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

The Shark Car cruises for human chum at the 2008 MFBA.

There are so many amazing ways in which Makers express themselves in their making. From ingenious electronics to useful crafts to gorgeous works of art, making takes myriad, often hybrid forms. One of the most consistently offbeat and entertaining forms of makery that proudly parades itself around Maker Faire each... Read more »

bottleCutter_3

One of the most popular videos we’ve ever shared on Make: (see below) is of Dan Rojas demonstrating how to cut a wine/beer bottle very cleanly using only a light score line and hot and cold water to stress the score and separate the glass. In that video, he uses... Read more »

arcAttack

The idea of trying to choose only ten favorite moments from the past ten years of Maker Faire is almost silly. Over that decade, the Faires have been painstakingly engineered to deliver attendees memorable moments by the moment. But when we think back over the flagship FairesĀ (Bay Area, New York,... Read more »

legoTables

Ben Uyeda at HomeMade Modern has put together a how-to on creating a set of handsome concrete nesting tables using little more than a Lego brick mold and Quikrete Countertop Mix. And no, you don’t sacrifice the Legos. A little non-abrasive soap and water will have them back in action... Read more »

battleOfHoth

The team over at the popular wargaming portal Beasts of War has been putting together a magnificent Battle of Hoth gaming table for this weekend’s Salute 2015 (the massive U.K. gaming convention). They ran a contest to create a set of game rules for the board and are bringing the... Read more »

earthMover

One of the artists who’s consistently brought some of the most impressive, inspired work to Maker Faire over the years is Christian Ristow. Based in Taos, New Mexico, Ristow has been showing at Maker Faire since 2008 (missing a few years after having a baby). He lives in New Mexico... Read more »

The state of the Hulkbuster suit to date.

U.K. cosplayer and master fabricator James Bruton has done some amazing projects on his XRobots website, but he is outdoing himself on his Hulkbuster suit in homage to the upcoming Avengers 2: Age of Ultron film. On James’ site and YouTube channel, he’s been painstakingly documenting every step of his... Read more »