At the end of 2013 I entered Adam Savage's Inventern competition on Tested.com and, to my surprise, I won. The grand prize was to work on a week-long project with Adam - it turned out to be a bigger project than I could image, lasting 3 months.
|Cardboard camera built for Inventern challenge.
|Jetpack built for Inventern final challenge.
|Adam's diagram of the original Mecha-Hand
|The original Millenbaugh Motivator
THE FOLLOWING IS A COLLECTION OF WRITE-UPS AND VIDEOS THAT DOCUMENT MY INVENTERN PROJECT WITH ADAM
ARTICLES FOR TESTED.COM
Building the Millenbaugh Motivator - Part 1
I recount the Inventern competition - lots of stuff you don't get to see on video.
Building the Millenbaugh Motivator - Part 2
Using reference and taking measurements to build the prop.
Building the Millenbaugh Motivator - Part 3
Building and printing prototypes.
Building the Millenbaugh Motivator - Part 4
Final print and assembly!
Building the Millenbaugh Motivator - Part 5
MY SUBMISSION VIDEO - THE OCTOPOD
CARDBOARD CHALLENGE FOR TOP TEN FINALISTS
CARDBOARD CHALLENGE BOX ARRIVES
MY CARDBOARD CHALLENGE SUBMISSION (5:30am I was really tired)
FINALISTS ARE ANNOUNCED
FINAL CHALLENGE IN SAN FRANCISCO
BUILDING A JETPACK FOR FINAL CHALLENGE
INVENTERN GRAND FINALE
FIRST TIME ADAM SHOWS OFF THE HELLBOY MECHA-HAND PROJECT
TWO YEARS LATER AN UPDATE ON THE ALMOST FINISHED PROJECT
ADAM AND I DISCUSS MY 3D PRINTED MOTIVATOR FOR THE MECHA-HAND