Use advanced robotics to become the world’s best pool shark

Feb. 17, 2021

In a recent video, YouTuber Stuff Made Here demonstrates how to build and code a robotic pool stick.

Robots. Is there anything they can’t do? They can clean our homes without being asked. They can order and deliver groceries with the push of a button. They can teach and entertain our children with music and bright colors. Now robots can even help you become a master pool player. Sure, you’ll have to build your own cue, complete with a robotic tip that can seamlessly move horizontally and vertically. And you’ll need to engineer an air cylinder tip that utilizes an air compressor, a micro controller, and a series of valves to control the speed of the shot. And you’ll need to do a lot of math and write a lot of code to ensure that everything functions correctly. But it’ll be worth it if you can impress your friends and family (and maybe make a few extra dollars hustling at the local pool hall.) In a recent video, YouTuber Stuff Made Here demonstrates how to build and code a robotic pool stick.

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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