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 makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

Latest from Sean Michael Ragan

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More wearables goodness from Becky over at Adafruit. Folks have been crowing about the advent of wearable electronics for a long time, of course, and while it's easy for prognosticators and futurists to predict these things in theory, it takes folks like Becky, down in the trenches, to actually make... Read more »

"This is an unbranded ratcheting screwdriver from the bargain bin at my local big box hardware store. It's cheap, so I can abuse it in ways my lovely SuperKrome ratcheting screwdriver is just too good for."

Thanks to everyone who sent in e-mails and pictures of their old warhorses and shiny new friends following our last crowdsourced tools collection. Here are a few more of our favorites from among your submissions, as well as some supplemental staff choices, including one of my own, thrown in at... Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »