Today’s Maker from our new book Makers – Kerry McLean, Wall Lake, Michigan. 225-horsepower gasoline-powered monowheel. “You may be hauling ass, but you feel like you’re floating,” says McLean. The metal fabricator and machinist built his first monowheel in 1970 and has been obsessively perfecting the design ever since. “I don’t feel like anyone has seen it through,” he says. “You hear words like ‘trial and error.’ That’s just some hillbilly stuff. Broomsticks and baling wire. I’m doing R&D.” Makers: page 20. View photo! See previous Makers of the day here. View sample PDF. Click here to get Makers the book before the holidays!
Kerry McLean, Wall Lake, Michigan. 225-horsepower gasoline-powered monowheel.
Meet The Makers…Now on the heels of MAKE’s wildly popular inaugural issues, O’Reilly introduces Makers, a beautiful hardbound book celebrating DIY inspiration and the people behind the projects. Makers introduces you to a brigade of citizen engineers making their own cameras, clocks, airplanes, submarines, musical instruments, weapons, medical equipment, energy- saving devices, robots, and houses. They create their own tools to explore the outer atmosphere, the deep sea, and the behavior of tiny flies in their backyard. Sample PDF. Click here to get Makers the book.
8 thoughts on “Maker of the day – Kerry McLean, 225-horsepower gasoline-powered monowheel”
Dude, I didn’t know those things actually existed! Awesome.
Here’s a video if it in action:
And a cool “history of monowheels” page:
As Mr. Garrison said… “its better than going to the airport” :)
can i get your number for a newspaper column.
mym friend and I really need to get in contact with you. our project depends on it. Call me at 1(217)544-5362, the benkse’s house
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