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Named to Wired Magazine’s Smart List, William Gurstelle is a bestselling author, DIY expert, and professional speaker. The author of Backyard Ballistics, Absinthe and Flamethrowers, and seven other books, he is recognized for his particular talent for making science and technology accessible, intriguing, and – most of all – fun to all readers and audiences. Having sold more nearly half a million books, he is one of the world’s most widely read authors on science and technology.

The co-producer of the Emmy nominated PBS television show Make: Television, William also has a recurring on-air role in the series. In addition, he is a letterhead-listed contributing editor for Popular Mechanics and Make Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Wired.

He has been heard on NPR’s Science Friday, Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, and has made numerous appearances on History Channel, Discovery Channel, Tech TV, and CNN.

William and his books have been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Daily Telegraph, Popular Mechanics, USA Today, and scores of other newspapers and magazines.