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'Mythbusters' host Adam Savage built a rickshaw pulled by a Boston Dynamics robot

Boston Dynamics, the robotics startup famous for its animal-like robots, started leasing its "Spot" robot last year. Former "Mythbusters" host Adam Savage got one for his "Tested" YouTube channel, and decided to build a bespoke rickshaw for it. The experiment was an overall success, although Spot struggled taking the rickshaw up a slight hill. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Boston Dynamics started leasing out its animal-like Spot robots in September, and they're already ...
Tags: Youtube, Trends, Adam Savage, Boston Dynamics, Savage, Spot, Seth Davis, Aker BP


Adam Savage builds a steampunk rickshaw to be pulled by a Boston Dynamics robot

The fine folks at Boston Dynamics, busy building our future robotic overlords, have loaned Adam Savage a Spot robot for the Tested team to play with. For his first project, Adam built a gorgeous steampunk/Victorian rickshaw for Spot to pull. The results are glorious.
Tags: Post, News, Steampunk, Robots, Adam Savage, Boston Dynamics, Adam


Adam Savage Found the Perfect Reason To Spend Tens of Thousands of Dollars on a Robotic Dog

With a price tag of tens of thousands of dollars, Boston Dynamics’ Spot robodog was a tough sell when it officially went on sale last September. A real dog was much cheaper, and arguably more useful, but as an alternative to an electric car, Adam Savage might have found the perfect way to justify buying a robotic dog.Read more...
Tags: Science, Softbank, Robots, Robotics, Tested, Adam Savage, Boston Dynamics


Adam Savage and Numberphile's Matt Parker discuss math-love and Matt's latest book, Humble Pi

I love when poly-nerds (their term) get together to enthusiastically jam on ideas and share their mutual love of playing brain tennis. In this Tested video, Adam Savage sits down with mathematician and educator Matt Parker for a wide ranging discussion of Matt's book, Humble Pi, Numberphile, the YouTube channel Matt is part of, the difficulties of teaching math to kids, the creativity of computer programming, how his "semi-magic" "Parker Square" became a meme (and a t-shirt), and much more. I...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Youtube, Adam Savage, Polymath, Matt, Matt Parker, Numberphile, Math is fun, Parker Square


Watch Adam Savage get zapped by electricity

A fun video from 2011 Maker Faire. After his talk, Adam Savage (back when Mythbusters was still on the air) performs the Doctor Who theme song with ArcAttack. We do love Adam Savage around here at Boing Boing. Subscribe to ADAM SAVAGE'S TESTED, his great new YouTube channel. [via IMGUR, congrats, Kristen Lomasney!] Adam Savage does ArcAttack
Tags: Video, Science, News, Diy, Electricity, Adam Savage, Mythbusters, Maker Faire, Tesla coils, Kristen Lomasney, Boing Boing Subscribe


Adam Savage's favorite tools: Handheld Sheet Metal Brake

I'm loving these 'my favorite tools' videos from the all-new ADAM SAVAGE's TESTED. About this new clip says Adam: “In today's episode of favorite tools: the handheld sheet metal brake! It's pretty esoteric, but SUPER useful.” More about the show: Host of Discovery Channel's long-running series MythBusters, Adam Savage has spent his life making things. From a cardboard suit of Excalibur armor when he was 13 to a REAL suit of Excalibur armor (with Terry English) when he was 50, Adam has buil...
Tags: Video, Tools, News, Diy, Creative, Adam Savage, Do It Yourself, Adam, Adamsavage, FavoriteTools, Terry English, Kristen Lomasney


The Platform Exceptionalism of YouTube

The major social media services are often described as fundamental platforms of the internet age. The companies that control these services use this argument to justify their astronomical valuations, and their critics use it to validate the need for regulatory intervention. As longtime readers know, I’m often skeptical of this digital deification. Services like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram aren’t really platforms: instead of providing core functionalities on which others can build ...
Tags: Instagram, College, Uncategorized, Netflix, Jack Dorsey, Adam Savage, Facebook Twitter, Frankenstein, Facebook Instagram and Twitter


Spot the Robot Dog Trots Into the Big, Bad World

Boston Dynamics' creation is starting to sniff out its role in the workforce: as a helpful canine that still sometimes needs you to hold its paw. From a report: This autumn, after years of dropping view-amassing videos of Spot the robot dog fending off stick-wielding humans and opening doors for its pals, Boston Dynamics finally announced that the machine was hitting the market -- for a select few early adopters, at least. BD's people would be the first to tell you that they don't fully know wha...
Tags: Tech, Adam Savage, Boston Dynamics


