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 year, “plant artist” Azuma Makoto and a team of collaborators created Exobiotanica – Botanical Space Flight, sending a bonsai tree and some floral arrangements to the stratosphere using space balloons. Azuma and his team executed the launch last July in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, reaching an altitude of some... Read more »

Ryan Deboodt combines a love of caves, photography, and drones in this amazing video taken inside Vietnam's Hang Son Doong, the world's largest known cave. Read more »

molecularPrinter

Dr. Martin D. Burke and a team of chemists at the University of Illinois may have brought us one giant step closer to 3D printing on the molecular level. Small molecules are the low molecular weight organic compounds that make up such things as pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, and electronic components... Read more »

Comparing the miniature to a still from the movie.

Deviant Artist Xiang Zhang (aka NightT47), from Shanghai, China, paints (and implants hair on) 1/6 scale models with such proficiency and realism that he’s frequently accused of tricking us with Photoshop. He isn’t. Check out his Deviant Art gallery to see him work his magic on Heath Ledger’s Joker, Scarlett... Read more »

The largest amateur rocket ever built, at over 46′ tall, weighing in at 617 pounds, will attempt its first flight next weekend at the Thunda Down Under rocketry meet in Australia. This impressive-looking 1:1 scale replica of a V2 was created by the “rocket junkies” at the Rocket Victoria club.... Read more »

Crazed tabletop gamer Helge, who runs the blog Wargaming Workshop, has built the ultimate wargaming room. The spacious, carpeted, and well-lit room is big enough to house a 4′ x 8′ terrain board and up to six players. The room also features a dedicated painting station and dedicated terrain making... Read more »

The scale models and dioramas of Tokyo-based artist Satoshi Araki are so incredibly life-like, you almost need his Gulliver-sized hand in the frame to reveal the truth behind these Lilliputian worlds. Amazingly, he uses a lot of Styrofoam to build the basic structures for his often-dark, often urban-themed dioramas, along... Read more »