R2-D2's Original Droid Blueprint!
The art and production design of Star Wars has been so influential to modern science fiction aesthetic, so Adam is thrilled to encounter some original production blueprints and sketches from the
The New “Rage” in Maker Tools and Techniques
What does Adam think is going to be the new “rage” when it comes to maker tools?
Weirdest Thing MythBusters Ever Built
Was there a particular MythBusters build that Adam Savage looks on fondly now for either its form or its execution? Has weather ever affected Adam's delivery date on a project?
Adam Savage's (Very Unusual) Bathroom
As part of his workshop reorganization, Adam gives the cave bathroom a much-needed glow-up!
What Happened to C-3PO's Original Costume?
Adam gets up close to some very special pieces of Star Wars history: C-3PO costume pieces that are part of Anthony Daniels' personal collection, going up for auction in the upcoming Propstore
Adam Savage Replicates The Perfect Kilogram Standard!
In his ongoing study and obsession with metrology, Adam has been attempting to find his ideal recreation of Le Grand K, the object formerly used as the international prototype and standard for the
Surprising Details of Indiana Jones' Leather Jacket!
Few pieces of film history resonate as much with Adam as Indiana Jones costume--the iconic leather jacket and buttoned shirt a defining trait of not only the character but of the pulp adventure genre.
How the Wampa in Empire Strikes Back Was Filmed!
Adam unboxes the latest prop replica from Regal Robot's Archive Collection: a recreation of the Wampa puppet used for close-up shots of the creature in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back!
Quit Taking It Personally
Does Adam Savage have advice for managing the aftermath of a bad job that you didn't have influence over?
Finding Peace After Losing Huxley
"I have a perfect work related opportunity, but worry that anxiety could get in the way.
Adam Savage Built This in a CAVE!
Let's revisit on of Adam's all-time favorite cosplays!
Long-Lost Blade Runner Filming Model Found!
Adam gets up close with a filming miniature from the original Blade Runner--the first spinner you see in the opening of the movie!
Adam Savage Builds a Royal Sceptre! (Yes. AGAIN.)
Adam continues to be obsessed with not only the crown jewels, but also all the jewelry-cutting techniques he's had to learn to build his replicas.
Should You Quit Your Job?
What's the most acceptable way to share critique? Has Adam Savage ever become aware of a flaw of his due to someone else pointing it out? How do you choose the right time to leave a job?
Adam Savage's New Mini Pry Bars
In this edition of the Tested mailbag, Adam adds two new mini pry bars to his workshop collection, gifted to him by a viewer who claims they're the best of their kind in the world!
Adam Savage Installs (the Wrong?) Lathe Variable Frequency Drive!
Now with two lathes set up in the shop, Adam thinks about how to maximize the utility of each for his machining projects.
Is Your Workplace Toxic?
How do you avoid being the type of supervisor you hated when you started out? How do you know if you have a toxic work environment (and whether it's your own fault)?
Adam Savage Sets Up His Shop's Second Lathe!
PREMIUM/PATRON EXCLUSIVE: Giving the New (Old) Lathe Some Love youtu.be/3MFUo2zQD0Q With the newly expanded workshop, Adam reclaims his second Shenwai lathe and sets it up for use with a
Adam Savage's Alligator Clip Leads Problem
While Adam is by no means an expert in electronics, he's done his fair share of wiring up lights and simple circuits to his projects.
Adam Savage's Mystery Tool Mailbag
Tested viewer Victor sent Adam this interesting hand tool he found while holiday shopping late last year, and Adam attempts to deciper its original purpose.
Stories From ILM’s Former Soundstage
What does a magic trick have to do with the house implosion in Poltergeist? On which movie did CA glue (aka "superglue") replace five-minute epoxy in modelmaking?
Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Drawer Dividers!
Adam comes into the shop during the weekend for a quick build of custom drawer dividers for his kitchen. As Adam and Mrs.
Adam Savage's Post-Death Plan for His Shop and Collections
Does Adam Savage plan to use any of the materials he inherited from ILM's former model shop? What's Adam's end-of-life plan for his collections? How does one know when it's time to cull items?
Why a Former Astronaut Was 5’13” vs 6'1"
Tested member Ian Rigby wondered about the process of fitting a spacesuit, including whether astronauts need to maintain a certain weight, and our good friend former astronaut Mike Massimino (who is
Tips From a Sesame Street Puppeteer!
Puppeteer Stacey Gordon ("Julia" on Sesame Street) stops by the shop to give Adam Savage a lesson in puppeteering, from eye focus to speaking to walking.
There Are No Pictures of Neil Armstrong on the Moon
Former astronaut Mike Massimino describes to Adam Savage what it was like for him on his very first spacewalk, including the first thing he did upon exiting the space shuttle and the first thing he
Framework 16 Teardown: Fully Modular Laptop With Upgradeable GPU!
We take a look at and inside the new Framework Laptop 16, the new fully configurable laptop with fully replaceable and upgradable components.
Meet Adam Savage’s ILM Supervisor!
You may be familiar with Adam Savage's scissor-lift toolboxes, but did you know it was a colleague's comment on Adam's first day at ILM that inspired their design?
Adam Savage's Live Streams: Wednesday, Jan 24, at 1 pm PT
Time for another virtual hang-out with Adam Savage!
Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Exploded Phone Sculpture!
OnePlus has a special offer for Tested viewers! From Jan 23 to Feb 22, viewers buying a OnePlus 12 can use the code TESTEDGIFT and receive a free gift from OnePlus with their purchase.