Released this week, this full-length survival horror game is one of the most engrossing VR experiences we've played. After playing several hours of the campaign, we share our favorite parts of the game's combat, crafting, and survival systems and which elements make the best use of virtual reality.
Adam welcomes a new member to the Tested family: Boston Dynamics' Spot robot! All throughout this year, Adam will be conducting builds and projects with Spot, integrating it into the workshop and taking it on adventures in the field. The first thing to do is test Spot's capabilities at an outdoor training course! Our Year with Spot commences!
Adam puts a spotlight on one of his favorite shop tools, the Pica pen(available in black or red). While he has hundreds of markers in the cave, this particular marker stands out for having a tiny point that can fit into corners and holes. It's extremely satisfying to use for tracing and marking up projects--you may have seen it one previous One Day Builds!
A new shop tool appears! This past year, Adam incorporated the Cricut Maker vinyl cutter for making decals for prop builds, and tasked Jen with building a cart to house it along with related materials. Jen designed and built this beautiful shop cart as a vinyl cutting station, a standout addition to the cave's arsenal of tool carts. Find the design for this cart here!
Adam Savage is starting a book club, and he wants YOU to be part of it! He's kicking it off with mathematician Matt Parker and Matt's new book, Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World. Read it and submit your questions and comments below in the comments before Monday, Feb 3, when Matt will be in the cave to discuss the book with Adam, then stay tuned for the conversation on Tested.com! Buy the book here.
How do you make dangerous scenes safe, especially where zero gravity is involved? Adam Savage chats with stunt coordinator Matt Birman, who has worked on the Expanse since day one, about the challenges of balancing story, location, safety and expense. Watch The Expanse seasons 1 through 4 on Amazon Video.
Adam shares a piece that has been in every one of his shops since the early 90s. It's an early manisfestation of his love for making bespoke boxes and carrying cases--a precursor to the ones we've seen him make in One Day Builds. Behold the keys to hell!