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It Might Work: Simone's Habit Calendar

Simone's latest project is a physical manisfestation of her ability to keep her schedule organized. But making this Habit Calendar is going to require wiring up hundreds of switches, and Simone comes up with a clever way to add efficiency to her build.

Heavy Poly's Hoverbike Resin Garage Kit

One of the most beautiful things we saw at DesignerCon was this hoverbike garage kit, designed and made by collaborators Vaughan Ling and Kirk Shinmoto. The duo sculpted this intricate model, 3D printed over 70 prototype parts, and then made their own molds to cast parts for a limited release. Their attention to detail is breathtaking!

PROJECTIONS, Episode 30: Jedi Challenges AR Review

Jeremy and Norm review Lenovo and Disney's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, which is the first mass market consumer AR headset. We discuss its use of the Star Wars license, and what this implementation says about the early days of wearable AR technology. Plus, we share our impressions of the first few hours of the highly anticipated VR game From Other Suns!

Adam Savage's Maker Tour: Lower 48

In Oakland, Adam meets Lower 48 founder Jolie Karno, who converted a truck container into a nonprofit woodshop where she teaches people the joy of making. During his visit, Adam gets his own lesson in wood turning, and begins making his own wood bowl! (This series and tour is made possible by The Fab Foundation and Chevron.)

Adam Savage's King Arthur Armor Build, Part 4

Adam surprises Terry with his own Excalibur sword he built and compares it to Terry's original sword! Plus, we flash back to the cave for some prep work Adam did back home in making the gauntlet fingers. Let's see if they meet Terry's approval!

Rock-afire Explosion Billy Bob Figure Prototype

Remember the Rock-afire Explosion band from Showbiz Pizza? The spirit of the animatronic house band lives on in collectors and fans like Justin Ishmael, who's developing a licensed figure of Billy Bob. At this year's Designercon, we check out the prototype of this toy and chat with Justin--who previously ran Mondo--about the process of making collectibles for niche fandoms.

Google Play App Roundup: Files Go, Monument Valley 2, and South Park: Phone Destroyer

It's that time of the week again. Time to shake off the weekend vibe and get back to work. But you can probably spare a few minutes to check out some new apps. This is the Tested Google Play App Roundup, which is where we tell you about the best new and newly updated apps on Android. Just follow the links to Google Play.

Files Go

Google announced a new budget phone initiative at I/O last year called Android Go. The "Go" build of Android is intended to run on lower-specced devices and will include a special suite of Google apps. One such app is apparently the newly launched Files Go. This app showed up in the Play Store recently, and Google has now opened it up to almost all devices. It's not a full file manager, but it includes several features that could help keep your device storage tidy.

When the eventual Android Go phones launch, they will have a limited amount of internal storage. Thus, many of the features of Files Go have to do with clearing out old files that you no longer need. Even if your phone has plenty of internal storage, you may eventually run low. Files Go is a fine way to clear space on any phone.

Upon opening the app, you are greeted with a number of suggested actions in a vertically scrollable list. They're all based on the actual files on your device, not just general actions. For example, you might have a card that suggests you clear temporary files from your app cache to save a certain amount of space. On my phone, that's 500MB. The app also detects duplicate files on your internal storage, allowing you to delete one of the copies. If you grant usage access in the system settings, Files Go can also alert you to unused apps that you can safely remove from your phone.

That's all in the Storage tab, but moving over to the files tab reveals an entirely new set of features. You can tap on the various file type options to see a list of all matching files on your device. Again, this isn't a full file manager, but it offers essential tools to find out what's on your phone. There's also a built-in option to send files to other nearby devices with Files Go without using the internet. It uses Bluetooth, so it's not going to be fast. It's obviously more geared toward usage in places where mobile data is scarce or expensive, but you can use it simply as a convenience.

This app is still in beta, so Google is liable to add features and improve the ones that are already there. If this is indicative of what we can expect from the other Android Go apps, it'll be a fascinating platform to watch.

The Making of Hela's Headdress from Thor: Ragnarok

At this year's DesignerCon, we meet up with Ironhead Studio, the costume and prop fabricators who made Hela's jaw-dropping costume from Thor: Ragnarok! Jose Fernandez walks us through how his team made Hela's iconic headdress for Cate Blanchett to wear in the film, explaining how the helmet's pieces hold together and what goes into its brilliant finish.

Sculpting the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Messenger Droid Mask

We time warp back to before New York Comic Con to meet up with Frank at his shop and learn how he sculpted the mask for the Sentinel cosplay! We see how the painting and details of this silicone mask help simulate the holographic image on this character from Star Wars Battlefront II. (This video was sponsored by Electronic Arts. Star Wars Battlefront II will be available on November 17th.)

Quick Look at LG's 43-Inch 4K Monitor

How big is too big for a desktop computer monitor? Norm lives with LG's 43-inch 4K monitor for a month, and shares his experience using it for daily web browsing, photo editing, and gaming. The extra screen real estate of the 43UD79-B takes getting used to, but there are some tradeoffs.