Mad Scientists features amateur inventors, weekend scientists and eccentric engineers who make outrageous â€œtoysâ€ out of everyday products, according to a news release. During the show, host John Bowler challenges them to improve their original invention within 48 hours.
Krug, the owner of Krug Technologies LLC by day, said heâ€™s always out in his garage tinkering with items in his spare time. Among his inventions, Krug has transformed his minivan into a jet-powered drag racer.
â€œIâ€™ve always been creative with mechanical things,â€ Krug said. â€œIt started ever since I was little. My dad had a business buying and selling used cars, and some of the cars he would take to the junkyard. I would go to the junkyard with him, and people would be throwing out all kinds of interesting things. To this day, I have fun going into the junkyard and finding things people have thrown away and getting them working again.â€
As a child, Krug said, he made his own toys, such as a go-kart with a motor from an old Ford vehicle.