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    Let's Build: Pinball Playfield Light-Up Kit

    Norm brings a new art piece to the office for today's build: the playfield of a 1992 Data East Star Wars Pinball machine! Using a lighting kit that Jeremy helped design, we wire up the back of this playfield to bring this classic game back to life!

    MEGA Applause Machine--It Might Work!

    For the Tested live show, Simone revisits one of her first robots--the applause machine--by scaling it up and building one fit for the stage! The challenge here begins with making the larger-than-life-sized hands...

    Let's Build: Multi-Material 3D Printing, Part 1

    We're fans of the Prusa i3 3D printer, and its latest featureset is especially exciting. Jeremy and Sean begin the upgrade process to turn the i3 into a multi-material 3D printer that can print with up to 4 filaments at once!

    Bits to Atoms: Mechanical Pong Machine!

    Jeremy and Sean pay tribute to the venerable stepper motor in this project for the Tested live show! Their idea: building a mechanical version of Pong that can be played by a large audience. And the twist: the game is controlled by crowd noise.

    Adam Savage's King Arthur Armor Build: Epilogue

    Adam puts on the full King Arthur armor and visits a local tavern in this short film directed by Terry English! Adam's dream is realized! Thanks so much for following along this build with us. If you want to see more build series like this, let us know in the comments!

    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.