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I got nerd sniped by a great comment in a previous video. The idea was to make some kind of device to let blind people perceive their surroundings. The specific suggestion was to make some kind of a vest. Ultimately I ended up making an iPad case that uses the sensors in the iPad to perceive the surroundings and communicates through tactile feedback via a special hand grip. It was a fun project and turned out pretty neat.
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  • Stuff Made Here
    Stuff Made Here

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    • Scyth3934
      Scyth3934

      @David McG damn lmao

    • I B Newton 🇺🇸
      I B Newton 🇺🇸

      @A T You’d sell out to women in a day.

    • Broch__Man
      Broch__Man

      have one controller for ur right hand and one for ur left. if something is on the right the right hand pins and if its on the left the left pins go.

    • Luke Arts
      Luke Arts

      "and it uses cell service, it's super..." "buffering... Please wait." "a'. r'. blip. -r reliable." Oh, and cell phone jammers cost $75 or less fyi.

    • Teth47
      Teth47

      Hey what about solenoids? Compact, sensitive, precise enough, cheap, jellybean parts driven by transistors. Maybe somewhat power inefficient but I don't think you'd need whole lot of actuation force.

  • Thomas 123321
    Thomas 123321

    It's not usual that such high quality content gets published this frequently. Thank you.

    • jholotan best
      jholotan best

      Yep this dude does not sleep.

    • Connor
      Connor

      @キトアカタカシ hey hru

    • キトアカタカシ
      キトアカタカシ

      Facts

    • Connor
      Connor

      Unusual*

  • dezioism
    dezioism

    This could be adapted into a smart cane for the blind as you wouldn’t need a screen (if you could manage to separate the idar )... so much potential as a real product

    • Nathan Chu
      Nathan Chu

      @Loki Averro what is your problem with someone giving some ideas?

    • MasterElimination
      MasterElimination

      I'd say glasses that are just sensors and on the sides you put those protruding buttons on the face side, then make them express closeness and direction with placement of the buttons

    • Brandon Heckman
      Brandon Heckman

      The better option is have the camera as glasses that the blind person puts on and have either a glove or a small stick as the indicator of what is around you.

    • Everseeker
      Everseeker

      Can get tactile response or audio response

  • Alex Giers
    Alex Giers

    Father to a blind son 6yrs old, turned blind 1,5yrs ago. He “watches” (listens) to his iPad regularly. Have been following your channel but this one I had missed, came up as a recommendation. People like you (and your supporting wife) gives me and my family hope that with tech everything is possible! And to all of you saying that a cane still is better, no, not to a kid that also wants cool tech! Thank you!

  • Fernando Meseguer
    Fernando Meseguer

    My late father tried to do something similar to this 15 years ago. The final objective was to help blind people, but since he worked in aerospace, the first prototype was to have a warning system for astronauts so they could "see" on their backs with feedback through a vest. It never got past the part of cheking sensitivity, kinda like you do at 5:15... But yeah, it brings me memories.

    • Swapnil Patidar
      Swapnil Patidar

      rip daddy fernando

    • LorenzoThePasta
      LorenzoThePasta

      Very interesting.

  • David Neufeld
    David Neufeld

    Dude, I sponsored several engineering student teams to do something similar to this 10 years ago. I stuck with an array of tactors (pancake motors) spaced 2-point-discrmination distance apart, and gave each tactor 3 bits of "depth" using PWM and current control. Note that a typical vibrotactile response scopes to only 8 JNDs (Just Notable Difference) so 3 bit depth just about covers what we can hapticly perceive. My initial designs were like yours, which morphed into a different form factor. According to my physiology research, I figured I could get a 64 tactor array. Not much but my form factor theoretically pushed the performance of that significantly. Sadly, this is one of my main back-burner projects that has not yet completed to a decent prototype stage. Sigh.

    • Havoc
      Havoc

      what in the fuck

  • Daniel Thrasher
    Daniel Thrasher

    “How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck” changed my life honestly, good pick

    • i-ate-bread
      i-ate-bread

      yip yippity

    • Shuttle6
      Shuttle6

      Hi Daniel! I love your content! Keep up the good work.

