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Touring Grant Imahara’s Shop

Touring Grant Imahara’s Shop

Mythbuster and engineer Grant Imahara passed away in 2020. His friends Adam Savage and fellow maker Fon Davis took a tour of Grant’s personal workshop, which has remained untouched since his death. The video serves as a tribute to Imahara’s creativity and intelligence and brought a tear to our eyes.

The Smithsonian’s X-Wing Fighter

The Smithsonian’s X-Wing Fighter

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is one of the greatest places we’ve ever visited. Recently, Adam Savage stopped by and got an up-close look at the full-scale T-70 X-Wing fighter they’re currently restoring. Lucasfilm loaned them the screen-used spaceship, which will soon go on display at the museum.

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Adam Savage as Iron Man Mark 1

Adam Savage as Iron Man Mark 1

Maker and Mythbuster Adam Savage loves to show up at conventions in costumes that completely disguise his identity. For SiliCon 2021, he walked the aisles in an awe-inspiring suit based on Tony Stark’s original Iron Man Mark 1 armor. Savage recently finished the outfit after it sat gathering dust for nearly a decade.

Adam Savage on Hammers

Adam Savage on Hammers

Unless you spend a lot of time making things, you might think a hammer is a hammer. But as expert builder Adam Savage explains, a properly-equipped workshop needs several very different kinds of hammers. We also recommend Adam’s book Every Tool’s a Hammer.

Adam Savage Hates Duct Tape

Adam Savage Hates Duct Tape

During his 14 seasons on MythBusters, Jamie and Adam tested more than their share of myths involving duct tape. So when asked what his favorite brand of the sticky stuff was by a follower, you might be surprised to learn that Adam can’t stand the stuff. Watch and learn why and what he recommends using in its place.

Adam Savage Builds a Hyperdodecahedron

Adam Savage Builds a Hyperdodecahedron

Tested’s Adam Savage got his hands on the Zometool Hyperdo, an incredibly complex building kit based on a 4D object known as a hyperdodecahedron. The 120-cell object is made up from 640 struts and 330 connection nodes. It requires a lot of time and patience to assemble, but the end result is worth it.

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.

Making a Spark Wheel

Making a Spark Wheel

Builder Laura Kampf designed and created this dangerous but awesome looking machine which generates a huge stream of sparks for creating epic long-exposure photos. When she got stumped about the ignition system, she turned to her pal Adam Savage to help come up with a creative solution.

Adam Savage on Hearing Loss

Adam Savage on Hearing Loss

You may or may not know that Mythbuster and all-around smart guy Adam Savage suffers from hearing loss. In this great clip from his “Ask Adam” segment on Tested, he talks about destigmatizing the disability, and how wearing hearing aids has improved his life dramatically. Now, they just need to make them less expensive.

Building a Mini Shipping Container

Building a Mini Shipping Container

If you like the look of shipping containers, you can buy a tissue box holder inspired by their design. But if you’re a pro model maker like Adam Savage, and want something you can sit on, you build your own from scratch. You can get the digital files for printing the photorealistic vinyl stickers here.

Adam Savage’s Pet Dragon Puppet

Adam Savage’s Pet Dragon Puppet

One thing we love about Adam Savage is how he shares work from others, and not just his own creations. Here, he shows off a charming dragon puppet he commissioned from artist Katherine Winslade. Despite being assembled from simple foam, plastic, and paints, it has a tremendous amount of personality and expressiveness.

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.

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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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
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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.

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