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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

Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 - Crew Photo

The lights are out, the doors are locked, the diet coke is all mopped up or washed away, and the curtain has come down on the eighth annual Bay Area Maker Faire. Read more »

Autodesk + MakerBot = Autobot?

MakerBot and Autodesk, who are sharing a booth this weekend at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013, just announced a partnership deal involving the Replicator 2 and Autodesk's 123D suite. Folks who purchase subscriptions to Autodesk's 123D tools get a discount towards the purchase of a Rep2, and Autodesk has become... Read more »

MAKE CEO Dale Dougherty greets fairgoers just before the gates opened.

Come one, come all. The original Maker Faire Bigtop has thrown open its flaps! Cue up the circuit-bent marching bands, switch on the robo-clowns, rev up the art cars. It’s time for Maker Faire! Read more »

Form-1-Isometric-View-Landscape-660x440

Andrew "bunnie" Huang backed Formlabs' 2012 Kickstarter for the Form 1 liquid resin (SLA) printer and just scored a pre-release beta unit through his connect with Neoteny Labs.vAnd, naturally, the first thing he did was tear it apart. Read more »

DIWire 2.0

Pensa is a twelve-member NY-based design consultancy founded in 2005 by Marco Perry and Kathy Larchian. They’ve done product design work with major brands like OXO and Samsung mobile, and first appeared on our radar back in May of last year, when they first announced plans to develop a low-cost,... Read more »

Engine, Powered, ISO Left

Daniel Hutchinson of Alpharetta, GA, is the front man for Atlanta-based HYREL 3D, a startup launched in November through a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. The idea behind their HighlY-RELiable 3D printer design is to provide an open-platform fused-filament system that does not cost as much as "industrial" machines, but requires... Read more »