Boston Dynamics appoints its first-ever new CEO

After more than a quarter-century spent developing some of the industry’s most iconic and advanced machines, Boston Dynamics is a company in the midst of a profound transformation. This week, the Waltham, Mass.-based organization issued a number of key announcements, all focused on the same fundamental shift, as it readies the release of two commercial robots: Spot and Handle. The top of the company has recently seen its first major shakeup since its founding in the early 1990s. Founder Marc ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hardware, Softbank, Aclu, Ncaa, Robotics, Adam Savage, Hiring, Boston Dynamics, TechCrunch, Sdk, Savage, Bay Area, Spot, Perry


Boston Dynamics’ Spot gets an SDK and co-starring role in an Adam Savage video

This next year will be one of the most important since Boston Dynamics was founded back in 1992. After changing hands from Google to Softbank, the robot maker is getting more aggressive about commercializing products, bringing Spot to market, while Handle waits in the wings. The news includes a new CEO, its first since founding. This week, Boston Dynamics is also making Spot’s SDK available to the public via Github. That will go live tomorrow. It’s a pretty big step for the company and its p...
Tags: Travel, Google, Softbank, Aclu, Robotics, Github, Adam Savage, Boston Dynamics, Sdk, Savage, Spot, Michael Perry, Mythbuster, Marc Raibert


The Best of What I Read in 2019

2019 was a huge year for me.  I rediscovered nature, recommitted to writing, experimented widely, scuttled many things that have weighed on me for years, and greatly improved my overall investing. Most important, I deepened my relationships with my family, my girlfriend, her family, and my closest friends more than in any previous year. 2019 was a year of surprising business growth. But more surprising still, it was a year of developing a greater sense of inner peace, and the two have ra...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Japan, Texas, Steve Jobs, Drew Houston, Germany, Evernote, Singapore, US, Lifestyle, America, San Francisco, Earth, Ted, Austin


The Best Books and Articles I Read in 2019

2019 was a huge year for me.  I rediscovered nature, recommitted to writing, experimented widely, scuttled many things that have weighed on me for years, and greatly improved my overall investing. Most important, I deepened my relationships with my family, my girlfriend, her family, and my closest friends more than in any previous year. 2019 was a year of surprising business growth. But more surprising still, it was a year of developing a greater sense of inner peace, and the two have ra...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Japan, Texas, Steve Jobs, Drew Houston, Germany, Evernote, Singapore, US, Lifestyle, America, San Francisco, Earth, Ted, Austin


My top ten maker tips for 2019

In the spring of this year, I started a weekly tips newsletter, Gareth's Tips, Tools, and Shop Tales. I had released a book of tips in 2018, called Tips and Tales from the Workshop, and couldn't shake the habit of tips-collecting. So, I decided to launch a newsletter to share what I was rounding up each week. The newsletter has been a big success and I am thrilled with the response I've gotten. I decided it would be fun to go through the last seven months content and share ten of my favorite ti...
Tags: Twitter, Post, News, Makers, Adam Savage, Tips And Tricks, Keith, Gareth, Fred, Perry, Leah, Stefan, CNC, Frankenstein, Amie, Scooby Doo Lego


Superhero Bits: ‘Superman & Lois’ Rumors, Chadwick Boseman Not Interested in Doing Disney+ Shows & More

Want to see Adam Savage‘s collection of Marvel prop replicas he made? Will Superboy and Damian Wayne be part of the Superman & Lois series? When does the spin-off series Green Arrow and the Canaries take place? Which Runaways cast member isn’t returning for the third season? Will Mark Ruffalo appear on the She-Hulk series? How did James Gunn help Zachary Levi land the role of Shazam? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Adam Savage showed off his impressive collection of pr...
Tags: Movies, Harley Quinn, Runaways, Birds Of Prey, James Gunn, Hulu, Cw, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Savage, Shazam, Kevin Smith, Chadwick Boseman, Lois, Marc Guggenheim, Comic Book/Superhero, The-Flash


Adam Savage Talks to Us About His Latest Secret Cosplay, Fandom, and More

Adam Savage knows how to make an entrance—even when you don’t know it’s him. The maker and former Mythbusters star has become a household name in the cosplay community for his “Incognito Cosplay,” where he secretly tours comic convention floors in elaborate costumes. He recently hit New York Comic Con to debut his…Read more...
Tags: Costumes, Video, Science, Interview, Cosplay, Adam Savage, Mythbusters, Spirited Away, New York Comic Con, New York Comic Con 2019


