Today’s Ebay Item

missle tracker

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!

Quadcopter FPV

Quadcopter FPV
Amazing remote first person view piloting.

Make: Talk 004

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


retro vintage motorcycle helmets Pictures of boxes full of sweet vintage motorcycle helmets

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!

Archive for the 'Debris' Category

Successful FPV Quadcopter Flight!

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

My first attempt at flying my quadcopter in FPV (First Person View) mode ended in disaster when I flew into the nozzle of a doppler radar tower, and the ship was completely destroyed. I rebuilt the quad on a new frame, with some upgraded electronics and made another couple of attempts at camera/goggles drone piloting. [...]

FPV Quadcopter Shot Down By Radar

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

I finished up the FPV quadcopter with only a few changes made to the original build plan: DJI Naza Flight Controller – The “Free Flight” FC that I originally purchased just didn’t work out for me. I couldn’t make it fly right. I don’t know if I got a bad board or what, but I [...]

Downtown Seattle Time Lapse

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

It’s most interesting to watch the HD version in full screen. I shot this time-lapse from the 10th floor at 4th and Madison downtown Seattle. On the right is the Seattle Public Library designed by Rem Koolhaas. Kool name! I made this with a goPro camera set to take 1 frame per second. The goPro [...]

World Control Panel

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Superheros, Evil Mad Scientists, Supervillains, Trilateralists, Bilderbergers, Meteorologists, Oligarchs, Generals, Demographers, Spymasters, Epidemiologists, and well, who couldn’t use a retro sci-fi command console to monitor and control their worldwide concerns? My son Harlan and his friend love to play “agents” and he asked me if we coud build “a panel that has a bunch of [...]

Play Guitar With The Ventures

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I picked up this great Play Guitar with the Ventures “guitar phonics system” record album. I can’t wait to spend time with these lessons. So, dust off your Moserite and learn with the Ventures!. Click the charts to enlargify. Click the links above each chart set to hear the instructional play-alongs. Enjoy! Raunchy Raunchy rhythm [...]


Friday, December 24th, 2010

Oranges. Acrylic on fruit. These oranges are ripe, but not overly so. They were painted by my multi-talented friend, Billy Watts.

Special when lit!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

In a turn of events only slightly less fortunate than Mr. Jalopy finding a Bally Captain Fantastic just sitting there in the gutter, I just got myself a Gottlieb Road Race pinball machine! I’ve always liked pinball. When I was a kid, I would gravitate toward pinball in favor of Asteroids or Space Invaders. I [...]

Belt and Totem Pole

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Belated Garage Sale Report – August 21, 1010. My son picked up this cool, oak themed, hand tooled, youth sized leather belt at an estate sale a few weeks back. The proprietor of the sale said that her father had made the belt himself, and would have been very happy to see it go to [...]

Member in Good Standing

Friday, February 19th, 2010

I remember filling out the application that came stuffed in the liner of my copy of Duty Now for the Future.

Garage Sale Report – August 22, 2009

Monday, August 24th, 2009

There was a time when I was an avid garage saler, addicted to the thrill of the hunt and anxious to harvest the bounty of better than new, once treasured goods that the weekend had to offer. Not so much in recent years. These days, I am pretty happy to live vicariously through Mr. Jalopy. [...]