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Gareth Branwyn

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.

Latest from Gareth Branwyn

boardCraft_1

We’ve been seeing a tremendous amount of movement in the tabletop gaming space of late, as crowdfunding, 3D printing, laser cutting, new casting technologies, and high-quality on-demand printing have significantly lowered the barriers of entry for even the smallest game concerns. Now, a scrappy start-up with a great idea can... Read more »

trashLight_1

You could call it a trashlight, a handy and handsome AA flashlight made out of little more than a soda can and a cereal box (plus a bulb and two AA batteries). Before you say anything, yes, of course you can buy super-cheap penlights like this. But that would be... Read more »

xWingDrone_1

Master drone maker Olivier C makes a quadcopter version of the Incom T-70 X-Wing from the forthcoming Star Wars film. Read more »

DiResta_2

Have you seen Jimmy DiResta’s Jimmy Tips videos? I’m a DiResta fanboy, so I watch every video and show that he does, but also being something of a tips collector, I particularly love this series, which is now nine episodes long. You probably already know DiResta from his popular and... Read more »

This weekend, I happened upon the recent re-release trailer for Blade Runner (The Final Cut). The Final Cut version of the film, the only one where director Ridley Scott had full artistic control, was first released in 2007, but this spring, theaters started showing it again and this new trailer... Read more »

This ebony ring is lovely but it's a bit fragile. And I confess that I made a backup ring this time. :-)

Our friend Jonathan Danforth, programmer, Maker Faire North Carolina founder, and avid woodworker, was heartbroken when he lost his wedding ring last weekend: I was swimming in the ocean in South Carolina and managed to lose my ring in chest-deep opaque surf. I reached out to the Treasure Hunters forum,... Read more »

edgeTabHack_4

I was so thrilled when I ran across this notebook hack, allegedly from Japan, on Instagram. I fill up lots of notebooks and frequently use a single journal for work ideas, personal projects, and domestic planning (trips, meals, shopping, etc.). Finding things, across volumes, and within volumes (of Maker’s Notebooks),... Read more »