Why I work with the 501st Legion

Posted by andrew on Sep 15, 2017 in Hobbies

Tarful the Wookie (Dan Smith) and R2 (with me operating in the background as a Jedi) visit Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami

When I started building a full size R2D2 and later a Death Trooper outfit, many of my none geek friends questioned what I was doing and why.  I have been fan of the 501st Legion since I first heard about them many years ago, but it wasn’t until I began spending so much time in children’s hospitals with my son who was fighting cancer that I really understood their power and knew I had to get involved.   Read more…


McClary Design and Engineering to Provide 3D Printing and CNC

Posted by Andrew on Mar 27, 2017 in Business


As my family continues the battle with my youngest son against cancer, I have been working putting together a business plan for doing more design and prototyping work for others who have ideas as well as making props for the movie industry.  This new business, McClary Design and Engineering, (mcclarydesign.com) will officially be launched later this year after my son has completed his bone marrow transplant and he is healthy. Read more…



Posted by Andrew on Jun 24, 2016 in Hobbies


When my son Nicholas was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, he was no longer going to be able to go to school.  He and I decided that we would start working on an R2D2 astromech and use it as a project to learn robotics.  As it turned out, the chemo has been too hard on him and he very quickly lost interest in the project.  But for me working on it became therapy to keep my mind active and a way to escape all of the horrors that were going on in our lives right now with his treatment.  In spending so much time at the children’s hospital, I also go to see how any kind of distraction for the kids at the hospital really made a big difference in their day, so I decided that the primary purpose of this R2D2 going to be visiting children’s hospitals to cheer up the kids.

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Knight Hawk Customs

Posted by Andrew on Nov 12, 2015 in cars


After working hard for the last 3 years on Car Show TV, the bug to start designing cars and car parts has led me to opening my own design and engineering firm McClary Design which will produce car parts under the brand name KnightHawk Customs.  Though I have continued some of my work with High Voltage Hot Rods and kept the company open providing parts to local projects, that company name no longer reflects the direction that I want the company to go.  Read more…


Thunderstruck Loaders

Posted by Andrew on Nov 12, 2015 in CNC Operation

thunderstruck_banner-5x2My latest project has been a product design for loading AR-15 and AK-47 magazines.  If you have ever loaded one of these magazines by hand then you know the pain your thumbs feel after your have loaded a few 30 round magazines before going to the range.  Read more…

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Car Show Television at Amelia Island Concours dElegance

Posted by Andrew on Mar 10, 2014 in cars

Andrew McClary and Alex Berry shooting show at Amelia Island


Car Show Television got a chance to visit Amelia Island Concours dElegnace last weekend.  It was an amazing event and a highlight of my career in television.  I have been to lots of car shows, but this one is at the top of the list for the best I have ever been to.  Ever single car at the event was either historically significant or extremely rare. Read more…


Car Show Television Looks Forward to 2014

Posted by Andrew on Dec 20, 2013 in cars, Employment

Andrew, Alex, and Claudia pose with the cast of American Graffiti at Daytona Turkey Run

Car Show Television has just completed its 26th episode of 2013 and looks forward to a great 2014. As the co-creator of the show, editor, host, and executive producer the show has really been a labor of love. Alex Berry, my partner in the show, and I have worked hard to not only make the show a success but also to bring light to the car community here in Florida. Read more…


Andrew McCary Speaks at TEDx Jupiter

Posted by Andrew on Dec 20, 2013 in Electric Cars

I got the honor of being invited to speak at TEDx Jupiter in November. I was asked to give a talk on my experience with electric cars and where I thought the technology should go. It was a great honor to be in the room with so many scientist, artists, and people with great ideas.


I don’t do anything illegal. Why do I care if the government spies on me? – You should!

Posted by Andrew on Aug 12, 2013 in Politics

“I don’t do anything illegal.  Why do I care if the government spies on me?”  This is a comment I have heard many times by naive people who don’t think it through.  Unfortunately that seems to be a common enough thought even for many individuals who I consider very intelligent.  But I want to explain to you why it is naive and how giving this power to any government for any reason is dangerous and needs to be stopped now. Read more…

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An IT View of Prism and its Dangers – Its not a partisan issue

Posted by Andrew on Jun 11, 2013 in Politics

Major Andrew McClary fighting for freedom

Its very interesting the the whistle blower is a mid level IT manager.  Even more so that he is a contractor.  But the fact that he held these positions should be our wake up call to the real dangers of data collection by both the US Government and by private companies.   Just the collection of “private” conversations, emails, and text into a digital database is extremely dangerous.
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