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We’ve mentioned Indian maker Arvind Gupta’s clever and charming work before, in both the magazine and here online. If you haven’t seen his videos and website, you’re in for a treat. In this time of giant big-box store plastic monster toys that kids will likely play with for the entire duration of Christmas day and then banish to the island of abandoned toys, it’s nice to be reminded that some of the cooler playthings are the ones you bodge together yourself.

arvindguptatoys YouTube channel

Arvind Gupta Toys website

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer 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 for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


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