In this Ask Adam Savage, Adam answers Jacob Keller’s question, “Do you keep all your cosplay costumes or have some of them ended up in the trash bin after use? How do you store them?”
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!
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 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 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!
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/)
We check out the xArm 7, the upcoming 7-axis robot arm made by UFactory, who previously released the desktop-sized uArm. UFactory’s co-founder Tony walks us through the functions of their new industrial arm, shows us how it works, and explains why they built this arm for professional use.
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.
This week, we discuss the trope of first contact with alien life as portrayed in science fiction films, and the many ways in which the discovery of extraterrestial intelligence is portrayed. Joining us for this lively conversation is Dr. Seth Shostak, the Senior Astronomer for the SETI Institute!
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!