Automatic hoop, unless you're my wife
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I wasn't totally satisfied with my previous basketball hoop so I made another try at the problem. This time with robots and computer vision! I designed and build this hoop from the ground up with the goal of tracking the ball and directing it into the hoop by tilting the backboard. It works pretty well. My old solid state hoop is old news. Long live our robot overlords.
I wonder what V3 will look like...
These videos usually take 100+ hours of work and a lot of money in tools and materials. I've made a patreon if you're interested in supporting the creation of these projects: www.patreon.com/stuffmadehere
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Commenti: 10 616
  • Mark Rober
    Mark Rober

    That’s a delicious chicken sandwich :) Really impressive. Especially the motion tracking from scratch thing. Keep up the great content!

    • pillow
      pillow

      hi mark rober

    • Annonical
      Annonical

      here before 500

    • Clout
      Clout

      Shheeeeeeeeeeesh

    • Lukasz
      Lukasz

      Thanks

    • Julien Lévy
      Julien Lévy

      Oh hi mark

  • Jake Mohin
    Jake Mohin

    “Nothing is going 2000mph in my shop” 6 months later: “Here’s a baseball bat with 4 blank bullets in it”

    • Paul Éire
      Paul Éire

      😂

    • Explosive Pineapple
      Explosive Pineapple

      @neil nah I like his comment. I didn't actually know that but now I do and it's interesting

    • NICK 770
      NICK 770

      @Oguras Green or sum doesn't make sense buy aighty

    • neil
      neil

      @iZetto he is just ruining the atmosphere in the comment section

    • DevPlayzz
      DevPlayzz

      @iZetto yes

  • J.P. Anderson-Young
    J.P. Anderson-Young

    Shane: "Fast and cheap. It cost like $5 in sheet metal." Me: "Great! I'll go buy plasma cutter, spot welder, and metal press. Shit."

    • Mike
      Mike

      @Cees Timmerman no

    • Cees Timmerman
      Cees Timmerman

      @GFreeXevery1 The Internet is serious business.

    • GFreeXevery1
      GFreeXevery1

      @Cees Timmerman Dude, it was a joke, chill out

    • 11th_defender
      11th_defender

      @ThatAngryGerman chill bro

    • 11th_defender
      11th_defender

      @Cees Timmerman the difference is that the likelihood of falling down a set of stairs and dying is so much higher than not using very dangerous equipment in the correct way.

  • TheSoupin8or
    TheSoupin8or

    Every time you prank your wife the odds of your head following that ballistic trajectory improve lol

  • Dylan Galloway
    Dylan Galloway

    This is the smartest guy I’ve ever seen and there’s some genius’s on ITmores ! Love this content ! Love watching you explain it step by step. I don’t understand it very well, but you do a great job explaining it and making it very easy to process ! Love learning these new things !

    • Max Mütze
      Max Mütze

      100%!

  • D Tyrrell
    D Tyrrell

    This channel is a hidden gem on youtube, another year and everyone should know about it. Top-quality videos, keep it up!

    • Anonymous404
      Anonymous404

      @Thomas Lodrigue lol 3.0 1mil now, only three weeks later

    • Anonymous404
      Anonymous404

      Aged well lol

    • Marijn Verhaeg
      Marijn Verhaeg

      One year later: 2.5M subscribers and climbing. Unbelievable.

    • M.
      M.

      This is the first time I have watch on if his videos. Definitely cool! Has he ever talked about what he does for a living? Or does he do ITmores video full time?

  • Wolffe
    Wolffe

    I've fallen in love with your channel. I will never be smart enough to do any of this, but I really enjoy listening to the explanations.

  • Stefan Shapiro
    Stefan Shapiro

    When you're calculating the trajectory you wait until you have mathematical certainty on the final location and make a single move there. Did you consider beginning the move earlier, based on inaccurate data, then subsequently fine tuning the move? It seems like that could result in slower and smoother motion, though as we both know things aren't always as we guess.

