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    Adam Savage's Prop Replica Drawings

    In the process of building one of his replica props, Adam accumulates an extremely detailed inventory of all the components of that prop, with specifications that match the original as best as possible. Now, Adam has taken up drawing as another outlet for his obsessions, sharing that wealth of knowledge in beautiful sketches and original graphic designs. Find out how you can get one of these art prints here.

    Tour of Adam Savage's Cave!

    Somewhere in San Francisco is a hidden workshop of wonder. A place where iconic characters, creatures, and props from cult favorite movies are pulled from the screen into reality. Adam Savage's Cave is the Mythbusters host's personal sanctum, the place he goes not only to build his painstaking creations but where he displays a lifetime's collection of oddities, eclectic memorabilia, and film props. We're pleased to give you an exclusive tour of the shop, and announce that it's not on Google Street View! (The entrance is hidden under a manhole cover somewhere in San Francisco, so you'll have to find it!)

    Animating Adam Savage's Workshop

    Adam invited animator Marty Cooper to the Cave to geek out about traditional hand-drawn cel animation and Marty's creative augmented reality cartoons. Using overhead projector transparency sheets and a stop-motion app, Marty lets loose one of his creations in the shop!

    Maker Faire 2014: Adam Savage's 10 Commandments of Making

    Every year, Adam gives a speech at the Bay Area Maker Faire. He's talked about intrinsic need for makers to build things, and how to work smart on projects. This year talk are his 10 tips for makers of all ages--the advice Adam would've given to himself when he was just starting out.

    One Day Builds: Adam's Custom Multi-Tool Belt Holster

    One of Adam Savage's everyday carries is his favorite multi-tool, the Leatherman Wave. But the leather sheath that comes with the tool is too slow and cumbersome for Adam's needs, so today he makes a custom metal holster based on his own design. In the process, Adam shares several tips for metalworking and introduces a few favorite tools in the Cave's new metal shop.

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Gladiator Armor

    Adam geeks out over some new costume armor he just received: a movie-quality replica of Russell Crowe's costume from his final fight in the movie Gladiator. The convention-ready costume was fabricated by Todd Coyle, who also made Adam's Indiana Jones jacket that he's worn on Mythbusters.

    Adam Savage's SXSW 2014 Keynote: Art and Science

    Adam Savage talks about the importance of the relationship between art and science for his keynote at this year's SXSW Interactive Conference. What can scientists learn from artists (and vice versa)? How can technologists be better storytellers? Adam discusses these topics and more and then sits down for a Q&A with Norm!

    One Day Builds: Customizing Adam's Hero Sword

    Adam and Norm spend the afternoon geeking out over awesome wooden swords bought at last year's Dragon*Con and then decide to make some modifications to personalize them. This gives Adam a chance to talk about some of his favorite prop-making tools and tricks. Find out how to get your own Hero Sword here.

    Adam Savage's Mercury Spacesuit Replica

    A double dose of space awesomeness! Adam shares with us two prized possessions: a perfect replica of the coveted NASA-issued blue flight jacket worn by Apollo astronauts, and a recreated silver full-body pressure suit used in NASA's Mercury missions. Yep, it's the iconic U.S. Navy Mark IV suit designed by B.F. Goodrich Company and worn by astronauts like John Glenn. Watch the unedited suit test here!

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Space Glove Vacuum Chamber

    For a friend's birthday present, Adam recently made this mock vacuum chamber and airtight space glove from scratch, and shows us how it works. The vacuum box is part prop and part puzzle--the user has to manipulate a set of nuts and bolts to complete a circuit and activate a sign. Best birthday present ever!

    One Day Builds: Adam Savage's Traveling Beaver Box

    One Day Builds return! This week, Adam constructs a traveling case for Winston, a dashing beaver that's also the official mascot of The Talking Room. Winston's box needs to be a very specific size to fit in airplane overhead bins, so a little taxidermy surgery is required. Winston goes under the knife!

    The Talking Room: Adam Savage Interviews Damon Lindelof

    Damon Lindelof is a writer, producer, and television showrunner. He was a co-creator of Lost, and has worked on the screenplays for movies like Star Trek Into Darkness, Prometheus, Cowboys & Aliens, and the upcoming Tomorrowland. Join Adam for a conversation with Damon Lindelof about screenwriting, collaborating with other writers, and his next television project.

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: The Robugtix T8 Spider!

    We're back in Adam's cave to check out his latest obsession, a robot spider with incredibly realistic movement. Adam shows off the special box and platform he built to tinker and calibrate the spider, and then sends it crawling around the pool table in his shop. It's not for the arachnophobic!

    The Talking Room: Adam Savage Interviews Vince Gilligan

    Vince Gilligan is a writer, director, and the creator of Breaking Bad. He was a writer and producer on X-Files, and co-created its spinoff, The Lone Gunmen. Join Adam Savage for a conversation with Vince Gilligan, as they discuss the writing in Breaking Bad, the process of running a hit show, and stories from the writers' room.

    The Talking Room: Adam Savage Interviews Tom Sachs

    Tom Sachs is a New York-based sculptor, artist, and maker of wonderful things. His works include meticulously detailed foam core architecture and Space Program: 1:1 scale recreations NASA vehicles and equipment. Join Adam Savage for a conversation with Tom Sachs on the culture of making, contemporary art, Tom's studio environment, and many other shared obsessions.

    Show and Tell: Adam's Favorite Video Game

    Adam doesn't play many video games, but he does have an affinity for one particular one from his youth. For this week's Show and Tell, Adam shares his love for the classic arcade game Millipede and gives a demo of the cabinet he has set up in his workshop!

    Adam Savage's Eventful Day at the Schmemmys

    Adam recounts his long and eventful day at this year's Creative Arts Emmys, where he just had to get something out of his system. You have been warned, this is a story not for the faint of stomach! (Still Untitled: The Adam Savage project will be back in two weeks.)

    Adam Savage Incognito as Jack Sparrow at Dragon*Con 2013

    Dragon*Con is known for its cosplay, so Adam took the opportunity to blend in by putting on a meticulously assembled Jack Sparrow costume and, in an Incognito first, didn't hide his face. Face Off's Frank Ippolito once again comes to assist with transforming Adam into character, and it turns out that this is a makeup job that Frank has a history with! See step-by-step photos of the makeup process, with Frank's commentary, here!