World's First Automatic Strike Bowling Ball

  • Published: 15 November 2019
  • You don't need to be good at bowling if you're good at engineering.
    Thanks to BOSE for their support and for the coolest pair of sunglasses ever:
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    My buddy Mark's machine shop. He is really great to work with and they can do really out of the box projects like this- www.BaumanMachine.Com
    0:04 - Arrow (Instrumental) - Andrew Applepie
    0:28 - Kalimba Jam - Blue Wednesday
    0:56 - On My Way - Tom Goldstein
    1:15 - Marimba Idea - Blue Wednesday
    1:58 - Arrow (Instrumental) - Andrew Applepie
    2:14 - Cereal Killa - Blue Wednesday
    3:41 - Arrow (Instrumental) - Andrew Applepie
    3:57 - Dansez - Fasion
    5:33 - Q - Blue Wednesday
    Summary: I made a bowling ball with James Bruton where it will steer left and right depending on how you lean. People lean anyways when the bowl to try and influence the direction so we just capitalized on that. It operates on the same principles of a BB8 ball.

    Thanks to Carlyle tools for giving my workbench tools a seriously needed upgrade!
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    They are soft-

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Comments • 9 189

  • Mark Rober
    Mark Rober   Před 27 dny

    You don't need to be good at bowling if you're good at engineering. Please consider subscribing.

    • Average
      Average  Před 6 hodinami

      What if you just lose your ball?

      • Logan Briddle
        Logan Briddle  Před 3 dny

        Well I mean you aren't good at engineering you are literally if the engineer from TF2 was real and didn't use guns.

        • Emanuel Oliveira
          Emanuel Oliveira  Před 7 dny

          That is so cool....... ......... ....for like a day...... Probably what? Atleast a weeks time to plan it, test it, and build it. Now toss it into the nearest river 😉

          • The Rainbow Marshmellow

            Mark Rober u don’t have to be good at anything if ur gud at engineering

            • Sahil Khandelwal
              Sahil Khandelwal  Před 9 dny

              Increase science talks . My personal aim in life is AI research

              • Taylor Altmiller
                Taylor Altmiller  Před 3 hodinami

                The sunglasses are also perfect for falling asleep during class while listening to dope music.

                • meandthebliss
                  meandthebliss  Před 4 hodinami

                  How did you retrieve the ball? If you used the alley retriever, did the other balls impact or alter the mechanics within your Jedi ball?

                  • Ajibade Adebiyi
                    Ajibade Adebiyi  Před 4 hodinami

                    @Mark Rober, anyone tell you you look like Popping john the breakdancer with your hat on backwards and even more so with those glasses..😂

                    • Kai Crowley
                      Kai Crowley  Před 5 hodinami

                      Unsubscribing because you're more interested in looking like a good ally to autistics than listening to what autistics want.

                      • allen martin
                        allen martin  Před 6 hodinami

                        Why were the pins placed way in front of the pin setter? They also sounded hollow. Anyway still a super cool invention and the kids were cute! 👍

                        • Sheep Bro
                          Sheep Bro  Před 7 hodinami

                          I’m using your channel for a idea for a science fair project for school

                          • Jacob Cudlitz
                            Jacob Cudlitz  Před 9 hodinami

                            How to cheat level 999

                            • Christiaan Swanepoel
                              Christiaan Swanepoel  Před 12 hodinami

                              My son has been watching this for 2 hours straight and now he thinks he's a rocket scientist he thinks he can do anything that you can do

                              • Joel Woodward
                                Joel Woodward  Před 13 hodinami

                                He should make it so jimmy falon can never knock down a pin lol

                                • Elaine Clark
                                  Elaine Clark  Před 14 hodinami

                                  Instead of sending Christmas cards, this year, I'm sending Christmas trees. Just got one for you my dear Mark Roper. #TeamTrees

                                  • Matty Johnston
                                    Matty Johnston  Před 14 hodinami

                                    This is how the casino wins at roulette...

