On location with his Brain Candy Live tour, Adam Savage talks about the upcoming March for Science, happening in 430 cities on April 22, and reveals his role in it. Visit MarchForScience.com for more information and a list of cities!
As the complexity of this technic build continues to impress, the LEGO build team sits back to appreciate what’s been assembled so far and what is yet to come in this epic set. Thank goodness we didn’t have to do the treads.
We have a new laser cutter in our office! Sean’s been setting up our digital fabrication shop in the Tested studio, and gives us a look at the 60 watt Univeral Systems laser cutter that we just installed. Join us for our first test cut: making the Tested sign!
Big pieces come together and all is well as the team continues with the Excavator build and we learn more about Annalee’s upcoming book. It has robots and pirates!
Norm, Jeremy, and guest Will gush over the new Zelda game this week as we’re back in the Tested studio and recapping the latest in pop culture, technology, and VR news. Plus, we hear about Jeremy’s experience in the Hall of Justice. Check out Will’s new Foo episode at http://www.foovr.com
While Kishore keeps us on track with the Excavator, Annalee and Norm go in-depth with their thoughts on Westworld. But wait, is that a real cliffhanger at the end of the episode?
Our special guest this week is Annalee Newitz, co-founder of io9 and Culture Editor for Arstechnica. Annalee visits the Tested office to help Norm and Kishore with the Bucket Excavator build–the baton last passed by Sean, Simone, and Angus MacLane. But first, we have to figure out where where we left off!
Will and Norm record from the cave while Adam beams in from the Phantom Zone this week! Continuing with a recap of Adam’s trip to Austin for SXSW, we discuss the scavenger hunt we organized with artist Jen Schacter, the workshops at CERN, and what it’s like to stand in NASA’s massive Vehicle Assembly Building.
For Sean and Jeremy’s second project. they tackle a beloved hand prop from the Star Wars universe–the Thermal Detonator that appears in Return of the Jedi! Ambitions for this build are high, so the Bits to Atoms team brings in help from the rest of the Tested family, including Kishore, Frank, and Adam!
Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Frank Ippolito shows you how you can measure the hardness of various materials around your shop using a simple durometer tester. Useful for replicating rubbers in propmaking!