Inside Adam Savage’s Cave: The Dodo Birds Project

Adam tells the story about how a craft day with his kids led to him building his interpretation of a life-sized Dodo skeleton from scratch. But that’s just one of three Dodo birds Adam has plans for. Why would anyone need to make three Dodos? Knowing Adam, the answer is unsurprisingly awesome.

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27 thoughts on “Inside Adam Savage’s Cave: The Dodo Birds Project

  1. This might sound a bit weird, but I kind of wish they would cancel Mythbusters so that Adam would have time for these awesome projects. If he could work full time with this stuff, who knows what amazing things would come of it.

  2. Well Marv you should keep in mind a few things:

    -There are real accounts of Dodo birds when they were alive

    -Museums/Archeologists would consider this and most likely have have bone specialist exam the remains to figure out if there were any extra extremities.

    What i’m more interested in is the color scheme of the Dodo, how varied were they and do many accounts give detailed descriptions of their feather design.

  3. …Adam is occasionally a very strange man. He wants the rubber chicken effect out of a Dodo…

    I’ll wait and see it.

  4. Thanks Will, it’s one of the items that Amazon won’t ship internationally but I’ll attempt to stock up next time I’m in the US. Getting a few boxes of Super Sculpey through customs should be fun. 😉

  5. This might sound a bit weird, but I kind of wish they would cancel Mythbusters so that Adam would have time for these awesome projects. If he could work full time with this stuff, who knows what amazing things would come of it.

    I would watch the hell out of a show where all he does is work on these projects.

  6. He said “Adam from Tested.” Crisis averted you guys. 😛

    I logged in to state this. This is the first time he’s said it isn’t it?

  7. Wow, this was a fantastic video! I had oddly been avoiding videos with Adam in them, but I think I now have a giant backlog to look at!

  8. I am so excited that you have this as a project. I am Mauritian. I am first gen and grew up in SoCal all my life but most of my family lives in Mauritius and I try to go back every few years. When I saw this I totally tripped cuz no one ever knows that Mauritius exists and I always reference the Dodo bird and they usually have heard of that. What was that original article that peeked your interest? Love what you do keep doing it.

  9. you guys should do some articles about 3D scanning and use the dodo as the object. I would love an .stl for a Dodo skull to print.

  10. my 10 year old daughter just read a book by Douglas adams that talks a bit about dodos and endangered birds and has told me she wants to go to Mauritius around 20 times

  11. Does anyone have any references / mesurments for the dodo bird i want to make one. At least the mesurments for the head.

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