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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

Stefan Hermann, a hardware hacker in Berlin, has come up with an interesting suite of plug-in sub-circuit prototyping modules for Arduino, called JEP (“Just Enough Prototyping”) Shields. JEP shields are complete circuits for Arduino microcontrollers. They are modular in construction such that the functionality of each can be stacked through... Read more »

In the Make: Online Toolbox, we try to focus on tools that fly under the radar of more conventional tool coverage: in-depth tool-making projects, strange or specialty tools unique to a trade or craft that can be useful elsewhere, tools and techniques you may not know about, but once you... Read more »

Indie rock/alt.country artist Neko Case gave MAKE a shout-out during a recent CBC Radio 3 Sessions podcast. She was on the show promoting her new record, Middle Cyclone. Host Tariq Hussain asks her about the unusual instrumentation used on the title track. Turns out, they used “programmable” music boxes, the... Read more »

Josh Kopel, of Dorkbot Seattle, made this lovely ceiling fixture from a colander and a sand strainer he got at RE Store, a used building supply place in Seattle. [via The Genteel Recessionista] Read more »

Awesome R/C Delta Wing flyer, dubbed The Towel, you can make in a few hours out of Dow insulation blue board, an R/C rig, and model plane parts. They’ve even put together a parts bundle of all the mechanics and radio for under $100. The Towel V1.0 Read more »

People sometimes ask us what’s the big deal with the Maker’s Notebook. Why should they care about a book largely filled with blank pages? Well, obviously we think there are all sorts of reasons to care. We spent a lot of time designing a book optimized for makers. It’s hard-bound,... Read more »

To celebrate 60 days of web traffic on their site, open source kit makers Oomlout created a tangible graph using an acrylic base, hook-up wire, their automatic wire cutter, and some Arduino code. We’d like to think we had something to do with those long wires. 60 Day Anniversary More:... Read more »