I made a self correcting golf club
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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: www.patreon.com/stuffmadehere
I use a 13" iPad for all my technical drawing: amzn.to/2RKOnyL
Parts used in this build:
Practice green: amzn.to/374UnZL
Basement driving net: amzn.to/2MjWqQ1
This driver gave its life for the cause: amzn.to/2z0CDSC
Servo: amzn.to/3eLQD1U
Screen: amzn.to/3crVfZt
Knob: amzn.to/2BrgPAp
Battery pack: amzn.to/2U1jjfl
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  • Bryan Barron
    Bryan Barron

    Make a biomechanic robot of a perfect baseball swing

  • Yung_Goochy

    This guy is a genius

  • Jason Mendoza
    Jason Mendoza

    ok now combine this with your superpowered baseball bat mechanism

  • Stephen Admire
    Stephen Admire

    Could you make a device that would throw a golf disc 500 ft? Could you build a second device that would catch said golf disc in a disc golf basket?

  • Crazy'z Mod'z
    Crazy'z Mod'z

    3:26 idky i'm being personally attacked but I don't like it... delete this.. or im calling the police.

  • Chris63

    Imagine this plus Mark Rober's rocket golf club

  • Jeremy Hurt
    Jeremy Hurt

    You need to keep your arm rigid it your follow through🤣

  • The Life of Guyon
    The Life of Guyon


  • Cycle Golfer RUSH Junkie
    Cycle Golfer RUSH Junkie

    Yes, that is amazing. However, anyone with a mechanical aptitude should be able to apply a physics-based approach to proper ball striking. We already come with a built-in feature that allows for club rotation. It's called fingers. It's simple. You have one swing plane. You swing in one direction (hopefully at your target). Watch what the ball does. If it curves, then you are applying a side spin with an "off" face. If it goes straight but not at your target, just rotate your address until it lines up. If you want to invent something really cool for golf, produce an omni-positional practice hitting deck. Let's face it, golfers rarely get a perfectly flat lie. Every golfer could benefit from practicing off an unlevel surface. Thx for reading.. Now go get a lesson.....!

  • MrRawage

    He's like if Mark rober and smarter every day had a love child

  • Crystal_Link

    Wait NORTH CAROLINA RALIEGH I have been there so many times, and THAT is where your PO box is?!?! Holy hell

  • James Middleton
    James Middleton

    I would love to see you do the violin, I don't think you will be able to do it tho, as an instrumentalist myself, instruments are different, the slightest subtlety in the way you play can drastically change the sound and I'm not sure if a robot can currently do that

  • David Anderson
    David Anderson

    Shane sets club to "wife mode" Wife duffs three shots "This club stinks" "Maybe you stink" Wife gives Shane a look that would blister the paint off a barn from 50 metres! Bwhahaha... Hey Shane, you realise wifey will get to see what you did on You Tube, right?

  • Chance Plays
    Chance Plays

    ”I had a 1 instead of a 4” I feel that pain on a stupid level. Typos are your worst enemy.

  • Chris Whalen
    Chris Whalen

    3:29 "you'd have to be able to suck pretty darn hard in order for that to happen" _i guess it's a good thing we've got you then!_

  • Justin Shields
    Justin Shields

    Pursue your engineering into robotic prosthesis man you're on another level. Team up with neurologists and get an MRI of that genius brain of yours. Make a video

  • Da Fabi
    Da Fabi

    I`m a bit confused. Doesn't sound travel at different speeds in different materials? Maybe that is the problem with your first design. Because the speed of sound in, let's say iron, is much higher than it is in air.

  • Josh Norriss
    Josh Norriss

    You should work for Space X, they are gonna need Hair cuttings machines on Mars XD

  • Oisín

    If this guys kids ever play sport they’re going to have some serious advantages

  • Wayne Pancy
    Wayne Pancy

    All these UZloadr, if they United together, they can build another country, and rule the world

  • Tom Middleton
    Tom Middleton

    Why you wearing a glove on your right hand when your club is for right handed people??

  • SoundCreators2020

    Your like the Elon musk of UZload dude I love the videos new subscriber from Jersey

  • CodingMutant

    "i suck in usb... i guss i have to do it"

  • Whollymax

    This is Bryson Dechambeau's dream one-length iron.

  • JayDoubleU

    it would be insanely cool to see a colin furze colab. 2 completely different styles of intventors, 2 brilliant minds, 2 incredible videos.

