Automatic pool stick vs. strangers

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An automatic pool playing robot - how hard could it be? Turns out harder than I thought. It took me quite a while to work through all the difficulties of this project but when it all finally came together is so worth it. To my surprise the most interesting aspect of this project is using the cue to play real games of pool over the internet. Let me know if you think twitch plays billiards would be worthwhile...


  1. SmarterEveryDay
    2 maanden geleden

    Meat servo cheats... (By the way you should totally support Shane on Patreon, like I do: )

    1. YK cam
      YK cam
      21 uur geleden

      honestly you suck at pool if you need a robot

    2. Two Dogs AndaMan
      Two Dogs AndaMan
      2 dagen geleden

      @darcy stabler Hello.

    3. herbert164
      2 dagen geleden

      except i got banned from patreon for making an account 3x.

    4. darcy stabler
      darcy stabler
      3 dagen geleden


    5. Gizno Fux
      Gizno Fux
      3 dagen geleden


  2. Thomas Ramirez
    Thomas Ramirez
    36 minuten geleden

    Keep doing what you enjoy as we enjoy watching it.

  3. Colton Hartleib
    Colton Hartleib
    48 minuten geleden

    My kid can tell me what corner of the yard the dirt he ate is from so there!

  4. bak eteng
    bak eteng
    50 minuten geleden

    If terminators ever become a reality, I will blame this guy lol

    53 minuten geleden

    Ronnie: Give me chalk😂😂😂

  6. CeZaR NeBuN
    CeZaR NeBuN
    59 minuten geleden

    that's called a pressure transducer, not a pressure gauge...a very big difference :)....also what's the point of you doing this?

  7. Blues BX
    Blues BX
    Uur geleden

    "Robots work long hours and require no pay." The implications behind that one line is rather severe for most of the human population.

  8. nicolas juncos igarzabal
    nicolas juncos igarzabal
    Uur geleden

    this is the video that more time I spend

  9. SM0K3_l
    Uur geleden

    could you run a soft on footage of pro players to see why they take the shots they do

  10. snugrailgun
    Uur geleden

    "And they work long hours for no pay." I didn't click this video to think about the dystopian future ahead of us, but thanks I guess.

  11. fearlesss
    Uur geleden


  12. Tafa Boy
    Tafa Boy
    Uur geleden

    This is Cheto progam cheat on 8ballpool miniclip 😒😏

  13. Cameron Lockett
    Cameron Lockett
    2 uur geleden

    What's the software called?

  14. shroomadelics
    2 uur geleden

    Every boss‘s darling: A software programer, designer, engineer and a craftsman in own person.

  15. Ander Laif
    Ander Laif
    2 uur geleden

    What are you using on your ipad? looks neat.

  16. Sager Faouri
    Sager Faouri
    2 uur geleden

    Just wow

  17. Anon54387
    2 uur geleden

    Why not just square the camera up?

  18. Daniel Svendsen
    Daniel Svendsen
    2 uur geleden


  19. Mack G.
    Mack G.
    2 uur geleden

    Damnit! No micro center in my state.

  20. McCall G.
    McCall G.
    2 uur geleden

    Oh I guarantee I could screw up a sure thing Like this bet..I’ll screw it up

  21. CP CY
    CP CY
    2 uur geleden

    You Sir.... Have a Billion $$$ brain inside that skull of yours.... You're so smart!!!

  22. matt leathers
    matt leathers
    2 uur geleden

    So I want to be on your side ,your gonna kill half of the people in the world

  23. justin schumacher
    justin schumacher
    2 uur geleden


  24. Juan Camilo Mendez Valdes
    Juan Camilo Mendez Valdes
    3 uur geleden

    I can *maybe* hope to do something like this after I’m done with my master in electronics engineering. This requires 9000 level skill, knowledge and creativity. My mind is going to explode. This is so awesome.

  25. Brage Plays
    Brage Plays
    3 uur geleden

    this is sick broo

  26. Michael Mc Avoy
    Michael Mc Avoy
    3 uur geleden

    WOW Blown Away

  27. Tletl m
    Tletl m
    3 uur geleden

    Incredible project and amazing skills, horrible machist and classist language though.

  28. izat amir
    izat amir
    3 uur geleden

    this guy is the one guy i dont want to mess with... his robot is sooo AWESOME !

  29. Aeth0n_
    3 uur geleden

    Why his face reminds me from Technoblade?

  30. Sir Meliodas
    Sir Meliodas
    3 uur geleden

    best wife and best husband

  31. Luke Turnbull
    Luke Turnbull
    4 uur geleden

    Lesson #1: It's not a pool stick...

