I made a hair cutting machine
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My hair is getting too long so I decided to build a robot to cut it for me. To support future projects like this check out my patreon: patreon.com/stuffmadehere
Check out the SMH subreddit: tinyurl.com/smhere
The possibilities for this kind machine are endless with the most interesting things being haircuts that are too hard for human hair cutters to achieve. Imagine a mathematically perfect fade from one side of your head to another. Or imagine if I added a trimmer to this and cutting perfect lithopane pattern into your hair. I consider this the first generation machine and hope to build another to explore some of the crazier haircut concepts. A colleague suggested adding a precision hair dying attachment and doing some crazy multi-color hair styles. I wouldn't say that's really "my jam" but I might try it in the name of science & engineering.
This isn't just limited to humans either. Imagine sticking a poodle in this or making a bigger one to create topiaries. Lots of fun ideas....
Parts used in this build:
Giant bearing: amzn.to/30aIFJE
Super long shop vac hose: amzn.to/3espyjm
Intel real sense depth camera: amzn.to/3h932hB
Teensy 3.6: amzn.to/3hLjANK
Leadscrew stepper: amzn.to/3eejpIq
Stepper drivers: amzn.to/2Yham3M
Wheels to make extrusion gantry: amzn.to/2Wc2S0L
High torque servos: amzn.to/32gFG56
Servo ball joints: amzn.to/2ZpZWPU
Aluminum servo horns: amzn.to/32h5fmU
Mini scissors: amzn.to/2Wc2VJZ
Super tough wigs: amzn.to/3ftPNHx
Foam head: amzn.to/2DGNByD
Books that I've read to learn many of the skills used in this project:
Real time collision detection: amzn.to/35iUr7i
Introduction to algorithims: amzn.to/2yUUSIN
Planning algorithims: amzn.to/2Smavj9
Statistics: amzn.to/2zIlywI
Computational geometry: amzn.to/3cZ7YmR
Other tools and things that I think are great:
Wera allen keys 1000x better than el cheapos: amzn.to/2KlCb36
Wera allen keys (english): amzn.to/2RQUxNG
Cordless angle grinder - this thing will change your life: amzn.to/3cxrDdy
Dropped off ladder 20x and still going strong: amzn.to/2wO855g
Wera allen keys 1000x better than el cheapos: amzn.to/2KlCb36
Wera allen keys (english): amzn.to/2RQUxNG
Vise brake (highly recommend): amzn.to/3akCkhZ
20 ton press brake kit: amzn.to/2xw4fhL
Hypertherm powermax 45xp with machine torch: amzn.to/2zfoyAv
Hypertherm fine cut consumables (great for sheet metal) amzn.to/34SjMom
The best marker ever. Always in my pocket: amzn.to/3ewHGtL

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  • Stuff Made Here
    Stuff Made Here

    If I build a version 2, what features should I add? I really like the idea of adding a trimmer to cut an intricate pattern that would be impossible for a human to do.

    • Scott Galloway
      Scott Galloway

      a way to color your hair

    • Isaiah Hernandez
      Isaiah Hernandez

      Don’t be a pussi give it a razor 🪒

    • Nugs
      Nugs

      You should add a chainsaw

    • Melik Mike
      Melik Mike

      Make a machine to cut a toe nail 😬i think that machine has been for centuries

    • Larry Vander Schaaf
      Larry Vander Schaaf

      Oh, well cool.

  • Tasfiah Ahmed Quraishi
    Tasfiah Ahmed Quraishi

    hmmm..... y the fuck did he make things complicated. he could have created a small electric cutter held by hand with sensors and lasers .. ... i think that would have been a more affordable product... the vaccum function was great.

  • Paul
    Paul

    I just got one question: where you put all the gigantic stuff you make??? You just keep it lying around?

  • Ray Ortiz
    Ray Ortiz

    I always thought of that idea as a kid but mine was lasers that slice your hair with pinpoint accuracy

  • Guts and Grit TV
    Guts and Grit TV

    There is no way I'm letting a bot cut my hair. But it's still so cool you made that and there's definitely a market for this. Brilliant!

  • Josh Christiane
    Josh Christiane

    So you're Jimmy Neutron.

  • Łunar ƛpollo
    Łunar ƛpollo

    Spongebob and Patrick with the monkey guys 😂😂😂😂😂 in sandy's dome

  • Tæ

    Fascinating.

  • Intro Star
    Intro Star

    It was really sad my dog died RObOt: OH WOWCOOL

  • Sudosu: X-5
    Sudosu: X-5

    For that mullet. Worth 5 bucks anyday!

  • Michael Thein
    Michael Thein

    You paid for like 2 years of haircuts making this thing jeez

  • Justin Eckoff
    Justin Eckoff

    How many $5 haircuts b4 it pays for itself? Seriously tho, amazing engineering!