    • dxbrisfn
      dxbrisfn

      HI MANNN

    • Huntrosity
      Huntrosity

      I did not expect to see you here

    • Ethan_Massey_Music
      Ethan_Massey_Music

      Hey Daniel love your videos!

  • Rob Ryan
    Rob Ryan

    As good as these videos and projects are (and they’re phenomenal), your wife takes it clear over the top!

  • ZaK K
    ZaK K

    Last video I haven’t watched... I don’t want it to end. Very cool concepts, very in-depth, informative, and funny! You seem like a really chill dude that loves making things with his hands. I’m a quality engineer for a CNC manufacturer and some of your videos actually helped me understand our laythes and HAAS machines a littler better. I don’t work with them, only the end result and tons of paperwork, but they gave me a pretty good insight. Thanks! Now make more videos!!!

  • Fiasco The 63rd
    Fiasco The 63rd

    I love how the top screen of the monitor layout always has some funny Amazon product on it. Makes the coding moments that much better.

  • Jay Bertels
    Jay Bertels

    This is awesome, I would love to see hydraulic operated pins so you could extend the pins as the object gets closer, it's alot of valves but you could end up with a reverse of the "pin art" toys.

  • Akirex5000
    Akirex5000

    Ah man, my blind friend is gonna be so happy when he sees this!

    • Tyler Lincecum
      Tyler Lincecum

      Lmao!

    • Capernicus
      Capernicus

      💀

    • Jathrizzle
      Jathrizzle

      Lol

    • RAKE BLUE WALL GAMING
      RAKE BLUE WALL GAMING

      "Sees"

  • Joseph Carter
    Joseph Carter

    I cant even begin to comprehend all of the engineering that went into this project.. WELL DONE

  • James Mahoney
    James Mahoney

    This was my favorite of your videos yet, I love projects that have real world application, help people, and/or functional.

  • Ippolito Construction
    Ippolito Construction

    I work as wildland firefighter and I think a guided missile style fire suppression device would be pretty cool. Especially if it could also be used to plant trees in hard to reach areas.

  • Anthony
    Anthony

    Your work on this channel is absolutely incredible. Thank you for being so amazing

  • Benjamin Reader
    Benjamin Reader

    He’s like a combo of “tech ingredients” and “Applied science” all packed into what seems to be a 30 year old Mark Rober. Can’t get enough!!

    • John Browning
      John Browning

      I thought he was 20

    • Cyclone de Monkey
      Cyclone de Monkey

      @Agent Smith • 2 years ago • edited 22 and married? no way

    • Ahoda Mahingan
      Ahoda Mahingan

      Maybe some MacGyver.

    • Robert
      Robert

      He's like a young Dean Kamen. Would be awesome to see him and Mark Rober do something cool. These are the types of people that with the right funding, they can raise the bar for society.

    • gravitowl
      gravitowl

      he gives off elon musk vibes too lol

  • TheSensei88
    TheSensei88

    This is genius! I can easily see future in this thing with little changes like.. no screen, one-handed and analog buttons. This could actually be a thing.

  • Scotty Nutter
    Scotty Nutter

    I’ve had the idea for pretty much exactly this design for years...so freaking cool to actually see someone build a proof of concept. Always felt like it would be a great phd/research funded project since it has the possibility of benefiting humanity like you touched on. Love your channel!

    • outsider344
      outsider344

      @Nico Nico Except the stick wont tell you about head high obsticals in normal use. The stick is also distance limited to roughly one stick length. A future version of this would make an excellent compliment to the stick by giving roungh information at greater range that the stick can be used to gather fine detail on.

    • Nico Nico
      Nico Nico

      The stick blind people use works better, is cheaper, faster,never runs out of battery, has better feedback ( lidar and low definition tactile"screen" wont be able to tell there are stairs, or a pole....)

