Building your own rocketship


I know we’ve done a lot of coverage of the Raygun Gothic Rocketship, but it really is an astounding piece and we were thrilled to have it as the centerpiece of the Faire. And, as this mini-documentary shows, it’s really an amazing maker story, about a large community of some 60 people coming together to do something with no other motivations than to delight fellow earthlings and to express creativity and the power of collaboration and chutzpah.


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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. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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