Adam is ecstatic to show off his newest acquisition: a Tauntaun statue based off of Phil Tippett's original design sculpture for the creature from The Empire Strikes Back. We take a close look at the gorgeous sculptural details of this 1:1 piece, which is produced by our friends at Regal Robot. Adam can't wait to paint it!
We meet up with The Wand Company at E3 this year to check out their new upgrade modules for their Pip-Boy 2000 kit. From an actual radio (with wasteland frequencies) to actual radiation sensor, we can't wait to incorporate these mods to our Pip-Boy. Plus, a look at their new die-cast Fallout 76 vehicles!
Adam Savage takes a look at the fabrication process for detailed life-size replicas of Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit created for the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Apollo at the Park program. Here's how 3D scans of the historic suit were turned into a 1:1 3D print, molded, cast, and then painted to be displayed in ballparks across the country!
We visit the workshop of Aurum Effects, where propmaker Eric Newgard guides us through his process of painting and finishing a God of War Leviathan Axe resin kit. Eric shares his techniques for painting urethane resin to look like old wood, shiny metal, and other materials. The finished prop is beautiful!
After testing his new suit of titanium armor built on Savage Builds, Adam brings it back to the cave to repair it to a display-worthy state and build a proper mannequin stand for it! If you're in the United States, you can watch Savage Builds: Building Iron Man on Discovery GO with no cable subscription required!
We go hands-on with Tactical Haptics' custom VR controllers. Their novel approach of using shear forces in virtual reality controllers really surprised and impressed us--it may be the most interesting implementation of haptic feedback we've tried so far. Plus, we review and recommend the game Freediver!
Adam meets the titular character from the new film 'I Am Mother', and surprisingly, this robot is actually an incredible practical costume fabricated by Weta Workshop. Luke Hawker, the lead on the build who also performed as Mother, shows us how this complex suit works and what it takes to transform into a mechanical character.
Adam Savage explains what his new show, Savage Builds, is all about and what fans of Mythbusters and Tested can expect. Watch Savage Builds when it premieres Friday June 14th on Discovery Channel!
Brian Feldman of the Northampton Community College Fab Lab shows us Tobor (Robot backwards), the massive mechanized dinosaur that made the trip out to this year's Bay Area Maker Faire. And yes, it is controlled with a Nintendo Power Glove.
Adam shares the story of the very first object he made in a shop, when he was twelve years old in his school's shop class. This project was inspired by one of his favorite gags in The Little Rascals! More stories like this one are in Adam's new book, Every Tool's a Hammer, available now!
As amateur fans of Gunpla, we're thrilled to meet John, a veteran Gunpla builder who runs NewtypeHQ in the Bay Area. John brings to our studio a few of his recent builds to share his incredible work and introduce to us the world of Gundam resin garage kits! What are your favorite Gunpla models?
We meet up with Josef Prusa at Maker Faire 2019 to check out the Prusa SL1, Prusa Research's resin printer. We learn how this resin printer differentiates from laser-based SLA printers, get a close look at its intricate prints, and check out the new wash and cure station.
Sean goes over the best tools for tapping and repairing screw threads as well as how to read imperial and metric sizes.
We catch up once again with Looking Glass, to check out their new Looking Glass Pro holographic display and all-in-one computer. CTO Alex Hornstein shows us some of the amazing holograms made for this volumetric display, from animated scene to ambient creatures. Plus, we discuss the state of volumetric video and how Looking Glass can take advantage of VR and AR video pipelines.