  32. xyzphyl
    4 uur geleden

    Brains like these exist and world hunger is still a problem? Just hook this guy up with Bill Gates and it will be solved in a couple of months!?

    1. Tyme Taylor
      Tyme Taylor
      3 uur geleden

      The problem isn't ability; but will.

  33. Perf_ume6420 No Nuk
    Perf_ume6420 No Nuk
    4 uur geleden


  34. Shadow_ Architect
    Shadow_ Architect
    4 uur geleden

    “They work long hours with no pay” The bills: *laughs in electric bill*

  35. Jimothyp
    4 uur geleden

    Man you are incredibly smart and gifted and I sincerely wish you every success that you deserve but damn you look like a Hollywood director cast a guy getting pushed into a locker

  36. TickLoop
    4 uur geleden

    Stuff Made Here is basically Mark Rober on steroids.

  37. Fighting Ducks
    Fighting Ducks
    4 uur geleden

    What if we like your wife? lol

  38. Chris Liszewski
    Chris Liszewski
    4 uur geleden

    5:47: High five!

    5 uur geleden

    I knew instantly what was throwing everything off you should have used a pool player to help you you cant aim center que to the exact hit point the balls are round so the contact point is actually a little off center when your cutting a ball in the que ball is making contact on the edgd of the ball not center i think your a long ways off beating a pro as safety shots are more important than just pocketing balls

    1. THA DUECE
      5 uur geleden

      Remember when you go to start with putting English on the que that spin will translate into the opposite spin on the ball your making contact with

  40. Acura RL
    Acura RL
    5 uur geleden

    Distance from Tip q-stick to Q-ball

    5 uur geleden


  42. Juliano Fanelli
    Juliano Fanelli
    5 uur geleden

    7:18 "I wanna enjoy the game of pool the way that it was meant to be played" Oh really?

  43. Patrick Star Lara
    Patrick Star Lara
    6 uur geleden

    This is cooolll 🎱

  44. Fady El Haj
    Fady El Haj
    6 uur geleden

    Why the fuck would someone dislike this video

  45. Noman Nobody
    Noman Nobody
    6 uur geleden

    dude.... you are not from this universe.

  46. Darshan V
    Darshan V
    6 uur geleden

    Sir, please help me in using conditional statements inside a class in python iam really stuck up

  47. Yikane
    6 uur geleden

    jesus christ this is amazing

  48. Dimas Irvan
    Dimas Irvan
    6 uur geleden

    Is this consider as cheating? I mean he is so smart

  49. Steve Coleman
    Steve Coleman
    6 uur geleden

    Watch Efron Reyes play some time

  50. Ievgen Kolomiiets
    Ievgen Kolomiiets
    7 uur geleden

    This is the craziest and most impressive device I've ever seen

  51. 你好-神手Pi
    7 uur geleden

    Olympic: We ignore this

  52. Larry Frey
    Larry Frey
    7 uur geleden

    I love this , your amazing

  53. notdatpal
    7 uur geleden

    I gained 100 IQ after watching this video, i had none before This guy is genius man wth

  54. solllem
    7 uur geleden

    Is this man an A.I ?

  55. jullian tena
    jullian tena
    7 uur geleden

    Efren Reyes who literally can beat the robot : 😴

  56. SolarCasanova
    7 uur geleden

    This dude didn't showcase him shooting pool for more than a minute. Did I miss something

  57. Alvydas Jokubauskas
    Alvydas Jokubauskas
    8 uur geleden

    Every pro player will want it for millions!

  58. Andreas Christofi
    Andreas Christofi
    8 uur geleden

    This guy must be a genius

  59. Andreas Christofi
    Andreas Christofi
    8 uur geleden


  60. Siddhant Thakre
    Siddhant Thakre
    8 uur geleden

    Cheatcoad activated

  61. Je am
    Je am
    8 uur geleden

    what is his IQ??

  62. David Aw
    David Aw
    8 uur geleden

    How would your sophisticated intellect help retail traders make at least 1% A month trading stocks?

  63. Mc Chadwick Comeros
    Mc Chadwick Comeros
    9 uur geleden


  64. frdtjf
    9 uur geleden

    I'm amazed and inspired!

  65. Qai
    10 uur geleden

    I wanna see the robot do the longest possible shot with the most rebounds possible

  66. Hugo Hassim
    Hugo Hassim
    10 uur geleden

    In that week of pain you coulda just got good at pool but I get that isn’t the point 😅

  67. AlexAutomatix84
    10 uur geleden

    This dude is a mad scientist 100%

  68. Margaritis Rossios
    Margaritis Rossios
    10 uur geleden

    your comment about raising children was so unnecessary. We cannot afford believing some humans are better than others as a whole. It can be fuel for any sort of discriminative hate. You have a brain, use it to connect the dots dude.