  • Nigel Higgs
    Nigel Higgs

    You have a really creative way of dealing with the ball scenario for your software, most people would just attempt to brute force the identification problem by essentially creating a deep learning model with souped up GPU's to improve inference time, simple data structures along with math is a beautiful way to approach this.

  • John 44070
    John 44070

    Your wife’s facial expression is priceless. Gotta love it!

  • Robert Rowland
    Robert Rowland

    I love how every invention he makes he puts in the time to make sure he can prank his wife

    • Todd Boward
      Todd Boward

      @Mariano Sanyo bruh...

    • Vito
      Vito

      real love

    • David Lightman
      David Lightman

      @Domingo Coralee Don’t most people use algebra for their job?

    • Are Two Dee Too
      Are Two Dee Too

      @Prinzes Zelda Compare: a) lose her husband to work (common) or b) same as a) but know that at least for a portion of that time he was thinking about her. Yeah, I'm pretty sure she likes "wife mode". Conversely, this ensures she spends at least some of that time imagining how he will prank her next. Win-win, nerdy style. I like their vibe.

  • Noice
    Noice

    I love this guys explanations of how every little thing does it’s job. I makes me more motivated to try hard in school because he’s applying a lot of the things I’m learning right now in a super cool way. This is great content, keep up the amazing work!!

  • Nis
    Nis

    Well now that I watched enough of that stuff you made and have become emotionally connected to you I would totally watch some videos with more depth. Heck, I would even listen to you explaining your code.

  • Naive Dreamer
    Naive Dreamer

    Can we just appreciate his wife for a moment for staying with him after this? She's just pure gold.

  • Anthony Truss
    Anthony Truss

    I have a Form2 and teach engineering at the HS level; your videos are an inspiration at an exponential level; WOW, the work you do is astounding! I don't have nearly enough time to replicate anything you do, but you most certainly inspire me.

  • Ole Ravn Hagland
    Ole Ravn Hagland

    Everyone is just saying that this is cool, and yeah it is indeed sick af, but I actually can’t even imagine the copious amounts of linear algebra this guy has done, respect

    • Chris Webster
      Chris Webster

      How is it “sick af?” I’m just curious because I don’t understand. Does it have Covid or something? I hope it gets well soon, anyway. Best wishes.

    • TheVoitel
      TheVoitel

      @Ole Ravn Hagland Well, what I’m saying is that there should not be a huge amount of LA in that problem.

    • Ole Ravn Hagland
      Ole Ravn Hagland

      @TheVoitel what

    • TheVoitel
      TheVoitel

      Shouldn’t be that much LinAlg, should be mostly Algebra/Numeric Mathematics. The basic idea should be: X(t) = X0 + V0 t + A/2 t² where X is the coordinate of the ball in space, V0 is its speed vector at time 0 and A is the gravitational acceleration. Then we want to solve for a t1 and an affine reflection R at X(t) of V(t) so that X'(t) = X(t1) + RV(t1) t + A/2 t² hits a specific point P. The reflection R can be parametrised by a normal vector or two angles. We can then separate the problem: If we only look at the angle phi in the x,y-Plane then for each t1 this is a trivial linear problem (and given t1 and phi whe can calculate t so that X'(t)=P if such a t exists). If we look at the height angle theta we then have to solve X'(t1, phi, t)(theta) = P, which involves inverting trigonometric functions (but can be avoided by doing the same with normal vector). (All of this can be done symbolic). So we only need to calculate t1 so that X'(t1, phi(t1), t(t1), theta(t1)) = P has such solutions for phi, theta and that X(t1) close to the current position of the board and phi(t1), theta(t1) close to the current angle of the board. Add some constraints and we basically get a nonlinear optimisation problem.

    • DiscretelyContinuous
      DiscretelyContinuous

      @Ole Ravn Hagland You should watch 3B1B Linear Algebra series. He makes it WAY EPIC

  • Gummy Bread
    Gummy Bread

    after watching a few of your videos, i have to just say i love the humor you and your wife bring in

  • Alex Dowlen
    Alex Dowlen

    I love how you provide a technical, but basic understanding for your work. This channel is outstanding and I'm recommending it to everyone.

