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Meet the Picobrew Home Beer Brewing Machine

We check out the Picobrew system, a home beer brewing machine that lets you make 5 liter batches of beer in your own kitchen with an automated brewing system. We chat with Picobrew's co-founder about the process of home brewing and how users can make their own beer recipes.

What You Should Know about Nintendo Switch

Back in October, Nintendo released a three and a half minute video showing off their new hybrid console, the Switch, but were scant on details. In Nintendo's first live press conference in years they announced the release date, March 3rd, price, $300, and much more.

In what was undoubtedly a very Japanese presentation, for better and worse, Nintendo's President Tatsumi Kimishima, Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi, and a few others shared more details on Nintendo's latest hardware. In the box you'll get the Switch console, two Joy-Con controllers in either grey or Neon Blue (left) and Neon Red (right), the TV dock, the Joy-Con grip, two straps for the Joy-Con controllers, an AC adapter, and an HDMI cable.

The Switch has a battery life range of 2.5 hours to 6.5 hours, depending on what you're doing. If you're playing Zelda on the go it'll be about 3 hours. Thankfully there is a USB-C port on the bottom, so you can plug in a portable battery pack for more juice. The 6.2 inch 1280x720 screen of the Switch is capacitive, but nothing was said about how it can be used. It also has 32GB of built in storage and a slot for microSDXC cards.

Nintendo will sell additional Joy-Con controllers at $80 for a pair, or $50 individually. Another Joy-Con grip can be had for $30, and the new Pro Controller will run you $70. Ouch.

Hands-On: Ossic X VR Headphones

We try on the Ossic X 3D headphones, which were designed for use with virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive. Chatting with an Ossic rep, we learn how these headphones could be used to enhance both VR and music listening experiences.

Respect The Mold: A Chat With Rob Freitas - Episode 56 -1/13/17
On this episode, Frank and I talk with Master Mold Maker, Rob Freitas. Rob has been in the industry for decades and is considered by many best in his speciality - mold making. Let's put it this way: Rob is the guy that Rick Baker calls when he needs someone to make molds. It's a fascinating chat with one of the premiere mold makers in the business. Also, if you're enjoying this podcast and you want to hear more, please head over to and support us with a few bucks.
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Let's Build: Laser Cut Mechanical Kits, Part 4

The dream team of laser cut wood kits comes together to get back on track with our UGears timer mechanical kit. Danica brings in some tools to help solve our toothpick crisis, and Simone shares some stories from her recent trip back to Sweden. Progress looks promising! Plus, a special appearance by Ripley the Tested puppy!

First Look at the $5000 Muse Hobby Laser Cutter

We check out the Muse, Full Spectrum's hobby-class laser cutter priced at $5000. It's a 45 watt CO2 laser that aims to compete with other emerging hobby cutters made to run in the home garage or workshop. We learn about the features, interface, and expected usage lifespan of this laser cutter that's shipping today.