At the community makerspace Artisan’s Asylum, machine shop manager Ben Macalister teaches Adam metal casting — in this case, of a fidget spinner. And an excited Adam gets to pour molten metal for the first time ever! (This series and tour is made possible by The Fab Foundation and Chevron.)
Projections is back! Jeremy fills Norm in on the VR demos he played at this year’s E3, including Bethesda’s Doom VFR, Fallout 4 VR, and Skyrim VR. Plus, we chat with the developers of Gunheart, a co-op shooter with some impressive pedigree.
Jeremy and Kishore welcome Norm back to the podcast and catch him up on three weeks worth of tech news and discussion. We hear about some of Norm’s favorite museum stops on his trip, talk about Uber’s controversies, Amazon’s big purchase, and the newest OnePlus phone. Plus, the VR Minute and a Moment of Science!
Indre and Kishore dive into a discussion about artificial organs and visit a UCSF lab where researchers are engineering an implantable artificial kidney, prototyping part of it with technologies we’d find in our own workshops!
Using the incredible Codename Colosuss model that we built last month, Sean and Jeremy show you how to add smoke and sound effects to your own garage kits, tapping into the power and control board of this mechanized walker.
Jeremy and Kishore are joined by engineer & maker Zach Radding to discuss all the video game news from E3 2017, IKEA’s journey to Mars, artificial intelligence vs Ms. Pac-Man, and the latest from Hollywood’s Marvel & DC. Plus, all the VR news you can handle and a Moment of Science reveals the world’s deadliest creature!
To cap off the build, we try our hand at painting part of the mech to give it more weathering and aged detail. The team also discussing potential upgrades to the robot for a future project. Michael did an amazing job designing it!
Time to put the main body together for our beautiful robot (and a lab coat)! But there’s some troubleshooting required! As in, the vibrating turrets of the Codename Colossus need some tweaking before we can get it up and running. But we’re finally due to see this thing in action!
We’re gushing with grins and delight at the sight of these adorable animated robots created by artist Alonso Martinez. Sean chats with Alonso to learn how he designed and engineered his family of robots, using processes like 3D printing, mold-making, and silicone casting. They’re amazing!