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World Record Domino Robot (100k dominoes in 24hrs)

  • Published on Jul 25, 2021 veröffentlicht
  • Happy to finally release this one after 5 years of development :)
    Here are more technical details on Dom- www.baucomrobotics.com/domino...
    Here is Lily's video- • HUMAN vs. ROBOT D...
    Get your own precision-engineered toppling dominoes and buy Lily’s “H5 Domino Creations” set here! hevesh5.com/buydominoes
    I started a company called CrunchLabs where we build a toy together and then I teach you all the juicy physics for how it works. So if you want to learn to think like an engineer and have really fun time doing it, check out the current promotion where you get 2 FREE boxes at crunchlabs.com
    You should also go subscribe to the CrunchLabs Clip-Share channel cause we’ve got some bangers in the pipeline- / crunchlabs
    Thanks to these folks for providing some of the music in the video:
    Ponder - soundcloud.com/prodbyponder
    Laura Shigihara - @supershigi
    Andrew Applepie - soundcloud.com/andrewapplepie
    Blue Wednesday - soundcloud.com/bluewednesday
    Special thanks to:
    Kuka- www.kuka.com/
    ClearPath motors from Teknic- www.teknic.com/products/clear...
    Matterhackers- www.matterhackers.com/
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Comments • 32 868

  • Mark Rober
    Mark Rober  Year ago +25938

    Happy to finally release this one after 5 years of development :) Join me this summer in my Creative Engineering class!! Monthly.com/MarkRober

  • Hevesh5
    Hevesh5 Year ago +95257

    I didn't stand a chance building against this insane robot!! you truly made every domino builder's dream come true :D I'm so impressed! also I love the idea to knock it down with the turtle shell and rolling mario pipes! thanks for having me be a part of this project, so happy we finally got to collab!

  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant Year ago +1581

    I love how mark spent 5 years building a domino robot yet he can't do something as simple as whistling

  • Jameson Investigations, LLC

    So darn cool from an engineering standpoint. The time and dedication to fabricate and program is just too darn awesome. Excellent work to all those involved!

    • John Matthew
      John Matthew 11 months ago +1

      Yeah I know

    • Charles Hetterich
      Charles Hetterich 6 months ago

      I feel like this is pretty easy

    • murik
      murik 2 months ago

      @Charles Hetterich you felt wrong sorry.

    • owen balaba
      owen balaba 26 days ago

      @Charles Hetterich bro

    • Gaga Daddy
      Gaga Daddy 4 hours ago

      This is not only a robot for hobby, but a real money making golden goose.😆

    DGAWDGAW Year ago +190

    The follow up should be not only a clean up robot, but also one that sorts the pieces by color. I believe it will be much easier to design and make than the Dominator.

    • Useful Pineapple
      Useful Pineapple 8 months ago +6

      I kinda of did something like this as a final project for my robotics class in high school, we had to make a robot that would sort out foam balls by color.

    • Illusion of Quality
      Illusion of Quality 2 months ago +1

      Didn't their mechanical arm already sort pieces by color? The domino loading looked fully automated.

    • Eric Wong
      Eric Wong 2 months ago

      @Illusion of Quality They were loaded autonomously but were fed into the loader pre sorted

  • Brian Ingarfill
    Brian Ingarfill 9 months ago +23

    You dont have to be a nerd to appreciate all the engineering and development that went into this great project. Thanks for the fun.

  • Steven He
    Steven He Year ago +29105

    Mark can probably make a robot that makes Mark Rober Videos Better Than Mark Rober

  • Wyant05
    Wyant05 Year ago +36

    Mark and his team really show us that anything is possible! Great job guys!

    • Nom
      Nom 3 months ago

      With enough money, just about anything is possible. As a programmer and someone who does a lot of electronics, this project cost a fortune based on all of the components displayed.

