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Combining tech and art to create a hamster-powered drawing machineArtist Neil Mendoza explains the inspiration behind his Hamster Powered Hamster Drawing Machine, and why he likes mixing analog and digital art.
We are here in the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California and we found the man behind the hamster powered hamster. Hamster drying machine hamster drying machines right here in front of us It is right here in front of us we're looking right at it in real life and Neil Mendoza is the artist and designer behind that It was a lot of work it kind of evolved into being what it is today started off with kind of a fascination with drawing machines and I all ready had some experience making you know doing programming and electronics so then I took that experience I guess and started applying it to Art making. I made a physics simulation of the drawing arm plus the machine and then I use that physics simulation to kind of trace out whether where the wheels need to be then end up with these two circular drawings then I use like a machine called a CNZ machine which is basically like a big robot to kind of cut our wood for me I started becoming very interested in that. And then I build a drawing machine which worked, but then I was like what on earth is this thing gonna draw. People's interests seems to shift between the two parts of it and then take it in as a whole. And be kind of like, wow that's really cute. I think this might work. I want people to engage in the moment rather than Escaping the moment. [MUSIC]