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Phillip Torrone

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large - Make magazine. Creative director - Adafruit Industries, contributing editor - Popular Science. Previously: Founded - Hack-a-Day, how-to editor - Engadget, Director of product development - Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director - Braincraft.

Latest from Phillip Torrone


Last week I saw Michael Weinberg's article on MAKE "Stratasys Sues Afinia: Ramifications for the Desktop 3D Printing Industry". After reading it I had more questions about Stratasys, patents and MakerBot. I emailed Bre Pettis the CEO of MakerBot and with permission I am posting up the responses here on MAKE,... Read more »

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You don’t have to be a Buddhist monk to meditate, or a Sleeping Beauty to sleep well. Achieve these altered states of consciousness, and others, with this simple microcontroller device. Read more »


Feel like someone is snooping on you? Browse the web anonymously anywhere you go with the Onion Pi anonymizing Tor proxy. This is a cool weekend project, developed by Phil Torrone and Limor Fried, that uses a Raspberry Pi mini computer, USB wi-fi adapter, and Ethernet cable to create a... Read more »


I spend most of my days working on open source hardware in some way, and I want to talk about some of the unspoken rules we all seem to follow. Read more »


There's a brewing dispute over a $157,571 fully backed Kickstarter “smARtDUINO: Open System by former ARDUINO’s manufacturer”. The Arduino team just posted some of the issues up (check out the comments as well) - some trademark, some about who/what may have, or may not have worked with the Arduino factory... Read more »


Today Ladyada and I visited the new MakerBot store in NYC. Video above, (photos here). Great location, and it was packed in waves, even on a Sunday. MakerBot has MakerBot-made designs for sale in the store, as well as community-made models. All the designers were contacted and compensated for their... Read more »


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