Why I work with the 501st Legion

Posted by andrew on Sep 15, 2017 in Hobbies

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 […]



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 […]


New Video About the EVGT-40

Posted by Andrew on May 24, 2012 in Electric Cars, Hobbies

Built by hand in my garage, the EVGT-4 is a great example of what can be accomplished by one man if he puts his mind to it. You don’t have to know all the answers when you start out, but you need to know that you can learn them. You take each piece, one at […]


Using Wifi for Automotive Guages in Electric Cars

Posted by Andrew on May 1, 2012 in Electric Vehicles, Hobbies

Working with Charlie Malone from Vintage Voltage, I have been creating a wireless wifi battery monitoring system called EVView™. The system is comprised of a wifi enabled device that hooks up to Charlie’s Battery Management System and displays the status of every cell on any wifi enabled device with a browser. The main design is […]


Interviewed for a story in the Sun Sentinel

Posted by Andrew on Apr 15, 2012 in Hobbies

My work on the electric car has started to get a lot of attention. I was contacted last week by the Sun Sentinel about doing and interview. Doreen Hemlock came out and spent about an hour interviewing me about electric cars and how I built my own. I took her for a ride in the […]

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My Electric Car Project is Chosen as a finalist

Posted by Andrew on Jun 1, 2011 in Hobbies

My electric car project, the EVGT-40 was chosen as a finalist in EVtv’s $20,000 EV Components Contest.  This is a great honor to be selected out of the 900+ entries that they received.  Winning this contest would really take the EVGT-40 to a level that I could never afford to take it to.  I really […]

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EVGT-40 at some local shows

Posted by Andrew on Dec 20, 2010 in Hobbies

The EVGT-40 got a lot of attention at some local shows in December.  I spent the whole day answering questions about electric cars and the building of mine.  The most fun was talking to the young people who really got it.  Countless numbers of photos were taken of the car with everyone wanting to pose […]


Revenge of the Electric Car

Posted by Andrew on Dec 6, 2010 in Hobbies

My car and story was featured on the web page for the motion picture “Revenge of the Electric Car” today.



Setting up a LinuxICE Car Computer

Posted by Andrew on Oct 18, 2010 in Hobbies

Setup the computer in my electric car with a version Ubuntu called LinuxICE.  This lightweight Linux distro is designed for in car computers and touch screen interfaces.  The guys who put it together have a nice start on a good system.  It is still a bit rough around the edges and required some Linux knowledge […]

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The EVGT-40 Gets Its Stripes

Posted by Andrew on Sep 15, 2010 in Hobbies

After having put over 350 miles on my Electric GT-40 without the use of a single drop of gas, the car had earned its stripes. The stripes were all laid out in Illustrator and then cut in a special auto graphics vinyl at Geekwraps. I then  applied them in my garage.   I am now  […]

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