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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  Looking at these images, you’d be forgiven for imagining this European-style Lego cafe actually comes alive when you’re not looking and serves microbrews and amazing farm-fresh pub food to hungry Minifig┬álocals. You can almost hear the din of enthusiastic diners and the cooking noises leaking out from the kitchen.... Read more »

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If you’ve ever lusted after those iconic B&W Nautilus speakers (which cost a staggering $60,000), you might be interested in this Ikea hacker’s homage to audio gear that no one can actually afford. Using Ikea salad bowls, Damir Paco of Denmark created these unique speakers. To build them, he used... Read more »

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I don’t know about you but sometimes it feels like I can plan and measure all I want and then I order the parts I think I need and they’re not exactly right. This can be nerve-wracking, annoying, and expensive when you’re spec’ing high-priced parts. Make: pal Meredith Scheff-King discovered... Read more »

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Those of us who live in areas of the world that get appreciable snow accumulation know the worry of having too much snow on your roof. The snow is bad enough, but add rain and ice into the mix and you have a potentially serious problem literally hanging over your... Read more »

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It's called the "Tooth and Nail" puzzle, and it appears to be an optical illusion. It is not. Read more »

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Has Games Workshop/Citadel Miniatures finally come to their senses and started releasing paints in convenient, air-tight dropper bottles? Hardly. But frustrated with Games Workshop bottles’ notorious habit of drying up long before the paint is gone, a hobbyist took matters into his own hands. Using dropper bottles found on eBay,... Read more »

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Estonian artist and sculpture, Mati Karmin, makes beautiful wood stoves and furniture from decommissioned naval mines. Read more »