Welcome Bill Gurstelle, our latest guest author

Welcome Bill Gurstelle, our latest guest author

WilliamGurstelle2.jpg We’re thrilled to have our buddy Bill Gurstelle as a guest author on Make: Online for the next month. I’ve had the profound pleasure of knowing some really delightful and brilliant eccentrics in my life, folks whose response to “think outside the box” is “what box?” This guy works beyond the box. One thing I love about Bill is his deep sense of child-like wonder and enthusiasm for the physical world and the magic it encodes. He can come up with the most outlandish ideas and pitch them to Dale with a straight face (“How about a MAKE “prison tech” issue?” “Can we do an article in MAKE about making your own fireworks?”) And, of course, he’s always at the ready to creatively and spectacularly blow stuff up. He’s a mischievous kid with a valid ID and a grownup’s bank account.

Bill has been involved with MAKE from the beginning. He serves on our Technical Advisory Board and is a Contributing Editor to the magazine. He was also a producer of Make: television and one of its on-air talents. Bill is the author of a number of best-selling books, including Backyard Ballistics and Whoosh-Boom-Splat: The Garage Warrior’s Guide to Building Projectile Shooters. His most recent work, Absinthe & Flamethrowers, is a meditation on the art of living dangerously, with projects!

So, please give a round warm of applause to… Bill Gurstelle…

Notes from the Technology Underground (Bill’s blog)

6 thoughts on “Welcome Bill Gurstelle, our latest guest author

  1. Marc de Vinck says:

    Welcome aboard Bill!

  2. Armandas says:

    I didn’t mention this last time, but this starts to get ridiculous. The guy’s name is William (http://www.williamgurstelle.com) isn’t it?

  3. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Ah… Bill… The common nickname for William? I’ve only ever known him as Bill. You can see from the Maker to Maker segments on Make: television (one is currently on the top-right rail of this site here) that he himself signs off as Bill.

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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 garstipsandtools.com.

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