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Want a chance to win a MakerBot Dual Extruder 3D printer? Of course you do! But time is running out. Eligible entries close at 11:59pm PDT tonight. To be in the running, all you have to do is sign up here. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. FREE PRINTER!

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. charting says:

    Wow, what a giveaway! Count me in!!!

  2. Reuben says:

    It’s not midnight yet and it says the contest ended

  3. Reuben says:

    Please enter me in the sweepstakes – btw I recently subscribed to the magazine

  4. Stephen says:

    Lame, it closed early

  5. G says:

    it’s 11:54 PDT and the contest is closed?! Dang it!!

  6. Nathan R says:

    The daily newsletter announcing this was sent at 12:14 AM. . . after it had already closed.

  7. BobAtWork says:

    A little frustrated by how quickly this closed …

  8. Jay Idol says:

    Why would you advertise a contest entry that is already closed?

  9. Thomas Harrell says:

    It’s on the top of page 1 today on Make Blog, but it says closed. First time I’ve heard of it.

  10. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Not sure what happened here. I’m looking into it.

    In terms of only hearing about this now, we’ve been running this contest for at least a month and have promoted it across all of our social media channels, mentioned it on all of the Google hangouts, had it in the Make: Newsletter. If it passed by anyone’s notice, we apologize.

    1. BobAtWork says:

      Perhaps it was mentioned elsewhere; I don’t recall seeing it on the blog until time was all but gone (looking at the time stamp). I tend to read every day.

      Too bad – it’s the second time I’ve been on the outside looking in on this type of giveaway. Clearly the blog is the wrong thing to follow …

  11. Jay Idol says:

    I wanted to win the printer so bad I didn’t see the (12/17). Hmmm is this like in school where the teacher would tell you to read the WHOLE question?

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