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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 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

Last Friday was the premier of our new live talk radio show, Make: Talk. It was really a lot of fun and we’re looking forward to doing it again this Friday. In case you missed it, you can listen to the archived show below. We also want to follow up... Read more »

Chris Anderson, of DIY Drones, sends us word that ArduPilot 2.0 Beta has been released. It has built-in stabilization, making it a full-functional autopilot — no third-party stabilization unit required. It uses the same $25 ArduPilot hardware, so all existing owners should be able to upgrade without issue. This is... Read more »

Patti Schiendelman, Maker Media index, and New World Geek, posted a piece about using Cat-5 cable to create a garden trellis on her fence. She writes: Last year I did a webby-looking twine support for my green beans – it worked really well, plus it was entertaining to look at... Read more »

Okay, so maybe this doesn’t fall under the “building a better mousetrap” category — more like “over-building a mousetrap with levels of digital control and electronic actuation that it doesn’t really need, but it’s a fun project anyway” category. Arduino Mousecatcher Read more »

So much time at your desk, so much raw material in the office supply room. What to do? Make monitor juju, decorate your geekosphere, construct marvelous models that’ll delight and confound your coworkers. Here are a few of our favorite projects we’ve run into over the years for turning office... Read more »

I love all of the amazing boards, Shields, kits and other Arduino components and accessories that people dream up. Here’s a laser-cut control panel board/stand that Blushing Boy is giving away when you buy one of their Smapler-v0002 + ARDUINO Diecimila Kit (for ten buyers). Snap-on Design for Arduino boards Read more »


The mad Englishman was on a mission that makers can relate to. Read more »


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