  69. Dark Pro
    Dark Pro
    10 uur geleden


  70. unknown austrian
    unknown austrian
    11 uur geleden

    11:28 Why did nobody here mention the article on the top monitor? xD

  71. TheDudeabides
    11 uur geleden

    Efren reyes would still win

  72. SMG Bros
    SMG Bros
    11 uur geleden

    7:18 Can you hear what you are saying?

  73. Fahad Naqvi
    Fahad Naqvi
    11 uur geleden

    The word Genius is made for you

  74. ufuk k.
    ufuk k.
    12 uur geleden


  75. Holy Lotus
    Holy Lotus
    13 uur geleden

    this literally is what it feels like to make a 100 track dubstep production on ableton

  76. Hamburger man
    Hamburger man
    13 uur geleden

    my god this guy is way too smart, this is truly unbelievable

  77. Morten A
    Morten A
    13 uur geleden

    doing all of this instead of just prectis

  78. Mr. Sprinkles
    Mr. Sprinkles
    14 uur geleden

    or you could practice?

  79. Rihan Rizaldy Wibowo
    Rihan Rizaldy Wibowo
    14 uur geleden

    I hope someday you could built life-sized iron man suit 😂

  80. Terry Wulf Wulf
    Terry Wulf Wulf
    14 uur geleden

    if you move the table 1inch , then the algorithm is mess again ???

  81. Václav Trojan
    Václav Trojan
    14 uur geleden

    love it!

  82. Luke G
    Luke G
    14 uur geleden

    You won this like Iron Man. GGs.

  83. G A L A X I S
    G A L A X I S
    14 uur geleden

    7:17 "i wanna enjoy the game of pool the way its meant to be" *whips out the custom aim assist cue*

  84. S W
    S W
    15 uur geleden

    Awesome! You should sell at least the projector to companies offering pool courses

  85. EZ Z
    EZ Z
    15 uur geleden

    You two are hilarious! Oh, and yeah.... that robot? It is your kid, you gave birth, at exactly 12:32. Congratulations!

  86. Justin K
    Justin K
    15 uur geleden

    seems like your girlfriend is very unsupportive... Looks like a toxic relationship...

  87. Benjamin Andrew
    Benjamin Andrew
    15 uur geleden

    What a skillset to have!

  88. Alessio Santi
    Alessio Santi
    15 uur geleden

    You should definitely apply all this knowledge to an ultra technologic sex machine.

  89. Ashok Pall
    Ashok Pall
    16 uur geleden

    I wounder how Ronnie O Sullivan would feel if I brought this cue to the Snooker world champion or crucible.

  90. dyson nicholson
    dyson nicholson
    16 uur geleden

    First time even the sponsor plug was interesting for the creative possibilities, now where do I get a brain like that lol

  91. F C
    F C
    16 uur geleden

    13:15 Favorite part, ending with: "It seems like it's doing exactly what it's supposed to do." wife cuts off! lol

  92. David Tal
    David Tal
    16 uur geleden

    this is all kinds of awesome. well fucking done mate.

  93. Loop
    17 uur geleden


  94. Abiogenesis Zero Proof
    Abiogenesis Zero Proof
    17 uur geleden

    Can a computer play a game more consistently and reliably than a human being? For the most part, yes. But once you take the human element out of games, there is no point in having games, none. The unpredictability that is inherently present with humans is what literally makes the difference between a champion and everyone else. That is the ENTIRE point of a game. Building a robot defeats the purpose and spirit of games.

  95. Pv 21
    Pv 21
    17 uur geleden

    You are genius

  96. InvahaK
    17 uur geleden

    Вот это я понимаю мозг!

  97. Derek Derek
    Derek Derek
    17 uur geleden

    Screw youtube. How did this human exist and I've never been shown his videos before??? I am blown away by this kid, he's on a different level of ability than any other youtube science person. Wow.

  98. Eldong Dee
    Eldong Dee
    17 uur geleden

    Efren Reyes can beat your pool robot

  99. Willy Ames
    Willy Ames
    18 uur geleden

    now to put the camera in your glasses and sync it up

  100. JustAnother FootballFan
    JustAnother FootballFan
    18 uur geleden

    Now you need to use a cartesian robot on wheels, so you can play against Ai and allow you to play people online without having to lineup the cue yourself.