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Inside Mister Jalopy’s garage

MAKE editor-in-chief Mark Frauenfelder continues his propagandizing of all things Maker Media (go Mark!) over on Boing Boing TV. Today, he talks with MAKE contributing editor, and Volume 11 cover model, Mister Jalopy. The two wander through Mister J’s garage while this “professional amateur” talks about some of the motivation behind the madness (“I’m a sucker for any tool with a leather belt on it”).

Mister Jalopy’s Garage – Link


  • Mister Jalopy and Mark Frauenfelder on public radio today – Link
  • Primer: Welding – Link

From the pages of Make:

MAKE Volume 11 includes a special “DIY Wheels” section, with plans for making a mobile drive-in movie theater, a cool chopper out of an old bicycle, and a pedal powered iPod charger. We’ll also show you how to make a remote control bird feeder to take amazing photos of birds, a vintage-style remote control race car out of sheet-metal, and a vacuum-former that lets you create molded 3D parts out of plastic. These articles are just the tip of the iceberg in this project-packed volume of MAKE – Link & if you want to get this right away, subscribe (use code CMAKE, get $5 off USD for readers!).

2 thoughts on “Inside Mister Jalopy’s garage

  1. samurai1200 says:

    ha! what a phenomenal little video blog. mr jalopy is such an odd guy, its cool to see some of the junk he’s collected and retrofitted. i have an electronics shop near me with TONS of WWII-era-and-earlier radios, NONE of which are for sale. I’ve seen them sitting there for years…

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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