We loved the film ‘The Martian’, and are obsessed with the design and build of its beautiful orange spacesuits. But sometimes overlooked are the fictional NASA EMU spacesuits made for the film. At FBFX’s studios in London, Adam examines this costume up close to see how it evokes NASA’s real spacesuits while being subtly different […]
See Adam and Michael this fall on their Brain Candy tour! For tickets and info, visit http://www.braincandylive.com/ Adam is joined by Vsauce’s Michael Stevens for a special One Day Build in the cave. Michael has recently taken up playing the Kendama, a Japanese cup and ball toy, and Adam helps make one from scratch that […]
After extensive testing for two months, Sean reviews the Ultimaker 3 3D printer. We go over what makes this FDM printer appealing for professionals, the capabilities of the dual-head extrusion system, and stress testing this printer with an intricate replica of the Zorg ZF-1! Find out more about the Ultimaker 3 here: https://www.matterhackers.com/store/printer-kits/Ultimaker-3-d-printer Printable ZF-1 […]
Sean and Norm discuss the effects of negative air pressure compared with positive air pressure in PC cooling, and test different configurations for maximizing airflow through a computer case. The high-speed camera footage doesn’t lie! Shot and edited by Norman Chan Subscribe for more videos! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testedcom Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/testedcom Get updates on Facebook: […]
Tested producer Joey Fameli tests the Sony a6500 in his search for his next camera upgrade. Joey talks about how he uses small formfactor cameras for video production and how an interchangeable lens photography camera like the a6500 would fit into his workflow. Find the Sony a6500 here: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1289585-REG/sony_alpha_a6500_mirrorless_digital.html/BI/19960/KBID/13109 Shot and edited by Joey Fameli […]
We ditch the gas station and go full electric with the Chevy Bolt, the new electric vehicle that just hit the roads. Our own Jeremy Williams picked up the Bolt as his first EV, and we go for a ride and test drive to learn about his experience driving it for a few weeks. Shot […]
Welcome the return of the Tested mystery mailbag! We start 2017 off with a package from artist Rob Loukotka, aka FringeFocus, who launched a successful crowdfunding campaign for his beautiful NASA-themed poster. We love it! Shot by Ryan Kiser Subscribe for more videos! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testedcom Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/testedcom Get updates on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/testedcom Tested […]
And finally, here are Adam Savage’s favorite things from 2016! Adam shares his new love for swordmaking, using tools and techniques he learned from our trip to New Zealand and Weta Workshop! Shot and edited by Norman Chan Subscribe for more videos! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testedcom Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/testedcom Get updates on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/testedcom Tested is: […]
Watch Frank sculpt this creepy mask here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2O7vyKnYfo Watch the painting of this mask here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nx4N97SVNg Our latest project with Frank Ippolito lives at the intersection of creepy and amazing. For this year’s Comic-Con, Frank designed, sculpted, and painted a LEGO-inspired mask, made to look like a real-life version of a minifig. We’re calling it […]
Every year, members of the Replica Prop Forum gather to share their projects and works in progress. Here are some highlights from this year’s RPF party, including great replicas of movie props from Star Trek, Jurassic Park, comic books, and even Pixar films. Check out that Pizza Planet Truck! Shot and edited by Joey Fameli […]
Replica prop builder Brian Mix is obsessed with the 60s sci-fi show Lost in Space, and has built a working analog replica of the computer on board the Jupiter 2 spaceship. He explains how the prop was sourced from a real Burroughs B205 computer, which was also the same one used in the Adam west […]
The new season of BattleBots premieres this week! We were on set during the filming of this year’s BattleBots, and met with some of the teams, old a new, backstage in the builder’s pit area. Meet their new bots! Shot and edited by Joey Fameli Subscribe for more videos! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testedcom Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/testedcom […]
More tiny computers! This week, Patrick Norton stops by the Tested office to review the Odroid C2, a tiny ARM-based computer that can run Linux and has several advantages over the Raspberry Pi 3. We talk about the importance of USB and Ethernet throughput for these computers, and what projects you can use them for. […]
What makes a good mechanical keyboard? And why are peripheral companies releasing new gaming keyboards so frequently? Patrick and Norm discuss the state of this essential accessory, and how the switches in new keyboards from Corsair, Razer, and Logitech compare. Which type of switch do you prefer? Shot by Joey Fameli Edited by Norman Chan […]
Just back from his latest tour, Adam Savage shares some of the gear he loved using this year, including a new favorite hoody, iFixit toolkit, his iPad Pro, a pocket thermal imaging camera, and the OneWheel self-balancing electric skateboard! What are some of your favorite things you used this year? iFixit Universal Bit Kit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U6QGQ60?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B00U6QGQ60&linkCode=xm2&tag=testedcom-20 […]
After you get enough practice flying a mini-quad the next step is something like DJI’s Phantom 2 mid-size quadcopter. We go hands-on with this quadcopter at CES 2014 and learn about its flight and video recording capabilities, transmitter controls, and GPS auto-return ability.
The secret of Wired’s Comic-Con robot is that it actually isn’t a robot at all. It’s a cleverly designed suit that employs a combination of practical effects tricks to give the illusion of a lurching heavy mech. We speak to the makers of this amazing suit to learn about its innovations and how it’s unlike […]
Adam puts on his Admiral Ackbar cosplay and walks the floor of San Diego Comic-Con incognito. Watch the making of this costume here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol6YD93HsAg Subscribe for more Tested videos! http://youtube.com/testedcom?sub_confirmation=1 Watch more YouTube Geek Week videos at http://youtube.com/geekweek Find more general awesomeness at http://www.tested.com
In this new semi-regular series, Jamie tackles questions from Tested readers and viewers about various topics of interest. And to kick things off, Jamie stops by the Tested office to have a chat about a technology he’s been using a lot lately: computer-aided design. Subscribe to this channel and submit your questions to Jamie by […]
Google’s Nexus 4 Android smartphone is finally back in stock for anyone to buy. This flagship Nexus phone is sold off contract at an incredible price, but lacks LTE. We live with it for a month and test its capabilities to decide if having no LTE matters day-to-day.
For this week’s Show and Tell, Norm shares some 3D printed finds that anyone can buy online. Not everyone has access to a MakerBot, but any designer can upload a model and have it printed in a variety of materials with a service like Shapeways. These two prints are especially awesome.
One of the surprise announcements of this year’s CES was Xi3’s Piston PC, which the company cryptically described as a “development stage computer game system optimized for Steam gameplay in Big Picture Mode.” We try to decode what that exactly means.
Will and Norm review Apple’s new thin and light tablet, the iPad Mini. Here’s how it compares with other iOS devices and why Will may be trading his full-sized iPad for this tiny iOS device. Just don’t call it a 7-inch tablet.