Thomas Arey

T.J. has been a freelance writer to the radio/electronics hobby world for over 25 years and is the author of Radio Monitoring: A How To Guide.

Author of these Magazine Articles

Computer Printer Salvage
PC Load Letter?! Over 200 useful parts for free!
In Projects from MAKE: 32: Design for Makers page 108

Trash Can Composter
I like to pick things out of trash cans and reuse castaway items. Here, I repurpose the trash can itself to facilitate recycling organic waste into beneficial compost.
In 123 from MAKE: 31: Punk Science page 155

Mr. Coffee Autopsy
Scrounging parts from a dead coffee maker.
In DIY: Circuits from MAKE: 30: Smarter Homes page 134

Watch Case Wrench
Make a custom tool in minutes to open your watch.
In DIY: Workshop from MAKE: 28: Toys and Games page 128

Case Reopened
Repurposed packaging for electronics experimenters.
In DIY: Workshop from MAKE: 17: Lost Knowledge page 153

Electronic Roadkill
Scrounging useful components on your two-wheeled travels.
In DIY: Workshop from MAKE: 17: Lost Knowledge page 155

Survival systems: shaken, not stirred
Miniaturize a serious survival kit.
From MAKE: 16: Spy Tech page 70

Pickup the Phone
T.J. Arey has been a freelance writer to the radio/
electronics hobby world for more than 25 years and is
the author of Radio Monitoring: The How-To Guide.

In DIY: Workshop from MAKE: 15: Music page 141

Bike Scrounging
How to fix a castoff bike and give it away.
In DIY: Outdoors from MAKE: 12: Upload page 123

$1,000 Wind Chimes
Finding the softer side of hard drive platters.
In DIY: Home from MAKE: 12: Upload page 133

TV Set Salvage
Nothing good on TV? Well, there's plenty of good stuff in a TV.
In DIY: Circuits from MAKE: 09: Fringe page 138

Clean Out a Dishwasher Download PDF.Download Sample PDF
Salvaging components from unwanted appliances.
In DIY: Workshop from MAKE: 08: Toys and Games page 146

Dumpster Cornucopia
Reusing components from discarded electronics.
In DIY: Workshop from MAKE: 05: Science, Weather, and Outdoors page 151

Toolbox
The best tools, software, gadgets, books, magazines, and websites.
In Toolbox from MAKE: 05: Science, Weather, and Outdoors page 172

Kits For The Holidays
Our guide to the coolest kits to make and give.
From MAKE: 04: Music and Kits for the Holidays page 64

Photographer for these Magazine Articles

Mr. Coffee Autopsy
Scrounging parts from a dead coffee maker.
In DIY: Circuits from MAKE: 30: Smarter Homes page 134

Case Reopened
Repurposed packaging for electronics experimenters.
In DIY: Workshop from MAKE: 17: Lost Knowledge page 153

Electronic Roadkill
Scrounging useful components on your two-wheeled travels.
In DIY: Workshop from MAKE: 17: Lost Knowledge page 155

Pickup the Phone
T.J. Arey has been a freelance writer to the radio/
electronics hobby world for more than 25 years and is
the author of Radio Monitoring: The How-To Guide.

In DIY: Workshop from MAKE: 15: Music page 141

Bike Scrounging
How to fix a castoff bike and give it away.
In DIY: Outdoors from MAKE: 12: Upload page 123