Making a 3D-Printed Sith Lightsaber Kit!

We’re thrilled to unveil a new 3D printed project from Sean Charlesworth! Sean was inspired to design and print his own Star Wars-inspired lightsaber, but with his own twist: this Sith model is a cutaway design that shows the internal construction of the hilt. Sean discusses how he came up with this design and how he used the Formlabs Form 2 printer fabricate it. Plus, the design files are free for anyone to download!

Stranger Things SPOILERCAST – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 8/16/16

We’re all dressed up this week to talk about the Netflix show Stranger Things! It’s a spoiler-filled podcast with guest Rebecca Watson! We also talk about public speaking at weddings and the merits of coffee naps.

USC Mixed Reality Lab’s VR Redirected Walking Demo

We recently visited the USC Institute of Creative Technology’s Mixed Reality Lab, where virtual reality researchers are experimenting with software that will let you walk around forever in VR. We test their redirected walking and lightfield model demos and learn how these technologies could work in future VR games.

Shot by Joey Fameli and edited by Tywen Kelly
Music by Jinglepunks

Adam Savage Meets Aardman Animations’ Puppets!

A special visit to the cave this week as two friends from Aardman Animations visit Adam and bring along some of their amazing stop-motion animation puppets! Jimmy and Gary work at Aardman’s model shop, and show Adam the intricate details that go into each puppet. Plus, a surprise for Adam!

Shot by Joey Fameli and edited by Tywen Kelly
Music by Jinglepunks

Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Refrigerator

Frank Ippolito unveils another dream build! His Han Solo in Carbonite refrigerator is exactly the kind of brilliant idea that’s not easy to execute. We walk through the build process and show how Frank sourced accurate parts from the replica prop community and added awesome features like glowing lights!

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Music by Jinglepunks

Find in Page – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 8/9/16

This week, Will shares the reactions of his friends and family getting VR demos for the first time, Adam talks about surprising lessons in tough love, and Norm makes an announcement about an upcoming trip. We also give a little more love to Netflix’s Stranger Things (no spoilers yet)!

Tested: Shooting and Editing 360-Degree Video

Thanks for enjoying all of our Comic-Con videos these past two weeks! One of the things we were allowed to do for the event was experiment with 360-degree video production for a live demo before Adam’s panel. We sit down to discuss our learning experiences from shooting and editing video for virtual reality.

Shot and edited by Adam Isaak
Music by Jinglepunks

Episode 361 – Fiducial Markers Everywhere – 8/4/16

The full team is back this week to talk about disappointments in recent comic book adaptations, a massive pinball convention, the new Galaxy Note 7, and our appreciation of the Netflix show Stranger Things. Plus, an idea of how to make use of 8K cameras. (Apologies for the audio in this episode–our sound recorder shut down mid-recording and we’re using a backup feed.)