Hi, I’m Mike.
Thanks for dropping by. I’m the co-host of Science channel’s Catch It Keep It. I spend the show explaining and building the crazy machines that crush stuff, blow things up, shoot fire, all in the name of science.
I write for magazines like Wired and ReadyMade, and I run the DIY project blog DOIT, focusing on gadget ideas, bikes and car stuff, and pizza. I teach workshops about science and engineering. I’m also a big camera geek who loves to capture the interesting things in life on film and video.
My RRAT highlight reel
My bio, from IMDB:
Ever since his dad taught him how to use a power drill at age three, Mike Senese has never met a piece of machinery he wasn’t dying to take apart.
Graduating from remote control vehicles to robotics to reviving a 39-foot, 26 ton 1963 caboose, he immersed himself into the dynamic worlds of physics, electronics and mechanical engineering.
At 16, he spent his first summer abroad, promoting public health by constructing latrines in the Ecuadorian Andes. A few years later, he rebuilt his 1973 Land Rover bumper to bumper to explore the Arizona desert.
As the science co-host of Fuse TV’s “Rock and Roll Acid Test,” Mike applied technical know-how to challenge the most extreme urban legends of rock music.
Until Hollywood came calling, Mike had been living in San Francisco where he worked at Wired and ReadyMade magazines and piloted a paramedic helicopter in his spare time.