Maker Spaces: Cirque du Soleil’s Traveling Workshop

For each of Cirque du Soleil’s traveling “Big Top” shows, the technical crew have to build out a fully operational workshop tent to maintain and repair the equipment used on the show. We go into Volta’s workshop to learn how each department efficiently sets up and packs up their gear to go on the road.

Project TankBall: Real-Life RC Tank Soccer Game You Can Play!

Jeremy and Sean have partnered with Other Ocean, the game developers behind the Xbox indy game #IDARB, to make Project TankBall! The idea is a live action RC soccer game using tanks that players can control remotely over the streaming service Mixer. The team explains the process of prototyping the game, which is launched today and will evolve over time with your feedback! Play the game on Mixer at

Episode 486 – RIP Bud Knight – 2/7/19

With this year’s Superbowl behind us, we talk about the aftermath of everything non-sports-related with the big game, including our favorite commercials and Kishore’s wings experiments. Plus, a new Google Chrome extension opens our eyes, HP’s new VR headset, and Apple’s retail shakeup.

Tested: Behind the Scenes of Cirque du Soleil’s Volta!

We go backstage at Cirque du Soleil’s traveling Volta show to learn how this “big top” production moves across the continent and sets up its massive performance venue. Sean Groves, the show’s automation mechanic, runs us through the technology behind the scenes, and how modern tech works hand in hand with Volta’s artists in this amazing show.

Appreciation for Editors – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 2/5/19

How often do you get to feel a totally new physical sensation? Will shares stories from his recent trip to Chicago for ORD camp, including discussions on imposter syndrome and welcoming newcomers into group conversations. Plus, we talk about the underappreciated role of editors in TV and film.

PREMIUM – Model Behavior: Iron Giant Build, Part 2

Bill and Norm meet back up in Adam shop over a month after they first began work on the Iron Giant garage kit to continue the process of piecing this massive figure together and giving it another layer of paint and grime. With each pass, we’re amazed by how this resin model’s rusted look evolves into something that looks truly old and heavy. (Watch part 1 of this build here in case you missed it!)