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

Mini Maker Faire Setup

Tomorrow (or today, depending on which time zone you’re in), Saturday, June 16, MAKE will be hosting two Maker Faires at once on Google+ Hangouts: Mini Maker Faire North Carolina and Eugene Mini Maker Faire. We’ll be broadcasting from both faires at the same time: 12 noon Pacific and 3pm... Read more »

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follower posted a new project up on Labradoc: an LED matrix display connected to an Arduino Mega ADK and an Android phone: I was working to get things working for the evening of Sat 19th (NZ time) but noticed an issue during the afternoon that stopped much in the way... Read more »

Michael Margolis at Maker Faire Bay Area 2012

On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, the author of the Arduino Cookbook is offering a free webcast, Expanding the Capabilities of your Arduino Projects: Michael Margolis is the author of Arduino Cookbook 2nd Edition, a collection of projects utilizing the physical computing platform of Arduino, the open source electronics prototyping platform.... Read more »


It’s not every day that we get full disclosure on one of our internal mailing lists, but a few days ago, our own John Baichtal shared with us what he’s asking for this coming Father’s Day. I quote: “I’m asking for underpants.” That reminded me of a conversation I had... Read more »

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Rob Faludi, author of Building Wireless Sensor Networks, is bringing some very cool bots to Digi’s Maker Faire Bay Area Booth: Say hello to Troy and Abed! They’re Digi International’s brand-new XBee-enabled SumoBots and they’re ready to begin training for their debut at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012. They’ll be... Read more »

Redpark cable in action

Alasdair Allan, author of Learning iPhone Programming, Programming iPhone Sensors, and iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino (available along with the Redpark Breakout Pack for Arduino and iOS) sat down with MAKE’s Dale Dougherty to talk about getting iOS devices and Arduino talking to each other. (video link) Dale and Alasdair... Read more »

Monogrammed 3d-printed whistles

Josef Prusa, designer of the Prusa Mendel, created a Python script to generate code for 3d-printed whistles with the initials of 150 conference attendees at INFOTRENDY. And to celebrate, he’s posted a sample chapter from his upcoming MAKE/O’Reilly book, Getting Started with RepRap: Only thing I was waiting for, was... Read more »


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