The Morning Watch: VFX Artists React to Marvel Movie Magic, Swordmaking at Weta Workshop & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, VFX artists react to and explain the digital effects used to bring the Marvel Cinematic Universe to life (for better or worse). Plus, Adam Savage partakes in some swordmaking with the movie magic geniuses at...
Tags: Movies, Hobbit, Jon Hamm, David Tennant, Adam Savage, Charlie Sheen, Adam, Paul Rudd, Aragorn, Weta Workshop, Video Of The Day, Lord-of-the-Rings, The Morning Watch, The-Hobbit, Corridor Crew, Marvel Cinematc Universe


Kevin Kelly, Adam Savage, Norm Chan discuss continuous learning, knowledge sharing, and how tools open up possibilities

I love it when really smart people, especially those well-versed in science, technology, and DIY, sit down and ramble on about whatever's currently tickling their proverbial fancies. In this video, Adam and Norm from Tested.com chat with the always-informative Kevin Kelly. While the conversation is free-ranging, there is a loose theme about learning-on-demand, knowledge sharing, and the power of tools to inspire possibilities. Here are a few useful take-aways from the discussion: Being your ...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Learning, Youtube, Wikipedia, Adam Savage, Richard Feynman, Kevin, Adam, Kevin Kelly, Danny Hillis, Access To Tools And Ideas, Kevin Kelly Adam Savage Norm Chan, Journal Club, Journal Clubs


Recent Readings, 5

This is a fun online comic (from Google) which explains the idea of “federated learning” — part of a solution for privacy. It’s way to share the advantages of aggregated data without aggregating the data, only aggregating the results. Cool. This is true for me: Walking is the key to productivity. Link. Backing up civilization on Earth by making copies of important texts and sending them into space, or depositing them on the Moon. It seems trivial, but if done iteratively, might be useful. Here i...
Tags: Google, Future, US, Adam Savage, Rodney Brooks, Moon What


The Morning Watch: Science of ‘Starship Troopers’ Bugs, Speaking ‘Game of Thrones’ Languages & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, take a scientific look at the bugs from Starship Troopers and see how close they are to representing the real science behind insects. Plus, listen to the expert behind Game of Thrones languages critique thos...
Tags: Movies, Game Of Thrones, Ryan Reynolds, Paul Verhoeven, Adam Savage, David J Peterson, Pikachu, Video Of The Day, Starship-troopers, Kathryn Newton, The Morning Watch, Detective Pikachu, Ryan Reynolds Justice Smith


Adam Savage, 'Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It' [BOOKS]

'Mythbusters' TV star Adam Savage's first book is out. 'Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It' is a wonderful read, in which Adam shares his own personal guidelines for creativity, from inspiration to execution. In 'Every Tool's a Hammer,' the sci-tech TV host and longtime Boing Boing pal encourages each of us to explore, build, make, invent, and fully enjoy the thrill of being alive and capable of creating. It's a wonderful book, and couldn't come out at a more perfect time. We'...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Diy, Makers, Adam Savage, Tom Sachs, Mythbusters, Adam, Guillermo, Picks, Traci Des Jardins, Jamie Hyneman Nick Offerman Pixar, Andrew Stanton Oscar


Adam Savage on Great Tools, Great Projects, and Great Lessons (#370)

“A true creator knows that you follow the thing to where it’s going, not to where you think it ought to go.” — Adam Savage Adam Savage (TW: @donttrythis IG: @therealadamsavage FB: therealadamsavage) has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas and futuristic […]
Tags: Lifestyle, Adam Savage, The Tim Ferriss Show, Adam Savage Adam Savage


On Adam Savage's Tested: "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and the Voyager Golden Record

In 1979, the USS Enterprise flew onto the big screen in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Without giving away too much of the plot, NASA's Voyager probes, launched in 1977, featured prominently in the film. Of course, the Voyager probes carry the Voyager Golden Record, the iconic message for extraterrestrials that my friends Timothy Daly, Lawrence Azerrad, and I released on vinyl for the first time as a lavish box set. While the Voyager Record isn't mentioned in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, I w...
Tags: Video, Space, News, Nasa, Star Trek, Adam Savage, Frank, Frank Drake, Ariel Waldman, Golden Record, Voyager, Timothy Daly Lawrence Azerrad, V'ger


Jeff Bezos is about to host his annual invite-only robot conference. Here's the first picture from the show (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos annual robotic and space conference is about to take place. Trucks are rolling in now to the Palm Springs resort where it is held every March. Business Insider has obtained a picture of at least one cool drone that will be on display for attendees. Even though Amazon is launching a new re:MARS conference in June that will be open to the public, CEO Jeff Bezos is still gearing up for his invite-only soiree called MARS next week. The MARS conference typically takes place around the t...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Adam Savage, Boston Dynamics, Palm Springs, Michael J Fox, Miller, Parker, Bezos, Parkinson, Caleb Harper, Ric Miller, Saildrone, Parker Resort


