We’re still looking to hear what’s on YOUR holiday list. Please leave your wish list for Cyber Santa in the Comments below. We’ll be choosing three user-contributions and giving out copies of our Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide 2010.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Travis Ripley

    Santa, I’ve been super good this year! So I want:

    1.)A Rotomolder!

    2.)Casting Materials(silicones and Resins)

    Please Cyber Santa, I really want to make Awesome stuff, I even saw Adam Savage Article in the new issue of Make, and It made me even more happy!

    -Your the best Santa EVER!
    -I promise to leave the best cookies for you ever!

  • Nick Brenn

    I want an Arduino Uno and a Drawdio Kit!

    I think I am on your good list.


  • Upir

    Dear Santa,

    I would like a 3D printer, a laser cutter that can do sheet metal, and a rotex punch.

    Thank you,

  • CircuitGizmo

    And giving away copies of Make: Electronics to some students.

  • sohhh

    I would sure like to take the plunge and get an Arduino Projects Pack.

    Happy holidays.

  • Chrome6

    Dear Cyber Santa,
    I would like some time to finish some of my current projects! I need to put a digital voltmeter on the solar charging circuit in the shed, hang the 40 meter extended dipole antenna, rewire the old cabinet stereo to have an iPod interface, and hook up the Mac Mini to the home theater setup.
    Any chance I could get a week of vacation?

    Love, Chrome6

  • migpics

    I recently moved from San Diego California to Norway (near Oslo). We don’t know how long we’ll be here but it is nice being closer to you.
    For Christmas, I am asking for the Make: Electronics book, the Maker Component Pack 1, a solderless breadboard, and the deluxe tool set.
    The reason I want these is because my brother lives in San Diego, and his son and I were always working on projects together (Stop motion animation etc.). He’s 10 years old. And so I bought him the stuff I mentioned above for Christmas and we’ll be doing the projects together over Skype once every weekend (because of the time difference and his school schedule we only talk on Saturdays and Sundays).
    Now I just have to get my set so we can work on stuff together.
    Thanks Cyber Santa,
    Oh, and PS. If you can’t get the kit stuff above, maybe you can send some warmth over here.

  • Pauly22

    Dear Cyber Santa,
    I would like more time to spend with my nieces and teach them electronics.
    Also I would like a Drawdio kit to show them how to solder.

    For myself I would like the book that is coming out on 12/15 about Wireless Networks from O’Reilly Media.

    Happy Holidays

  • psytek

    Check out our hackerspace holiday wishlist! http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/264BTYDSZ6TPJ


  • metis

    I’d love a vintage radial arm saw, and an ancient floor drill press in reasonably close to working order, and enough electronics chops to get the garden irrigation system to automatically pull from the rain barrel instead of the hose when there’s enough water in it.

  • MauiMaker

    Our island community is widely distributed and its been hard to find a good permanent home for our maker space that is equally inconvenient to everyone. Our present hope is to find some semi-convenient small space for meetings, etc and get a trailer to hall our laser, makerbot, soldering kits and more to schools and community centers.

    So please, santa, bring us a 16ft enclosed trailer!
    we’d also love a small MIG welding setup and a bunch of Cool Neon’s Learn To Solder kits (EL-wire!!)


  • isaacd

    for more time to complete all the ever expanding list of things I want to work on.

  • dar303

    I want a small manual mill like a Sieg X3 so that I can make parts for my CNC machine and laser cutter.
    It would be my multi tool-deluxe!


  • peterman921

    I would like to finish my cnc router and get the shop insulated.

  • JAF30

    I know I have to start out small, so if you can give me just these few things to help me become a maker it would be appreciated.

    1 Makerbot Thing o Matic 3d printer
    1 soldering iron kit

    Well I know you have a limited space on your sleigh so I am going to stop there.. but if you have more room.. both of the electronics kits in the Maker store and a six pack of some of the Windy City glassware tumblers. That should get me started.. until my birthday.

  • Chrome6

    Gareth, did anyone ever win the drawing?

  • Gareth Branwyn

    We’ll be running the guide on Friday and I’ll announce the winners then.

  • peterman921

    Did the books get sent out yet?

    I emailed my address but never heard back



  • Gareth Branwyn

    Let me check, Jon. Sorry for the delay.