I was glad to see Norman Chan and Will Smith show up at my exhibit at Maker Faire last weekend. Will and Norm manage Tested.com, which is the official online home of Mythbusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage.
Norman interviewed me on the spot. Here's how they describe the interview on the site:
Norm meets Dug North, a self-described "Kinetic Sculptor" who crafts wooden automaton sculptures. We learn about how automata work and Dug's process in bringing these elaborate wooden figures and dioramas to life.
The questions came fast. I did my best to keep up! During the interview, we cover a wide range of topics related to automata. I say a bit about automata in general, my process, my finished pieces, and what I plan to do next.
I've admired the Mythbusters since they first introduced their TV show back in 2003. For a guy like me, it is a huge honor to be featured on their site. My thanks go out to Norman, Will, Adam, and Jamie. It was a pleasure!
Here's a link to the interview on Tested.com.
UPDATE: Be sure to check out the follow-up article to this video interview in which I talk about the wood, tools, and techniques I use to make a wood automaton!