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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.

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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 »


You could call it a trashlight, a handy and handsome AA flashlight made out of little more than a soda can and a cereal box (plus a bulb and two AA batteries). Before you say anything, yes, of course you can buy super-cheap penlights like this. But that would be... Read more »


Master drone maker Olivier C makes a quadcopter version of the Incom T-70 X-Wing from the forthcoming Star Wars film. Read more »