Fire-breathing robot dragon

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Fire-breathing robot dragon

Photo: Billy Baque.

Saphira, the mechanical fire-breathing dragon, was a huge hit at the Faire. She is the creation of high school students Alex Jacobson and Sam DeRose of Marin, CA, whose combined ages are less than 30.


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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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