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

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Use two hex bolts to create a super simple drill bit sharpening guide. Read more »


I can’t imagine too many Make: readers looking at these lovely wood textures and not thinking about how they much incorporate them into a future project. I never would have thought of using a nail head to make a texture, or taking a screw to a wood piece, or a... Read more »


One of the reasons people build scale models is for the suspension of disbelief they can experience while contemplating their finished creations. When you build a spaceship, you have your imagined moments inside that ship. Same with a muscle car. Or a WWII diorama. So it only makes sense, in... Read more »


Being both a maps enthusiast and an avid wargamer, I love this idea of 3D printing full-color, palm-sized terrain maps of famous battles from Japanese history. 3DPrint reported on these maps last week and describes the history behind the project. This campaign covers eight famous battles of Japanese Warring States... Read more »


These elegant little wooden corner clamps would make a great addition to any workshop. Read more »


One of the more practical and useful things that a 3D printer can do is print jigs, holders, and other little improvement hacks to annoying problems found with in your everyday tools. Rotary tools, that very universal of maker tools, have lots of holders and accessories associated with them, and... Read more »


A clever design for a homemade, radio-controlled BB-8 droid replica. Read more »