  • grave2202
    grave2202 7 months ago +14

    mark: *builds a super complex machine*
    also mark: *builds a piano that is so advanced that it managed to play rush e with ease*

    • Blue
      Blue 2 months ago

      Also also mark: *sent an actual egg to space and it never cracking*

  • Nothing IsReal
    Nothing IsReal 9 months ago +21

    Amazing! More tech companies should consider attracting young engineers with the chance to realize / contribute to a project like this.

    • Zion
      Zion 14 days ago

      oooooopq. 😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😂😅😂

  • Kobzyy
    Kobzyy Year ago +345

    0:08 arrow (instrumental) - andrew applepie & bjurman
    0:56 chi - ponder
    1:11 graze the roof - pvz
    2:00 kalimba jam - blue wednesday (unfortunately cannot be found on the internet at this moment)
    2:41 dive (instrumental) - lyly
    3:14 ????
    3:47 kalimba jam - blue wednesday
    4:22 sappheiroz - falling
    4:58 salamanaca - sarah, the illstrumentalist
    7:06 chi - ponder
    7:21 dansez - fashion
    8:42 new shoes - blue wednesday
    9:25 cereal killa - blue wednesday
    10:42 dansez - fashion
    12:15 vacation (instrumental) - dirty heads [thanks to Tanner in the replies for this]
    12:33 chi - ponder
    13:45 ???? (unfortunately)
    14:22 kalimba jam - blue wednesday

    • dog in boat
      dog in boat Year ago +10

      How do you know thisssss

    • FSG
      FSG Year ago +4

      no way

    • kiros
      kiros Year ago +1


    • skeet
      skeet Year ago +2

      I love you

    • Kobzyy
      Kobzyy Year ago +1

      @skeet H

  • Elliot Gauthier
    Elliot Gauthier 7 months ago +5

    Your builds and inventions have legitimately made me want to do this when I’m older, thank you for existing you make great videos and I want to be like you

    • oShadowkun
      oShadowkun 6 months ago +1

      No need to wait Elliot, start off small! I can't imagine how many small projects lead up to mark doing this one.

  • Stuff Made Here
    Stuff Made Here Year ago +2415

    I’m not sure why it makes me so happy to see robots crushing humans. I think something’s wrong with me... (AWESOME build!)

    • Soodless
      Soodless Year ago +98

      Dont tell me your going to be on the side of the robots when they take over...

    • Mouhammad Ashi
      Mouhammad Ashi Year ago +8

      You are not alone 😂

    • Josue Tankson
      Josue Tankson Year ago +19

      Tell the robots to spare me when they arrive

    • Huzaifa
      Huzaifa Year ago +3


    • Theo Clements
      Theo Clements Year ago +6

      I agree i love mark's vids and yours

  • Hayden Bloom
    Hayden Bloom Year ago +5

    Your projects just keep getting more insanely cool!
    Keep up the great engineering Mark!
    I look forward to seeing the next project!!

  • DJ Johnston
    DJ Johnston 11 months ago +10

    I love how much fun you have, how creative you are and how you are able to explain scientific principles clearly!

  • Tom Jelfs
    Tom Jelfs 5 months ago +3

    It’s incredible that the weight of 300 dominoes being dropped at once didn’t cause any vibration or disturb the air enough to dislodge even 1 domino, I know it was very low to the ground but having just spent hours sitting up dominoes with my kids, albeit quite small dominoes, so many things can go wrong.

  • M G
    M G Year ago +61

    I love that the whole of this incredible engineering project depends on a single zip-tie connecting the release plate to the servo! ;-)

    • djtomasuk
      djtomasuk 11 months ago +2

      and seeing zip-ties snap in the past.. - I was afraid this whole video could have ended-up in dissaster LOL

    • Disciple - Gaming Curios
      Disciple - Gaming Curios 9 months ago +3

      I’m creasing over the counterweight in the back. Two barbell plates on zip ties

  • Jamie Lee
    Jamie Lee 6 days ago +1

    Rumour has it that 12 months later Mark is still sorting them out into separate colours 🤣🤣🤣

  • 5MadMovieMakers
    5MadMovieMakers Year ago +771

    Mark's high-pitched reactions at 13:15 are awesome. Years of work paying off!