  • MrRawage
    MrRawage

    Jimmy Neutron all grown-up

  • Brian Sandler
    Brian Sandler

    Look it's jimmy neutron

  • Naruto Kun
    Naruto Kun

    kinda have a crush on his hands

  • momo lolo
    momo lolo

    How can I contact you man?

  • water foker
    water foker

    He's gonna bleed

  • reingp
    reingp

    I still can't wrap my head around the idea that you make all of these inventions by yourself. You're skilled in so many different areas, it's pretty unbelievable.

  • Dereje Pollock
    Dereje Pollock

    4:50

  • Queezy BAS
    Queezy BAS

    “Do anything fun this weekend” “It was really sad, my dog died” “Oh wow cool”

  • Frosty the Snowman
    Frosty the Snowman

    10:25 😂 I laughed so much at this sequence, one of the best things I've ever seen lol

  • Jorge Sowi
    Jorge Sowi

    Basically our living Sheldon Cooper but choosing engineering over physics.

  • amitt111
    amitt111

    Can you make a machine that cuts balls hair ?

  • Bailey Smith
    Bailey Smith

    Hey man, I'm an engineering student and love your videos! You put a-lot of faith in this thing, wouldn't it have been more comforting to have a kill switch by your feet/hands?!

  • dylan mcdermott
    dylan mcdermott

    "Be safe"

  • Julian Gonzalez
    Julian Gonzalez

    Nice cut bro. I do like your bald style

  • Thomas Hernandez
    Thomas Hernandez

    Hey! Be safe in these comments bro!

  • Ka KAKAKAMILLLO
    Ka KAKAKAMILLLO

    I know how to solve the problem use a vacuum for pulling hair in the tube where the scissors will be and use a roller like in old computer mice to move on the skin and keep your cut distance

  • Chris L
    Chris L

    Bro I can't even play Besiege

  • Shueb Abdullahi
    Shueb Abdullahi

    Bro u should ad an emergency button to stop whenever u feel unsafe.. both for the person getting the hair cut and another for the person whos wwtching or something

  • Alex Medvec
    Alex Medvec

    I wonder where he got the money to engineer this stuff. Does he have a day job?

  • Kokonuts
    Kokonuts

    Jeff bezos : invest

  • c0gn1t1ve d1ss0n4nc3
    c0gn1t1ve d1ss0n4nc3

    unimpressed. it doesn't pick ur nose, scratch ur back, nor tune ur ukulele.

  • Philipp S
    Philipp S

    The music is so accurate lol

  • Domingus Kailuhu
    Domingus Kailuhu

    Imagine robots taking over all salons and barbers and then they’ll just slice everybody

  • Suzanne Szárai
    Suzanne Szárai

    Wow! I am waiting for a machine that curls my hair.

  • Stratostarics
    Stratostarics

    I, mullet.

  • roy
    roy

    Pls send me this so I can replace my wife 😂

  • Dude T
    Dude T

    dude not gonna lie, I thought you were a teenager.

  • Dan
    Dan

    4:54

  • TOD
    TOD

    If i paid you $1.3m, could you build a robot with two hands who can give you a professional haircut?

  • Haz Noyer
    Haz Noyer

    I have a feeling that this guy will lowkey be the next bill gates of robotics . Wait and see . Ps I’ll come back to this comment in 10 years.

  • Dolly Hannigan-Krueger
    Dolly Hannigan-Krueger

    This is freaking incredible!

  • Tasfiah Ahmed Quraishi
    Tasfiah Ahmed Quraishi

    I can't believe this is real🙂 seems to be an intp.

  • Andrzej Kłosowicz
    Andrzej Kłosowicz

    8:42 Okay, seriously. Why do you look like Mark Zuckerberg in that photo?

  • R Sorensen
    R Sorensen

    In German this haircut is called "Fokuhila" - Forne Kurz Hinten Lang

  • Cardona Alex
    Cardona Alex

    Why don't use static energy instead th bacum?

  • Kevin Lopez
    Kevin Lopez

    It would be interesting to see. I mean we do have head detection. We could detect the head and detect in realtime where the cutter is. Would be interesting to see

  • ithink itworks
    ithink itworks

    U very much brilliant

  • António Lopes
    António Lopes

    He gave you a zuckerberg playmobil cut

  • draconas rayne
    draconas rayne

    whats the random beat playing while getting your hair cut? i need it for science

  • Morrowseer415
    Morrowseer415

    Right after you told the machine that your dog died, a UZload ad for pet shelters played.

  • Pedro Fernández Cueto Cortés
    Pedro Fernández Cueto Cortés

    Did you do anything fun this weekend? It was really sad, my dog died... o w0w C0oL

  • Erik
    Erik

    Oh, what cool

  • Rael xD7219
    Rael xD7219

    I’m the only one who saw that episode of spongebob squarepants with the hair cutting machine? surely not.

  • pablo espinoza
    pablo espinoza

    I would buy all your courses on udemy

  • Jurgis Žebrauskas
    Jurgis Žebrauskas

    eee.. seems expensive . I solve this problem by buying an ice-cream to my wife for my haircut. :D

  • FVHRENHEIT
    FVHRENHEIT

    oh, wow, cool!