  • Tim Robison
    Tim Robison

    Make a fishing rod that shoots out casts at optional distances, with a reel that automatically winds the line back in and can detect bites from a fish sounding an alarm so you can assume manual control.

  • Ryanwithahood

    Have a pro use it

  • Matt Rupke
    Matt Rupke

    When is club 2.0 coming....?

  • Cassiel

    6:41 it's green for me XD

  • Bednar Missy
    Bednar Missy

    I like that he uses the word wife not "partner" 😌

  • TKC

    Love the wife interaction and the death stares she gives after the typical guy comments you make. Makes it all just a bit more humorous!

  • TKC

    Ok. So I made a comment on your pool cue video that you should create a self aligning golf club. To my surprise you were already working on that. I love the concept of one club to replace all clubs. The auto squaring of the face will be a great addition. Can’t wait!

  • S A
    S A

    How is this kid not Tony Stark yet.

  • halit yilmaz
    halit yilmaz

    What is your glass brand?

  • Unknown Gamer
    Unknown Gamer

    You need an apprentice and see if they are capable of making creations after a couple years

  • Marius Edele
    Marius Edele

    Propably, Messi is created by this man

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    I need this, I need this, I need this, i need this, I need this. Please make a website that sell good stuff like this

  • Jacob McQueen
    Jacob McQueen

    Take it to top golf

  • Jake Laney
    Jake Laney

    It's like Elon musk, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Hawking had a love child to create his brain. Then harry potter, tom holland, and ashton kutcher had a love child creating his looks...

  • Jake Laney
    Jake Laney

    I've learned more in 5 videos than I did JR year in high school...

  • Jake Laney
    Jake Laney

    I speak for 98% of my generation when I say I've never been in a healthy relationship longer than 6 months (one that remains healthy I should say), your wife and you, give me hope and inspire me that I as well, will have a woman to f*** with every day for the rest of our lives... Absolutely true love 💕

  • Jeff Bruce
    Jeff Bruce

    You know everything...its insane.

  • The Robloxian Gamer
    The Robloxian Gamer

    I need this golf club

  • NineSix Khosly
    NineSix Khosly

    R.I.P pool stick

  • Adam Wells
    Adam Wells

    Do a concepts tutorial

  • Isaac Connor
    Isaac Connor

    Me: *But when would I ever need a THIRD monitor?* Guy who doesn't know how to play golf: *...*

  • JMUDoc

    Any way to include length adjustment? A 1-iron is a lot longer than a pitching wedge :)

  • Jack Barry
    Jack Barry

    $350 < 12 hrs labor this man gotta be worth $50/hr

  • LugiDaGamr

    n e r d

  • V. T.
    V. T.

    Imagine stuff and Michael reeves working on a project together. Their personalities are like polar opposites. I would love to see that lol.

  • Olemann

    Lol i use the same blue servo for my rc car its also waterproof

  • rond

    Golf ad on this video seems accurate

  • Richard Samuelson
    Richard Samuelson

    6:36 "Blue"? That's clearly green. And no, I am not colour blind. My icon has various shades of blue and purple; grass and leaves are green; my Corsair headphones and pocket multi-tool and UZload's video progress bar are red. That triangle is distinctly GREEN.

  • Richard Samuelson
    Richard Samuelson

    I'm honestly surprised how young you are, or at least how young you look; as I said in the pool-table video, I have immense respect for those who can code and engineer insane ideas like these, and that respect grows larger for people who can do these things around my age (early-twenties) or earlier. Blows my mind, it does.

  • LoganVlogs

    like funiture or items

  • LoganVlogs

    make a thing that will move stuff for you

  • Salamihawk

    Build in GPS and a compass, map out the golf course so the club knows where it is and which angle it needs to hit at, add left/right correction, profit 😂

  • No News Gamer btw
    No News Gamer btw

    They said it can’t be done

  • Acedia

    I wonder - would a CS degress or an engineering degree get me closer to his skills?

  • Grant Markman
    Grant Markman

    Can you make a golf ball that rolls into the the hole no matter how you putt it?

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  • Mark Nahabedian
    Mark Nahabedian

    I'm glad I watched the whole video instead of satisfying my urge to ask if it went to 11 as soon as I saw the knob. Aren't the various irons different lengths too? Since the club was tuned to your swing and not your wife's, it was rigged against her. I don't know if any amount of algorithmic planning on her part could compensate for that.