  • KutWrite
    KutWrite Year ago +86

    Did you consider setting the dominoes so that you would just flick over one and the line of falling dominoes would snake its way through all of them? It would've taken longer, but a time-lapse would've been so cool!

    • Shiro Surfer
      Shiro Surfer 8 months ago +3

      Naaa imagine it gets triggered by accident and the set up would much more delicate

    • Copterinx 0
      Copterinx 0 6 months ago +5

      I think the system can't do curves.

  • SovietIturbide
    SovietIturbide Year ago +11

    every video I watch on this channel I get very inspired. Keep it up, Mark!

  • delilahboa
    delilahboa Month ago

    Every video wows me Mark Rober, well done all of you! ❤

  • Brice Carroll
    Brice Carroll Year ago +9

    This is crazy mark, keep up the great work!

  • Tim Smith
    Tim Smith 6 months ago +1

    Love your genuine excitement when they started to topple over!

  • DoodleChaos
    DoodleChaos Year ago +1320

    5:05 The Dominator's tail is the most important engineering aspect

  • Brandon Lee
    Brandon Lee Year ago +30

    With the patience that it takes to make domino art, mark was confident that hevesh would enjoy his jokes and playful rivalry.

    • KutWrite
      KutWrite Year ago +1

      I'm sure they discussed that beforehand.

  • gronk
    gronk 11 months ago +12

    Mark: spends 5 years making a precise, carefully crafted master of dominoes.
    Also mark: hotweelz

  • Mr. Supreme
    Mr. Supreme 9 months ago +2

    This makes me realize that technology is evolving faster than I was expected to be for sure.

  • John Angelico
    John Angelico Year ago +39

    Is there any scope to improve the efficiency of the loading arm? Also Dom's speed in transit? Then what about packing up the lot? 🙂

  • Dan C
    Dan C 7 months ago +3

    That’s an incredibly interesting design, do you think you would be able to edit the robot so you only have to start the whole sequence from kicking over one domino instead a pipe knocking over many?

    • Magnus Kallas
      Magnus Kallas 6 months ago +1

      As amazing the robot is, it is indeed questionable if it actually counts as proper domino laying, since it can't do a connected domino track.

  • Avocado Animations
    Avocado Animations Year ago +4519

    D- did Mark just post 2 videos in one month?

  • Michael M
    Michael M Year ago +3

    amazing engineering build and great that you brought on college engineering students to assist. What an awesome project.

  • Wendy Marie
    Wendy Marie Year ago +2

    just the fact that he puts this much effort into this is mindblowing

  • ABlazzin1
    ABlazzin1 6 months ago +4

    It honestly would’ve looked more dope if when the dominions fell on the box it threw out a mushroom from it. It still was 10/10 fantastic I loved it. Congratulations

  • BraydenTheKiller
    BraydenTheKiller 11 months ago +7

    Mark: is an engineering genius
    Also Mark: plays pool wrong

  • Richard Stembridge
    Richard Stembridge 9 months ago +38

    Lily: “I’ve already failed”
    Mark: “That’s Great”

  • Twi Shorts
    Twi Shorts Year ago +1439

    Who remembers when MrBeast was going to set the record for the longest domino chain, then stopped because it was going to be a boring video? I guess he should've just done it with robots! 😄

    • vGala
      vGala Year ago


    • Spizzz
      Spizzz Year ago +29

      I remember that, I wish he uploaded all his failed videos on a second channel :(

    • GacktheZyborg
      GacktheZyborg Year ago

      Oh lol tru

    • Zapp9115
      Zapp9115 Year ago +1

      I remember

    • Zapp9115
      Zapp9115 Year ago +1

      @Spizzz same

  • XxNaturefairy
    XxNaturefairy Year ago +7

    I thought Hevesh5 was the fasted domino builder but this robot is insane! 🤯

  • MochiMonster
    MochiMonster Year ago +15

    I don't know why this reminded me of diamond painting lol. Great job Hevesh5 and Mark!

