Robot golf club fixes my game

čas přidán 2. 06. 2020
I wanted to see if I could make myself a better golfer by combining robotic engineering and golf. The result is a robotic club that senses your swing and corrects your shot for distance. It should be possible to correct for slice and hook with some hardware and software upgrades. It also has a cool mode where it can be any iron so no need to carry eleven clubs.
All hail our our robot overlords. I'm looking forward to gen 2 and doing more science on how good a robot really can make you.
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:
I use a 13" iPad for all my technical drawing:
Parts used in this build:
Practice green:
Basement driving net:
This driver gave its life for the cause:
Battery pack:
Books that I've read to learn many of the skills used in this project:
Real time collision detection:
Introduction to algorithims:
Planning algorithims:
Computational geometry:
Other tools and things that I think are great:
Wera allen keys 1000x better than el cheapos:
Wera allen keys (english):
The best marker ever. Marks everything. Always in my pocket:
Import spot welder. Cheap bulletproof:
Rivnuts + tool:
Digital angle gauge:
Bench sheet metal brake:
Vise brake (highly recommend):
20 ton press brake:
Cordless angle grinder - this thing will change your life:
Dropped off ladder 20x and still going strong:
Hypertherm powermax 45xp with machine torch:
Hypertherm fine cut consumables (great for sheet metal)


  • $350 and it doesn't even include a breakout? I hate those duel through hole/pcb mountable edge of board contacts. They are decent for PCB mounting but SUCK for through hole, as you saw.

  • Maby Flexure joints?

  • this would actually be a viable product to sell if their was more of a golf market

  • Why the expensive IMU? What's wrong with cheaper IMUs? This isn't an application that needs any more accuracy than say a drone or augmented reality system.

  • I recognise that Knights play hole any day of the week been playing there since 2005!

  • $$$ MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR IDEA $$$ (disclaimer: potentially)..Could you make a desktop injection molding machine? Tooling is crazy expensive for small run injection if you could use that "durable" 3d printing material to make tools, you'd be laughing.

  • This would make an awesome TXG Tour Experience Golf collaboration. Building a human robot versus building an actual robot...

  • Abby where you at!

  • you should be in shenzen

  • The guy needs to work for some huge engineering company

  • I play golf.

  • A suggestion for another robot supported human thingi: Could you combine a billiad/pool queue and smart glasses to show you the resulting travel way of the balls? At least for single balls.

  • 6:32 what is this app?

  • did he say the 3d printing material is called Durable? I can't find anything by that name, only people commenting on the durability of materials

  • this guy looks like a smarter version of scott the woz

  • I thought that it was a total hoax....then you started your explanation. Wow

  • Just be good at the game

  • This should have 0 dislikes

  • Is it possible to make a photo frame but imagine it holds itself/ balances itself but on one single leg. Maybe two stacked so you can change the COG

  • Can you make a robot that makes sandwhiches!?

  • Make a magnetic glove so you can repel and attract thing like telekinesis

  • Can you make robo-roller skates?! Like a Segway for each foot. Keeps you balanced and you can zoom about!

  • Hey dude you ripped off my idea from high school. We designed this in robotics >:(

  • Looks like you were at knights play for testing

  • Can it correct for "about to hit the ground behind the ball" or "going to top it"? I guess you would need a telescoping shaft. No idea how you would sense that...

  • What drawing app are you using on iPad?

  • Hey! This is my first time watching one of your video, very cool. There's a material in there that interested me, but i'm unable to find more about it on the internet. It is the 3D printed material you said called "durable"? if you wouldn't mind directing me to more information on it, that would be amazing! Thanks

  • You are wearing the golf glove on the wrong hand.

  • Waiting for the Michael reeves collab.

  • Metal brakelines for the hydraulic approach.

  • Who tf is that mark NASA engineer guy compared to this dude

  • Wow they added terraria golf to real life

  • Guys he's chill Michal Reeves

  • Is this the one from last of us 2?

  • agument my personality so i can get a girlfriend? realms of science fiction... i can dream

  • what app is he he using to draw ?

