Mister Jalopy

Mister Jalopy

Mister Jalopy breaks the unbroken, repairs the irreparable, and explores the mechanical world at hooptyrides.com.

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Mr. Jalopy's adaptation of the Orange Crate Racer project from the 1949 classic Make It and Ride It. Read more »


A look back at the glory years of engineering for common folk. Read more »


Rather than lamenting the slow death of drive-in theaters, I decided to build my own, mount it on an adult tricycle, and take the movies anywhere there’s an AC outlet. Vibrant online communities of DIY projector enthusiasts have ironed out the kinks and built the focal calculator software tools, and... Read more »


Convert electric Chinatown party lights to battery power. Read more »


Make an invaluable tool for right-angle metal work. Read more »