Engineer Builds Robotic Golf Club That Will Make Any Amateur Feel Like an Expert
Everyone would like to be good at something without practicing and investing hours and hours on it, and all true engineers know that many obstacles can be overcome with the power of engineering. In this case, YouTuber and engineer Shane Wighton overcomes lack of sports skills with very smart engineering.
Wighton has created a self-adjusting golf club that can make anyone feel like a golf expert even without having any skills since it helps the user hit whatever distance.
In the YouTube description, he states, "I wanted to see if I could make myself a better golfer by combining robotic engineering and golf. The result is a robotic club that senses your swing and corrects your shot for distance. It should be possible to correct for slice and hook with some hardware and software upgrades. It also has a cool mode where it can be any iron so no need to carry eleven clubs. All hail our robot overlords."
His design includes an adjustment mechanism that is able to change the angle of the club, and the control box has a battery, motion sensors, a dial, and an OLED display.
As of this video, his results are not 100% on point since time is needed to hone the model to help predict the speed of the club in the middle of the swing. Wighton has further plans to improve the club; however, it will probably take some time and more videos that we are excitedly waiting for.