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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 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.

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Spectacular display from kiddie pools, open source software, low-cost parts. Read more »

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Laminar-flow mist curtain serves as ethereal, interactive projection surface. Read more »


Google engineer Eric Schaepler has a passion for antique display technologies. Read more »


The Dial-a-Speed is a DIY, one-size-fits-most speed controller. Read more »


A guide to making interlocking, self-aligning, and demountable joints in flat stock. Read more »

Our illustrated guide to finding your way around a modern multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Read more »


BEAM robotics is about getting the most complex and interesting behaviors from the simplest circuits and components. The SunBEAM Seeker is a very simple LM386-based light-seeking robot based on Randy Sargent's classic "Herbie" BEAM design. Build this little bot and it will follow a black line traced on a white... Read more »