Scale model cockpit FPV

cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.


liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box


Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste

Archive for the 'Automotive' Category

Pinewood Derby 2012

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

When I was a kid, my pinewood derby car was so terrible looking, the race marshal ran it backwards. I can’t say I could blame him though, there was no way to tell what it was supposed to be. Well, like they say, it’s never too late to have a happy childhood. This year, my […]

BMW 2000 Update

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Am I installing a Nixie clock in my car? No. But I do like to sell off one hobby to finance another, and refurbishing and modding an old car can be a costly endeavor, so I am offering up this exquisite, Jumbo IN-18 Nixie tube clock for sale. I never got around to building an […]

Cracked Dash Repair

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Update: This did not turn out to be a lasting repair. after several months, the main crack started to re-emerge, and the truck bed lining started to blister in spots. Please do not expect this procedure to be anything more than a last resort option. If “dash caps” or replacement used dashboards are available to […]

New in the Stable – 1969 BMW 2000

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Ther’s a new obsession in my life, and believe me, I’m obsessive. Lately I’ve been spending all my free time, energy, and money refurbishing this “Neue Klasse” BMW. An Unlikely Orphan This car came to me in the most remarkable way. My Friend Hugh, who is a fellow vintage BMW enthusiast was given this car […]

More Sand Hopper Progress

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Inkjet license plates and packing bubble head lights.

Suburba Car DIY 3-Wheeler

Friday, March 30th, 2007

It was about 15 years ago that I purchased Vol. 3 of the Popular Mechanics Do-it-yourself Encyclopedia at an estate sale. Inside that red, hardbound collection of reprinted PM feature projects, I found an article that would ignite a long-standing, sometimes dormant but never extinct desire to build my own car. Specifically, my own 3-wheeled […]

Sand Scorcher Replica Progress

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

One of the things that I have noticed about model driver figures, is that they tend to end up with a really alarmed, kind of Marty Feldman on crack sort of bug-eyed stare. I thought that by toning down the “whites” of the eyes a bit, I could achieve a more relaxed look.

Model Tire Sidewall Lettering

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

[1] [2] [3] [4] In 1980 I saw a TV commercial for the most remarkable model car that I had ever seen. It was a radio-controlled off-road buggy from Tamiya called the Sand Scorcher, and it could jump through the air, blast through water, and generally tackle the terrain like no other “toy” that I […]

Hybrid Car Ready in 1969

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

hybrid carIn this 1969 Popular Science article, 2 Editors get a chance to check out GM’s new Pinto-Vega-looking XP-883 hybrid-drive commuter car, and love it.

Fuel Injection Conversion Complete

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Finishing up the Megasquirt DIY programmable engine management and fuel injection system.