                                    • God of All Daniel’s
                                      God of All Daniel’s  Před 16 hodinami

                                      I still get confused how this guy gets even 1 dislike

                                      • Damian
                                        Damian  Před 18 hodinami

                                        Great stuff

                                        • Eric Brown
                                          Eric Brown  Před 19 hodinami

                                          Wow I could have used this in 2006 for Wii sports!

                                          • Jackson Wilson
                                            Jackson Wilson  Před 19 hodinami

                                            Does he use an accelerometer? I was thinking about making a gimbal on a drone rotate based on the movement of my head. That way I would not have to switch channels on my controller.

                                            • ErrorGaming
                                              ErrorGaming  Před dnem

                                              Sometimes i wish you would be my physics teacher

                                              • Scales 009
                                                Scales 009  Před dnem

                                                The first time I watch your vid I just think about subscribing 😅

                                                • Ronald Kong
                                                  Ronald Kong  Před dnem

                                                  This reminds me of that one scene in Tom and Jerry where Jerry does this. Who remembers this.? 😂

                                                  • Jordan Ezell
                                                    Jordan Ezell  Před dnem

                                                    Will you please try to make and test Da Vinci’s diving suit?

                                                    • Ashley’s Gachas
                                                      Ashley’s Gachas  Před dnem

                                                      You cheated again Mawk Rova >:(

                                                      • Ana Pena
                                                        Ana Pena  Před dnem

                                                        This guy is Gorgeous!

                                                        • Nathan Tompson
                                                          Nathan Tompson  Před dnem

                                                          Mawka rowka was the best part

                                                          • Shy_Falcon
                                                            Shy_Falcon  Před dnem

                                                            MAWK ROVA

                                                            • Bob A
                                                              Bob A  Před dnem

                                                              No, you can bowl straight line and get strikes all day long. I have been doing that siince I was a kid. Need to hit that pocket (1-2 pin) and bowl from right side of lane, but it is easy.

                                                              • Kaden Ward
                                                                Kaden Ward  Před dnem

                                                                I are the video of this product on Amazon

                                                                • Oswaldo Castillo
                                                                  Oswaldo Castillo  Před dnem

                                                                  Make mee onee lol

                                                                  • albrownmd
                                                                    albrownmd  Před dnem

                                                                    They could have really used this in “Kingpin”

                                                                    • Alex Clark
                                                                      Alex Clark  Před dnem


                                                                      • TonyTheCat1
                                                                        TonyTheCat1  Před dnem

                                                                        As a bowler, I don't need this autoball. I actually know how to bowl at the competitive level. Suck my Brunswick and Roto Grip brand bowling balls!

                                                                        • ChopStickGaming
                                                                          ChopStickGaming  Před dnem

                                                                          am i the only one who think of tom and jerry on cartoon network where they control a bowling ball with a whistle

                                                                          • 김평기
                                                                            김평기  Před 2 dny

                                                                            How can recharge it?

                                                                            • Divyam Prakash
                                                                              Divyam Prakash  Před 2 dny

                                                                     pls make that liquid thing in a pool

                                                                              • Divyam Prakash
                                                                                Divyam Prakash  Před 2 dny

                                                                       pls make that liquid thing in a pool

                                                                                • Divyam Prakash
                                                                                  Divyam Prakash  Před 2 dny

                                                                         pls make that liquid thing in a pool

                                                                                  • Divyam Prakash
                                                                                    Divyam Prakash  Před 2 dny

                                                                           pls make that liquid thing in a pool

                                                                                    • Daniel_ Gaming
                                                                                      Daniel_ Gaming  Před 2 dny

                                                                                      Mark can you make an phone charger but it using solar power so you can use the charger put the solar out side and use your phone inside of your house Who agree like this comment

                                                                                      • Bob The Builder
                                                                                        Bob The Builder  Před 2 dny

                                                                                        Ok so how much for the bowling ball?

