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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 write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.

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By product designer Ed Swan, the Mark Makers table is currently on display at an ongoing London design show, where visitors are invited to participate in decorating it by abrading the layered paint with sandpaper. Cool idea. I just hope there's a big stack of free dust masks next to... Read more »

Apparently if you wrote to the BBC in the late 1970s or early 1980s wanting to know how to build your own Dalek, they sent you this fantastic set of official plans, which are now preserved for posterity in the cloud-mind at Tom Rathborne's site. [via Neatorama] Read more »

Core77 is having a fairly brilliant promotional contest that prompts readers to make, photograph, and submit a Play-Doh model of their favorite footwear. There's still a week left to enter, and, in the meantime, a large and amusing gallery of submissions to date. Read more »

Titanium is really cool for a lot of reasons, but this Instructable by, ah, "Thursday" highlights one in particular: It is incredibly easy to anodize, and produces really striking colors when anodized. So, you know, if you're interested in anodizing this is an way to start experimenting. Thursday has stripped... Read more »

My “concise” imperative really wanted to call this a bulletproof messenger bag, but I’m quite confident Instructables user Culturespy, author of this interesting (albeit, to my mind, slightly paranoid) tutorial, would be quick to point out that there’s no such thing as “bulletproof.” Writing a free public tutorial about how... Read more »

I love no-frills plywood furniture. Admittedly, some of these look about as comfortable as a burlap sack full of rocks, but still, big points for minimalism and DIY aesthetics. They're for sale, by designers ROLU, but geez, if you're gonna own something that looks like you made it yourself you... Read more »

News of the big Stargate prop auction got me Googling around for entrepreneurs selling replica, um, replicators. Which search yielded this handsome handmade necklace from DeviantArt user DreamingDragonDesign. There's also a 3D-printable replicator block on Shapeways. Read more »