Making the ultimate basketball robot

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Thousands have told me that anyone can easily miss my first automatic basketball hoop by missing the hoop entirely. That is a really good point and something that I can’t let stand. In this video I show you how I devoted several weeks of my life to realizing a basketball hoop that makes your shot go in even if you totally miss the hoop…. it was a lot of fun, and quite a bit more challenging than I was anticipating. Hopefully you enjoy it 🙂

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This project was really hard. It was a huge challenge to whittle the 450gigs of footage down into a video that shared my journey of designing and getting this machine working. I hope you enjoyed it 🙂 If you are interested in helping to support me making more of these videos you can check out my Patreon at One question – would a podcast be interesting yes / no? I’ve been considering that as an opportunity to share more details and whatnot that can’t make it into my videos.

37 Comments
  1. Stuff Made Here says

    This project was really hard. It was also a huge challenge to whittle the 450gigs of footage down into a video that shared my journey of designing and getting this machine working. I hope you enjoyed it 🙂 If you are interested in helping to support me making more of these videos you can check out my Patreon at http://patreon.com/stuffmadehere. One question – would a podcast be interesting yes / no? I've been considering that as an opportunity to share more details and whatnot that can't make it into my videos.

  2. 周品宏 says

    4:27 I don't quite understand the explanation. I think it might be wrong

  3. CholsreaMMOS says

    I wonder if it would confuse/break it if you bounce it off the ground towards it.Edit : Like shoot it too low and it bounces, not dribbling

  4. Honore Leandre says

    Hey wife

  5. AudioASMR says

    I'd just whip it st at the wall

  6. Tom Penfold says

    Love your vids man, so interesting and original. A breath of fresh air on YouTube. Keep it up

  7. TheMrmoc7 says

    My usual hair style is to have no hair at all. I'm not worried about going bald.

  8. PicoKit says

    What was the L shape move caused by? Was it something simple or code?

  9. Stook x says

    @7.55 how old . Net 13 😂

  10. spanks says

    couldn’t you just launch the ball too fast for the machine to get it there

  11. Akram Safirul says

    Youre the kind of guy that my childhood self wanted to be. And to be honest im a bit jealous. but keep doing what youre doing man, youre great!

  12. Terd Ferguson says

    How did he achieve all this at the age of 9?

  13. Bagofdope420 says

    3 shells before,why not 4 shells.twice the power

  14. faarmer says

    I don't think it is fair that you make such incredible content and then make us wait for more. I think it is about time you clone yourself

  15. the tyrant67 says

    Man, this could've really helped with my non-existent self-confidence back in highschool.

  16. matrixmagee says

    666k subs

  17. Mubashshir Ifrad says

    you could make an ai goal keeper by using the same mechanics as this project. It'd be a huge help to practice against these beasts tbh.

  18. Erika Ramey says

    This is what he did while being in quarantine and all I did was gain weight and have a surgery

  19. Sebastian Haskins says

    This is a similar concept to Mark Rober’s bullseye dart machine.

  20. Hunter Holloway says

    666K!!!!!!

  21. Daniel Ortiz Bartolomé says

    To miss you just need to add rotation to the ball, in fact in all of them you just need to add rotation to miss and the drag will do the rest of the job. Still preety good job this is awesome

  22. Lochie O'Reilly says

    This is pretty cool and I couldn't even begin to make anything close to this. It's very similar to the dart board that Mark Rober made.

  23. Ryan.Moody says

    You are Young Rick Sanchez.

  24. mangadrawing.123 says

    He will survived during zombie attack

  25. Dragneel Adhoo says

    damn your way of telling story is the best. I could even leave the video off, and still enjoy this. 👌

  26. shaik lal sohail hussain says

    How cool and awesome it is built a rational thing that u can imagine, from scratch and write ur own code and finally be proud of it.

  27. Mark Fryer says

    666K Subscribers. Nothing suss with the number of the beast there.

  28. Mostly Insects says

    Dude you are my spirit animal!!!

  29. McClucka says

    Wow you make good viedeos

  30. Babyairborn says

    he’s the nicer vision of micheal reeves

  31. Farkas S says

    What if you trow far enough to hit the wall?

  32. TheEmeraldEgg says

    Now there needs to be a moving basketball net that works in 3 dimensions, preferably one that runs on little legs.

  33. Jacob Fern says

    Destin has been trying to call you

  34. one simp man says

    lmao mark rober took like 4 years to build pretty much the same thing

  35. Ammon Christiansen says

    This guy is like when minecraft youtubers go off camera to do some work and come back with a fully functional civilization. Someone please go work as an editor for him so he can make multiple videos per project because I feel him burning

  36. Gamer Boy says

    This guy is a god damn genius

  37. tresean dardem says

    stuff made here vs Michael Reeves i need to see

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