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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

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With all of the bigger picture focus and flurry of activity around getting a Maker Faire together, it might be easy to forget that there are hundreds of smaller, but no less passionate organizational dramas going on, of countless late-night planning sessions, fundraising efforts, project builds, frantic last-minute organizing, packing,... Read more »

battleSuitModel_7

You’d be forgiven for doing a double-take, a triple-take, or even insisting that this is a clever ‘shop job, but you’d be mistaken. This is a 1/12-scale version of a power suit model from the Starship Troopers anime series, done by Japanese modeler mumumuno53. To achieve this amazing effect, he... Read more »

airCar

Young maker “CrazyPT” has a bunch of really cool toy building projects on his YouTube channel. Here, he creates a really fun little air-powered car out of little more than a plastic bottle, some bottle caps, plastic straws, wooden skewers, and a motor scavenged from a dead CD drive. Read more »

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For decades, humans have imagined, even come to expect, life-size humanoid robots in their future. The sober truth is that such robots are extraordinarily complex mechanically, the intelligence to reliably bring them to life is still outside our grasp, and the cost of building such thinking machines is prohibitively expensive.... Read more »

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We’ve seen a lot of insanely great adult Lego projects over the years, but this one takes the cake. This full-size hot rod is the brainchild of Steve Sammartino, a young marketing guy from Melbourne, Australia and Raul Oaida, a 20-year old self-taught engineer from Romania that Sammartino met over... Read more »

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On Monday a new cloud-based, on-demand 3D printing company, called CloudDDM (Direct Digital Manufacturing), announced itself and its plan to open a facility in partnership with UPS. CloudDDM will allow customers to use a browser-based design program to create parts, prototypes, even complete products that can then be printed in... Read more »

pliers_holder

Matthias over at Woodgears.ca has done a series of videos detailing the custom wooden tool holders he built to reorganize his workshop. You can see images and explanations of each build on the main page and find links there to specific tool holder projects and build videos. It’s spring; time... Read more »