I’m sure Adam Savage’s Tested Channel will be featured by multiple people for this blog post. I’m a big fan of his work, both the props he has designed for movies like Star Wars as well as his more recent independent projects. In this particular video, he modified a NERF rifle to give it a more authentic look. This video was interesting to me because it combined art with engineering. His projects are very mechanical, and require engineering problem solving. Yet, it must also look good. In this way, his creations sit in the middle on the art and engineering venn diagram. It is an interesting combination of practicality and aesthetics.
This video inspired me to try it on my own. Here is what I made:
In short, Adam Savage is a great inspiration if you want to get out there and make something on your own. He is a big part of the maker community and demonstrates just how limitless the possibilities are with some creative problem solving. Go check out his Youtube channel if you are interested: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDJtJKMICpb9B1qf7qjEOA