To wrap up the year, Adam shares a few of his favorite things he discovered this year, including a beautiful miniature cityscape model, a few tools, a Star Wars collectible, and a favorite jacket! Thanks for watching our videos and we’ll see you in 2018. Happy new year!
In our final episode of Projections for 2017, we look at the past two years of consumer virtual reality and share our favorite VR games, experiences, and innovations. From VR “classics” that nailed this new medium years ago to breakthrough experiences that changed how we understood presence, here’s what new VR owners should try out. Plus, we visit Pixar Animation Studios to chat with the producer of Coco VR about Pixar’s foray into virtual reality!
Simone shares some of her favorite things of 2017, including projects on our office laser cutter, bicycle-riding gear, robot-making motor controllers, and a new high-tech tool!
Kishore’s favorite things of 2017 include an awesome shoe technology, science book recommendation, a great Batman collectible, and yes, a guide to Thanos!
Adam is also participating in the Imgur Secret Santa gift exchange this year! His present has arrived, so let’s see what’s inside!
Adam is taking part in this year’s Reddit Secret Santa gift exchange, and his present has arrived in the cave! Let’s take a look inside!
We review TPCast, the VR headset accessory that untethers the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift from your desktop computer. Jeremy and Norm discuss the setup, latency, and visual quality of the TPCast system, and why the increased freedom of movement can be a big deal for some games. Plus, we review L.A. Noir VR Case Files, the port of the popular Rockstar game that plays even better in virtual reality.
In 2017’s penultimate episode, we’re joined by Tested set designer Danica to talk about the spirit of White Elephant gift exchanges, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Apple’s admission of throttling phone speeds. Plus, we speculate as to the future of cinema, and react to the first images of Magic Leap’s AR goggles!
One of the newest tools in Frank’s shop is a CNC Router Parts industrial-grade CNC cutting machine. This router and plasma cutter is actually a kit that you can put together, and we go through that process with the help of CNC Router Parts’ Drew Cairns. During the assembly, we learn how this machine was designed and see its capabilities in the making of some cool furniture! Next up, plasma cutting!
Most FDM 3D printers can print in one color at a time, and just a few can use two filaments at once. But the newest upgrade to the Prusa i3 printer gives us the ability to print with four colors! Jeremy and Sean test this upgrade and explain how multi-material printing works, along with its potential and pitfalls.