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    Let's Build: Estes Rocket, Part 6

    Joey and Drew's model rocket finds new life on a trip to the desert! Ryan steps in to help with this build and see if the Estes rockets can achieve a successful blast off!

    Launching Simone's Rocket--It Might Work!

    Simone and the team drive out to Nevada to participate in the annual Balls hobbyist rocket event! To join in on the fun, Simone has to first build her own rocket to launch. The countdown to blast off begins! (Thanks so much to Clay Reynolds who helped us with this project! Find his rocket launch videos here.)

    Adam Savage's King Arthur Armor Build, Part 7

    For the pieces to all fit together, Adam has to attach leather straps and brass buckles to each piece, giving the armor the ability to move with ease. And before the final fitting, Adam and Terry add some beautiful weathering to the suit!

    Let's Build: First Contact Enterprise-E Model

    We've previously built the original Star Trek Enterprise, and now we jump forward to the final Enterprise we see on screen: the Enterprise 1710-E from the Next Generation films. This rare Bandai model kit is beautifully finished and has built-in lighting!

    Tested The Show 2017: Deconstructed

    The full 2017 Tested Live Show! The Tested team and friends from the maker community present an evening of talks, demos, and presentations deconstructing their projects and processes. Presenters include Allen Pan, Science Friday's Undiscovered podcast, Kenji Lopez-Alt, Simone, and Adam!

    Adam Savage's King Arthur Armor Build, Part 5

    What goes into the design of film armor? Adam and Terry have a conversation about the aesthetics of armor, take a close look at some original design sketches from Excalibur, and go through an exercise in designing a villainous armor from scratch.

    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.

    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!

    Bits to Atoms: Low-Poly 3D Printing

    Sean and Jeremy show you how to manipulate 3D models to create a low-polygon look for 3D printing. Plus, we hear from prolific low-poly modeler Flowalistik to get some insight into his workflow for making these beautiful 3D prints!

    Adam Savage's King Arthur Armor Build, Part 3

    With Adam's patterns laid out and the aluminum cut, it's time to shape and shrink these sheets of metal into the over-hundred unique pieces that will make up this armor. Terry introduces Adam on his various tools and methods for shaping metal into compound curves and complex forms.

    Adam Savage's King Arthur Armor Build, Part 2

    How does a large flat sheet of alunimum turn into a full suit of shining armor? Like the making of a bespoke suit, it all begins with patterning. Terry measures Adam and guides him through the drawing of beautiful patterns and cutting out the raw shapes of metal by hand.

    Adam Savage's King Arthur Armor Build, Part 1

    Adam arrives at the home and workshop of Terry English, the famed armorer who made over 100 suits of armor for John Boorman's Excalibur, the Colonial Marine armor for James Cameron's Aliens, and memorable costumes for countless other films. Adam learns Terry's orign story, studies the anatomy of armor, and begins a week of apprenticeship under Terry.

    Science in Progress: Bloodsuckers and Butt Snorkels

    Would the world be better if disease-carrying mosquitos were eradicated? We pose the question to Dr. Shannon Bennett, the Curator of Microbiology at the California Academy of Sciences, and join her for an adventure capturing, farming, and studying these hated bloodsuckers.