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Show and Tell: Laser-Cut Sixth-Scale Scooter!

We put together a 180-piece laser-cut model kit inspired by the 1980s Honda Motocompo folding scooter. This awesome model was designed and manufactured by Kirk Shinmoto as his first garage kit with his Glowforge laser cutter. Great job, Kirk! Find this kit here.

Custom Keyboard Spotlight: XDA Keycap Profile

Most of the keycap profiles we talk about have been around for many years or at least have their roots in decades past. That's not the case for XDA. This profile only came about in the last 18 months, and it offers a cool alternative to DSA for fans of flat profiles. This is an excellent time to talk about the profile because there's a particularly attractive XDA set up for order on Massdrop.

XDA keycaps are unsculpted, so there's no difference in the shape from one row to the next. Not everyone likes typing on keycaps like this, but it's something of an acquired taste. Like DSA caps, XDA makes it easy to cover even weird custom boards because you don't have to worry about row profiles.

So, XDA profile is similar to DSA in that respect, but they're otherwise very different designs. XDA caps have a less aggressive taper from top to bottom, making them a bit more boxy with more surface area on the top. The caps are also a little taller than DSA—roughly the same as a middle row on Cherry keycap sets.

PROJECTIONS, Episode 51: Echo Combat and Ultrahaptics!

We're back from E3 and give some impressions of the new Echo Combat demo we played there, along with an interview with Ready at Dawn about the mechanics of this upcoming game mode. Plus, we put our hands over the Ultrahaptics panel, which uses tiny transducers to simulate the feel of objects in VR.

Ask Adam: Learning Daunting Skills

Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam talks about projects and skills that he finds daunting, and his approach to tackling them, and reveals a project in-progress using one of those skills!

Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition T-51 Helmet!

At this year's E3, we check out some of the props and collectibles for Fallout 76, including the sold-out T-51 Power Armor helmet that comes with the special collector's edition box. Chronicle Collectibles' Paul Francis walks us through the details of this helmet and the other props he worked on for the game.

Challenge Accepted: Drifting with Zoe Bell, Part 3

It's the next day, and Zoe and Conrad review some aerial footage of a few attempts at drifting a figure eight. Zoe takes to the wheel at a final attempt to master the maneuver, and wraps up her own instruction by becoming an instructor herself!

Calling All Totoros for San Diego Comic-Con!

Since Adam built his Totoro in 2016, we've seen a lot of you replicate it -- with amazing results! Which led Adam to wonder about a Totoro meet-up and Incognito floor walk. (Well, it won't be incognito long if attendees read this blog post, but that's OK.)

So we're doing a Totoro meet-up and floor walk at San Diego Comic-Con! Adam will only be there on Friday and Saturday, so it would be one of those days and you'd need to already have tickets. We have a couple of folks already interested and able with their costumes made as a result of Adam's video, and we're looking for more.

If you have tickets to SDCC on Friday or Saturday and have a hankering to make your own Totoro (Adam's One Day Build below) and join us in walking the floor, please let us know in the comments! We're totally stoked for this.