Episode 339 – Beware the Spoiler Cake – 2/18/16

Apple takes a stand against the government, Mattel announces a 3D printer for kids, and Google dumps yet another beloved application. We’re joined in the studio this week by our Kishore and Frank to chat about this week’s technology news, the wild success of Deadpool, and pirating academic journals. That, and TV Quest 2016!

The Hateful Eight SPOILERCAST – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 2/16/16

We were due for a Spoilercast, so this week, the gang talks at length about Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, as well as watching films at San Francisco’s new Alamo Drafthouse theater. Adam also shares his newest favorite toy!

PREMIUM – Ask Adam Anything #1: Workshops and Work Spaces

In case you missed it, we’re kicking off a new series for the Tested Premium Member community in which Adam will take your questions and answer one every week! For this first episode, Adam talks about how he operates in different-sized workshops and work spaces, and why the way a shop is set up is a reflection of how you make things. If you have a question or something you want to share with Adam, post in the comments below!

Cognitive Bias – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 2/11/16

Sorry for the late episode this week! We meet up in the Cave to talk about Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s slams against Flat Earth believers, cognitive bias, and the implication of mic drops. Also, we announce the next book we’ll be discussing in two weeks time!

PREMIUM – Prepping Adam Savage’s Blade Runner Blaster

In preparation for bringing his Blade Runner blaster replica to meet the original prop in Dan Lanigan’s collection, Adam spent an afternoon tweaking and touching up his build. We chat with Adam about how he tore down his blaster, what fixes he made, and what he took away from the prop playdate! (Also, check out our new HTML5 player!)

Inside Adam Savage’s Cave: Glue and Paint Carts

With a little more time on his hands, Adam is continually working on projects in his workshop. Some of those projects are building out the Cave’s infrastructure. We stop by to check out his newest glue shelves, which are made from old airplane food service trolleys! Here’s how the refurbished rolling carts radically increases Adam’s efficiency in the shop!

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli

Episode 338 – Quality Tweets – 2/11/16

Lots to talk about this week as we’re joined by Jeremy Williams and Kishore Hari to recap the Super Bowl (technology and chicken wings!), discuss our hopes for Star Trek, Jeremy’s appearance on Mythbusters, and the latest news in tech. How do you feel about the newest changes to Twitter?

Tested In-Depth: Formlabs Form 2 SLA 3D Printer

We go in-depth with the Formlabs Form 2 SLA desktop 3D printer, which creates models by curing resin, layer by layer with a laser. Sean and Norm have been using the printer for the past few months, stress testing its new resin materials, print resolution, software, and cartridge-based resin. Here’s how Form 2 compares to the first-generation Form 1, as well as FDM printers.

Shot by Adam Isaak and edited by Norman Chan