At the San Francisco makerspace Noisebridge, members have been working on a stand-up arcade cabinet with built-in support for classic console controllers and automatically streams gameplay and video to Twitch and YouTube! We chat with Mark Willson, one of the project members of the Noisebridge Gaming Archivists Live Arcade Cabinet to see how NGALAC works!
We’re joined by special guest Greg Peltz, a set modeler at Pixar and creator of Bonelab three-dimensional skeleton model kits! One of Greg’s many passions is train engines, so the set we’re putting together is a custom locomotive that we hope to get running on the table. We chat about Greg’s work, Bonelab creations, and geek out about trains!
We catch up with prop and costume fabricator Shawn Thorsson, who unveils his latest Fallout 4 T-60 suit and Warhammer 40K armor builds. We learn how he made these larger-than-life costumes, how he blends hard armor parts with undersuits, and get up close to the beautiful paint and weathering detail of these suits!
Will Smith joins us this week as we avoid talking about Solo spoilers, but learn about a big difference of opinion in the room concerning Star Wars. We also discuss Uber’s latest autonomous car news, a brazen Samsung commercial, and what’s up with HBO’s Watchmen adaptation. Also, a recap of some cool stuff we saw at Maker Faire!
One of our favorite discoveries from this year’s Maker Faire was Snap Ships, a construction kit for designing and building your own miniature space ships. We chat with Jeff from Snap Ships about how the parts connect, the types of ships you can make, and what it’ll take to turn 3D-printed prototypes into a real product.
Kayte shows us some of her tips for fixing and correcting glue and adhesive mistakes when modelmaking. Whether it’s with hot glue, super glue, or epoxy, there’s always a way to fix or hide your crimes. Don’t panic!
At this year’s Maker Faire, we meet hobby rc builder Adam Woodworth, who in addition to making his own Star Wars foam drones to fly, also converted the Radio Flyer Landspeeder for adult driving and drifting! We test drive Adam’s Landspeeder and chat with him about his build.
Adam Savage gives his annual Sunday sermon at the 2018 Bay Area Maker Faire. Adam talks about an essential aspect of making and maker culture: generosity and sharing. With examples from his own experiences and the world at large, Adam talks about why the more we share, the more we have.
We’re bringing back Ask Adam Anything segments! Every week, Adam will take a question from the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answer them for the Tested member community. This week’s question is about Adam’s personal drawings for fun and leisure.