Sean Ragan made this easy spinning top toy from a CD and a few screw-together lamp parts. He classed it up by customizing the CD with his Lightscribe drive which allows you to etch designs on the surface of CDRs.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Sean Ragan

    The image, for those who have asked, is MC Escher’s “Snakes.” Don’t use it or the Escher estate will sue your gonads off.

  • Anonymous

    They have agents everywhere. Trust no one. Give up on hope and love.

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