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Adam Savage’s Mechanical Claws

Adam Savage’s Mechanical Claws

Adam Savage plays around with an awesome new item for his collection. Designed by Gary Fay Creations, these articulated fingers elongate the wearer’s digits, while mimicking their movements. The effect is both amazing and creepy. We’re just glad they don’t have sharpened blades like Freddy Krueger’s.

Adam Savage Builds a Poker Table

Adam Savage Builds a Poker Table

Inspired by this video, prop builder and experimenter extraordinaire Adam Savage decided to see if he could put together a poker table from scratch in less than a day. It’s a great video to watch if you want to learn some tricks for cutting and bending wood curves, along with some good shop safety tips.

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Foam Chain Mail Armor

Foam Chain Mail Armor

Chainmaille, or colloquially “Chain Mail,” is that sweet looking flexible armor that dates back to the 3rd century BC. The real stuff is notoriously heavy and hard to construct. Tested’s Adam Savage and Ben Eadie show off a creative new way to make the stuff for costumes using laser-cut EVA foam.

Adam Savage’s Spot Robot

Adam Savage’s Spot Robot

In December 2019, Adam Savage unwrapped one of the coolest Christmas gifts ever – one of Boston Dynamics‘ four-legged Spot robots. He then took it out for its first walk to learn just how good it is at walking on challenging terrain. Adam and the crew at Tested plan on putting Spot through its paces over the next year.

Adam Savage’s Sweet Cream Machine

Adam Savage’s Sweet Cream Machine

As part of a campaign for Starbucks, Adam Savage was asked to help build excitement for their Nitro Cold Brew coffee. Naturally, Adam couldn’t resist doing something overly dramatic, and built a liquid nitrogen-powered engine for delivering a sweet cream topper. Disclaimer: This is not how Starbucks makes theirs.

Book into Hammer

Book into Hammer

After reading Adam Savage’s book Every Tool’s a Hammer, maker Peter Brown was inspired to try and use the book itself as a hammer. To turn it into a useful tool, he had to coat each and every page of the book with resin to harden it into a sturdy laminate known as Micarta – often used for knife scales.

Zorg Industries ZF-2

Zorg Industries ZF-2

On a recent episode of his series Savage Builds, Adam Savage decided to see if he could replicate the functionality of the awesome 6-in-1 weapon known as the Zorg Industries ZF-1 from The Fifth Element. Here, he shows off the finished build. You’ll need to tune in to see it in action though.

Blade Runner Blimp Replica

Blade Runner Blimp Replica

Adam Savage and fellow modelmaker Kayte Sabicer show off one of the coolest replicas we’ve seen in a while – an insanely detailed recreation of the blimp that hovers overhead in Blade Runner, enticing Earthlings to head for the Off-World Colonies.

Adam Savage Kit-bashes a Robot

Adam Savage Kit-bashes a Robot

Tested’s Adam Savage has built some incredibly complex projects, but here he returns to his model-making roots, and shows us how to make a completely unique robot sculpture using parts cobbled together parts from Weta Workshop’s Giant Killer Robots board game.

Savage Industries EDC Two Bag

Savage Industries EDC Two Bag

If you liked Adam Savage’s EDC One but wished it was more affordable or a bit smaller, consider your wish granted. Savage Industries has released the EDC Two. Like the EDC One, it’s also made of upcycled sailcloth and has a para-aramid reinforced base.

Building a Onewheel Skateboard

Building a Onewheel Skateboard

Adam Savage and Tested went to the California factory of Future Motion, the makers of the Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard. Adam got a tour of the factory and in the end built a Onewheel+ XR, the new model that has an extended range of up to 18mi.

Adam Savage’s Mega NERF Blaster

Adam Savage’s Mega NERF Blaster

We’ve seen some awfully impressive NERF weapons over the years, now Adam Savage throws his hat into the ring with an impressive one-day build of a NERF Rival Nemesis that has a removable see-through magazine to expand its capacity to 1,000 rounds per load.

Adam Savage: The Importance of Sharing

Adam Savage: The Importance of Sharing

Adam Savage gave a speech at the 2018 Maker Faire Bay Area that focused on sharing creations, and more importantly ideas. Savage reminds us that we don’t create in a vacuum, and even if we did, it is only right that we share for the betterment of others and the world.

