Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

Latest from Sean Michael Ragan


Look, ma, no plugs! Make a totally wireless bag to charge your mobile devices, and kiss connectors goodbye. Read more »


A single fully-charged AA battery is incapable of powering high-flux LEDs. However with the aid of a toroid, bipolar NPN transistor, and the popular Joule Thief circuit, you can even turn "dead" batteries into a capable flashlight power source. Read more »


Turn tunes into 'toons with a robot arm controlled via headphone jack. Read more »


Check out our original photo guide to sculptor Michael Gard's magic method. Read more »


"Robot Army" installation glows in the dark, responds to gestures via Kinect. Read more »


Blow-molded Maker Faire mascot figure from special die prepared for MFBA 2014. Read more »


Design boasts 53 mph airspeed at less than half of full-forward prop tilt. Read more »