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

UK designer Giles Miller makes these laptop cases (and a number of furniture pieces) from recycled cardboard. I love the way he’s altered the corrugations to create designs in the cardboard. Corrugated Cardboard Laptop Case Read more »

We’re excited about our Make: MINImarketplace section, which premiered in MAKE, Volume 17. Got something cool you want to sell, have a service to offer fellow readers, looking for some precious widget that only another maker might have stashed away in the garage? The Make: MINImarketplace offers a place for... Read more »

Here’s a simple, flat stand for your iPhone, Touch, or other mobile media device, made from a cut-up office store bonus card. DIY compact iPhone stand More: Earbud cord manager Credit card guitar picks Read more »

Here are the Show Notes for Episode #003 of Make: Talk. Our guest was Forrest M. Mims III. News of the Week Before we talked to Forrest, Dale told us about his meeting with Rodney Brooks and Patrick Sobalvarro of Heartland Robotics and how they talked about radical changes happening... Read more »

MyrddinTheGeek needed a cover for his Kindle: The Kindle 2 unfortunately doesn’t come with a cover so I made one with a makers notebook. I cored out the pages to the thickness of the kindle. Now I have a hard sided cover a few extra pages for notes and all... Read more »

Spotted in the MAKE Flickr pool, a nifty laser “sundial,” controlled by an ATtiny24 MCU and a servo: An Atmel ATtiny24 microcontroller drives an R/C servo which in turn rotates a line LASER taken from a LASER level. The microcontroller runs a software real time clock and turns the servo... Read more »

MIT’s CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab) is using iRobot Create systems to experiment with robotic vegetable gardeners who can tend plants teleoperatively and can deliver just the right amount of what a plant needs based on sensors attached to the plant. When the fruit is ripe, the robots... Read more »


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