    • CaptainKeen
      CaptainKeen

      Honestly, he should reach out to a university to collaborate, see if he can get his name on the paper too. Increase the chances of it being made a product. Could he actually get a PhD that way? Wouldn't surprise me if he had one already.

  • Steven Hodges
    Steven Hodges

    You make a lot of cool stuff, and this looks incredibly useful

  • fnielson
    fnielson

    I'd love to see version 2.0 of this. I've wanted the same sort of thing

  • JWM
    JWM

    summary: this dude is insanely smart

    • bruh bruh
      bruh bruh

      @Drained you couldn't do anything remotely close to this lol

    • Rui Pedro
      Rui Pedro

      @Drained you just gave up to everyone pointing facts at you lmao

    • djsomeguy
      djsomeguy

      @Peasant what's interesting if you watch enough of his videos, he uses essentially the same process and manufacturing techniques each time. He's just solving different problems with the same skills.

    • Corndogiggy
      Corndogiggy

      taking twice the space

    • Corndogiggy
      Corndogiggy

      I would have just made a bulky servo setup

  • Donald Walker
    Donald Walker

    I found this video by chance and love it, the feedback is an interesting design I really like the handle idea though would a constant pressure on the hand be easy to ignore. Would a “rumble” feature tried (Similar to a video game controller feedback) that could fit on the hand or as an accessory like a wrist watch or necklace?

  • Justin Earley
    Justin Earley

    What about low electrical shock instead of pins? I imagine you could increase the resolution and make it more compact.

  • Jason Sheets
    Jason Sheets

    The s20 has a interesting sensor where it can detect where things are in the room at night. It was a time of flight camera and it worked really well detecting how fair objects are. I'm so sad it's not in the new s21.

  • Sean Boyd
    Sean Boyd

    If you had a hemisphere camera, that could do some of the overhead warning a bit more clearly. I really like this prototype/concept. Is it worth developing further and then patenting?

  • David Hafen
    David Hafen

    I swear this dude has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics. My boy's wicked smart.

    • David Hafen
      David Hafen

      @Christian Blaze Blank He taught himself vector calculus and linear algebra on youtube? Doubt it. What he does is so much more complex.

    • David Hafen
      David Hafen

      @Coffee Cup Studying I'm actually an electrical/computer engineer and can guarantee I couldn't do any of what he does haha

    • David Hafen
      David Hafen

      @Mikko Rantalainen Right. I agree, it was an exaggeration, I was just pointing out how impressive it is that he is skilled in so many of the different engineering disciplines.

    • David Hafen
      David Hafen

      So obviously having a PhD in all those things was an exaggeration, but to all the people who are saying, "You can do this without formal education by just getting your hands dirty", I could not disagree more. Being a self taught engineer will land you somewhere in the Michael Reeves category at best. You can still build really cool stuff, but your ability to really go beyond hobbyist projects is limited. If you watch any of this guy's videos, he is using vector calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra to solve incredibly complex problems and I guarantee any "self-taught" engineer won't have a clue how to do any of that. What makes him unique is being able to know how to actually utilize his formal education in practical applications. He's a "get your hands dirty" type of guy but with the skills of a highly trained engineer which allows him to make the most complex builds on youtube.

