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    Tested Builds: Quadcopter Drone, Part 4

    On day four of the quadcopter drone, we're back on track and the finish line is in sight. It's time to wire all the electronics and attach the four arms to the main chassis. To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here. Post your comments and questions about the build below!

    Tested Builds: Quadcopter Drone, Part 3

    It's day three of the quadcopter build already, but for some reason it still feels like day two. Still, much progress is made and some things are done better the second time around. Those of you who've been following along know what we're talking about. To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here. Post your comments and questions about the build below!

    Tested Builds: Quadcopter Drone, Part 2

    The quadcopter build moves briskly in the second day of building, but Will and Norm run into a hiccup by the end of the session. To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here. Post your comments and questions about the build below!

    Tested Builds: Quadcopter Drone, Part 1

    The month of building continues, Comic-Con and travel be damned! This week's project challenges Will and Norm to assemble a quadcopter kit, something neither have done before. To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here. Post your comments and questions about the build below!

    Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 7

    It's the final episode of the papercraft kit build! The end is in sight as Will and Norm add the finishing details to the Hotel Adriano from the film Porco Rosso. To watch the epic finale, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here! Tomorrow, another project begins!

    Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 6

    The papercraft build extends into a sixth day--happy Saturday! But now it's time for the really awesome detail and finishing work. We're talking about scale model foliage! To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here. Post your comments and questions about the build below!

    Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 5

    It's Friday, and the papercraft model isn't anywhere close to being finished! How much can Will and Norm get done before the week is out? Just look at how much detail the designers have put into things like the window sills of the chateau. To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here. Post your comments and questions about the build below!

    Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 4

    Those infernal stairs to the model are finally done! It's now time to assemble the actual chateau, which is a beautiful piece of papercraft engineering. The amount of detail put into the design of this kit is just amazing. To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here. Post your comments and questions about the build below!

    Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 3

    While Will and Norm are at Comic-Con this week, the build of the Japanese papercraft model continues! Progress is made to the foundation of the chateau, but the pace needs to quicken if the project is going to finish by week's end. Just look at how many tiny pieces have to be cut out and individually glued! To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here. Post your comments and questions about the build below!

    Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 2

    Will and Norm continue to build the Porco Rosso Japanese papercraft kit, and the details of the structure they're constructing being to take shape! We only got through one page of the instructions in the first episode, so this next one is extra long at over an hour to catch up and keep page. To watch and follow along with the build, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here.

    Tested Builds: Japanese Papercraft, Part 1

    The month non-stop of Tested Builds continues! This week, we embark on a whole new kind of project: an intricate Japanese papercraft scale model from a classic animated film. It's an ambitious model kit that neither of us have attempted before, so join us for the fun! To watch, sign up for a Tested Premium Membership by clicking here.

    Premium: Norm interviews Matt Reeves and Andy Serkis

    So this was an interesting experience. We were invited to the premiere and press junket for the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie, and Norm had the opportunity to interview director Matt Reeves and actor Andy Serkis about the motion capture and filming technology of the film. It was our first time doing one of these quick sit-down interviews, and we tried to pack as much into the allotted four minutes as possible! Read the full text of the interview here.

    Premium: Fixing Norm's MacBook Air Keyboard

    I destroyed several of my MacBook Air's keys in an unfortunate indoor quadcopter accident. But before bringing it into the Apple store to pay to have it repaired, I took a stab at repairing the keys myself with cheap replacement parts bought online. It's not something I've done before, but as it turns out, it's not that difficult!