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.

Latest from Gareth Branwyn


Need to organize your trains for Ticket to Ride? Why not build some train yards? Read more »


Hey, longhair! Make a wooden hair stick and put that hair up if you're working in the shop. Read more »


It's fun to find vintage tools at flea markets and garage sales, restore them, and add them to your collection. Read more »


If you find yourself using a speed square a lot, consider making this simple holster from a piece of square PVC. Read more »


It's easier than you think to create your own custom branding irons. Read more »


A bucket of nuts and a blinding amount of welding later and you have this metal-as-hell shop stool. Read more »


More shop tips and tricks that you'll likely want to give a try. Read more »