If you have an odd or specific building project that needs doing, Adam Savage, formerly the co-host of MythBusters and now of Tested, is probably the guy to get the job done. In the past, he’s built things like a screen-accurate Star Trek captain’s chair, a shrieking duck bomb, and a realistic bear costume, but his latest project is slightly more practical for regular use: Given access to a Honda Ridgeline truck by the automaker and tasked to “make his wildest pick-up truck dreams come true,” he decided to take his love of the cinema and bring it outside with a travel, outdoor movie theater.
Although this sounds like a huge task, it doesn’t actually seem overly complicated, or perhaps Savage is so good at what he does that this is how it appears. Regardless, in terms of concept, his rig is relatively simple and serves two main functions. It houses a pre-existing inflatable outdoor projection screen so it can travel and be supported by the rig while in use, and it also has a rack for storing folding chairs.
Once construction was complete and the rough edges (literal and figurative) were cleaned up, the big black box was mounted in the truck bed, plugged into the bed’s build-in power supply, and from the looks of it, everything worked fantastically.
Other members of the Tested team also cooked up ambitious projects that take advantage of the truck’s features, so keep an eye on Tested’s YouTube channel to see what other strange but wonderful innovations they came up with.
Also be sure to tune into Mythbusters: The Search, starring our very own Kyle Hill, when it debuts in 2017.
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