    • Pillar Productions
      Pillar Productions

      @Nuhad What is more fraud to me is someone paying their way through a school taking classes that could have zero implementations in their work environment then expecting a company to come out of pocket to get them up to speed in the real world. HR hiring and training is one of the most expensive costs a company can make. Even more so in the engineering world because mistakes cost materials extra time and labor, and some times product delays. In the engineering world, and the drafting world. It is a team effort. So coming fresh out of college can hold the team back, and cause problems if not overly supervised. Having a incredible understanding of the industry, the product stack and work flow, as a test tech or assembler can go a long way into creating a faultless product. Most people can take up some form of drafting in high school. So the only thing college will teach you is physics and math on paper. Which does not always mean it will be correct off the paper. I’ve came across more than a fair share of engineers that, while understanding workflow in a program, lack common since and have severe over sights in application. Matter of fact I specifically remember having to stay over thanksgiving and work because a engineer messed up a top plate for a prototype demo that was being displayed after the holidays. He spent 3 days on it sent it to a partner to get CNC’d and it was all jacked up. I had to break out the drill press and some other shop equipment and go back through and correct his mistakes while sacrificing my holiday. He could not comprehend how it was wrong and was so wrapped up in his math that was wrong because of tolerances that I took him off the project and put him on something else because it was so time sensitive. Looked good on paper, but paper does not me jack. He also projected his measurements incorrectly. Another example engineer tasked with designing a label. Label was good. Looked ok. His first project. He sent it in and ordered it. Came back wrong color. 🙄 All because in the title block of the print he put green. Not understanding that that is such a wide term with so many meanings in color. He should of listed the hex or the rgb code he had on the print in DS CATIA. Little mistakes like that cost money. They are over sights that always happen. Working your way up in the field can teach a understand of these problems. Reading correct Prints in manufacturing can lead to a understanding of the standard the company uses, and so much more. On top of knowing how it comes together it boils down to a piece of paper does not mean crap until you learn the skills and can apply them to the job at hand. I’m of the personal opinion that they should not give a engineering degree or any degree just for being able to answer the square route of four. Our schooling system is incredibly flawed, and as much as I was proud of obtaining my position with my own intellectual prowess, and willing to apply learn, and listen. I still went a head ran through the system years later and got my shiny piece of paper that had almost no relation to the skills my company actually required. Being able to do the job is more Important than college otherwise you are leeching off people, and not a productive employee.

  • Mathman21
    Mathman21

    You might be able to raise the resolution by using a pneumatic system that controls airflow to each individual pin, in addition to this you can move each pin much more precisely.

  • Andreas Tsiougkos
    Andreas Tsiougkos

    Great work! Maybe next version could use hot/cold representation on fingers (for hihger resolution) instead of pins and actuators.

  • Jerry K
    Jerry K

    great video! the kind of technology that will definitely help humanity! great job explaining your designing processing. As an engineering student, I found it very enjoyable watching how things is made and the process of debugging, like what you did in the pool table game.

  • Julian Peters
    Julian Peters

    Excellent idea! I once heard of a research project where they used vibration-motors from smartphone arranged in a belt to tell you the direction in which to go. They would let the people walk around with it for a longer time (1 or 2 weeks) and continously lower the intensity. At some point the vibrations where so faint they could no longer be picked up conciously, which is akin to giving you an extra sense. I would probably try a newer version with something like this. And while you're at it: IF at some point Galileo comes online it would provide you with precise enough data from your surroundings. Augment that with information from a Google Glas, run optical flow on the video picture to get an estimate of collisions about to happen... That could work pretty seamlessly.

  • Carazy123
    Carazy123

    Hey, as an engineering student, your workshop and ideas are really cool to me! I think it’d be nice if you had a video walking through your shop/tools, explaining what they’re for and how you went about building such an impressive shop! And, it could be a nice low-effort bit of content in-between more difficult projects. Just an idea!

    • Carazy123
      Carazy123

      Jaden my college provides a limited membership to a local makerspace, and it’s totally worth it if you’re willing to put in the time. They had so much stuff there... I could literally learn to forge if I wanted to pay for it. It’s absolutely a mechanical engineer’s dream.

    • Jaden
      Jaden

      Agreed. I just finished college and I'd love to have a proper workshop one day but tools are expensive. I think for now I'm gonna spend money on a Maker Space membership instead. Most of them have the basic tools and a lot have CNC machines/3d Printers/Laser engravers and more.

    • Luke Raus
      Luke Raus

      @benson kwok I'd definitely recommend Adam Savage's one-day builds on the Tested channel; he spends a lot of time talking about the tools & processes he's gathered over the years. Also check out This Old Tony if you haven't!

    • Andrew Doyle
      Andrew Doyle

      Please!

