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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


Award-winning comic artist Shannon Wheeler joins MAKE. Read more »


Whoever would have thought you'd be able to buy and read zines (arty, punky, small-circulation magazines) on the New York City subway? Well, you can, at least until July 20th, thanks to The Newsstand, a curious and cool pop-up shop in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Avenue station. Read more »


Anna Kaziunas France, of Global Fab Academy, prints out a 3D model of the iconic Joy Division album cover art for Unknown Pleasures. Did you know it's a radio waveform from the first pulsar ever discovered? And that it was lifted directly from an astronomy encyclopedia? Read more »

For $899 the Up Mini is impressive, and if you’re willing to futz you’ll likely find it a solid beginner machine. Read more »


Alasdair Allan is joining our band of merry makers here on the MAKE site. Al is the author of a number of books on iOS, Arduino, and connecting them together. A couple of years ago, he and Pete Warden caused a privacy scandal by uncovering the fact that your iPhone... Read more »


Our old pal, maker extraordinaire Craig Smith is back! And he brought a cool working bucket-loader toy with him. Read more »


This is MAKE’s third issue featuring robots, after Volume 06 in 2006 and Volume 27 in 2011. So, what’s changed in robots in that span of time from a maker’s perspective? Read more »


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