  • Barbeqdbrwniez
    Barbeqdbrwniez

    Your videos are so damn fantastic. Please never stop!

  • TWIZTTID
    TWIZTTID

    Very impressive. Makes me feel like crap for what I've accomplished in life, but amazing work.

    • Phil’s Chop Shop
      Phil’s Chop Shop

      Me too. I build targets to be towed by an airplane; that are shot/tracked by ships, submarines, ground stations, or well you get the idea.

  • Anmol Preet Singh
    Anmol Preet Singh

    He's the only guy who has applied something that he learned in school.

    • veranicus
      veranicus

      @Clayton T least sensitive person named Clayton

    • Gareth Baus
      Gareth Baus

      @SITA THAPA a lot of the basic math is covered in high school physics.

    • Try Thinking
      Try Thinking

      You would be surprised how much you really do use maths and probability IRL

    • E
      E

      That’s the most ignorant thing I’ve ever heard.

    • Sean Koenigs
      Sean Koenigs

      Check out styropyro

  • Fred
    Fred

    I've now watched all your videos after YT suggested one of them a few days ago and I must say a huge thanks. The way you think and approach engineering stuff is mind boggling to me. Math and physics just didn't click for me in school and I couldn't wrap my head around such knowledge. Gosh I wish I had a teacher like you back then. If you could engineer a time machine that would be great. Also I greatly appreciate the balance of practical knowledge/laughs in your videos. Can't become a patreon at this moment unfortunately but I'm very thankful for all the content you've made so far and in the future!

  • 1PoodleKing1
    1PoodleKing1

    Full respect for the work that went into making this happen. It's awesome, but I think the machined curved backboard was more interesting. It feels like a more elegant, more robust solution

  • The Dank Farmer
    The Dank Farmer

    I just found your channel and its amazing, I'd love to see more building of the projects too if possible (not sure if this is on the patreon or not)

  • Christian Barnard
    Christian Barnard

    Awesome video. Out of curiosity, 1. what algo did you use to choose the most probable path in your graph of positions 2. did you use a kalman filter to predict the trajectory?

  • Marco Reps
    Marco Reps

    I see linear rails, I press like

    • Nathan Perkins
      Nathan Perkins

      You are a simple man I like you

    • Jemmysponz
      Jemmysponz

      thank you for reminding me!

    • Benedict Liu
      Benedict Liu

      999 likes?!

    • Lucas van Hout
      Lucas van Hout

      Marco Reps what if those linear rails physically make me press the like button? Project idea right there!

    • Zach Brown
      Zach Brown

      Howdy marco

  • Cole Austinson
    Cole Austinson

    I would love to see the video of the tool you made to draw the bend lines with the plasma! I would 100% buy or make one!

  • eb_z06
    eb_z06

    Just found the channel recently and loving this stuff! Incredible work and love the crusade of wife pranking. Are you an electrical engineer or mechanical at heart? I cant tell because you apply both disciplines so well. Im an EE with strong mechanical inclinations but I feel so inadequate now 😂

  • Gazelle ガゼル
    Gazelle ガゼル

    "Let me shows you 600 milliseconds" 3 min mid-roll ads starts playing Me: That's longer than i expect

    • Ronald
      Ronald

      i was hoping i would find a comment like this one 😂

    • The Miner Cet
      The Miner Cet

      me with my adblocker: I HAVE NO SUCH WEAKNESSES

    • Ashutosh Singh
      Ashutosh Singh

      @Flynn The Redhead haha I didn't know that. It's a nice joke by Shane

    • Flynn The Redhead
      Flynn The Redhead

      @Ashutosh Singh The youtuber decides where the ad placement is lol

    • Ashutosh Singh
      Ashutosh Singh

      I played the video two times and both times a long ass ad showed up at exactly the same time

  • WJS
    WJS

    This is amazing, though I really liked the passive one. It seems simple but the possible range of inputs is different enough from a parabola focusing/collimating light from a point source.

