Mythbusting mega-nerd Adam Savage got inspired on eBay one night and purchased a Star Trek captain’s chair. But what arrived was a disappointing, inaccurate mess. Not to be defeated, he built his own based on a series of fan blueprints. It has working electronics on board, a bevy of sound effects, and “99 percent” authenticity.
Warning: This video is almost 40 minutes long, but it’s an exhaustive guide to building your own captain’s chair. The thing ends up a (mostly) authentic thing of beauty, one that’s a great way to turn around a bad eBay purchase and become the envy of geeks everywhere.