Ask Adam: On Storage, Compressed Air and Expendables

In this live stream excerpt, Adam answers questions from Tested members Trevor Flowers, MrMobius2011 and Bertrand Le Roy ask about who does the shop ordering, how to decide which storing systems to use and Adam’s compressed air infrastructure. Thank you for your questions!

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Ask Adam: Inspiration from Cosplays Seen in Recent Conventions

Tested member Christopher Amrich asks Adam, “Is there a cosplay you have recently seen that has used some technique that you now want to try?” Yes! Thank you, Christopher, for your support and question! Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks, like asking Adam a question!

Tested in 2021: Kayte’s Favorite Things!

Modelmaker and fabricator Kayte Sabicer shares a few of her favorite things from the year, including precision tools for miniatures building and her favorite glue for papercrafting. Plus, her pick for durable and perfectly-sized utility bags to organize and store her tools!

pH Neutral Adhesive, Micro applicators for glue, Sizzix Curved Fine Tip Tweezers, Fingertip Tweezers, Speedball Linoleum Cutter, Klein Tools Utility Bags.

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Tested in 2021: Sean’s Favorite Things!

Sean brings in some of his favorite new tools from his home workshop to share, including a robust rotary tool system that outclasses your typical hobby tools, a useful handheld vise, and a few blasts from the past. We also can’t get enough of Weta Workshop’s Mini Epics vinyl figures!

Foredom Rotary Tool, Foredom Drill Press, Foredom Tool Holder, Grobet Rotary Tool, Hand Vise, Weta Mini Epics, ZOIDS, Wintergreen Opticore Holiday Lights.

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Playing Chess in Quest 2 Mixed Reality — Awesome Unity Slices Demo!

We go hands-on with the upcoming Unity Slices: Table, a mixed reality demo from Unity Labs that makes use of the Quest 2’s new passthrough video API as well as Presence Platform developer tools. Not only does it let us interact with a chessboard perfectly aligned to a real-world table for passive haptics, but this is a social app that allows users to either be connected remotely using a rendered avatar or be in the same room as each other using passthrough video. It’s a trippy and impressive demonstration of passthrough mixed reality!

Unity Slices. Thanks to Eric Provencher and Greg Madison from Unity Labs for giving us this demo!

Tested in 2021: Jen’s Favorite Things!

Jen’s favorite things from this year include shop tools to help with soldering and laser-cutting projects, an awesome starter pack of different CA glues, her favorite woodworking saw, and miniatures terrain for modelmaking. Plus, an inspirational and useful book published by the local maker space Girls Garage. What have been your essential home workshop materials and tools this year?

KOTTO Suction Hose Fume Smoke Absorber, HEPA filter for KOTTO fume extractor, Weeding Scrap Collector Ring, Tabletop Weeding Scrap Collector, Starbond Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Super Glues, SUIZAN Japanese Flush Cut Trim Hand Saw, Artificial Moss Mat Fake Grass Turf, Girls Garage.

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Tested in 2021: Norm’s Favorite Things!

It’s that time of year already! As we get close to the end of 2021 and kick off the holiday season, the Tested team look back at some of the tools, technologies, toys, and gear they’ve loved using this past year. Norm kicks things off with 3D printing recommendations, a roundup of novel LED lights, production gear upgrades, and even a holographic picture frame! What are some of your favorite things you’ve picked up this year?

Elegoo Saturn MSLA Resin 3D Printer, Johnny Fraser-Allen 3D print designs, DSPIAE modelmaking vise, USB power supply, Flexible Neon LED Strip Light, Silicone End Cap for LED Tube, USB Soldering Iron, COB LED strips, 30cm Flexible LED Filaments, iFootage Shark Slider Nano, Smoke Genie portable fog machine, Lumecube 30″ light stand, Looking Glass Portrait.

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Adam Reviews Thor’s Stormbreaker Replica

Adam is on kick of late picking up readymade replicas of some of his favorite movie props, from the Dune Crysknife to the Ghostbusters Neutrona Wand. His latest purchase is Hasbro’s Stormbreaker axe prop from Avengers: Endgame, a ripe-for-weathering replica with built-in lights and sound effects. Adam compares this 1:1 prop with another Stormbreaker in his collection that gives a different kind of cosplaying experience.

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Thanksgiving Break – This is Only a Test 626 – 11/25/21

The crew are break this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, but Norm gives an update of what to expect on the channel in the coming week and we rebroadcast a recent livestream q&a for those of you who may have missed it! Thanks to all our listeners and channel members for supporting the show and we’ll see you next week!

Adam’s One Day Builds: EPIC Spacesuit! (Part 2)

Work continues apace on Adam’s pair of xEMU-inspired spacesuits to celebrate the relaunch of the gaming network G4. One distinguishing feature of these suits are how you enter them–through a hinged backpack door. Adam spends this episode creating that backpack, which will also house the suit’s ventilation and electrical systems, and builds the all-important spacesuit stand that will allow him to get in and out of the suit during test fittings!

Learn more about G4’s relaunch here. Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: EPIC Spacesuit! (Part 1). Watch “The Beacon” short film featuring these spacesuits here.

Machinist Brett Foxwell. Designer Christine Knobel.