  • The third monitor is always a joke

  • Hahahaha I have had similar issues doing serial interface programming. Delightful.

  • 14:16 i dunno why, but you reminded me of sherlock holmes just then. Come to think of it, you kind of remind me of benedict cumberbatch

  • Anyone know what the app is that he uses for the drawing

  • Wife pranks are the best

  • Wife: So is this not a prank? Husband: Its a golf club; how could this possibly be a prank? 😂 yea, there is no scar tissue there from prior pranks pulled by the husband.

  • 12:41 you need 2 adjust the servo so that it moves to where the club would be if the golf ball was there. Then it would be more accurate

  • Patten it

  • I am a golfer and screw machinist for 50 years. The club was great BUT you didn't think about pairing mechanical impact with supination of your left wrist. At impact the ball crawls up the face. This is what gives it height and spin. Your left wrist was constantly pronated, alas scooping. It must be supinated, always. Great channel!🐈


  • Seriously? Nobody commented on "wife mode" in the chipping challenge? That had me LOLing!!!

  • Just a heads up if those are affiliate links in the description I think you legally need a disclaimer

  • Why doesn’t this guy have millions of subs

  • It kills me that he has all the smarts in the world all the tools one could want and saws through the shaft... as a club builder it was hard to watch. So cool though.

  • *Abby wants to know your location*

  • Up the editing a bit and add music and you could actually be the next Mark Rober

  • This man is making hacks

  • Can this work on Joel's head?

  • Where’s mark rover?

  • Quick, make more super complicated inventions for our entertainment! Your channel is exploding.

  • What

  • Obviously easier said than done, but just a possible recommendation on the slice and hook adjustment. You could set the Xo of the angle where you start the club, so the servo would adjust for the delta of that angle. In my mind, using the same mechanism for the club head angle should also work for the shaft, just rotated vertically. Again, way easier said than done but just a thought in case you were stuck

  • Hey man, would u be interested in having some sort of intern for your channel? Im an engineering student at the university of denver and I think I could learn a lot more of hands-on engineering skills from you.

  • Maybe Charles Barkley can finally beat a toddler at golf with this club.

  • Thanks for sharing. I like the design concept. Perhaps the design would be improved by coupling the club with an intelligent tee. The tee would communicate the x,y,z of the ball in order for the club to make last-second adjustments. (With a fixed reference, the error is grossly reduced.) Moreover, the tee could also be equipped with a line of sight between the ball and the hole, so the the ball's direction could also be more accurately calculated. Your design approach is intelligent using an iterative approach to determine the club's head angle. Instead adjust the error off of the theoretical flight rather than empirical method you now use. This approach would also reduce the error to result in a better flight trajectory. Great job in any case! Real engineering my friend. :)

  • This guy is a wake up call. Made me realize that my potential in academics and (especially) engineering has been completely wasted and I regret ever decision I have made in the past 2 years

  • You look like young Bill Gates.

  • Aye is that Knights Play?

  • You have amazing videos. Can you please tell us a little about your background and how you earned these skills?

  • So you know u could make billions off just the fact u can change the kind of club it is

  • I am learning physics and never thought how to apply it in real life. It turns out I need to learn engineering and then I can finally use physics in a useful way. Great video. Had me interested all the way.

  • Good .it works 👍

  • Someone like this for putting would be cool

  • You probably can't swing the club consistently because your form is really bad. When you swing a golf club your left arm is supposed to be straight and your right elbow tucked to your side. You bend both arms which is a no no

  • Damn CS-tv really hooked me up with a ‘fix your swing’ ad 😂

  • This reminds me of that 1 episode in Stuck In The Middle

  • Tbh, we all need a good ol'room/workshop tour

  • You could release a spring-loaded face mechanism a moment before impact, therefore increasing your club-head speed astronomically

  • You should somehow make shoes that make you run faster or jump higher.

  • Rare example of a channel had an average vid viewcount above sub count

  • Collab with Colin Furze!

  • I also developed a robotic throwing system with a similar concept last year.

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  • This is dope!