  • Blix
    Blix

    “My robotic basketball hoop won’t let you miss” *Throws it in the opposite direction* Robotic basketball hoop: 😐

    • The Miner Cet
      The Miner Cet

      hoop: *proceeds to yeet itself across the room*

    • TriiCkS ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻
      TriiCkS ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

      @axejpg you watched too much anime

    • Electric Rune Games
      Electric Rune Games

      Yeah, the one limitation is that you actually have to throw the ball *toward* the hoop... :D

    • Haydn Ham
      Haydn Ham

      D D D

    • MrMattumbo
      MrMattumbo

      I'm sure the 4th gen version will just be a hoop attached to a large drone that will catch balls no matter where you throw them.

  • sai surya
    sai surya

    i am really inspired by you sir, within one month or two I am going to join the ECE course and your videos give me inspiration in my study

  • Steven Berthel
    Steven Berthel

    Love the concept of a can't miss hoop, and appreciate the engineering and programming that went into this version as well as the others. Not sure if someone has suggested this already, but could you get similar results with a regulation backboard that doesn't tilt in either direction but instead is made up of a grid of small solenoids? You could use all of the same ball tracking you've devised to determine where on the backboard the ball will hit and then rapidly actuate a solenoid or solenoids to redirect the shot in (might not even need to be more than 1 cm of throw for any solenoid). There would be several advantages to this approach if it could be made to work. First, with the solenoids mounted behind the backboard and flush with the surface, unless someone looked carefully they wouldn't notice it was a non-standard hoop (i.e. they wouldn't immediately know you were cheating). Second, solenoids are relatively simple bullet proof components that might be more robust. Third, there might be a way to address the very extreme, line drive shot with this approach. Just a thought. Keep up the good work

  • Muhammad Fahd Khan
    Muhammad Fahd Khan

    Solid content...binge watched all your uploads till date... Can you do an in-depth video on the linear algebra involved. Will love that.

  • Ryan Knutti
    Ryan Knutti

    I love the explanations of how these work because they actually give me an example of what the random math i'm doing is used for

  • Build-Create Destroy
    Build-Create Destroy

    This is awesome! Do more videos like this. I'm an engineer major and am constantly looking for practical ways to use math because I believe that there are far more limitations related to it than what actually could be done. Videos like these force me to be more open minded which is a good thing. Means I'm less likely to write off my math classes as just theory.

  • Sina Solaimanpour
    Sina Solaimanpour

    Both the final "thing" and the video were amazing. Do you happen to have a simulator for your project, or you were testing and developing on the real thing? It would be cool to see if other (more automated) techniques can solve the trajectory and the "IK". :)

  • Jeremyt295
    Jeremyt295

    your videos are incredible! the way you explain it also makes it super easy to understand in simple terms. keep it up!

  • Elucidarious M
    Elucidarious M

    Im honestly just as impressed with your communicative ability to simplify your explanations and remove jargon as I am by your design and process. Incredible job mate 👌

  • Gabriel
    Gabriel

    This thing is so accurate and precise, Shaq might even have a chance at making a free throw.

    • Narrow
      Narrow

      No wonder he made 12 free throws in game 6 of the 2002 wcf they rigged it with this board

    • Gabriel
      Gabriel

      @Jeffrey Oliver , Thank you.

    • Jeffrey Oliver
      Jeffrey Oliver

      🤣🤣🤣 Good one

    • Miles Buizon
      Miles Buizon

      Lmao

    • Gabriel
      Gabriel

      @Alexander Vieira haha lol. You are right, its a robot, not a miracle worker.

  • aiyo pasta
    aiyo pasta

    Super super cool! Found the tracking of the motion of the ball quite interesting.

  • mody osman
    mody osman

    15:45 I love how the system knew it was a miss and didn't even try to react. Curious how close the ball was before it knew it was gonna miss.

