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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

John Boiles, whose extracurricular exploits as an undergraduate at UT Austin brought us iPhone-controlled dance floor lights, R/C cars, and yes, even full-size automobiles, has since moved to San Francisco and scored a job with Yelp. His latest "spare time" project, with the Yelp Engineering crew, is KegMate--a keg-mounted, Arduino-controlled... Read more »

My pal Angus Hines cut these interlocking wooden puzzle pieces from finish-grade oak plywood using his ShopBot, and installed them in a hallway of his Carrollton, Virginia home. The finish is Varathane High Traffic polyurethane. There are more pictures in this Flickr set. If you're interested in the idea, feel... Read more »

From designer Aristide Antonas. More pictures in his Flickr set. [Thanks, Billy Baque!] Read more »

Honestly, they had me at "glowing balloons." I've got a box on a shelf in my closet that houses my past, failed, experiments to make floating, glowing party balloons. The group at Carnegie Mellon that produced this Instructable makes it work by using weather balloons which are bigger and can... Read more »

Becky spotted this delightful improvisation from Dutch artist Helmut Smits. Now we need somebody to put a printer in a windshield wiper blade that can print out graphics across the windshield and/or wipe them off on command. Or maybe a windshield wiper POV display? [via CRAFT] Read more »

Thanks to everyone who entered the Gadget Freak Design Contest sponsored by. We had lots of great entries and were really splitting hairs among the top five or so, but after careful deliberation we are now pleased to announce the winners: Read more »