Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

Latest from Gareth Branwyn

A member of Turners Without Borders brings his human-powered lathe to the Caribbean. Read more »


With 3D printing, tabletop gaming can now incorporate impressive home-produced props and game components. Read more »


Wood artist David Groth uses a simple Alaskan mill to cut a redwood tree into perfect, gorgeous 4" slabs to be used in building a bench. Read more »


This couple started a non-profit for making unforgettable Halloween costumes for kids who use wheelchairs. Read more »

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Use two hex bolts to create a super simple drill bit sharpening guide. Read more »


I can’t imagine too many Make: readers looking at these lovely wood textures and not thinking about how they much incorporate them into a future project. I never would have thought of using a nail head to make a texture, or taking a screw to a wood piece, or a... Read more »


One of the reasons people build scale models is for the suspension of disbelief they can experience while contemplating their finished creations. When you build a spaceship, you have your imagined moments inside that ship. Same with a muscle car. Or a WWII diorama. So it only makes sense, in... Read more »