  • CV official
    CV official

    Thank god.. he is not lazy...

  • Keanu Downard
    Keanu Downard

    What is the name of the software at 3:20. @Stuff Made Here

  • A Jacques
    A Jacques

    My definition of “nerd” has been updated

  • TAP 00Wolf
    TAP 00Wolf

    What app do you use

  • Comrade Arthur
    Comrade Arthur

    How old are you?

  • mrdummy

    Do you really put in every innovation "wife mode"" to make sure your wife will have bad results and starts to hate you? :)

  • Leo

    It would have been easier to just get a lesson.

  • scottbogfoot

    Link for the durable 3d print material?

  • Doug

    Wife pranks are the best haha

  • Mitchell Smith
    Mitchell Smith

    its not a stuff made here video without a wife mode

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    Linus Franzoni

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      Bass 'N'Bluegill

      What does this mean

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  • Dylan Dushack
    Dylan Dushack

    How about a device that fixes the slouches of the world (myself included) 😂 maybe something that detects an arch in your back while walking, and gradually straightens your stance

  • David Rock
    David Rock

    What type of engineering do you do?

  • somedowny

    I need thia

  • matt sat
    matt sat

    I'm guessing you only have a 3-axis vertical, that's why you kept the cam parts as 3d printed materials?

  • elricdotah

    Part 2 coming soon? ;)

  • BF2 Gang
    BF2 Gang

    Same thing but with a baseball bat.

  • Daniel Hatchman
    Daniel Hatchman

    That side to side face correction must be near impossible given there hasn't been a video. I really hope you can get it done ❤❤❤🔥🔥🔥

  • mike97525

    Love it thanks👍

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  • Mark Brown
    Mark Brown

    Build shoes that emit sound waves and simultaneously use sonar technology to read this waves back upon object interference. Blend this with creating a user interface based on vibrations or some other form of tactile feedback to alert users of their surroundings. Think of the implications of this technology in regards to aiding blind people. Used correctly, this could eliminate the need for the 'white cane'.

  • Jerzy W
    Jerzy W

    I’ve watched this dude for a weeks worth of videos and I can conclude that... this dude will eventually create every human augmentation used in cyberpunk.

  • devilmyke

    You could do with a robot arm aswell lol The hardest bit seems accounting for the human movement..although then the Robot arm needs to know what height and angle its at so you need a robot body lol.

  • Umm.Engineering

    What IMU did you use for this? 🧐

  • Trey Telleen
    Trey Telleen


  • The_lil_Mexican0 -
    The_lil_Mexican0 -

    Can I buy plz

  • Colin Reid
    Colin Reid

    you should make a system that makes your aim with guns or even airsoft guns perfect basically aimbot in real life

  • MarcoIsValid -_-
    MarcoIsValid -_-

    me who knows nothing about physics: ah yes, that’s a great design

  • Gregory Guitars
    Gregory Guitars

    " survive the forces of golfing" Hahhahahhahahahasj

  • Vengeful Polititron
    Vengeful Polititron

    He's one of the 10,000 smartest people alive. But does he know Jesus?

  • Campbell Tate
    Campbell Tate

    Can't wait for gen 2!

  • Fabian V
    Fabian V

    Maybe you should randomise if the hydraulic system helps or not. Then you can do something like a randomised double blind study. Here you dont know if the software really helps you, but you use the same hardware for both sides. This could make the comparison a lot easier I think.

  • John Claypoole - Opt
    John Claypoole - Opt

    You asked for robotic augmentation ideas that might be worthy of your philosophy of making life better. I recently had back surgery that went wrong and capped some nerves in my lower back that left me with something called “Drop Foot”, which is a common disability that results from spinal injuries. The solution is a plastic formed brace that straps on to your foot and calf to hold it in a 90 degree angle preventing your foot from dropping down as you walk resulting in tripping and causing you to fall and crack your head open. Based on what I have wAtched you do with servo motors and sensors I can see you creating a strap on brace that is articulated as such that it controls your foot like a normal foot as it senses the ground as you walk at different speeds causing you to walk or run without a noticeable limp. Research will show you that their hundreds of rehab facilities around the world that are treating patients with Drop Foot. I will gladly be your guinea pig.

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  • Mech_Moto_Man

    I already have an electronic device that improves my game and I can play from my couch.