    • chris kaprys
      chris kaprys

      Yes, please.

  • TheRumpletiltskin
    TheRumpletiltskin

    It's still amazing to me that people in this day and age can just build anything their hearts desire...

    • Soken50
      Soken50

      Eh, I'd argue the access for people to build anything has been diminishing as technology progresses. It requires increasingly specific (and expensive) machinery to make things compared to say the middle ages where you could make all your tools from scratch with wood iron and fire. Case in point, this guy dedicates a lot of his adult money tooling his workshop, as he said. And he's not exactly average in terms of wealth, much less on a global scale.

    • Wertsir
      Wertsir

      @Killertiger Gaming Learn how to master CRISPR and you betcha.

    • Killertiger Gaming
      Killertiger Gaming

      Can i build a cat girl

  • martid1703
    martid1703

    Awesome video! Looking at this made me think - would it be possible to switch from mechanical sensor to sound. I imagine it like this: every fraction of a second a set of notes is played, representing what lidar sees at this frame, from left to right. This way note tone can represent height of the object, tone volume can represent distance from the object (louder = closer), tone length (if even possible to distinguish in such a small time) can represent width of the object, and spacing between notes can represent distance between objects from left to right.

  • SangokuKing
    SangokuKing

    You are an inspiration for when my motivation to study engineering goes down. Keep up the amazing, funny and clever video. Never been so entertained ! An idea for a second proof of concept for a phone format: Couldn't you magnetically push a thin layer of magnetic sand (or a film) onto the hand of the holder to reproduce the image you are seeing with a much better accuracy ? Might be impossible to do on a small scale tho. I am just throwing an idea.

  • Joey Licalzi
    Joey Licalzi

    Please do more with this! revise, make it with more features, anything... so freaking cool

  • Niels Cremer
    Niels Cremer

    You should call it the "Eyepad"

    • LabGecko
      LabGecko

      @Jaky24 No. Skin conductivity varies by person and weather, and calibrating that would easily be anything between difficult and nightmare (for the user). Plus, in the right circumstances all it takes is 9 volts to kill a person.

    • D W
      D W

      @Stuff Made Here Replace the iPad with a camera (or two?) on a head-mounted band and one (or two) lightweight pads to hold to get even closer to that literal name? Wonderful idea - have any societies for the sight-impared been in touch?

    • Jaky24
      Jaky24

      @Stuff Made Here Wouldn't it be easyer to use small electric shocks instead of the pins to sense were you're going?

    • Master STA
      Master STA

      😂😂😂😂

  • Genriu Keeper
    Genriu Keeper

    Other versions of this(More involved ones) could have other equipment that's more discreet or easier to angle/manage(such as a haptic glove and a camera that can attach directly to the hand or head), so that it's significantly less awkward to use while moving around.

  • Los Mijines
    Los Mijines

    Amazing Idea! Thanks for this incredible content. Which do you use for the drawings in the tablet ?

  • Lets play
    Lets play

    Wow I had actually thought of that basic concept before ("seeing" through touch), I'd struggle to make it happen though.

  • André van den Heever
    André van den Heever

    The pins seems to function a lot like those in a lock. The mechanism also reminds me somewhat of those early rotating drum musical instruments.

  • Paris Ye
    Paris Ye

    Imagine being this intelligent. Your work is helping the world

    • aMazeInRunar
      aMazeInRunar

      Tiernan Wahl ofcourse

    • Dislike Button 👎
      Dislike Button 👎

      *the humanity

    • linkinlinkinlinkin
      linkinlinkinlinkin

      @Tiernan Wall ok troll

    • Hugo Sebastian Cardenas Escoto
      Hugo Sebastian Cardenas Escoto

      @Tiernan Wall proof or gtfo

    • عمار بلال الصافي
      عمار بلال الصافي

      @yo Alex what if it works you never know

  • Jonnie Zuramski
    Jonnie Zuramski

    This is awesome, we need more advancement in areas that are overlooked. You'd think we'd have a better solution for a blind person to see other than whacking things with a stick.