  • lemmonsinmyeyes
    lemmonsinmyeyes

    would love a deep dive into the code. I know you made a lot of simplifications for the sake of brevity for a video, but this would be fantastic to be explained more

  • DrSmileMore
    DrSmileMore

    Would be really interesting and helpful if you made a second video just going through how you did the calculations and wrote the software for these projects. More than entertainment, education.

  • Bounty Cat
    Bounty Cat

    His wifes face when the machine taunts her

    • Mrs Stockdale
      Mrs Stockdale

      Yeah I know!

    • Ant Q
      Ant Q

      Funny as hell lol

    • Jose Martinez
      Jose Martinez

      Poor woman, how she puts up with him we’ll never know. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Bullying Connor
      Bullying Connor

      What about it?

  • Jabba Thehuttt
    Jabba Thehuttt

    I love how he always takes the time to make a wife mode

  • Dan Suominen
    Dan Suominen

    Great video. I wonder, if to improve on response time. Could you define a secondary backboard position that would make the final calculated position closer and faster to achieve then from your initial start position. In other words, once ball release is realized it immediately moves from start position to secondary position and once calculated, to final position.

  • xbrCs
    xbrCs

    You have made it into my top 5 most memorable channels in my life. You are so much fun!! and so amazing to watch and listen. so great!

  • Boomerino Kripperino
    Boomerino Kripperino

    16:04 "without aliasing" means that the frequency of the camera (frame rate) must be at least twice the angular freq of the spinning ball in order to get a proper data.

  • Drives & Details
    Drives & Details

    Your wife’s face when the backboard says, “you really suck at basketball”, hilarious!

    • Ender
      Ender

      yes

    • Cyberdragonis 1300
      Cyberdragonis 1300

      yes

    • Hexylic
      Hexylic

      Yes

    • Rowyn Official
      Rowyn Official

      alkoia nah, i think your the one that needs to do that.

    • alkoia
      alkoia

      @Rowyn Official thanks man, but you need to get rid of a chromosome asap

  • Kipitrash
    Kipitrash

    Did this take advantage of the kinect’s depth sensors? I know you talked about the different images but I feel like following the depth data would’ve required less calculation

  • Lyuboslav Petrov
    Lyuboslav Petrov

    You are amazing mate. What an effort, what a tech capacity you are, and what a joy to watch. Great stuff, thank you! When I grow up (already at 37) I want to be just like you :)

  • Roel Baardman
    Roel Baardman

    Have you ever considered publishing (parts of) your code? If the microcontroller is a bottleneck, I'm sure some people online would be willing to help you improve that.

  • Björn Persson
    Björn Persson

    Love your channel!! Would be cool to see a skateboard robot x)

  • Abhilash Indisa
    Abhilash Indisa

    This man: *robotic basketball hoop* Dude perfect: *wait that's illegal*

    • Gabriel Burns
      Gabriel Burns

      Hahaha

    • Aries Arcanum
      Aries Arcanum

      I’m sure dude perfect would just cheer like they cheer about everything lol

    • Kirby
      Kirby

      🦶

    • Kari
      Kari

      Lmao

    • OP QUAN
      OP QUAN

      😂

  • Mike H
    Mike H

    "That's why there's a plus or minus." I really wish my math teachers gave more context on what types of problems these formulas could be used to solve.

    • Etienne Picard
      Etienne Picard

      The good ones do ;)

  • Kelly B
    Kelly B

    This kind of stuff just blows my mind. I've got a degree in mechanical engineering and understand some of the words you said. The general concept makes sense but the details like the computer programming and linear algebra are way beyond anything I studied. Amazing work, keep it up!

  • phil merrifield
    phil merrifield

    My wife gives me the same look all the time. 😁 Love these videos dude keep it up

  • iAm xXtruevisionsXx
    iAm xXtruevisionsXx

    So much effort and work, nothing but respect man ✊🏼✊🏼

  • andy
    andy

    *Robotic Backboard that won’t let you miss* Shaq free throw: “Finally, a worthy opponent”

    • Narrow
      Narrow

      @andy exactly not everyone has the time to scroll through 10 hours worth of comments just to make sure they didn’t copy

    • andy
      andy

      @Turkey Sandwich i cant even find your comment, just because I had more likes and the same idea doesn't mean I copied you

    • Dark skinned lightskin
      Dark skinned lightskin

      Shaq is better after retirement than on the magic

    • cantona222
      cantona222

      Ben Wallace says hi.

