Adam unboxes and reviews the Bandai die-cast model of NASA's Saturn V rocket and Apollo 11 lunar module!
In this Tested Premium/Patron exclusive, Adam watches and comments on a build that not only "kicked his ass," but one that changed the way he thinks about what is "reasonable to talk about" (especially his emotional rollercoaster as a maker) in a Tested video: NASA Spacesuit Parts.
This weekend build is a speedy one: Adam recently saw the need to improve the display stands for his spacesuits in the workshop, so they both look better displayed as well as are easier to work on while standing up. It's a build that'll require modifying a foam mannequin with a welded stand, and makes use of an effective self-leveling laser tool!
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!
While sheltering-in-place, Adam is livestreaming every week to work on builds and take questions from the Tested community! In this week's live stream, Adam assembles the Women of NASA LEGO set (which you can get here: https://amzn.to/3aKFjQY)! This was recorded from a livestream on 4/28/20.