  • Aliona Verulashvili
    Aliona Verulashvili 4 months ago

    This is the best robot I’ve ever seen congrats and be happy mark you got a domino helper

  • P1xel Pasta
    P1xel Pasta Year ago +1

    The way Mark’s voice rose like a little kid when they were being knocked down was so nice to hear -and a but funny. It’s nice to see all of your hard work come together.

  • Frendh
    Frendh 6 months ago

    I wanted to see more about the loader and pattern building. Pixel art part is more interesting to me than just offloading the dominos.

  • Cartooning Club How to Draw

    Fantastic job, Mark. 👍

  • Oscar Knap
    Oscar Knap 11 months ago +1

    For me personally, I would enjoy it more if you went more into the explanation of how it works and your thought and design process of the robot

  • Debaditya Nath
    Debaditya Nath 7 months ago

    Mark sitting on a lawn chair reading news paper and mocking humans is me every Monday

  • Choosinghope
    Choosinghope 6 months ago

    I got chills when the dominoes were falling!!! This was great!!!

  • Jonny leeG
    Jonny leeG Year ago +2

    Lol, the way Mark was so proud that he automated this task so far beyond what humans are capable of performing, is why engineers really would build Skynet if they could.

  • LosusX
    LosusX 10 months ago

    Imagine Mark creating a software bot that automatically edits footage together.

  • marsgizmo
    marsgizmo Year ago +221

    ..3D Printer saved the day 😁
    This project is impressive! Well done Mark!

  • Divyanshu Agarwal
    Divyanshu Agarwal Year ago +1

    It is possible to have multiple layers stacked at same time, seperated by similar mechanism of drop, so that instead of 300, it can drop 600 or even 1000 in a single run.

    LIKWID KULTURE Year ago +2

    This guy needs a museum with all his creations

  • FIX_ Ginge
    FIX_ Ginge 6 months ago +1

    Mark can create all these amazing things that take years and months to make but can’t find the time to figure out how to whistle.

  • DUDE
    DUDE Year ago

    Its not a mistake ✨ ITS A MASTERPEICE✨

  • YoUrLoCaLmAyFiEldMaX
    YoUrLoCaLmAyFiEldMaX 10 months ago

    I love how mark is so happy at the end when it worked :)

  • Ryan Deschain
    Ryan Deschain Year ago +2050

    Next episode: Building a robot that cleans up and organizes 100k dominos.

    • Ryan Gibbons
      Ryan Gibbons Year ago +24

      With slides and camera recognition with moving sort arms this would work.

    • Gameboy Repair
      Gameboy Repair Year ago +20

      Simple color sensor should do the trick. No need for fancy cameras

    • Kozmic Flush
      Kozmic Flush Year ago +19

      Next episode: Dom slaughters 70 humans

    • Ty Mac
      Ty Mac Year ago +7

      *Brings back the rumba*

    • Lenard Segnitz
      Lenard Segnitz Year ago +5

      Brushes herd dominoes toward a conveyor belt. Conveyor belt buckets dominoes into a hopper. Opening at the bottom of the hopper drops dominoes in front of a colour sensor. Sensor informs a carriage to move to one of N positions, where N is the number of expected different colours. Trap door opens to drop domino into appropriate hopper.

  • Mortis Mark
    Mortis Mark 8 months ago

    You do some very impressive stuff!!

  • TEORA!
    TEORA! 5 months ago +1

    This guy is definitely going to rule over the world

  • Cleric
    Cleric Year ago

    This is amazing! Great work

  • charley lulu
    charley lulu 4 months ago +2

    This gives me so much nostalgia to Domino Day back in the day, maybe they can bring it back with this robot.

