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    Totally Unauthorized Commentary: Galaxy Quest (1999)

    Adam and Norm are joined by Tested's own Kishore Hari to watch one of our favorite science fiction films: Galaxy Quest! Adam shares some stories about his modelmaking work on the film, we discuss the efficiency of the script, and praise the casts' spot-on performances.

    Let's Build: Tiny Tesla Coil, Part 3

    After over a month of troubleshooting, Jeremy, Sean, and Norm regroup to give an update on the Tiny Tesla Coil build. Bad controller boards and blown fuses may have gotten the better of us. But not all is lost--we have some footage of the Tesla Coil working!

    Let's Build: Tiny Tesla Coil, Part 2

    Sean and Norm continue on the build while Jeremy goes off-screen to troubleshoot the MIDI controller board. Without a working board, we won't be able to play music and get the Tesla Coil working. Cross our fingers and hope it works out!

    Let's Build: Tiny Tesla Coil, Part 1

    Jeremy, Norm, and Sean take on a build that wowed us at Maker Faire: a tiny desktop Tesla Coil that plays music! As we solder the pieces together, we're using the kit to try to better understand how a Tesla Coil works!

    Science in Progress: D-I-Y Home Centrifuge

    Centrifuges are typically found in the lab, but with this 3D printed design, we can tap into its awesome power in the home! Kishore and Indre bring in our 3D printing expert to help make this kit work, and put some centripetal force on some fruit.

    Bits to Atoms: Painting the Spooky Space Kook!

    In this bonus episode of Bits to Atoms, watch the full painting and finishing process for the Spooky Space Kook animatronic mod, guided by modelmaker Kayte Sabicer. Kayte walks Sean through prep and painting, explaining tips and techniques of each step so you can follow along with your own projects.

    Science in Progress: Making a Foldscope

    Kishore recruits the help of our very own Sean Charlesworth to show us how to put together a Foldscope--a D-I-Y microscope kit made for home use. We put a few interesting things under the lens of this microscope to test how well it works!

    Simone's Waveform Necklace--It Might Work!

    Simone's latest project is a surprise holiday present for her mom: a necklace designed to evoke an audio waveform. First come prototyping in plastic, but we head off-site to make the final piece out of milled metal!

    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!