    • R Rivers
      R Rivers

      Was waiting for this comment

  • Zorn tier
    Zorn tier

    Dude, you deserve every bit of success you get from these videos

  • Cuong Nguyen
    Cuong Nguyen

    This work is amazingly good. You are a real engineer. Makes me question my life choice of becoming a scientist. Engineering was much cooler!

  • Heavy Flavor
    Heavy Flavor

    would be cool to see this in action JUST with the hoop placed like 2 meters away from the bouncing surface you control

  • Alexander McComb
    Alexander McComb

    I love the explanation of how this works. Wonder what would happen if nba players played a game with this as the backboard? How high would the score be?!?!?!?!

  • quaji1
    quaji1

    Very cool. One possible improvement idea: You said that you wait til the last millisecond to move the board, and that you have timing problems. You might consider moving the board sooner towards a "best current guess" and then constantly refine the position as more data comes in. This might also look cooler as the board will seem to just smoothly move into place instead of the sudden jolt it has now.

    • nabiddy badiddy
      nabiddy badiddy

      was just thinking the same thing

    • Jobi Nuñez
      Jobi Nuñez

      Seriously, after reading this thread, I felt out of place.

    • mike s
      mike s

      ​@haphazard1342 definitely. This problem in particular is probably linear so I doubt you'd ever even find a bad local min. I guess I wanted to point out that in general, making those assumptions about the optimization without checking first that the problem is linear may lead to puzzling results.

    • haphazard1342
      haphazard1342

      mike s That's true, but he appears to already have enough logic and data to work around that: there are a couple parameters he could use for confidence before starting the open loop/continuous optimization, such as the current time to strike estimate or a ball landing position confidence interval size. The goal here is to start moving as early as possible, because most of the time that's going to get you closer at the last second final move than just waiting still. Also, the rate of movement vs the operating window doesn't appear to be too small. In other words: his backboard can move fast enough, and doesn't have too far to go, that it shouldn't ever run into the scenario you describe, even without the optimizations I mentioned.

    • Cyberguy42
      Cyberguy42

      One option would be to move the board towards an early guess only once the uncertainty in the tracking estimate was below some threshold, that would reduce the likelihood of moving to a completely bad pose

  • Owen Kegg
    Owen Kegg

    "My head is never going to be travelling along a ballistic trajectory" Famous last words

  • temporary_name
    temporary_name

    Awesome project! Isn't it possible to make early guesses? For example when we have 3 frames with maybe balls in them we guess the trajectory and if it comes anywhere near the system we adjust the board's position and then we refine as we get more data. Also, ranking potential solutions seems wasteful - why not just find the one that changes the current position the least?

  • DrB1900
    DrB1900

    I'd like to see it run in the mode where it takes the other quadratic solution if it can. Pop the ball up and let it fall into the net :)

  • Gavin Holder
    Gavin Holder

    awesome creation! how long would it take to make a FULL size goal?😅

  • sure Xaquua
    sure Xaquua

    Imagine being capable of making this like... wow

    • Yona Appletree
      Yona Appletree

      You're capable of making things like this. Seriously. At the risk of being cheesy, you can spend your time making projects and learning how things work. There is so much good content on youtube, and such a vibrant and supportive maker community online right now. There has never been a better time to learn to make amazing things.

    • Shmurfy
      Shmurfy

      Javier Estrella yeah I know, neither did I til I saw the video. All I’m saying is just cos someone’s making youtube vids dont mean theyre not doing anything else

    • Shmurfy
      Shmurfy

      Javier Estrella just went on his channel quickly and there’s a video of him buying a $25,000 mill. Don’t worry about his income.