  • João Paulo Penalber
    João Paulo Penalber

    I've been thinking about a possible market-ready version of this, you can add some form of voice feedback too, this way you can combine this with image recognition, to inform the user of important things on the view. Maybe adding a button to send an instant image to a server to find and label objects and list them to the user via voice.

  • Matt Cruikshank
    Matt Cruikshank

    Love the video. I'm curious if you could make "Iron Man Gloves" that sense distance to the closest object. So you could wander around, using your hands to "feel" how far away things are. So, put one LIDAR sensor on each hand, find the closest distance, translate that to either heat, or vibration from a motor, or use pneumatic pressure to squeeze your fingers... Or maybe each finger gets its own squeeze, so you cal "feel" as you run your fingers across an edge.

  • Blitzy
    Blitzy

    While I'm not blind or vision impaired or anything, I feel like you really should get to work on this an make it into a real product. I can't imagine just how useful this would be to people.

  • FixItShop302
    FixItShop302

    This guy is like the family friendly and helpful Micheal Reeves

    • midgetwars1
      midgetwars1

      @Lucas Foster He's his own demographic and he knows it well.

    • Lucas Foster
      Lucas Foster

      I find him way more enjoyable, Reeves does some interesting (if totally pointless) stuff but he’s jus way, way too much for me. This channel is more my speed

    • Guy
      Guy

      It’s like if Michael reeves was actually intelligent

    • Josie Bianchi
      Josie Bianchi

      Mark Rober: Chaotic Good Stuff Made Here: Chaotic Neutral Michael Reeves: Chaotic Evil being an engineer makes you chaotic I guess

  • BenRGamer
    BenRGamer

    Fascinating project. This one reminds me of something that I've read about in development using the same idea, albeit using the tongue for touch rather than the hands--Brainport.

  • DisKorruptd
    DisKorruptd

    if you have the wedges ramp up rather than stepping up, I would think that would allow for greater precision in pin depth

  • Roy G. Biv
    Roy G. Biv

    This is an awesome idea. Please continue to work on this.

  • Michaels Daily Life
    Michaels Daily Life

    I know that this is an older video, but have you thought about building a sort of glove? Then you could use the persons whole palm to create a sort of map. Overall this is an awesome idea for for sure!

  • DrkMnz
    DrkMnz

    Imagine if he was a part of a team that had millions of dollars to do whatever with

    • Mikko Rantalainen
      Mikko Rantalainen

      @George Lionon Yeah, kinda. This channel still has heavy preference towards Patreon because that provides more stable income required for projects like this.

    • George Lionon
      George Lionon

      @Mikko Rantalainen With ITmores and this Channel Google kinda already does?

    • George Lionon
      George Lionon

      Probably an extremely awesome ITmores channel with daily content with lots of lots of extremely cool ideas that get half baked stopped at the point it would take elaborate hard work to turn it into a product?

    • Almir Bosnjic
      Almir Bosnjic

      You would never hear of him , only for a company.

    • Bad Samaritan
      Bad Samaritan

      He should go work for Blue Origin, since they're clearly not spending their money building rockets.

  • Muy Candsado
    Muy Candsado

    Great build! Only wish you had made your own security system at the end.

  • Saeroh Majec
    Saeroh Majec

    Just now seeing this video and I had a weird thought. You know those pinart boards with a bunch of little plastic sticks that you can push in and out to make an image? Could you somehow implement that so that you could technically get a full imagine based on what you're pointing at and it pushed the pins in and out depending on the depth or whatever. Could that help or would it hinder it?

  • Flintstan
    Flintstan

    I just got an idea for improvement you can have a glove that have magnets on its tips and in place of motors you can use tiny coils as electromagnets this allows the thing to be flayer,lighter and have higher resolution and I don't think it is that complicated to design

  • Robert X
    Robert X

    Seems to me that I remember a research project that used an array of pins (as pixels?) to press into the user's back, to convey a camera image. With newer technology there are probably a lot of possibilities.