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Making a Paracord Bull Whip

Making a Paracord Bull Whip

Adam Fieldson of WhipWorks makes beautiful bull whips by weaving nylon paracord. Here, he walks us through the painstaking process of making one of his whips – a gift he presented to Tested and Mythbusters star Adam Savage. You can purchase his work in his Etsy shop.

Adam Savage’s Blade Runner Binoculars

Adam Savage’s Blade Runner Binoculars

Watch Adam Savage make a replica of Deckard’s binoculars from Blade Runner 2049. He started with a 3D model made by fellow maker Jon-a-Tron, which he modified to make it more faithful to the movie prop.

Savage Industries EDC One Bag

Savage Industries EDC One Bag

Adam Savage worked with Mafia Bags to create a carry-all utility bag, the Savage Industries EDC One. The bag is made from upcycled sailcloth and a para-aramid synthetic fiber reinforced base. It has an interior pocket and pen loops as well as a hook-and-loop patch.

Glen English Motorcycle Scale Models

Glen English Motorcycle Scale Models

“No computers, no 3D printers. It’s completely made in the shed.” Tested recently visited the shop of model maker Glen English. A former professional motorcycle racer, Glen makes jaw-dropping motorcycle scale models almost entirely from scratch.

Blade Runner Universe: BtS With Adam

Blade Runner Universe: BtS With Adam

Watch Adam Savage from Tested speak in hushed tones and geek out as he takes us on a very informative tour of the set of 2048: Nowhere to Run, the prequel to the new blockbuster film (and one in which he was an extra). His enthusiasm is infectious.

The Spacesuits of FBFX

The Spacesuits of FBFX

Tested’s Adam Savage stopped by UK special effects costume house FBFX to check out some of the incredible spacesuits they’ve made for science fiction movies. The engineering, detail, and craftsmanship in each of these outfits is truly extraordinary.

Adam Savage’s Foam Doppelganger

Adam Savage’s Foam Doppelganger

While at UK effects and fabrication shop FBFX, Tested’s Adam Savage had the unique privilege of having his body 3D scanned, then replicated at life size using a 5-axis milling robot which carved his entire body from foam. We only wish they included footage of the robot at work.

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Tested Builds the LEGO Saturn V

Tested Builds the LEGO Saturn V

Adam, Will and Norm got their hands on the awesome LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V scale model rocket a bit earlier than us mere mortals. Watch them unbox, methodically knoll parts, and build the set. Assembly and story time start at 2:25.

Tested at Alien: Covenant’s Set

Tested at Alien: Covenant’s Set

Tested’s Adam Savage has been granted behind-the-scenes access to the set of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant. In the first episode, he checks out the tunnel and cavern that serve as the Dreadnought’s interior, along with the imposing Space Jockey’s platform.

Adam Savage: Chewie & 3PO

Adam Savage: Chewie & 3PO

Adam Savage likes to go to conventions undercover. For Silicon Valley Comic Con, he dressed as Chewbacca, complete with an awesomely annoying C-3PO strapped to his back. We also learned that Chewie must go through an awful lot of hairspray.

Weta’s Ghost in the Shell Props

Weta’s Ghost in the Shell Props

Tested visited Weta Workshop to take a look at some of the props they made for the live action Ghost in the Shell movie. In particular, they showed off the Major’s thermoptic suit, as well as the masks and animatronics for the robot geisha.

Adam Savage’s Custom NERF Rifle

Adam Savage’s Custom NERF Rifle

Adam Savage joined Imgur’s 2016 Secret Santa and made a custom NERF sniper rifle as his gift. He went for a weathered sci-fi look and beefed up its firing mechanism. He kinda borked the magazine with paint, but overall he did a great job. Finished build at 29:08.

Building a Pedal-Powered Strandbeest

Building a Pedal-Powered Strandbeest

For his latest one-day build, Adam Savage and his Tested pals cheated a bit, spending a couple of days cutting, welding, and assembling a complicated walking machine inspired by the work of Theo Jansen. And you thought assembling IKEA furniture was tricky.

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