Digitally Assisted Billiards

by Greg on October 9, 2011

This is our ECE 4180 “Embedded systems” Final Project.

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RedlvRum October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

i dont know much …
i dont know much about what it is you guys put into this project but i cant help but notice that the pool table itself has no digital print that is to say woulnt it work better if the camera saw say the four corners of the table and rendered the lines relative to that? agian i dont know but perhaps. also scale seems to be an issue as far as the balls are concerned maybe the ability to measure the balls in the calibration stage might help too at any rate great job guys keep up the good work!

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perfectshot77 October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

We only get one …
We only get one life and I think its high time this game gets an overhaul and if we don’t at least try to make this game better, then who ever will. Please have a look at my new rules for this game and let me know what you think.

keiferandhimself October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

nice start boys. …
nice start boys. keep workin at it

hungmightylow October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I can see that …
I can see that project turning into a pool table feature in all the bars where these nerds usually get their kicked!

KHbeatmaker October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Does not work your …
Does not work your system guys…balls dont follow lines…(sorry for my english)

rundilphurd October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

@xicodabomba yes …
@xicodabomba yes cant even cheet to make a shot…… though.
doesnt help become better player.

rundilphurd October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

this is agreat …
this is agreat idea, like playing online…….but…… doesnt seem to make you guys better players.isnt that the point to cheat? learning?

capoman1 October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Would love to have …
Would love to have something like this for practice purposes. So if you and a friend were playing a game, you gave him advice on the shot, and he said, “no I will do it my way” and then misses the shot: you could have the projector recall the positions of the balls so that you could set the balls back up perfectly.

bushputz October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

The best use for …
The best use for this program might be for learning bank and kick shots, caroms, and safety play.

omgitshideous October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

this could be very …
this could be very useful for a training aid, as stanwoody said. the concept is very elaborate, even though the hardware isn’t exactly as up-to-date. but it can show faults in players’ aiming, cueing, and also help players with shot selection and where the cue ball will go. my one problem is that it’ll be difficult to accurately predict the pathways of the cue ball with certain spins. but it’s a great project, and keep up the good work!

Ramp10er October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Nice Project!!! But …
Nice Project!!! But you need to upgrade it more to be accurate and responsive for every cue stick actions.

ClaudioArrau October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

You …suck at …
You …suck at aiming, and the pool sucks too!
But, thumbs up, very nice project !
Keep it up and upgrade it.

mackhaio5 October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

this should help

this should help
line your entire cue, from tip to butt, center with the laser line of target at the center of the cue ball
and make sure your cue travels in that point as well
also try putting in some throw affect calculations along with felt
and cue ball deflection caused by the cue
if you have something that can measure that i’ll definitly be interested

mackhaio5 October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

this is sorta a …

this is sorta a waste idea
people can’t see straight anymore or what?
all you have to do is poke that stick straight.this guy tried lasers for that… epic fail

snowcarver October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

def a great start.. …
def a great start… the programing and know how is way far out of my reach but watching you progress is fun… you seem to have the basis down just some fine tuning and it’ll be good… would be nice to see some practical uses such as using the assistance to help perform a difficult shot or something along those lines however this was still good 4 stars

Stanwoody October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Great, I would love …
Great, I would love to work with this. Especially if it would show what is happening when I get down on a shot, when I am doing my practice strokes. It would have been nice if you could have gotten someone who can actually make a ball. How about reshooting it with a good shooter. This has commercial potential written all over it as a training aid.

grahamfletchergt October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I can’t believe how …
I can’t believe how many idiots are trashing your project. They don’t seem to understand that this was an undergrad project, not something heading for the production line. I’m curious, what did each of you do for senior design?

sickmellon October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

hi rez camera
and …

hi rez camera
and need some way to save a trajectory too so it’s not always goin crazy switching around.

MentalMilk October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

wow could this be …
wow could this be any lamer

tisnyne777 October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Nice, you guys …
Nice, you guys might be on to something big. It must also show your skills in programing or whatever you do lol..good luck to you.

chicorecoluhi October 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

nem assim vocês …
nem assim vocês conseguem! auhuehuhuehaea..
Prefiro o Rui Chapéu.

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