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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Awesome Robot Spider!

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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Awesome Robot Spider!

We're in Adam's cave to check out one of his obsessions, a robot spider with incredibly realistic movement. Adam shows off the special box and platform he built to tinker and calibrate the spider, and then sends it crawling around the pool table in his shop. It's not for the arachnophobic!

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Adam Savage
Norman Chan
Simone Giertz
Joey Fameli
Gunther Kirsch
Ryan Kiser
Jen Schachter
Kishore Hari
Sean Charlesworth
Jeremy Williams
Kayte Sabicer
Bill Doran
Ariel Waldman
Darrell Maloney
Kristen Lomasney


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Adam Savage's Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton

The newest addition to Adam's Cave is a replica of the Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton. Adam acquired raw castings, had them chromed, and then applied weathering effects himself to make it look like a realistic human-hunting machine.


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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: C-3PO Protocol Droid

Adam shows off the shiny gold-plated C-3PO that stands in the middle of his workshop. Learn about the process of vacuum metallizing that gave this chrome coating. Believe it or not, there's an interesting story behind it!


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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: The Dodo Birds Project

Adam tells the story about how a craft day with his kids led to him building his interpretation of a life-sized Dodo skeleton from scratch. But that's just one of three Dodo birds Adam has plans for. Why would anyone need to make three Dodos? Knowing Adam, the answer is unsurprisingly awesome.
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Adam Savage Tests Boston Dynamics' Spot Robot!

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Adam welcomes a new member to the Tested family: Boston Dynamics' Spot robot! All throughout this year, Adam will be conducting builds and projects with Spot, integrating it into the workshop and taking it on adventures in the field. The first thing to do is test Spot's capabilities at an outdoor training course! Our Year with Spot commences!

Shot and edited by Gunther Kirsch

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Ryan Kiser
Jen Schachter
Kishore Hari
Sean Charlesworth
Jeremy Williams
Kayte Sabicer
Bill Doran
Ariel Waldman
Darrell Maloney
Kristen Lomasney

Intro bumper by Abe Dieckman
Set design by Danica Johnson
Set build by Asa Hillis

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How Boston Dynamics' Spot Robot Works!

Adam Savage has been operating Boston Dynamics' Spot robot for a few months, getting to know the ins and outs of its capabilities. While more projects with Spot are in the works, Adam today answers questions about how Spot works, showing core features like how it's manually controlled to how it can autonomously navigate planned missions. Its different gaits are mesmerizing!

Shot and edited by Norman Chan
NOTE: This video was recorded before the Bay Area's shelter-in-place policy.

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Sean Charlesworth
Jeremy Williams
Kayte Sabicer
Bill Doran
Ariel Waldman
Darrell Maloney
Kristen Lomasney

Intro bumper by Abe Dieckman
Set design by Danica Johnson
Set build by Asa Hillis

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How to Make a Remote Controlled Spider Robot!!

In this video I show you how to make a remote controlled spider robot.

Clarification... The introduction of the video is stop motion animation, it was only done to visually enrich the content and to exemplify how the idea was born without using a real spider. I do not intend that you believe that the final result of the product is the same.
Also keep in mind that remote control does not always mean that it is Radio Control, since you can control something remotely even when using a physical connection.

Keep in mind:

The content shown in this video is experimental, everything was done during the recording, if you plan to recreate what is shown here, be careful when using the tools and keep in mind that you must have basic knowledge of electronics and basic tools.

Read the following recommendations if you plan to recreate it.

-Don't make the same size shown here, in spite of having included other 2 motors, a 9-volt battery was used at the end to move and the motors were burned after a while of operation, the problem is solved if it does smaller maybe half or less.

- Get a battery holder for 4 units, it's better and cheaper than doing it manually.

-The engines have to be all similar.

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Music Used

Gloom Horizon
Secret of Tiki Island
Vicious
Spellbound
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Adam Savage Meets Alien: Covenant's Xenomorph Animatronic!

On the set of Alien: Covenant, Adam gets up close with the animatronic Xenomorph head that's worn by the film's creature puppeteer. Seeing this head animate and lunge, we learn how the animatronic operators work with the performer to breathe life into this 9-foot tall creature.

Alien: Covenant is now available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD.

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli

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Gunther Kirsch
Ryan Kiser

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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: The Zorg Industries ZF-1

Tested takes you inside Adam Savage's man cave where he keeps amazing movie props and collectibles, as well as works on his own projects. Today, Adam tells the story of his Zorg Industries ZF-1 replica from The Fifth Element, which he's been working on for over 13 years.

