Adam Savage’s Favorite Tools: Pica Marker

Adam puts a spotlight on one of his favorite shop tools, the Pica pen(available in black or red). While he has hundreds of markers in the cave, this particular marker stands out for having a tiny point that can fit into corners and holes. It’s extremely satisfying to use for tracing and marking up projects–you may have seen it one previous One Day Builds!

Custom Cricut Maker Vinyl Cutter Workshop Cart!

A new shop tool appears! This past year, Adam incorporated the Cricut Maker vinyl cutter for making decals for prop builds, and tasked Jen with building a cart to house it along with related materials. Jen designed and built this beautiful shop cart as a vinyl cutting station, a standout addition to the cave’s arsenal of tool carts. Find the design for this cart here!

Gratitude – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 1/21/20

Adam reflects on the life and recent passing of his dog Huxley and we share stories of our pets. It’s also the season of San Francisco’s Sketchfest, and we catch ourselves coincidentally in the same place of a random West Wing rewatch. Give your pets an extra hug tonight, everyone!

Adam Savage Meets the Expanse’s Stunt Coordinator!

How do you make dangerous scenes safe, especially where zero gravity is involved? Adam Savage chats with stunt coordinator Matt Birman, who has worked on the Expanse since day one, about the challenges of balancing story, location, safety and expense. Watch The Expanse seasons 1 through 4 on Amazon Video.

Episode 534 – Sound Editing vs Sound Mixing – 1/16/20

With CES come and gone, we move to Oscar season and discuss this year’s Academy Awards nominations. Plus, Star Trek after Picard, 120Hz phone screens, and what we’d want to see from a Nintendo theme park. That and more with Will joining this week!

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Portable Soldering Station!

Adam adds to his shop infrastructure with a build for one of his new favorite tools: a USB-powered soldering iron. This compact mobile soldering station carries everything Adam needs for simple wire soldering work, and is designed around his own usage patterns and procedures!

Mark Rober, Friend of Science – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 1/14/20

Very special guest Mark Rober joins us this week on the podcast, talking about his upcoming new show Revenge of the Nerd and the process of developing big ideas for his YouTube channel. Mark teases a preview of one of his upcoming videos, and geeks out with Adam over engineering solutions to deceptively-complex problems.

Show and Tell: Relio² Desktop Lighting System

Tested Producer Joey is back to share a his experiences with a new lighting system designed for desktop and studio use. He’s been using the new Relio², a self-contained package of modular LED lights that precisely replicate natural lighting though laboratory calibration. Here’s why not all LED lights are created equal.

Tested at the AWS DeepRacer Championship Cup!

After a full year of summit and online competitions, the top AWS DeepRacer competitors travel to Las Vegas to face off in the DeepRacer Championship Cup! We chat with competitors and learn how they’ve developed models to send the DeepRacer autonomous RC car around a track it’s never seen before, and the strategies to keep pace with the world’s best. (This video is sponsored by Amazon Web Services.)