Adam recently went behind the scenes of Syfy’s The Expanse, visiting the production and exploring the props, costumes, and sets created for the show. One of Adam’s favorite places was the costume department, where costume designer Joanne Hansen let him get up close to the custom armor and outfits worn by the cast. Plus, a visit to the costume breakdown and aging room for a look at weathering!
Is something that’s “like talking to a wall” REALLY that bad? Maybe not. Using accelerometer technology, Adam Savage shows how GE engineers were able to detect and travel sound through several feet of concrete. Watch more here.
Frank shares some of his favorite blades and techniques for cutting foam for prop and costume fabrication. Whether you run a large workshop or just work out of your garage, we want to hear your shop tips that you rely on in your projects. Post them in the comments below!
Norm’s back from vacation and can’t stop talking about the technology of theme park rides. We also talk about the new Star Wars movie title, discuss how artificial intelligence could win at poker, and get angry in a Moment of Science. Plus, what’s the best desktop screensaver of all time?
One Day Build time! Using some materials left from a previous ping pong-related build, Adam makes a ping pong machine gun that he’s wanted to make since he was a teenager. This rapid-fire prop was used in Adam and Michael Steven’s touring show Brain Candy Live!
Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Music by Jinglepunks
Even though the set is completed, the build team sticks around to chat about Kenji’s process for developing and writing recipes for his book and blog.
Norm, Kishore, and Kenji continue on the Yellow Submarine, while discussing another obsession: Star Wars and the recent Rogue One release.
For the Reddit Secret Santa exchange this past holiday, Simone made a custom laser-cut star map using some internet searching, vector drawing, and laser cutting at the Tested office. She walks us through her one-day project so you can make one too!
Could a snowball have a fighting chance in hell? Using a FLIR thermal imaging camera, Adam Savage shows how GE, using a mysterious material called Alloy X, saved a snowball from melting away after being submerged in molten metal. Watch more!