                                                                                        • Tristan Hutcheson
                                                                                          Tristan Hutcheson  Před 2 dny

                                                                                          Why didn’t you change the way to turn by using a joystick used for rc planes because it would not work with people if you did not say u had Jedi powers

                                                                                          • Tristan Hutcheson
                                                                                            Tristan Hutcheson  Před 2 dny

                                                                                            Pls up load the file on how to make it to the mark Rober build instructions and the parts you need

                                                                                            • Wolf 098
                                                                                              Wolf 098  Před 2 dny

                                                                                              Yeah, I've seen these at Best Buy and I can't use them because I don't know if you can put a prescription on them. Also, I'm fine with my Sennheiser momentum True Wireless earbuds right now because I can increase my spatial awareness with the ambient noise feature.

                                                                                              • Wolf 098
                                                                                                Wolf 098  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                the example CGI of the internal mechanism is satisfying for some reason

                                                                                                • Alec Hetherington
                                                                                                  Alec Hetherington  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                  This guy for real living out the life of a grown up jimmy neutron.

                                                                                                  • foxydafoxdude
                                                                                                    foxydafoxdude  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                    Didn't even know leaning to make something move was possible.

                                                                                                    • james keim
                                                                                                      james keim  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                      With everything inside the ball what did it end up weighing? More or less then starting value also is there a set speed that it needs to be rolled at + or - some?

                                                                                                      • jason miller
                                                                                                        jason miller  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                        The pins aren’t sitting on the pin deck. Y’all do this so the ball didn’t travel thru the ball return?

                                                                                                        • twitch ynwrios
                                                                                                          twitch ynwrios  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                          i was about to buy the sunglasses then i saw the price.

                                                                                                          • Spherz
                                                                                                            Spherz  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                            H E Y N I K O, I T S R O M A N. L E T S G O B O W L I N G!

                                                                                                            • Claudine Mazanec
                                                                                                              Claudine Mazanec  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                              Got a Lotta strikes when I went bowling

                                                                                                              • Claudine Mazanec
                                                                                                                Claudine Mazanec  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                I just went bowling

                                                                                                                • Hafil
                                                                                                                  Hafil  Před 2 dny

                                                                                                                  Nobody: Absolutely nobody: CS:GO Behopers: Whoooop

                                                                                                                  • Spaghetti vanderline
                                                                                                                    Spaghetti vanderline  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                    That’s so epic!

                                                                                                                    • DLSS ELECTRIC
                                                                                                                      DLSS ELECTRIC  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                      AAAAAAAHHH how i suppose to consider sub to u. you are kidding me by uploading 1 video in month FUUUUUUU****KKKKK

                                                                                                                      • Ducks
                                                                                                                        Ducks  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                        I need this

                                                                                                                        • Spectrum
                                                                                                                          Spectrum  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                          Ey you guys got money I'm a kid I don't have money I need money to donate to #TeamTrees 1like{$1

                                                                                                                          • Alphanate
                                                                                                                            Alphanate  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                            Fill a pool with movie blood

                                                                                                                            • Traiye Rouse
                                                                                                                              Traiye Rouse  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                              I’m a straight bowler and strikes can be done without stepping on the other lane. Wtf

                                                                                                                              • Memer joe mama 21
                                                                                                                                Memer joe mama 21  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                I want this I bee like yeet and make it chase something or someone

                                                                                                                                • Quinn Party
                                                                                                                                  Quinn Party  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                  Thank you so much mark you are the one who inspired me to love science. And fix my future on becoming a mechanical engineer at nasa. I love your videos so much and you inspired me to be smart. And now I’m being tested for a gifted class at my school and I will never stop loving science even though I get made fun of. I will never stop. Thank you- Quinn

                                                                                                                                  • Juan David Escobar
                                                                                                                                    Juan David Escobar  Před 3 dny

                                                                                                                                    what happens if you shoot a Plasma Ball in slow motion?