Photo Gallery: Adam Savage’s One-Day Puppet Build

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Making a Puppet!

Adam Savage is a HUGE fan of puppets. And so a very special One Day Build was conceived when Rick Lyon, creator of the puppets for the Tony award-winning musical Avenue Q, invited Adam to stop by his Newark workshop to design and build his very own puppet. Everyone, please meet Finn!

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli

Episode 336 – SteamVR Developer Showcase – 1/28/16

Special episode of This is Only a Test this week, as Norm is on location in Seattle for Vavle and HTC’s SteamVR Developer Showcase. The VR Minute is expanded into a full-blown episode, as we chat with the developers of Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption about their experiments in virtual reality and lessons learned from game development. (Sorry, no video this week. We’ll be back in studio next week for a regular episode!)

How We Got the Spacesuit – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 1/26/16

This week, Adam, Norm, and Will talk about restaurant and public bathroom etiquette, visits to new art exhibits, and our recent adventure borrowing and inspecting a spacesuit from The Martian.

Adam Savage Meets STEAM Educators in Baltimore

While on tour, Adam Savage visited Code in the Schools, an organization with the mission to bring computer science education to Baltimore city youth. During his visit, Adam met with co-founder Gretchen LeGrand and her team of instructors, then spoke with the students about their experiences in the classroom.

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli

Meet Gordon Tarpley, C-3PO Suit Builder

Meet Gordon Tarpley, a prop builder and cosplayer who specializes in C-3PO. He’s one of the few C-3PO cosplayer and performers, and has been working on his suit and performance for years. We chat with Gordon about his build process, how he’s improving his suit, and what it takes to perform as this iconic Star Wars character.

Shot by Joey Fameli and edited by Adam Isaak

Adam Savage Inspects the Spacesuit from The Martian!

Adam Savage gets special access to one of the spacesuits from The Martian to study and document it for his personal replica project! Here’s Adam’s gleeful first impressions after opening the suit’s shipping crate and appreciate for some of the fine fabricated details seen in person. (Bring home The Martian, nominated for 7 Academy Awards®, on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD today.)

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli

Episode 335 – From the Drone Barge – 1/21/16

This week, we’re joined by Jeremy Williams and Kishore Hari to talk about rocket landings, Netflix show ratings, commercial drone regulation, and other news in tech. Kishore updates us on recent science happenings, and we chat a bit about our playtime in the Eve: Valkyrie alpha. Plus, a tease for an upcoming video we’re really excited about!

The Significance of Billiards – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 1/19/16

In this week’s episode, recorded before last Thanksgiving, Adam, Will, and Norm talk about the holiday, Adam’s affection for billiards, and the role pool played in Adam’s early life. (Note: This episode was recorded in 2015, before Adam went on his latest stage show tour.)