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Shane Wighton

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Shane Wighton is an American YouTuber best known for his YouTube channel, Stuff Made Here: an engineering-focused channel where Wighton builds various innovative inventions. As of October 2020, Stuff Made Here had over 1.54 million subscribers.[1] As of October 2020, his most viewed video, entitled "Moving hoop won't let you miss", had over 13.6 million views.[2] In the video he creates a basketball hoop that uses various motors to adjust its angle within a 600 millisecond timeframe, in order for the basketball to always go into the basketball net.[3][4][5] His first variation of the net was not built using electronics, but had a curved backboard in order to redirect the ball into the net from most angles.[6] During the COVID-19 pandemic, while stuck at home , he built a robot that cuts hair using various sensors and scissors.[7][8][9] For Halloween, he converted the hair-cutting machine into a machine that maps images and carves intricate designs onto pumpkins.[10][11] On June 2, 2020, he posted a video where he created a golf-club that automatically adjusts to achieve certain distances and club types.[12][13][14] Wighton has also posted two videos where he created multiple versions of baseball bats that utilize blank bullets and pistons to try to beat the world home-run record.[15][16][17][18]


  1. "Stuff Made Here's YouTube Stats (Summary Profile) - Social Blade Stats". socialblade.com. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  2. "Stuff Made Here's Most Viewed YouTube Videos - Social Blade Stats". socialblade.com. Retrieved 2020-10-31. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "YouTuber invents robotic basketball hoop to make sure you never miss". The Independent. 2020-05-13. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  4. Vincent, James (2020-05-13). "Never miss a shot again with this robotic basketball hoop". The Verge. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  5. Grossman, David. "Behind the basketball hoop that broke the internet". Inverse. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  6. "Guy Creates Curved Basketball Backboard That Makes The Majority Of Shots". Geekologie. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  7. "This Guy Didn't Want to Get a Haircut in Public, So He Built a Robot Barber". news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  8. Pescovitz, David (2020-07-20). "This man built a robot to cut his hair in quarantine". Boing Boing. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  9. Mike (2020-07-21). "Dude Made A Robot That Cuts His Hair With A Pair Of Scissors (And It Actually Works!)". SHOUTS. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  10. "Shane Wighton's Robot Puts Your Pumpkin Carving Kits to Shame". Hackster.io. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  11. hackster.io. "Shane Wighton's Robot Puts Your Pumpkin Carving Kits to Shame". TechStreet. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  12. "Ditch Your Set of Irons for an Automatic Golf Club That Adjusts Itself Mid-Stroke". Hackster.io. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  13. "The golf club that compensates for bad skills | GolfMagic". www.golfmagic.com. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  14. By (2020-06-11). "A Robotic Golf Club To (Possibly) Boost Your Game". Hackaday. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  15. "An Explosive Piston Inside This Baseball Bat Means Anyone Could Shatter the Home Run Record". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  16. By (2020-08-12). "A Special Baseball Bat With Explosive Hitting Power". Hackaday. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  17. "The Continuing Saga of the Record-Breaking Explosive Baseball Bat". Hackster.io. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  18. "Engineer Installs Piston in Baseball Bat That Lets You Hit Explosive Home Runs". TechEBlog. 2020-08-10. Retrieved 2020-10-31.

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