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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

Battery_Organizer_Completed_2

When learning a new skill, like woodworking, it’s always nice if those first few projects produce practical, everyday things that become part of your daily life. Seeing them, using them, taking pride in them, inspires you to delve deeper into the skill and its greater rewards. Here’s a basic woodworking... Read more »

lamp_ikea_arduino

Mate Marschalko, who gave us the recent RC car over wireless and a racing wheel project now has a cool Ikea hack to share. He took an Ikea lamp and used a WiFi-enabled Arduino compatible microcontroller to create an alert notification light for his desk. He writes: This IKEA lamp... Read more »

stoneSink_1

I’ve always had a special fondness for stone sinks. If I ever built my own home, I would want to have at least one. In these two videos, YouTuber The Samurai Carpenter shows you how he built and installed a stone sink for one of his bathrooms out of a... Read more »

bookRing_1

When I saw one of these “thumb ring book holders” (aka a “book ring”) in my online travels, I knew this was something I wanted to make and try out. I have arthritis in my hands and arms so holding books and tablets in bed is always a struggle. For... Read more »

A typical jeweler's bench pin.

A typical jeweler’s bench pin. Dave Hrynkiw of Solarbotics recently shared this tip with me and I thought it was enough of an “ah-ha” to share it with you. Dave retrofitted his workbench to add a pop in/out bench pin, a standard tool used by jewelry makers. A bench pin... Read more »

Golf-Ball-inside-a-block-of-wood-2

When we published the Tooth and Nail brain teaser here on Make: back in February, it got a large and enthusiastic response. Apparently, others love this kind of wooden head-scratcher as much as I do. So, here’s another easy-to-make brain teaser, the Golf Ball in a Block of Wood. It... Read more »

manualCNC_1

“Suso,” doing business as Paoson Luthier, is an instrument maker and woodworker in Galiza, Spain. Besides being known for his impressive instrument-making skills, he’s also known for making the cleverly-designed router tables, table saws, and belt sanders that he uses in his woodworking. Paoson Luthier’s most recent project is a... Read more »