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Brian Jepson

Brian Jepson

I'm a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I'm not tinkering, I'm probably editing a book for Maker Media.

Latest from Brian Jepson

IEEE Computer Special Issue on Making

I was really excited when my wife’s copy of IEEE Computer arrived; it’s full of articles on makers and making thanks to the special section that Brian David Johnson (co-author of our Vintage Tomorrows and 21st Century Robot books) assembled and edited. You can download this issue for free. Read more »

littleBits Arduino at Heart + Synth

Ever since I played with it at the RadioShack/littleBits event in NYC a few weeks ago, I became obsessed with Manny Alvear’s littleBits music player from RadioShack techspecs, and had endless fun playing Carol of the Bells over the holidays. I picked up some of the littleBits synth modules to... Read more »

Fritzing Code View

Fritzing is a fantastic tool (and a huge collection of components and boards you can use in your designs) for sketching out your circuits, but it can do much more. Now Fritzing adds a new capability: a code editor built in to the Fritzing environment. Read more »

Galileo RGB Strip

I found it interesting that you could put Windows on an Intel Galileo. Like the version of Windows for for small tablets, it's free (as in beer). To program a Galileo running Windows, you’ll need to run Visual Studio and write some C++. Read more »

lb-animation

If you’re in the Times Square, New York area, you owe it to yourself to visit the Times Square RadioShack today. They’ve got a room set up where you can look at a whole bunch of littleBits demos, and even make your own littleBits ornament that you can take home.... Read more »

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If you’ve watched Print the Legend (and if not, why haven’t you? It single-handedly justifies the cost of a Netflix subscription), you’ve heard the story of the 3D Systems action against Formlabs’ SLA implementation. Now TechCrunch’s John Biggs is reporting that the lawsuit is gone. Read more »

Sam Thompson teaches his young 'uns to solder at the first RI Mini Maker Faire

The Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire returns for its sixth year on Saturday, October 11. This is the first year we’ve done this as an independent, stand-alone event; it will be the biggest RI mini yet. Read more »

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