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


In this cool project, Mate Marschalko connects a USB racing wheel to a web browser running the HTML5 Gamepad API to wirelessly drive an RC car. This will likely go over the heads of anyone who doesn’t know JavaScript programming [raises own hand], but it doesn’t actually look too hard... Read more »


When I was a teen, I did an astronomy (and archeology) summer camp one year. As part of it, we got to spend some nights operating the telescope in the teacher’s backyard observatory. He had turned a Sears metal garden shed into an impressive little observatory, complete with a motorized... Read more »


I’ve recently been getting back into tabletop gaming and as part of that have been thinking about finally learning how to airbrush. I’ve also been trying to upgrade my whole gaming and modeling areas to make it easier for me to assemble and paint miniatures and play games. In the... Read more »


I’m a sucker for multitools, so much so that I have at least a dozen of them in various shapes, sizes, and degrees of worn out. So, I was tickled to see this Instructable on how to turn a typical claw hammer into a multitool. This “ultimate hammer” includes a... Read more »

Love Hultèn is a Swedish designer who likes to fuse modern high technology with traditional woodworking and shopcraft, creating a unique blend of everyday functionality with pleasing aesthetics and mad fabrication skills. We’ve covered Love’s amazing work before, in his supersized Lego computers and wooden MAME console, but this workbench... Read more »


If the giant fingertips in these images look familiar, that’s because they belong to the same crazed maker, New Zealand’s Lance Abernethy, who 3D printed a miniscule, working power drill last year. Lance is back and this time he’s brought his fingernail-sized circular saw. The viral success of his drill... Read more »


We’ve been seeing a tremendous amount of movement in the tabletop gaming space of late, as crowdfunding, 3D printing, laser cutting, new casting technologies, and high-quality on-demand printing have significantly lowered the barriers of entry for even the smallest game concerns. Now, a scrappy start-up with a great idea can... Read more »