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

A very young Super Awesome Sylvia with maker icon Adam Savage.

We talk a lot about the impact of the Maker Movement on society, business, technology, and formal education. In ten years of its overt existence as a self-identified culture, the Maker Movement has certainly grown. And while it’s been growing, so have its children. If a child was 10 at... Read more »


I’m hosting an event tomorrow night here in the DC area, a salon at Artisphere, looking at the artistic, cultural, and technological import of 3D printing and desktop fabrication. In doing research for the event, I wanted to bone up on the state-of-the-art in selective laser sintering (SLS) printing, a... Read more »


With all of the bigger picture focus and flurry of activity around getting a Maker Faire together, it might be easy to forget that there are hundreds of smaller, but no less passionate organizational dramas going on, of countless late-night planning sessions, fundraising efforts, project builds, frantic last-minute organizing, packing,... Read more »


You’d be forgiven for doing a double-take, a triple-take, or even insisting that this is a clever ‘shop job, but you’d be mistaken. This is a 1/12-scale version of a power suit model from the Starship Troopers anime series, done by Japanese modeler mumumuno53. To achieve this amazing effect, he... Read more »


Young maker “CrazyPT” has a bunch of really cool toy building projects on his YouTube channel. Here, he creates a really fun little air-powered car out of little more than a plastic bottle, some bottle caps, plastic straws, wooden skewers, and a motor scavenged from a dead CD drive. Read more »


For decades, humans have imagined, even come to expect, life-size humanoid robots in their future. The sober truth is that such robots are extraordinarily complex mechanically, the intelligence to reliably bring them to life is still outside our grasp, and the cost of building such thinking machines is prohibitively expensive.... Read more »


We’ve seen a lot of insanely great adult Lego projects over the years, but this one takes the cake. This full-size hot rod is the brainchild of Steve Sammartino, a young marketing guy from Melbourne, Australia and Raul Oaida, a 20-year old self-taught engineer from Romania that Sammartino met over... Read more »