Mike Senese

Mike Senese

Mike Senese is the Executive Editor of Make: magazine. He is also a TV host, starring in various engineering and science shows for Discovery Channel, including Punkin Chunkin, How Stuff Works, and Catch It Keep It.

An avid maker, Mike spends his spare time tinkering with remote-control aircraft, doing amateur woodworking, and attempting to cook the perfect pizza.

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The futuristic, black body of the Solo highlights how advanced drones have become — the quadcopter and its controller each house a 1GHz Linux computer to handle its autonomous flying features. The autonomy was easy and intuitive to use; our multi-point cable cam route was accurate and repeatable throughout the testing.... Read more »


The Bebop 2 sizes up slightly from the original Parrot Bebop with wider arms, larger propellers, and a bigger fuselage. The main beneficiary of this is the battery, which provided a group-best 27 minutes of flight in our tests — the only rig that surpassed its listed figure. Devices Won’t... Read more »


The smallest quadcopter in our roundup, the original Bebop is compact enough to slip into a normal backpack with the propellers attached, yet not so small that its flight suffers overly. Add the bulky but necessary SkyController with its gargantuan Wi-Fi antenna, however, and the portability advantage drops greatly. Connection... Read more »


We're at ArduinoDay 2016 in Berkeley, California with co-founders Massimo Banzi, Tom Igoe, David Mellis, and a engaged group of makers and enthusiasts showing off their projects, sharing ideas, and participating in workshops. Read more »


Today, the White House announced the 2016 National Week of Making, and new commitments to increasing the technical abilities of Americans. Read more »

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Insinuating that women don’t know how to solder perpetuates a gender divide that we should have overcome long ago. Read more »