What a week for Apple, as they announce their most recent earnings in the wake of the embarrassing FaceTime eavesdropping bug. We discuss that news as well as iOS gaming subscription rumors, roomba lawn mowers, and deepfake Dali.
One of our favorite animated films is Iron Giant, so for this week’s Model Behavior, Bill and Norm begin the process of prepping and assembling a massive Iron Giant garage kit (made by FX artist Jon Miller). Using a posable Mondo figure as our reference for pose, we paint and prep the pieces to look like aged metal!
We gather in the cave early this morning to record before Adam heads to set, and are joined by Jen Schachter, who’s working with Adam on his new show. We chat about Jen’s move to San Francisco, favorite places to eat, and the city as it appears in film. Plus, Norm recaps a visit to the Cirque du Soleil show Volta and what he learned about that production! Find more of Jen’s projects at https://www.jenschachter.com/
We just got the software update for the Tesla Model 3 that adds six classic Atari arcade games, so Jeremy and Norm test the games for their emulation quality and USB gamepad support. Plus, we manage to get it working with an original Atari 2600 controller plugged into the car! Instructions and links for making the Xinput adapter for Atari 2600 controller here.
For makers with SLA 3D printers, Sean shows you how to make an effective UV curing oven for your resin parts! Find the parts list for this build here: http://a.co/a1NsyZe
Norm shares one of his favorite new pieces of kit, Sony’s 1000XM3 active noise-cancelling headphones. We were surprised by how far noise-cancelling technology has come, without sacrificing audio quality. Here’s a quick demo to test and show how these headphones cut out loud sounds compared to passive ear protection.
We’re joined by guest Ben Acker, co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour and writer, in town for SF Sketchfest. Ben joins us for a spoilercast discussion on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we hear about Adam’s new aerospace helmet, and talk about superhero tropes and Ben’s webcomic: Kid Midnight.
We review Dremel’s third-generation 3D printer, the Digilab 3D45. Sean runs it through its paces and goes over his likes, dislikes, and how he adapted the printer to work with a variety of filaments. Here’s why the 3D45 is a good fit for schools and maker spaces.