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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.

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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 »

02/17: Plywood Secret Compartment, Yi Ting Ching (link)

To celebrate the publication of my little Door-Top Stash project in MAKE Vol 34, I've rounded up a pseudorandom smattering of some of my favorite secret-stash posts from our online archives. Some of these link to MAKE page, some like to outside content, and some (in a few cases where... Read more »

Lumigeek

Number four in our daily line-up of Hardware Innovation Workshop prototype contest entries is the LumiGeek LED4DIY family of RGB LED control shields. LumiGeek recently made a big splash, online, for their part in the collaboration (with Autodesk engineers Arthur Harsuvanakit and Evan Atherton) that produced this beautiful one-off 3D-printed... Read more »

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Founded in 1989 by a handful of dedicated "pyros," the Western Pyrotechnics Association is a west-coast answer to the older Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) and other fireworks enthusiast and advocacy groups. The WPA works with hobbyists and professionals to promote fireworks safety, educate about the science and art of fireworks... Read more »

Foldimate 01

Continuing our run-up coverage to MAKE's 2013 Hardware Innovation Workshop is number three in our "pitches with prototypes" contest: the FoldiMate 5000 Alpha laundry-folding robot from co-founders Gal Rozov, Dr. Ted Selker, and Robert Ford. Read more »

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