  • fvw 11
    fvw 11

    Video suggestion: I am a mechanical engineer and have been playing around with an idea to improve hoverboards. They are intended to be an improvement on the Segway which was itself supposed to replace walking. The problem as I see it is really the lack of maneuvering on various surfaces. Solution, or at least what I think would work well, is to put some relatively large bottle rockets on some roller skates. You could even try them on one of those big slides at county fairs... I’m not an engineer. I went to business school.

  • Robert Halvorsen
    Robert Halvorsen

    Love your videos! What app do you use on the iPad to make those informational drawings?

    • BlueFire Animations
      BlueFire Animations

      I believe it's called Concepts

    • Qubek
      Qubek

      Idn

  • AMetalPenguin
    AMetalPenguin

    Really cool video! Perhaps Version 2 can use a 360 camera that sends its feed to the iPad?

  • Paul Bunker
    Paul Bunker

    I've not watched the full video yet but just wanted to mention that I've seen tactile displays with high resolution that the user feels with their tounge , essentially drawing a picture on a particularly sensitive body part, smart.

  • Sassafras Official
    Sassafras Official

    "so I've been thinking a lot about guided missiles"

    • Blue Blu
      Blue Blu

      @TheSoulReaper Oh god. I didn't manage to read the whole comment because I was shaking so much. I was going to pass out but now I now it was fake!

    • Killin ii x
      Killin ii x

      He has been playing too much fortnite

    • King G
      King G

      Right ? 😳 what's mans got going on in his head 😂

    • Lord Quintus
      Lord Quintus

      Annnnnd on a watch list

    • Lycandusk
      Lycandusk

      @polyrtm By subtracting where it is from where it isn't, or where it isn't from where it is, it obtains a difference, or deviation.

  • Darkhell666 59
    Darkhell666 59

    Would be cool if you could do a v2 in the future cause that sounds awesome!

  • J.
    J.

    @Stuff Made Here Thank you for the cool Video! What device and which software do you use to draw on it and visualize things? I think its very cool. Thanks for an answer, best regards :)

  • brokenAI
    brokenAI

    What do you think about using Electromagnets on every single pin? Would give good resolution on the force of "pin pushing". Power delivery could be problematic though

  • Johnny Pyro
    Johnny Pyro

    I remember reading How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck. Good book. A lot of obvious stuff but the emphasis of narrative is definitely true. You do a good job with that because of the whole invention journey thing.

  • Buddha23Fett
    Buddha23Fett

    As someone who’s legally blind and will be completely blind in a few years this is a neat idea.

    • Buddha23Fett
      Buddha23Fett

      @TJ Forbes by having it close to my face.

    • TJ Forbes
      TJ Forbes

      How tf did u watch the video

    • Eumar Jaramillo
      Eumar Jaramillo

      @Buddha23Fett oh shit thats a thing? I have pretty good eyesight and now even I want that

    • Rick Van Dam
      Rick Van Dam

      Cant wait till he sees the result

  • Solus
    Solus

    Props to his wife for knowing full goddamn well that any time she helps him test an invention that she is going to get pranked, and going along with the whole thing anyway. You are one lucky dude.

  • Lee Thurgood
    Lee Thurgood

    This channel is amazing! Found it earlier this afternoon and have been watching all day.

  • c cosm
    c cosm

    I've been thinking about these kinds of haptic feedback systems for a while and one question I've always wanted to ask an electrical engineer is if there's a safe way to use electricity as a feedback mechanism instead of going mechanical.

    • deathlis
      deathlis

      Absolutely. Electronic pulse massagers are already a thing. I don't know how much definition you'd get though, as they stimulate muscle, not individual nerve endings.

  • Etaoin Shrdlu
    Etaoin Shrdlu

    Sorry I'm so late getting to this. I had a similar idea when I got my first iPad years ago after listening to a blind person talk about the brain's adaptivity when using echolocation. I didn't envision a mechanical device, however. I imagined an array of electrodes that would touch the skin and the voltage of each electrode would vary much like pixels on a display.

