Monday, May 07, 2018

Adam Savages Star Trek Captain's Chair

Its the greatest toy ever built and its got two secret buttons with fight music! You know, there are plenty of plans out there and all of them are different in specifications. I am of course referring to Adam Savage's Star Trek Captain Kirk's Chair project.

We're in for a real thrill today--Adam shares his Star Trek Captain's Chair story, which he became obsessed with building from scratch after acquiring a pretty hopeless replica.

The original Captain Kirk's bridge chair is at the EMP Project in seattle. With the help of friend Jeremy Williams, Adam spends a day wiring in the electronics to bring his new NCC 1701 USS Enterprise command chair to life.To get the chair right, fans will appreciate the tricky nature of this build because everything from the interface panels, lights display, rocket switches, five push buttons and Scotties intercom had to match Star Trek's Classic TV show.

After much problem solving and troubleshooting, will their efforts pays off? Well theres only one way to find out. Watch the video.  Enjoy - Live Long and Prosper.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, that's a lot of work. I bet his does more than the real chair did.

Birgit said...

This is great! I can't believe all the work and I wonder if he can order his beer from there:)

Susan Kane said...

Oh goodness! That is incredible. Adam is so fun as a person. I once dreamed that my students included Adam and Jaime. They were irrepressible.

Elephant's Child said...

How I love geeks with passion. And skill.

Tony Laplume said...

Those Mythbusters boys (and girls!) are some of the truly underappreciated bricklayers of the modern geek era. Kudos to another achievement unlocked!

Spacer Guy said...

Just so everyone realises, it looks like Adam and Jeremy had a ton of
fun building Kirk's chair because while they ran the computer tests for all the switches, Scotty and Majel Barrets voice (computer) can be heard the whole time chatting with them as they play around and test the functions of the chair. Oh what fun! I'm jealous

Liz A. said...

Is this why they ended Mythbusters? Now it all makes sense.

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