  • Jaden Kramer
    Jaden Kramer 5 months ago

    10:45 I love how the robot placing dominos is in beat with the music

  • Bestfishy4life
    Bestfishy4life Year ago

    In a robot apocalypse,Mark is going to be chilling with the robots for letting them be in his videos!

  • M
    M Month ago

    impressive work and ingenuity at the service of a useless objective, it's what engineering was always supposed to be :D

  • BigJay7410
    BigJay7410 Year ago +1062

    Just imagine how many dominoes Lily could have set up in the time it took you to develop, program and build both the robot and the feeding system.

    • Thahat
      Thahat Year ago +96

      But once its there, its gonna take no time at all to catch up.

    • smeggiam
      smeggiam Year ago +21

      Well it took him what? 5 years? So i thinksl she will be fine

    • Fabian Diaz
      Fabian Diaz Year ago +32

      Or imagine how many Dom could set up by the time Lily grew and became who she is. I think Don wins😆

    • Ric o
      Ric o Year ago +3

      It would be better for her to be with a boyfriend in these years

    • Charli Espinoza
      Charli Espinoza Year ago +19

      And Lily can do stuff like walls, spirals, and bridges

  • 🦎 ℝ𝕖𝕡𝕥𝕚𝕝𝕖𝕤𝔾𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕒𝕝𝕖𝕤🐍

    I love your enthusiasm Mark!! ❤

  • Doge
    Doge 5 months ago +61

    It’s amazing what programming and years of coding could do

    • Braylon Crawford
      Braylon Crawford 4 months ago +1


    • Doge
      Doge 4 months ago

      @Braylon Crawford ... Ok

    • Griff
      Griff 4 months ago +1

      And engineering my guy

    • Doge
      Doge 4 months ago +1

      @Griff Yeah, and engineering too.

    • soronorjspro
      soronorjspro 4 months ago +1

      From a programmers perspective. This is utterly mind blowing and that was a lot of lines of code.

  • Dan Hodson
    Dan Hodson 10 months ago +1

    I LOVE the counter weights on the back of the dominator. They’re actual weights, bungee bound to the back. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best ones.

  • Zoeys Show
    Zoeys Show Year ago +2

    this is epic 😊♥️ that robot rocks!!! and so do the people who made/programmed it 😊 Zoey and I LOVE your videos!!!! We do our best to spread positivity like wildfire and just wanted to say thank you for making your content and love that y'all spread positivity too ✌️♥️✊

  • WT Junior
    WT Junior 8 months ago

    What's next, an automatic hedge trimmer. Would love to see a build like this

  • Gavin Seim
    Gavin Seim Year ago +10462

    This would take 7 domino people a week.... Let's spend 5 years to make that faster 🥳 now that's what Clip-Share is all about.

  • JS Calder
    JS Calder 4 months ago

    "Five years in the making..." I think Lilly has a head start. How many dominos did Lilly lay in five years? Dominator has some catching up to do.

  • quack!
    quack! 11 months ago

    Mark: knows how to do all this crazy tech stuff
    also Mark: doesnt know how to whistle

  • Kyle Pollard
    Kyle Pollard 8 months ago +2

    So…what happens to the dominos now? Are they stacked up in boxes in your garage?? 😂 Awesome video Mark!

  • WTGardner
    WTGardner Year ago +2

    Love your enthusiasm and love your videos!

  • Stray Tarnish
    Stray Tarnish 9 months ago

    Dudes like him mean we really don't have any problems as a species or a planet we just have to equip & trust fellas like him to do something about it

  • Dabo Life
    Dabo Life Year ago +1215

    Things are becoming so easy. 100K dominoes in 24hrs only is insane.

