Interview with Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters: A great interview with one of the guys from MythBusters (the one with the mustache), which is sort of our theme show around here. This interview is short and not very deep, but does it have to be with exchanges like this?
Joe: What’s the most dangerous thing you’ve ever built?
Jamie: That would be a large list. To enter a room with the first robot I built would be to instantly spray the room bright red. I have a thing down in the shop right now that is remote controlled, very fast and has a fully automatic cannon on it.
We had some conversations about the show in our post on explosive decompression.
This is Jamie’s company: M5 Industries. Based on the looks of their portfolio, they do all right. Remember that 7-Up commercial with the vending machines that rolled around and shot cans of 7-Up at people? They did that.
2 Remote Controlled full-size vending machines mounted on tank treads. The Machines are loaded with 2 golf-kart-type-motors and are powered by 6 car batteries. One of the robots was configured differently internally with all the vital electronic components placed strategically in order to be able survive going into the ocean for the commercial.
What a job.