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    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Refridgerated Cooling Suit!

    One of Adam's longstanding cosplay goals is finding a way to stay cool under his costumes while wearing them all day. He's tried a variety of cool suits and hacked-togethered water-circulation units, and today he enlists the help of engineer and scientist Kipp Bradford to build a compact refridgeration system that he can wear. In fact, the system they build is a replica of the cooling unit in the spacesuit simulator used in NASA's HI-SEAS experiment!

    Adam's Finger Accident - Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project - 3/31/20
    Longterm haircut and beard trimming strategies are discussed this week as we enter week three of working from home. Adam tells the harrowing tale of a hand injury he sustained late last week that was truly frightening, Norm finishes the West Wing, and we point to some resources for makers 3d printing PPE for health care workers.
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    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Mystery Stone Head

    This week's show and tell from the cave is inspired by a question from viewers--some of you watching Adam's builds have noticed a mysterious stone head in the back of the cave and wondered about its origin. Adam takes that piece of decor off the back wall and reveals that it's a piece of set decor from an episode of Mythbusters!

    Tested From Home: Jen Schachter's Projects!

    While the Tested team is working from home and practicing social distancing, we'll be sharing the projects we're taking on and our own strategies for making the best out of self-isolation. Fabricator Jen Schachter checks in with a toolbox organization project as well as new tools for her home shop for making picture frames.

    Episode 544 - Talking About Alyx - 3/26/20
    The release of Half-Life: Alyx is the big story, and we spend plenty of time going over the game and the decisions Valve made to push the limits of VR. (All of our discussion is spoiler-free this week). We also chat about what the maker community is doing to provide its support during the covid19 crisis, and what could happen next. Stick around for an interview with Valve's Robin Walker and Corey Peters, as well as our spoiler alert review of the latest Picard episode!
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    Adam Savage's Chewbacca Display Case!

    Adam dives into his love of making boxes and display cases for the objects he builds and collects. These boxes are Adam's way of interacting with the props, costumes, and model miniatures in the cave--a way to contribute to their worldbuilding. And one of the Adam's favorite cases is the one he made for his Chewbacca cosplay mask!

    Baby Zoomers - Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project - 3/24/20
    Week two into our work-from-home reality, we check in to talk about Adam's livestreaming experiments, his build of the Ecto-1 model kit, and why we feel so strongly about staying at home during this time. Video conferencing as a means for connection is also creating new social norms and changing the way we hang out with our family, friends, and co-workers.
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    Configuring a Gaming Laptop for VR and Content Creation

    With a shelter-in-place policy in effect in California, the Tested team is working from home sharing their current projects. Norm checks in with his recent testing and research into gaming laptops powerful enough for VR headsets and video editing, using HP's Omen 15 as an example of a system that uses Intel's Coffee Lake H processor and Nvidia's mobile RTX graphics card.

    Adam Savage's Favorite Tools: Safety Visor

    Safety glasses are an essential part of every workshop, and Adam takes issue with the design of those that don't fit well over his glasses. Enter this full-face visor, which Adam was inspired to seek out after seeing them used as a piece of costuming on the TV show Westworld! These sci-fi looking goggles have a great fit and wide near-field visibility--they're by far Adam's favorite safety glasses!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Thermal Detonator Kit!

    Adam makes use of his new soldering station setup in this assembly of a beautiful Star Wars Thermal Detonator replica prop kit from KR Sabers/One Replicas. Not only is it a beautiful chrome metal kit, but it's designed to work with an intricate electronics system for lights and sound effects! Adam has a blast putting it together and problem-solving through the process!

    A New Normal - Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project - 3/17/20
    We're podcasting remotely this week, and for the foreseeable future as the team adheres to social distancing recommendations in the wake of the Covid19 outbreak. Adam, Norm, and Will check in to talk about how they're dealing with the isolation and what they're watching in the meantime. We discuss the film 1917, some more West Wing, and some interesting facts about toilet paper.
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    Adam Savage's Dream Diary Sculpture

    Adam shares the story of one of his favorite sculptures from his past: The Somnambulist's Travel Kit. It contains an artificially aged book that Adam used to chronicle his dreams for months, along with other artifacts that would live alongside that tome. And as Adam explains, it took an accidental discovery for this sculpture to reach its potential as a piece of art.

    Making the Custom Microphones for Hamilton!

    We continue our tour backstage at the San Francisco touring production of Hamilton with a visit to the audio room, where assistant audio engineer Adrianna Brannon gives Adam an overview of what it takes to build, maintain, and manage the dozens of microphones used in the show. Adam also gets to check out King George's crown! Thanks to the team at Hamilton SF for being so welcoming during our visit!

    Adam Savage's Nailer and Stapler Storage Rack

    In this tale from the cave, Adam recaps a recent weekend build he couldn't resist making: a storage rack for his collection of favorite staplers and nailers. From his trusty T50 staple gun to pneumatic staplers that he's been favoring lately, these shelves needed to hold nailers of all sizes. And that's where Adam ran into an unexpected problem. Let's hear him tell the story!

    Adam Savage's Favorite Tools: Chicago Screws

    For cosplayers, trading tips and tricks are the bread and butter of the community. One of the best secret weapons for cosplayers are called Chicago screws. They’re also known as paper rivets, binding screws, or binding posts. They come in an endless variety of finishes, depths, and materials. They’re fabulous for attaching armor sections together that can move without nuts and bolts sticking out and scratching you or other parts of your costume!

    Adam Savage Reveals What's Left of the Original Buster!

    Adam shows off something special from his collection: four pieces of the very first Buster used in Mythbusters. Here's the story of how Adam found that first crash test dummy to test on the show, how it was destroyed, and where the pieces ended up over the years.

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Poker Table!

    Adam has previously shown his replica poker chips set from the movie Rounders, and now he needs a proper poker table as well. This One Day Build is just that: a custom poker table that fits atop the circular podcast table in the cave! Making this 47-inch diameter table has Adam bringing out a bunch of power tools in the shop, cutting the wood in interesting ways to get this distinct form.