Shane Wighton’s YouTube channel, Stuff Made Here, is no stranger to remarkably complicated robotics projects. You might remember his viral video where he built a basketball hoop where he’d never miss.
So now, with many barbershops and salons closed during the pandemic, Wighton’s latest project was a robot that could cut hair. But we’re not talking a robotic arm that buzzes hair. No, no, no. It’s far more complicated. Wighton’s robot uses scissors, sensors, probes, and lots of other things I don’t fully understand to do a full haircut.
Wighton’s latest video walks through the many complications of building the robot and — spoiler alert — reveals how he accidentally ended up with “a robotically perfect mullet.”