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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Indiana Jones Bullwhip

Adam shows off the Raiders of the Lost Ark bullwhip he braided by hand. Learn why it was such a labor of love to make this whip from a single piece of kangaroo hide, and how this whip is a little different than the one Indiana Jones uses in the movies.
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Tour of Adam Savage's Cave!

Somewhere in San Francisco is a hidden workshop of wonder. A place where iconic characters, creatures, and props from cult favorite movies are pulled from the screen into reality. Adam Savage's Cave is the Mythbusters host's personal sanctum, the place he goes not only to build his painstaking creations but where he displays a lifetime's collection of oddities, eclectic memorabilia, and film props. It's the well that's at once the source of Adam's inspiration and a reflection of his obsessions. And Tested.com is pleased to invite you in for an exclusive tour of Adam Savage's workshop.

Plus, Adam's shop is now on Google Street View! See if you can find the secret location, through a sewer manhole cover somewhere in San Francisco...


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Adam Savage's Spot Robot Rickshaw Carriage!

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Adam's first project with Boston Dynamics' Spot robot gives it a novel purpose: pulling a custom-built carriage with Adam as its passenger! Watch Adam give Spot some Victorian flair and the interesting problems that arise in marrying cutting-edge robot technology with vintage transport.

Thanks to Zach Radding for his help with this project! Find his work at

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Shot and edited by Gunther Kirsch

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Norman Chan
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Gunther Kirsch
Ryan Kiser
Jen Schachter
Kishore Hari
Sean Charlesworth
Jeremy Williams
Kayte Sabicer
Bill Doran
Ariel Waldman
Darrell Maloney
Kristen Lomasney

Intro bumper by Abe Dieckman
Set design by Danica Johnson
Set build by Asa Hillis

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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Space Glove Vacuum Chamber

For a friend's birthday present, Adam recently made this mock vacuum chamber and airtight space glove from scratch, and shows us how it works. The vacuum box is part prop and part puzzle--the user has to manipulate a set of nuts and bolts to complete a circuit to activate a sign. Best birthday present ever!

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Bear Costume!

For this One Day Build, Adam Savage builds the head for his grizzly bear costume from Comic-Con 2016! Adam explains how he sketched out the design for the character, how he experimented with its forms, and how the suit comes together. But the head is the most important part!

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Music by Jinglepunks

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Jeremy Williams

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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: What's in the Mailbag?

We stop by the cave, where Adam shares a mystery package he recently received from David, a Tested viewer from the Netherlands. After checking out its surprise contents, we geek out over the amazing packaging job too!
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Weta Workshop's MOOSE Attack Robot from Chappie!

Adam Savage visits one of his favorite places in the world, the miniatures and collectibles prototyping shop at Weta Workshop! During this visit, we're shown a prototype replica of the desktop MOOSE robot from Chappie, and Adam discusses the possibilities of turning this robot into a collectible or hobby kit!

Shot by Steve Unwin

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Jeremy Williams
Kayte Sabicer
Bill Doran
Ariel Waldman
Kristen Lomasney

Intro bumper by Abe Dieckman
Set build by Asa Hillis
Set design by Danica Johnson

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The Awesome Robot Battles of ComBots Cup 2012

We visit the ComBots Cup championships, where 220-pound robots clash and destroy each other in thundering deathmatches. Veteran BattleBots competitors share their strategies and show off exactly what makes an awesome combat robot. These fights are loud!

Show and Tell: Robugtix T8X Robot Spider!

Remember Adam's creepy robot spider that he got a few years ago? The company that made that prototype has finally released the T8X, an updated version of the remote-controlled spider. Its movements are eerily lifelike, with an inverse kinematics algorithm coordinating all of its leg servos. In today's Show and Tell, Norm shows off what this spider can do!

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Shot and edited by Joey Fameli

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The Rise of the Robugtix T8X Spider Robots

Recorded using a swarm of Robugtix T8X Spider Robots.

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The T8X Spider Robots each have 26 Robugtix® servo motors and are powered by the proprietary Bigfoot™ Robotics Engine, which calculates all the complex robotics movements seen in the video in real-time.

No CGI was used in the making of this video.

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Jamie Hyneman's Robot Racing Spiders: Postmortem

At the conclusion of the Robot Racing Spiders project, we check in with Jamie to talk about what went right and wrong with this experiment. Jamie walks us through the mechanics of the spider build, how his design was implemented, and what he didn't expect to happen.

Edited by Thomas Crenshaw

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