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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.

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The World Maker Faire is over! Official numbers are in and the Faire was a great success, even in the midst of a rainy weekend. Thanks to all of you who made it happen! We had over 650 Makers and 55,000 attendees. Mayor Bloomberg declared it "Maker Week" Read more »

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Maker Hero Jeri Ellsworth and MAKE contributor Rob Giseburt mug for the camera inside of the Arduino pavilion. Read more »

Jimmy DiResta improvising wooden animals on request. Here, Terrance gets a giraffe. Read more »

Joe, from Renga Arts in Sebastopol, CA, delights the crowd, especially young makers, in the Make: Workshop. Read more »

Josef Prusa adjusts his 3D printer. (Gregory Hayes / MAKE)

Yesterday was a whirlwind of activity as the gates opened on World Maker Faire 2012 and we prayed that the rain would be held at bay and NYC train troubles wouldn't prevent fairgoers from getting to the NY Hall of Science. Neither of these could keep tens of thousands of... Read more »

MAKE contributing editor Matt Richardson awards the 2012 Makey Award for Most Hackable Gadget to Raspberry Pi. Accepting was Ebon Upton, creator of the Pi, the wildly popular new Linux-based computer system on a chip. We have Raspberry Pi boards and starter kits in the Maker Shed here at the Faire,... Read more »

Our first Breadboarding Workshop, a companion to our popular Soldering Workshop, is now open for business at World Maker Faire. We’re in the Arduino Pavilion. Come by, learn how to breadboard, and take home a sweet little electronics bundle. There is a $10 fee for the parts. Read more »