How to use practical effects to create explosions for toy photography

When photographing toys, there are many tricks that can make your scenes look lifelike and realistic. To add an extra kick to certain scenes, you need to create mini-explosions, and this can all be done with practical effects. So, in this video, Norm from Adam Savage’s Tested hosts toy photographer Johnny Wu. He guides you […] The post How to use practical effects to create explosions for toy photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Adam Savage, Practical Effects, Toy Photography, Johnny Wu, Adam Savage’s Tested


Adam Savage and the IRL Digital Revolution

Myth Confirmed I recently started re-watching old Mythbusters episodes with my two oldest boys — and we’re having a blast. The original series, which ran on the Discovery Channel from 2006 to 2016, was hosted by special effects engineers Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. Curious about what happened to Jamie and Adam after the series ended, I did a little poking around and discovered that among many other things, Adam became involved in the maker website Tested.com, which was rebranded as “Ada...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Adam Savage, Jamie, Adam, Jamie Hyneman, Digital Minimalist Book Club, IRL Digital Revolution


Model makers Kayte Sabicer and Adam Savage build a jaw-dropping replica of the Blade Runner blimp

Adam Savage keeps mining deeper and deeper strata of nerdly obsessions, with recent Tested projects including collaborating with other prop makers to create a spot-on ACES NASA astronaut suit for cosplay, building a 3D-printed hand cannon from Mortal Engines, and another pilgrimage to Middle Earth, aka Weta Workshop in New Zealand. And then there's this model-making masterpiece Adam has just revealed, a 1/2-scale build of the prop blimp used in Ridley Scott's 1982 flim, Blade Runner. Built by ...
Tags: Post, News, Nasa, New Zealand, Ridley Scott, Middle Earth, Adam Savage, Adam, Weta Workshop, Kayte, Nerdly Obsessions, Prop Makers, Kayte Sabicer


2018 Best of Bag Design

We're living in a digital age, but we still have lots of physical things we need to carry around. The first bag was probably invented by a caveperson, but here in 2018 we're still cranking out new, innovative bag types. Here's the best of what we saw this year in bag design:Adam Savage released his NASA-inspired, made-from-recycled-materials EDC Two bag, a lower-cost version of his toolbox-inspired EDC One. For an actual toolbox-in-a-bag, check out Klein Tools' super-handy Tradesman Pro Tool ...
Tags: Design, Nasa, Bags, Adam Savage, Edc, Klein Tools, Nomatic, IAMRUNBOX, Lina Westin


Giant LED - Tracking Adam Savage

Here you will find a rendition of a Giant LED ,re-purposed to act as a Twitter, YouTube and Twitch alert lamp. It's main purpose for me is to provide an alert when there are tweets, videos or twitch streams by Adam Savage and the tested team, and to be fair, a couple of other people I follow like Ro...By: AjaxjonesContinue Reading » [Author: Ajaxjones]
Tags: Lifehacks, Adam Savage, Twitter YouTube, Ajaxjones


5 common tax myths could cost you thousands

Fact: Taxes are confusing — and it doesn’t help that there are so many myths that swirl around the subject. It makes sense though. There’s no class in high school on how to do taxes, and the subject is LOADED with heated beliefs and emotions. People did start a literal revolution over it after all. However, knowing how to separate fact from fiction is crucial to avoiding an audit and penalties, and getting the most out of your tax refund. Let’s debunk the 5 most persistent tax myths that you...
Tags: Personal Finance, Marketing, Adam Savage, Irs, Uncle Sam, Turbotax, Jamie Hyneman, American Pet Products Association


Tabletop gamer's gift guide for 2018

If you have an avid gamer on your holiday gift list, here are some great game gift recommendations for 2018. You can also find plenty of other candidates in the "What's new in tabletop gaming" pieces I posted this year. Also, check out the Boing Boing Toys and Games gift guide for a few additional suggestions. Wildlands ($57) Game design doyen Martin Wallace is probably best known for railroad and civilization-building games (Age of Steam, Railways of the World, Brass, London, Struggle of Empi...
Tags: Amazon, Post, UK, News, US, House, Gift Guides, Dungeons & Dragons, Adam Savage, Netrunner, Tabletop Games, Don, Adam, Cory, Gygax, Hill House