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Thanks to Michael, Shakes, and everyone else who pointed out that the technology to make lighter-than-air foam logotypes and other symbols has been around for awhile, and was not, in fact, invented by Stuart Semple as I claimed yesterday. And to be fair to Stuart, he’s not claiming to have invented it, either. The trade name for these machines is “Flogos.”

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.



  1. cdreid says:

    Because.. you know.. we dont have enough pollution and garbage in the ecosystem. Now people will actually be able to pay specifically to create more!

  2. Nate says:

    Ten seconds of reading their website:
    “Environmentally safe”
    MSDS Sheets and the Env. Impact Study

    I don’t know many companies who push their MSDS sheets into the forefront like this.

    That being said…this is just one more thing that we can use to clutter the air around grand openings we’ll probably never be attending….

  3. Gary says:

    This would be a very cool thing for my classes, even if on a smaller scale. Are there any brilliant MAKE readers who understand how the flogos are made?

  4. Footer says:

    I saw this technology used a while back by Nintendo. Check it out

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