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


One of the more practical and useful things that a 3D printer can do is print jigs, holders, and other little improvement hacks to annoying problems found with in your everyday tools. Rotary tools, that very universal of maker tools, have lots of holders and accessories associated with them, and... Read more »


A clever design for a homemade, radio-controlled BB-8 droid replica. Read more »


Two pre-teen girls from Seattle successfully launch a picture of their cat on a space balloon to 78,000 feet. Read more »


When French extreme sports photographer Sofiane Samlal (working as “Samsofy”) isn’t photographing roller bladders and skateboarders, he likes to spend time introducing Lego minifigs into the real world and photographing the results. He seems to especially love creating scenarios where superhero minifigs adjust to life on a grander scale. There... Read more »


To me, this is citizen science at its reckless best. Very dangerous, don’t try this at home unless you’re a pro, type of stuff, but still fascinating to watch. The series, called “Red Hot Nickel Ball,” on the YouTube Channel Cars and Water, currently contains 74 videos of a red-hot... Read more »


A British man, YouTuber “gasturbine101,” has posted a video of the first test flight for his “Swarm Manned Aerial Vehicle Multirotor Super Drone,” a “pentacontakaitetracopter” (aka a multirotor with 54 blades). The flight for this over-the-top flying vehicle lasted for about ten minutes and it looks like most of the... Read more »


Last week, we resurfaced “Top Ten Dorm Room Hacks,” an updated post from a few years back of some great connected home, lighting, and furniture projects that would be perfect for maker-minded students living in dorms (or off-campus housing). We got a great response to that piece so we thought... Read more »