  • Desert Foxchild
    Desert Foxchild

    You remind me of the professor from Flubber. Not your personality but the inventions.

  • Bradley n Emilee forever
    Bradley n Emilee forever

    Your a mad lad!

  • darrel stinkmeaner
    darrel stinkmeaner

    Why is nobody talking about the transition at 3:36?

  • Beltran Fonseca Miguel De Jesus 4-A
    Beltran Fonseca Miguel De Jesus 4-A

    he looks like mark zuckerberg (¬_¬ )

  • Gabriele Russo
    Gabriele Russo

    Future is now, old man

  • yoga jesay tarigan
    yoga jesay tarigan

    🔥🔥WOW🔥🔥

  • Lord Starvast
    Lord Starvast

    Here's a hack for you: Design a machine that cuts your literal ears, then teach your haircut machine there's already a machine for cutting ears. It won't cut them.

  • Mymombeetsme
    Mymombeetsme

    This is awesome

  • Marabou SWE
    Marabou SWE

    He looks like young luke skywalker...

  • Marvin Choi
    Marvin Choi

    Oh wait, did your dog really die? I'm sorry for your loss, if he did

  • José Araújo
    José Araújo

    I recommend the use of scissors without sharp points. Don't you think it's a good idea?

  • ken sanjose
    ken sanjose

    steph curry

  • Yahia Waleed
    Yahia Waleed

    Man just cut your own hair

  • s
    s

    Ronaldo 2002 trim

  • jonathan tamm
    jonathan tamm

    You just need to clamp your head in position ears, nose and chin and a re-position for mullet removal just like at the hairdressers look down.

  • mrgoat ninja
    mrgoat ninja

    be safe

  • Tom Zborovsky
    Tom Zborovsky

    You could make that really epic with an electric trimmer attachment

  • OOPS!
    OOPS!

    It's a bad idea

  • The E Guy
    The E Guy

    Nobody: Machine: *I M P A L E*

  • KristonKK
    KristonKK

    Be safe

  • Joshuel Ernest Simbulan
    Joshuel Ernest Simbulan

    why not put the camera in the robot? :)

  • Dondre
    Dondre

    I like ya cut g

  • Jacob Bowling
    Jacob Bowling

    Be safe

  • TurtleMaster 2876
    TurtleMaster 2876

    Right after he said his dog died I got an ad for puppy food. Good job algorithm

  • King Plays
    King Plays

    Part 2 ? With robot being more upgraded?

  • King Plays
    King Plays

    Him: Robot cut my hair Robot : Going towards his neck Him: 😳

  • Scott Eckart
    Scott Eckart

    The salon-type music playing in the bkgrnd while you were getting your hair cut is what really did it for me on this one 😂😂😂

  • SamMy Haokip
    SamMy Haokip

    Your really married?

  • SamMy Haokip
    SamMy Haokip

    Is this the guy who explained the 4th dimension?

  • TOP BOY OFFICIAL
    TOP BOY OFFICIAL

    Jimmy neutron vibes

  • xaxaxa
    xaxaxa

    Are you barberphobic? Wtf are you scared of people because they touch one another? Get a psychiatrist...

  • YASWANTH KADIRI
    YASWANTH KADIRI

    Make a Sisyphus table plzz

  • Nikhil Agrawal
    Nikhil Agrawal

    He should use protection...🍼

  • TopNewsage
    TopNewsage

    we were so scared watching your video...!

  • books in woods
    books in woods

    Iam happy that you didn't teach him how to talk

  • Burger Boy
    Burger Boy

    *Jimmy Neutron left the chat*

  • Gabriel Alves
    Gabriel Alves

    🤢🤢

  • Shy Guy
    Shy Guy

    If it starts feeding you pudding, turn it off immediately

  • Kelvin Martins
    Kelvin Martins

    Jimmy Neutron

  • SHORT AND SWEET VIDEOS TM
    SHORT AND SWEET VIDEOS TM

    All the barbers right now🤬🤬🤬

  • Laurene Vivieros
    Laurene Vivieros

    Im tired of hairdressers not listening to me on how I want my hair, even if I show a picture of what I want, I THOUGHT HOW NICE IT WOULD BE IF I COULD DOWNLOAD A PICTURE OF WHAT I WANT, AND MAYBE THE PATTERN TO A COMPUTER AND THIS CUTTING MACHINE WOULD CUT IT TO THE PICTURE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE PARTICULAR STYLE, IM HOPING AND PRAYING, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. THIS MORNING BEFORE I SAW YOUR CUTTING MACHINE, I HAD THIS THOUGHT COME TO ME BEFORE I EVEN LOOKED THIS IDEA UP. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU DO, I WILL BE YOUR FIRST.

  • Jan Derrick Fernandez
    Jan Derrick Fernandez

    This is literally my childhood shower thoughts come true. So unreal. Genius!