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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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 »

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 »