  • Aditya Rajkhowa Lama
    Aditya Rajkhowa Lama

    Can't imagine someone being smart enough to design something like this all alone You deserve a lot more resources ❤️

    • Aditya Rajkhowa Lama
      Aditya Rajkhowa Lama

      @zee That's what I'm saying!

  • inview1
    inview1

    Excellent. You could also incorporate sound - voice to notify how far to the next kerb; alarm to compensate for slow refexes; etc...

  • Joseph Stone
    Joseph Stone

    This is so cool! Honestly this idea could be life changing

  • Greg Pickers
    Greg Pickers

    Have you thought about using pneumatic actuators in the handle they can be very compact and you can have a large variation in the amount of pressure that they apply

  • Arran
    Arran

    I remember reading electric current was being used for haptic feedback. Alternatively what about tiny solenoids? I think if you could get a better range of pressure you could learn to read it quite accurately.

  • el tee
    el tee

    This guy has done more in quarantine than I’ve done in 29 years.

    • haroon420
      haroon420

      Plot twist: you’re 28 yrs and 3 months old. You’re including the 9 months in the womb too.

    • Cyclone de Monkey
      Cyclone de Monkey

      @johnson noel and the sad thing is u realise after a these years of study, u have not created anything novel, compared to people like him who already have lots of projects, and all u can do after graduation is just silently leave the STEM field alltogether, especially during this covid19 economical impact and end up with a normal 9to5 job, and I'm only a deliveroo rider on bike, so if u end up better than me, then great for u

    • Pablo Ata
      Pablo Ata

      @johnson noel he is simply gifted, he is naturally given the aptitude to understand, to devise, to create.. That is why he is outstanding in these matters. Fewer excuses from schools, and accept the limits of oneself.

    • josh mcgee
      josh mcgee

      @Arduino Guy Projects and More! it's true that not all schools offer the same level of education

    • Arduino Guy Projects and More!
      Arduino Guy Projects and More!

      @johnson noel that's not true at all

  • Nick Hodgson
    Nick Hodgson

    So the tactile angle looks really interesting but, as you say, there's a learning curve to process that information for spatial navigation. Would it perhaps make sense to use sound as the output instead? Could use lidar to build a model of depth information and then convert that into a virtual sound stage, with each object producing a hum/tone/ broadband hiss as in the new vehicle reversing warning devices. Varying the difference in timing and amplitude between those sounds would give position and proximity data in an intuitive way. There would clearly be challenges- if a blind person is primarily relying on hearing for staying safe, the additional cues would have to be unobtrusive. Hopefully it could get to the point where the world just contains fewer silent obstacles. Could also, eventually, perhaps integrate machine vision to recognise objects and give them a characteristic sound- roadways, people, trees, changes in slope of the ground etc.? Next gen smart glasses could well have lidar, so the whole operation could be software if also used headphones with an awareness mode. Would have the advantage of leaving hands free for a cane/ carrying items- I'd be worried about someone tripping and being unable to break their fall with the ipad... But a truly fantastic job putting your device together: a commendable idea and very impressive execution

  • Guilherme Sabino
    Guilherme Sabino

    Him: I've got great security. Also him: *starts explaining where and how his security measures works to millions of strangers online*

    • Guilherme Sabino
      Guilherme Sabino

      @The Conjurer's Tower good point

    • The Conjurer's Tower
      The Conjurer's Tower

      But he didn't reveal any of his guard robots armed with chainsaws, guided missiles, and lasers, so...

    • Kenn Mossman
      Kenn Mossman

      a mobile phone jammer could disable calls to the police...............

  • FernandoP1 - Art Zone Productions
    FernandoP1 - Art Zone Productions

    *All you need is half sphere that detects 180 degree "front view" so you don't need to move the table all over the place.* Nice video

  • Lorrie Carrel
    Lorrie Carrel

    This man is very smart,I'm glad our world has people like this,thank you for existing.