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Weekend Watch: The Maker Monster Invades YouTube

We try to cover up and coming video makers with the Weekend Watch column, but we’ve never covered anyone as new to the game as The Maker Monster. This beastly builder only has one video to date, posted only ten days ago, but it has already gotten over 5,000 views. He’s also already signed up over 600 subscribers to his nascent channel. Apparently, being a monster who’s also a maker carries a certain appeal.

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In The Maker Monster’s first video, he turns a baguette into a kitchen mood light. No, seriously. How long do you think it’ll be before someone slices into this loaf while the light is not on? I don’t think I would want to face a Maker Monster after I’d tried to eat his attention-getting first project.

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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 man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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