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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.

Latest from Sean Michael Ragan

I'm generally not much of a kit-buyer, but it seems like each one Windell and Lenore release is better than the last. They almost had me with the Bulbdial clock; I will probably not be able to resist the new Egg-Bot kit. They're taking preorders now, and the first kits... Read more »

It has no display, and that's not a stylus--it's a pen. So you can write important numbers on the paper card pictured, left, and snap it into the clear display pocket on the phone's back. Available in five subdued colors from John's Phone, of the Netherlands. I'm tempted. [via Boing... Read more »

If you'd told me yesterday that it was possible to make a solar system mobile from nothing but yarn and styrofoam craft balls that I'd be proud to hang in my living room, let alone give to a child, I would not have believed you. You win this round, Instructables... Read more »

Back in February, MachinistBlog contributor Mikey won an essay contest there with his post, Honest - all I ever wanted to do was make some stuff..., which is a must-read for anybody who's thinking about getting into hobby machining. And it includes a picture of this beautifully rebuilt mower. Mikey... Read more »

I don't think the captions from Ganoksin Project user Shaun750's video, embedded above, showing off his clever kitbashed engraver's vise, are intended to be appreciated as blank verse. But it's working for me. [Thanks, Jason!] Read more »

Craig Bush saw our recent post about Ryan Palser's Fallout 3 replica weapons and thought we might be interested in this photoset of his home-poured aluminum Call of Duty ray gun replica. He was right. As much as the prop itself, I really dig his video of the pour, embedded... Read more »

Here's a great starting project for the rugged, outdoorsy, he-man type who is secretly candle-curious. The fact that it's made with shotgun shells makes up for any girliness that might otherwise accrue to candle-crafting. Even if you use strawberry-scented wax. If you're still feeling emasculated, try casting some beer bottle... Read more »


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