Gareth Branwyn is the Editorial Director of MAKE and a "co-overlord" of Dorkbot DC. He has been obsessed with DIY technology since the days of the Whole Earth Catalog. His special interests include robotics, retro technology, tabletop sci-fi wargaming, and techno-art. To date, he has authored or edited nearly a dozen books on technology, techno- and fringe culture, art and media. He commutes between Arlington, VA and the O'Reilly/MAKE HQ in Sebastopol, CA.
Recent Blog Posts
Alasdair Allan is joining our band of merry makers here on the MAKE site. Al is the author of a number of books on iOS, Arduino, and connecting them together. A couple of years ago, he and Pete Warden caused a privacy scandal by uncovering the fact that your iPhone […]
Our old pal, maker extraordinaire Craig Smith is back! And he brought a cool working bucket-loader toy with him.
On April Fools’ Day, we posted a couple of our own joke MAKE article teasers and a list of headlines we’d internally brainstormed. Then we asked you all to riff on these, either providing art for some of our headlines or creating your own. We promised three one-year subs to […]
Learn how to easily transfer a design onto perfboard to create a professional looking and easy to follow circuit layout. You need little more than your circuit design, a laser printer, and an iron.
MAKE contributing editor Bill Gurstelle talks to students about the joys of making, invention, at TED-Ed, and in the process, creates a series of audio speakers from found/common materials, including one made out of a potato chip that sounds surprisingly good. Look for lots of awesome Bill Gurstelle projects in […]
It’s internet memetic phenom Grumpy Cat’s birthday. Whatever. Filed under: General
The MAKE Hardware Innovation Workshop, coming up May 14-15, 2013, has just issued a Call for Prototypes, in search of early stage products, projects, and ideas. Selected prototypes will be presented at the opening session of the Workshop, and featured in the Innovation Showcase on Tuesday, May 14. Each winning […]
We have a tradition here at MAKE of celebrating the arrival of Spring (and Easter Sunday) with a survey of the latest and greatest in Peeps use (and abuse). People seem more interested in doing silly and bizarre things with Marshmallow Peeps than eating them. Part of what I wrote […]
Our Craft channel wins the About.com Reader's Choice Award!
Caleb Kraft from Hackaday sent us these videos that he created. In them, he shows you how to create a very convincing "bullet time" effect using a single GoPro camera and software.
Author of these Magazine Articles
Let the Games Begin
Weve posted oodles of articles and projects on makezine.com related to gaming, from tabletop wargames to video game console hacks to such outdoor geek pastimes as geocaching. Here are a few of our favorites.
In Tales from the Web from MAKE: 28: Toys and Games page 26
Building a MAKE Video Network
We've greatly expanded MAKE's video offerings with a regular roster of excellent project and tutorial series, all conveniently accessed from blog.makezine.com/video and youtube.com/makemagazine and iTunes.
In Tales from the Web from MAKE: 27: Robots page 26
Live from MAKE!
This year we not only upgraded our website and moved "into the cloud" we hope you're enjoying improved performance, social media, and commenting tools we also launched some great programs online. Check them out!
In Tales from the Web from MAKE: 26: Karts and Wheels page 26
Steampunk Family Album
Colorful, creative expressions of alt.Victorian finery.
From MAKE: 17: Lost Knowledge page 83
What the Hell is That Thing?
The world of weird and wonderful crafting tools.
From CRAFT: 04: Costumes page 40
That's no pile of trash; it's my asteroid mining colony!
From MAKE: 08: Toys and Games page 80
Download Sample PDF
A spotlight on extraordinary handmade creations. This installment features Johnny Swing, Escama, David North, David Cole, and Bill Burns.
In Handmade from CRAFT: 01: Craft Premiere page 12
Two BEAMbots: Trimet and Solarroller
Solder together one simple circuit and use it to control two very different solar-powered robo-critters: a little satellite that scoots and bumps around, and a mini cart that just keeps a-rolling until the sun goes down.
From MAKE: 06: Robots page 76
MAKE: Online Extras
Unsafe At Any Amperage?
Behind the scenes of our high-voltage dilemma: whether to publish a dangerously cool project in MAKE magazine's "Fringe" issue.
by Tom Anderson, Gareth Branwyn, Shawn Connally, Dale Dougherty, Mark Frauenfelder, Joe Grand, Saul Griffith, William Gurstelle, Bunnie Huang, Tom Igoe, Mister Jalopy, Steve Lodefink, John MacNeill, David Pescovitz, Charles Platt, Paul Spinrad, Phillip Torrone; March 16, 2007