    • Shmurfy
      Shmurfy

      Javier Estrella the man has his own plasma cutter and shit lol he prob works for a huge company like Microsoft and then does this stuff in his free time. I’d be shocked if this guy isn’t wealthy and just doing this for fun

    • Victor
      Victor

      @Javier Estrella but there's literally no way you could know what he is doing outside of youtube lmfao

  • Abs R
    Abs R

    Hi. Your videos/inventions are hugely impressive, and I'm sure youngsters (and oldies like me) will be inspired by what you do. However, in order to not make your achievements seem completely unachievable for those aspiring to do things like you, is it possible to do an in depth video of how you got to where you are today. Details I would love to know and pass on to my students (I am a teacher for my sins) are things like how you manage to learn so many disciplines at an advanced level, such as programming, mathematics, robotics, engineering, graphics etc. Also things like how many hours a day you studied, how you studied, hobbies etc. Finally, how you financed it all, especially all those tools! Would really appreciate it. Thank you. A

  • Szilu Channel
    Szilu Channel

    7:08 you could simply use a faster microcontroller, like an stm32, it has 72mhz clock compared to the arduino mega 2560, wich is 16mhz, as the fastest arduino. And you can also program it with the arduino ide.

  • Iain McKechnie
    Iain McKechnie

    Would it have been possible to have the hoop move continuously to the best estimate based on the current information during the flight of the ball, this might also make the problem of force easier

  • Gary Ha
    Gary Ha

    I would hope there's a difference with high vs low barometric pressure or dry vs humid air (considering longer shots especially) because it would be cool to adjust for that.

  • 2BEAZY
    2BEAZY

    Your first shot- you throw the ball - POW - the backboard launches the ball through the roof and nearly into orbit - you sit in awe. The math was correct though... The ball does one full rotation around the earth- nothing but net.

    • Victor Stancu
      Victor Stancu

      @AlleywayMurder when you throw the ball and it only touches the netting it is called a "splash" therefore the person is "wet"

    • British Beef
      British Beef

      @AlleywayMurder Literally type the words wet and basketball into Google

    • AlleywayMurder
      AlleywayMurder

      carl crooks when has wet been a basket ball term

    • T T
      T T

      *shit in awe

    • MrAFK
      MrAFK

      Imagine how fast the ball would have to be going to stay airborne

  • k5ryannc
    k5ryannc

    Thanks for showing your hardships and how you worked through them!

  • Oli Barton
    Oli Barton

    The drawings on the iPad were super helpful to visualise the process, so thanks for including those!

  • Ali Chehab
    Ali Chehab

    I love how every invention he makes he puts in the time to make sure he can prank his wife

  • Cody
    Cody

    Thanks for trying to show some of the logic and behind the scenes stuff in your videos that is clearly the most complicated part. Mind blowing stuff.

  • Daniel Halverson
    Daniel Halverson

    Mark Rober: Spends three years creating automatic dart board. Stuff Made Here: Whips up an automatic backboard in a couple weeks... and it talks. (obviously no hate Mark is a legend respect)

    • Andre Bella
      Andre Bella

      Mark usually gets help from other people, I think this guy did it all himself in such short time, not sure he is doing this full time or not but still impressive!

    • Cyberguy42
      Cyberguy42

      Different challenges demand different solutions. Mark Rober's darts required extremely precise high speed tracking so he used a very expensive Vicon system. The basketball problem doesn't require the same tolerances. Let's hope these kinds of projects get more common.

    • DoomRater
      DoomRater

      Seeing multiple engineers tackle the same problem entirely differently is proof we live in the Golden Era

    • ElZamo92
      ElZamo92

      Shots fired!

    • Noah
      Noah

      Daniel Halverson - the speed and tiny size of the dart makes it magnitudes harder to do it Mark’s way, but they’re really similar projects. The software here is arguably impressive for its simplicity - mark’s hardware is another level up from this but obviously took wayyyy longer to build up. I have more than a basic understanding of what’s going on but the computational limits that we’re seeing here are a huge factor.