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Ask Adam: Keeping Builds Clean (Despite Dirty Hands)

In this Ask Adam, Adam Savage responds to akaPixelpeter's comment, "You do a lot of (spray)painting and such but always seem to keep your builds clean even though you do get your hands/fingers dirty; I would get fingerprints all over my build for sure."

Adam Savage's Live Builds: LEGO Orca Fishing Boat (from Jaws!)

While sheltering-in-place, Adam is livestreaming every week to work on builds and take questions from the Tested community! This week, he assembles a custom LEGO set from Ichiban Toys ( ): Quint's boat Orca from Jaws! Grab a seat, it's time for knolling and storytelling!

Episode 552 - One Year of Quest - 5/21/20
The reverse-order podcast returns as special guest Devindra Hardawar joins us this week to talk about how the Oculus Quest platform has grown in its first year of release, the release of Half-Life: Alyx workshop tools, and the technologies and use cases for AR glasses that will make them mainstream. Plus, Build 2020 news, new shows we've been watching, and a special science interview segment!
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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: LEGO Sorting and Storage System!

Adam's been doing a lot of builds during the lockdown, which has been very relaxing and stabilizing. And in this video, he takes on a longer-term organization project: sorting and building a storage system for his massive collection of LEGO! It's a walk down memory lane for Adam's decades-long relationship with building LEGO, and not an easy challenge to tackle. Thankfully Adam's Mom is here to help out! What are your own strategies for sorting LEGO pieces?

Adam Savage's Favorite Tools: Multi-Blade Utility Knife!

Adam can't get enough of this new utility knife that he's been using in the cave! On its surface, it looks like any standard box cutter with snap-off 9mm blades, but this knife also holds extra blade cartridges in its handle for automatic reloading when you finish an entire blade. It holds up to five blades and is super satisfying to use--perfect for quick projects like foamcore or cardboard crafting!

The Prototyping Impulse - Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project - 5/19/20
The gang discusses their strategies for design and prototyping when embarking on a build, and the growing collection of shop tools Adam is fabricating while in lockdown. We also talk about the latest episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and the role technology played in making the Star Wars show. Plus, which of these two movies would you prefer we choose for the next spoilercast: The Raid or Snake Eyes?
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Adam Savage's Giant Music Player Prop!

This oversized prop is not only a blast from Adam's past as a professional modelmaker, but an artifact from a different technological era. Adam shares the story of how he came to get this gig and his process for building a faithful replica of this early 2000s-era internet music player. It's a look into his scratch-building thought process and the problem-solving Adam had to go through for color matching this now-obsolete gadget!

Adam Savage Answers Your Questions! (5/12/20)

While sheltering-in-place, Adam is livestreaming every week to work on builds and take questions from the Tested community! This livestream took place on 5/12/20, in between Adam's demonstration of aging prop money. Join the Tested Discord server to ask questions:

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: NASA Retro-Reflector Replica!

Adam makes a replica of one of NASA's classic lunar experiments: a laser ranging retroreflector left on the Moon that are used for precise measurement of the orbit and orientation of the Moon relative to Earth. It's a model that makes use of off-the-shelf prisms that mirrors light directly back to its point source, like the mirrors on road markers or bicycles. This replica is of the kind of retroreflector array NASA is sending with current Mars missions. And for this quick build, we see the debut of some tools like the sheet metal nibbler and unibit!