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Automatic Pool Stick

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by David Mary, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Hey everyone, I just came across this tonight, and thought you'd find it interesting. He just invented the thing.

     
  2. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    Nope. That's cheating.
     
  3. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Why not acknowledge the ingenuity and creativity involved in his invention, the many hurdles he overcame to make it work, and the enjoyable manner in which he presented his results?
     
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  4. barleywino

    barleywino Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    223
    Jul 11, 2020
    Watching this makes me feel really old! The world has changed so much since I was in school ;)
     
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  5. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    I guess I should have added, "(sarcasm)", or something...? I thought that it was evident though. But yeah, that's quite impressive.
     
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  6. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Evident from what? Your tone of voice, or the look on your face? ;)
     
  7. JamesBro

    JamesBro Gold Member Gold Member

    135
    Aug 21, 2012
    I don't know, I'm much more impressed watching a human make the same calculations and shot in about 5 seconds or less. Go work on a robotic arm dude. (kinda sarcastically.)
    James
     
  8. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    It's amazing that one person was able to design, build and troubleshoot this entire system.
     
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  9. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    The wife mode is definitely cheating but it's also pretty funny.

    I've handed people curved pool bats before to see if they were paying attention.
     
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  10. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    My thoughts exactly!
     
  11. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    If they use it it's their own fault for losing.
     
  12. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Does it require a $200 tax stamp?
     
  13. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    It's like using a computer to play chess .

    Impressive accomplishment ...for the machine .
     

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