Hands-On with the Oculus Quest VR Headset!

We go hands-on with the new Oculus Quest standalone virtual reality headset! This six degree-of-freedom headset lets us walk in vast open spaces without any cables. We play four games that showcase the capabilities of Quest and chat with Product Manager Sean Liu about the technology and hardware inside!

Episode 468 – The VR Hour – 9/27/18

We record a special episode this week on location on the floor of Oculus Connect 5! Jeremy and Norm are joined by Darshan Shankar, founder and CEO of Bigscreen VR to talk about the Oculus Quest and other announcements made this week. It’s a full episode of VR talk! Thanks to Darshan for guesting this week, and check out Bigscreen VR at https://bigscreenvr.com/

Adam Savage’s Starchild from 2001: A Space Odyssey!

Adam shares the story of a recently completed project: an accurate replica of the Starchild prop seen at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The journey to making this prop involved collaborations with effects artist Steve Neill, finishing work by Tested’s Kayte Sabicer, and electronics by Jeremy Williams! Keep an eye on it’s hypnotic gaze!

PROJECTIONS, Episode 58: Oculus Connect 5 Games Preview!

Projections is back! We’re at Oculus Connect 5 this week to check out new hardware and games, and go hands-on with several VR games coming out in 2019. Here are our impressions for Stormland, Vox Machinae, Space Junkies, Defector, Final Assault, and Echo Combat’s new game mode!

The Prodigal Martian Returns – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 9/25/18

Adam talks about his time at New York Maker Faire, a trip to Frank Ippolito’s shop to resume work on the Martian spacesuit project, and the work left to be done in the cave before heading to New York Comic Con. Plus, an appreciation for the original Predator movie! (Learn more about Our Children’s Trust at https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/)

Offworld, Episode 1: Contact (1997) with Dr. Jill Tarter

Due to popular demand, we’re releasing our Offworld show as an audio podcast! Subscribe today to get new episodes and catch up on our show. For our inaugural episode, we talk about the 1997 film Contact with special guest Dr. Jill Tarter, whose work at SETI was the inspiration for the main character of the book and film.

PREMIUM – Model Behavior: Groot in Carbonite Garage Kit!

Time to put together another garage kit! Bill brings a kit featuring a pretty sweet mash-up: baby Groot at 1:1 scale frozen in carbonite. We use this kit as an opportunity to practice some oil washes, as well as install a lighting kit. This was the project that put us in contact with VoodoFX!