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.

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Steve Heath on the Fab Newport Fish Bike

The seventh annual Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire is now one month away (August 8, 1pm-8pm, downtown Providence, Rhode Island). Read more »

Hackathon-Header-FB

On June 6-7, 2015, designers, entrepreneurs, technologists, government leaders, and other innovators will convene in Providence and Middletown, RI for the first dual-city Rhode Island Hackathon. As part of the team who is organizing this event, I’d like to invite you to join us. The event is free of charge... Read more »

Dan Rosenstein designed and built a bunch of Raspberry Pi robots running Windows 10 IoT Core

Microsoft has officially opened access Windows 10 support for the Raspberry Pi 2 as of last night — coming through on their February announcement that they’d be offering the OS for the diminutive computer. With the installed release, you can now build and deploy apps from a Windows 10 PC running Visual... Read more »

Under the skin of Hasbro's creations

We had the pleasure of being among the exhibitors at last weekend’s Robot Block Party (produced by Rhode Island Students of the Future) in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown University’s Pizzitola Center was packed the whole day, with some great exhibits and lots of attendees. Our immediate neighbors, XactSense, attach LIDAR... Read more »

On April 11, 2015, members of the Make: books team will be participating in the Rhode Island Robot Block Party in Providence, RI. We’ll be showing off projects from some of our recent and soon-to-be-published books. We’ll have hands-on interactive projects you can play with, including some things from our... Read more »

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 »

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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 »