stanley
    Isaac Stanley

    don’t really know if it would work but just spit balling but what if you just made a cylindrical chainsaw but instead of spikes it was really gritty sand paper it would work on the same structure on the spinning shaft and at the end it was an upside down bowl with the same sand paper on it.

  • NightSkyACC /\
    NightSkyACC /\

    Why doest he just program it in a software how he would like to cut the log like at the begining with the metal he is jzst complicating things

  • NightSkyACC /\
    NightSkyACC /\

    I am sure you could make it all automatic and sell the bears all day long and make hella profit it just takes time to set it all up

  • Wookieegonewild

    You remind me of Joe Pera. Not a bad thing, just can't help but hear him in your videos. lol

  • Mike Jones
    Mike Jones

    I don't quite understand how you would use a rapidly exploring random tree for this problem. I understood this approach for path planning, but I don't see how it would apply for taking consecutive cuts from a square.

  • Fredney

    14:29 thought i was the only one who listened to dance till your dead while programming xD

  • john smith
    john smith

    a bunch of balls in an array would be less likely to find a false summit

  • Candra Sniper
    Candra Sniper

    How much that robot arm cost?

  • Short animation
    Short animation

    this guy is genius

  • claudio tartagni
    claudio tartagni

    U are a genius.....i so jealous.why are i so stupid

  • Wolf Gecko
    Wolf Gecko

    Dancing pug tho

  • Jesper Hall
    Jesper Hall

    She made a cat

  • José Alfonso Guerrero
    José Alfonso Guerrero

    Can someone tell me what tablet is he using?

  • Fity Bux
    Fity Bux

    My BS pole saw chainsaw also nearly refuses to cut wood. I think it's just a really poor blade design. (Maybe on purpose to prevent injury or something?) I think to know how fast you can cut into wood, you'd need to constantly measure the chainsaw temperature and slow down if too hot, and constantly lubricate it. Also, your gradient decent stuff seems very similar to regular machine learning. Have you considered turning this into a sort of game, then getting the machine learning to beat the game? (Where the score is based on how much of the final model is isolated/trimmed perfectly. Then, negative score is given for making wrong cuts. That way, it can even learn things like the size of the blade and such.) Also, if you're not an expert at all this machine learning stuff, have you considered posting the problem on Kaggle (with a reward) and letting the internet crowdsource a way to perfectly cut using this chainsaw? This seems like a machine learning problem where there is a definite solve-able thing. (That's not always the case with machine learning.)

  • Andy Mei
    Andy Mei

    can we just appreciate his reference to taylor swift at 16:26??!

  • brady_boy 26
    brady_boy 26

    This is cool and all but when the LPL collab

  • Da.shArk87

    What about the lock for LockPickingLawyer??

  • Max Mussdermann
    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.

  • Snoopdogksa

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

  • Dean Jr.
    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.

    • Always Radical
      Always Radical

      I think he's talking about the .001%, ie: Tesla

  • Kenton Upton
    Kenton Upton

    Safety chain! 🤣🤣🤣

  • Louis L
    Louis L

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

  • Henry4711LP

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

  • zupacs

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

  • Fredrik Stål
    Fredrik Stål

    Now make one that makes stone statues

  • DragonArmor12

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

  • Jess Harriman
    Jess Harriman

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

  • Max M
    Max M

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

  • hanswasheiri

    Is your wife stoned?

  • Calvin McFalls
    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.

  • 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.

  • Kritarth Mishra
    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!

  • Marco Vítor
    Marco Vítor

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

  • rory

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

  • Archie Everett
    Archie Everett

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

  • Hasim Tordios
    Hasim Tordios

    I would love to see you make any superhero suit

  • Nelson Glover
    Nelson Glover

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

  • Kristo Karl Aedma
    Kristo Karl Aedma

    Perhaps you can look into 'stochastic gradient descent'?

  • Sweety_Sheep

    Anyone knows what's his drawing software ?

  • Merouani Abd el karim
    Merouani Abd el karim

    Ur dawg is a king

  • Jacob Leinweber
    Jacob Leinweber

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

  • B T
    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.

  • D02rock

    Do it to a block of ice

  • Peter Milovich
    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.

  • Ethan Porter
    Ethan Porter

    Why are wiener dogs so long?