Build a Hovercraft With Your Kids
— When Jamie Hyneman and MeFi's Own™ Adam Savage
built hovercrafts for Mythbusters, he realized that these floating-on-air vehicles were easy to make, not too expensive, and fun. So he built one with his kids. More diy hovercraft fun.
A video was posted
of Adam Savage
's talk on inspiration
at the May 2011 San Francisco Bay Area Maker Faire
featuring readings from Emerson, Pirsig, and Chandler. [more inside]
Has man really set foot on the moon? There have certainly been a lot of claims that the whole Apollo missions were one giant hoax. Adam and Jamie at Mythbusters
examine the claims of the Hoax Believers one by one. Did they use a wire rig or slow down the film
to simulate the 1/6 moon gravity? What would it look like in real 1/6 G?
Would a footprint in the lunar regolith have maintained it's shape even if there was no moisture
to keep the material together? Why was the flag waving so much
if there was no wind on the moon? Why are the shadows on the moon not parallel
if they are coming from a single light source? Why can we see the astronauts when they are in shadows if there isn't a second light source? To finish it all off they shoot a laser at the moon
to see if the reflector they supposedly left there is actually there.
has been gagged
about doing a new episode on the ease
of hacking the new rfid enabled credit cards.
Adam Savage's talk at The Last HOPE: Fascination with the Dodo Bird
parts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C
(YouTubeFilter with a great audience Q&A session) [more inside]