Tested member Steve B asked Adam, “In the early seasons of Mythbusters, one of my favorite parts of each episode was where you would give a percent chance of what you thought could happen in any given test. That went away as the show progressed, is there a reason for that?” Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks, like asking Adam a question.
What is Adam’s favorite part of making? The paint, of course! Wanting a beaten-up, shiny metal finish for his Iron Man Mark I suit, Adam applies a gloss black undercoat, adds liquid chrome, then seals it all with a clear coat. But the job’s only half done; Adam needs to wait a week for the paint to cure before he can start weathering (which will be another One Day Build)!
Adam has a background in animation, so it’s with great pleasure that he breaks out a flip-movie kit to make an animation machine! As he completes his galloping horse flipbook and adds a motor to automate the hand crank function, Adam reflects on the history of this analogue form of storytelling, and how it allowed humans to see the world in a way we’d never seen before.
How did the MythBusters camera and safety crew size change throughout the years? Who actually cleaned the location sites after each myth? Tested members Kyle Bennette and Justin Bakonyi asked Adam; here are Adam’s answers (and thank you, Kyle and Justin, for your support). Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks, like asking Adam a question.
After some initial distractions, Adam answers Tested member Jaimy V.S.’s question, “In the past or present, how do you deal with other people using your shop who might not have the same affinity for order and proper tool use as you?” Thank you, Jaimy, for your question and support! Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks, such as asking Adam a question.
Viewers have asked about this creature that hangs from the ceiling above the workshop, and Adam gives us a close look at this replica of one of his favorite monsters from John Carpenter’s The Thing! In addition to being a terrifying presence in the cave, it has a delightful feature that Adam notices when watching it from the workshop’s security cameras.
A special short episode this week as Norm checks in from his paternity leave to catch up with the gang about the latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, that bonkers Loki trailer, and our cautious optimism for the next season of Star Trek: Picard. Plus, an interview with the team behind Plutosphere, who want to make cloud-based VR a reality.
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Tested Member Wayne Lewis wondered, “Kitchens have a common recipe of sink, fridge, range being anchor points that form a triangle. What are the anchor points in your shop and how do you arrange the space to move effectively during projects that require lots of movement?” Here’s Adam’s answer! Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks, like asking Adam a question.
We’ve seen Adam use this tool from the earliest days of Tested, and Adam shows you exactly why he’s so fond of his Japanese hand saw in comparison to a traditional hack saw or American hand saw. The one he has in the cave has even been professionally sharpened, and is marked for use only by Adam!We’ve seen Adam use this tool from the earliest days of Tested, and Adam shows you exactly why he’s so fond of his Japanese hand saw in comparison to a traditional hack saw or American hand saw. The one he has in the cave has even been professionally sharpened, and is marked for use only by Adam!
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Let’s hang out with Adam as he unboxes and checks out for the first time this artifact from the release of the 2004 Hellboy movie. It’s a rare press kit that was sent out to film media ahead of the movie’s debut, and comes courtesy of a friend on The RPF. Created as a way to introduce the movie’s characters to journalists, the presentation of this press kit is in and of itself a lovely bit of world-building from the Hellboy universe!