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Ask Adam: Interacting with Famous People

In this Ask Adam, Adam answers ignorantForager's question: "What's the best way to interact with famous people that you might see in public? I don't want to interrupt whatever they're doing, but I also don't want to miss out on a chance to meet them." If YOU have a question for Adam, post it in the comments below!

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Eric Idle's Guitar Case!

When Eric Idle of Monty Python and Spamalot fame Tweeted asking for help in adapting his "little padded case" for his Danny Ferrington travel guitar, Adam immediately raised his hand. After flying to LA to meet with Eric and fetch the case, Adam returned to San Francisco and started this One Day Build. Seven frantic working hours later, a solid case was born.

The $10 Foam-Flite Glue Caddy

I have a wide variety of adhesives that I use in my workshop. All of those glues are stored in a very organized manner. So I always know where to find what I need (that's not something I can say for all of my equipment). My issue is that I typically only require two or three adhesives for any given job. So I grab what I need and move them to the workbench. That's where things tend to fall apart. As the workbench gets ever more cluttered, glues get misplaced, knocked over, or left open.

Clearly, I need a method to keep my glues organized while I work. A small glue caddy seemed like the obvious answer. I considered designing and building my own caddy from scratch. But I quickly realized that it didn't make a lot of sense to invest any time in my own design when there are several off-the-shelf kits available for just a few bucks. I really like my articulating airplane stands from Foam-Flite. So I decided to try their Glue Caddy ($10) as well.

The $80 C64 Mini Review!

Launched in 1982, the Commodore 64 home computer DOMINATED the '80s ... and now it's back! Jeremy Williams reviews the $80 C64 Mini, which plugs into any modern TV via HDMI and allows you to play your favorite classic video games.

Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Wowstick Screwdriver

You cannot undertake any DIY project without the right tools, and one of the most vital is the venerable screwdriver. There are plenty of fancy driver sets out there, but you've still got to twist your wrist to do the work. The Wowstick is even fancier because it does the twisting for you. This is a super-compact electric screwdriver currently cleaning up on Kickstarter that looks like a pen and comes with up to 56 different bits.

The Wowstick has an aluminum unibody design with two buttons around where your thumb would rest on a pen. These buttons rotate the bit clockwise and counter-clockwise. The body is 16mm in diameter and weighs about 50 grams. There's also a cap that covers the bit attachment when not in use. At the opposite end, you have a microUSB port for charging. Points for not using a DC barrel or proprietary connector, but a more modern Type-C plug would have been better.

Shop Tips: Drill Bits

There are SO many drill bits to choose from. Here are the ones Sean Charlesworth uses the most, and how he uses them. (And no, this isn't a sponsored video.)