World's First Automatic Strike Bowling Ball

  • Published on Nov 14, 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:
    Go sub to James' channel here:
    Join #TeamTrees at

    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!
    MERCH (all proceeds go to NEXT for Autism):
    They are soft-

    I make videos like this once a month all year long while supplies last:
    FACEBOOK: MarkRoberYou...
    TWITTER: #!/MarkRober
    INSTAGRAM: markrober
  • Science & TechnologyScience & Technology

Comments • 9 189

  • Mark Rober
    Mark Rober  27 days ago +16765

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

    • Average
      Average 13 hours ago

      What if you just lose your ball?

    • Logan Briddle
      Logan Briddle 3 days ago

      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 7 days ago

      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
      The Rainbow Marshmellow 9 days ago

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

    • Sahil Khandelwal
      Sahil Khandelwal 10 days ago

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

  • Taylor Altmiller
    Taylor Altmiller 10 hours ago

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

  • meandthebliss
    meandthebliss 11 hours ago

    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 12 hours ago

    @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 13 hours ago

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

  • allen martin
    allen martin 14 hours ago

    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 15 hours ago

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

  • Jacob Cudlitz
    Jacob Cudlitz 17 hours ago +1

    How to cheat level 999

  • Christiaan Swanepoel
    Christiaan Swanepoel 20 hours ago

    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 21 hour ago

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

  • Elaine Clark
    Elaine Clark 22 hours ago

    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 22 hours ago

    This is how the casino wins at roulette...

  • God of All Daniel’s

    I still get confused how this guy gets even 1 dislike

  • Damian
    Damian Day ago

    Great stuff

  • Eric Brown
    Eric Brown Day ago

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

  • Jackson Wilson
    Jackson Wilson Day ago

    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 Day ago +1

    Sometimes i wish you would be my physics teacher

  • Scales 009
    Scales 009 Day ago

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

  • Ronald Kong
    Ronald Kong Day ago

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

  • Jordan Ezell
    Jordan Ezell Day ago

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

  • Ashley’s Gachas
    Ashley’s Gachas Day ago +1

    You cheated again Mawk Rova >:(

  • Ana Pena
    Ana Pena Day ago

    This guy is Gorgeous!

  • Nathan Tompson
    Nathan Tompson Day ago

    Mawka rowka was the best part

  • Shy_Falcon
    Shy_Falcon Day ago


  • Bob A
    Bob A Day ago

    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 Day ago

    I are the video of this product on Amazon

  • Oswaldo Castillo

    Make mee onee lol

  • albrownmd
    albrownmd Day ago

    They could have really used this in “Kingpin”

  • Alex Clark
    Alex Clark Day ago


  • TonyTheCat1
    TonyTheCat1 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    How can recharge it?

  • Divyam Prakash
    Divyam Prakash 2 days ago pls make that liquid thing in a pool

  • Divyam Prakash
    Divyam Prakash 2 days ago pls make that liquid thing in a pool

  • Divyam Prakash
    Divyam Prakash 2 days ago pls make that liquid thing in a pool

  • Divyam Prakash
    Divyam Prakash 2 days ago pls make that liquid thing in a pool

  • Daniel_ Gaming
    Daniel_ Gaming 2 days ago +1

    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 2 days ago

    Ok so how much for the bowling ball?

  • Tristan Hutcheson
    Tristan Hutcheson 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • Alec Hetherington
    Alec Hetherington 2 days ago

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

  • foxydafoxdude
    foxydafoxdude 2 days ago +4

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

  • james keim
    james keim 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • Spherz
    Spherz 2 days ago +1

    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 2 days ago

    Got a Lotta strikes when I went bowling

  • Claudine Mazanec
    Claudine Mazanec 2 days ago

    I just went bowling

  • Hafil
    Hafil 3 days ago +5

    Absolutely nobody:
    CS:GO Behopers: Whoooop

  • Spaghetti vanderline

    That’s so epic!

    DLSS ELECTRIC 3 days ago

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

  • Ducks
    Ducks 3 days ago

    I need this

  • Spectrum
    Spectrum 3 days ago

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

  • Alphanate
    Alphanate 3 days ago

    Fill a pool with movie blood

  • Traiye Rouse
    Traiye Rouse 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

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

  • Quinn Party
    Quinn Party 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

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