    DUDE JUNIOR 7 months ago +1

    Technically the speed of the robot is limited by the speed of the robotic arm, so a human can technically compete as long as they don't make mistakes and keep a rather fast pace

  • DBTM Debejunpyung
    DBTM Debejunpyung Month ago

    Mark: I don’t actually know how to whistle.
    The future video: A Robot That Makes You Whistle

  • Mujāhid
    Mujāhid 9 months ago

    You can hear in voice he's genuinely happy and excited about the results ☺️

  • Mike Thunman
    Mike Thunman Year ago

    Wow, these tiles were making some considerable noise! 😮

  • Brandon eckert
    Brandon eckert 6 months ago

    What you should do is make the robot hold more so you don’t have to take as many trips.

  • Evan Ozrovitz
    Evan Ozrovitz Year ago +3536

    Imagine the feeling of dread when you spend 12 years perfecting a craft and then watch a robot doing your craft a million times faster

    • TheNox
      TheNox Year ago +374

      The robots weren't satisfied with our jobs, they want our hobbies too.

    • raysomething
      raysomething Year ago +17

      So calculating

    • Yahaira Wilson
      Yahaira Wilson Year ago +53


    • Cory Miller
      Cory Miller Year ago +23

      An otherwise useless robot that took 3 years to make

    • Dane Jurasley
      Dane Jurasley Year ago +1

      Get use to it.

  • The Physicist Cuber
    The Physicist Cuber Year ago +29

    I'd like to see this robot building a computer made of dominos.

  • Reignman
    Reignman Year ago

    I think the time it took to engineer, write, and design the dominator should be factored into how long it took to "setup 100k dominoes".

  • Aiden Singh
    Aiden Singh 9 months ago

    I love how it has weights on the back to compensate for the weight of the domino and the tray.

  • Skander Ben Abdelkrim
    Skander Ben Abdelkrim 6 months ago

    This is fantastic!

  • Jeronimo Herrera
    Jeronimo Herrera Year ago +120

    It is honestly pretty impressive how many dominoes lily put with mark as a distraction. Props to her.

    • snine
      snine Year ago +1

      @LensonGamingYT OK I subscriebed

    • that dude
      that dude Year ago +1

      @snine it’s a bot my g

  • jacob daniel Kuiper

    So cool from an engineering stand point and absolutely no other…., and world peace!

  • Andrew Werner
    Andrew Werner Year ago +10

    There are no words on God's green Earth to describe how much I love when visuals/audio from a Clip-Share video are edited to be in time with the music backing track. Just like at 7:40 Perfection.

  • Cartoon Hub
    Cartoon Hub 8 months ago +1

    I wish I could have a robot like this

  • Hayden Bloom
    Hayden Bloom Year ago +1

    All of that hard work and thinking really pays off
    I bet that was a lot of trial and error, but Dom looks awesome.
    Also I'm loving the dog thing

  • ScrappedSloth🦥
    ScrappedSloth🦥 7 months ago

    Watching the dominos falling is always the best & last part of setting up dominos 13:00

  • The Ripe Tomato Farms
    The Ripe Tomato Farms Year ago +1990

    Seeing Lily's creations AFTER this video makes them even more impressive!

  • WDubsplays
    WDubsplays Year ago +1

    I love how lily is trying so hard and mark is well being mark

  • Cachi -
    Cachi - Year ago

    This is what too much time on your hands and a boat load of money gets you. Mark, you took the fun out of domino falling.

  • gwgux
    gwgux 9 months ago

    That was really impressive!

  • Marcel Krings
    Marcel Krings 8 months ago

    If you imagine that every second your monitor das roughly the same...that is insane

  • Gina Bean
    Gina Bean 8 months ago

    14:00 For efficiency purpose, what you really need is a robot to pickup the pieces and sort them back by color ;-)

  • Fallout Plays
    Fallout Plays Year ago +1749

    There's something so odd about one of the most creative, brilliant, innovative dudes I've ever seen who can apparently do ANYTHING he sets his mind to ...... except whistle

  • S1LentEditorzZz
    S1LentEditorzZz Year ago

    Mark is gonna take over the world with his robots lol

  • slopok
    slopok Year ago

    Its funny how mark is just having fun while hevesh was suffering trying to build dominos while the dominator is doing the work for him.