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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 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.

Latest from Gareth Branwyn


"Through a method of three-dimensionally scanning and printing, the ancient artifacts are digitally outfitted with custom-designed handles, encapsulating the rugged forms in a perfectly enclosed case. By juxtaposing the polarities of the manufacturing processes in computer generated forms, an intersection of material technologies and functionality coincide on a tangible scale." Read more »


In the second column in this series, we witnessed the incredible complexity that a simple four-bar linkage can create: it will, in general, draw a path described by a sixth-degree polynomial in x and y. But what about simpler functions, maybe much simpler? Can a linkage draw a linear path... Read more »


Our pal Phoenix Perry sent us this flyer for an awesome game design jam happened next weekend at NYU Poly's Game Innovation Lab. MAKE is one of the sponsors. Read more »


Math Monday continues its multi-week adventure into the wonderful world of linkages, this time looking at pantograph machines, built from linkages. Read more »


I love all of the clever projects, usually communicated in images only, that are floating around Facebook and G+. This one was spotted on the Whynomics Facebook page. Read more »


If you have 'shrooms in the house, it's hard to look at this image, spotted on Facebook, and not want to grab them and a paring knife and start to skull-ify 'em. A great way to add a spooky detail to a salad for a Halloween party. Read more »


This year at World Maker Faire, we put together a Breadboarding Workshop to act as a companion to our popular Learn to Solder activity. For a test run, it was a great success. We taught over 80 people how to use a breadboard and to build a fun blinky light... Read more »


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