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Mike Senese is the Executive Editor of Make: magazine, studying developments in 3D printing, drones, robotics, and everything else in the maker community. He is also a TV host who has starred in various engineering and science shows for Discovery Channel, including Punkin Chunkin, How Stuff Works, and Catch It Keep It. Mike has worked for magazines including Wired, Popular Science, ReadyMade, and Triathlete. An avid maker, he spends his spare time flying quadcopters, repairing surfboards, and attempting to cook the perfect pizza. He resides in the San Francisco region with his wife Sandra and young son Massimo.
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.
You’ve likely seen Mike starring in various engineering and science shows for Discovery Channel, including Punkin Chunkin, How Stuff Works, and Catch It Keep It. He also applied technical know-how to challenge the most extreme urban legends of rock music as the science host of Fuse TV’s Rock and Roll Acid Test.
Until Hollywood came calling, Mike had been working at Wired and ReadyMade magazines and piloting a paramedic helicopter in his spare time. He is currently the Executive Editor of Make: magazine.