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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

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 »

Congratulations. You are now unlocked.

As first reported on MacRumors, AT&T has begun unlocking iPhones for customers who: Have an account in good standing Have an iPhone that’s not currently under an active term commitment I’ve got an iPhone 3GS and AT&T service that meets both requirements, so as soon as I’d gotten my fill... Read more »

All the wineshades in a row

I was asked to make something for the O’Reilly Strata Conference, which was held in Santa Clara at the end of February 2012. We needed some devices to capture votes from attendees who participated in Coco Krumme‘s Data Crush: Where Wine and Data Meet: This new event at Strata will... Read more »


This past Tuesday, April 3, MUGNY held their “MakerBot vs the Easter Bunny” meetup, which featured chocolate molds, a demo of some printed artifacts scanned from originals using Autodesk’s free 123D Catch, an intro to MakerBot’s newly launched Design Studio team, and overview of home pewtering and casting, and a... Read more »

Getting Started with Netduino Book Cover

Chris Walker, the author of Getting Started with Netduino, is presenting a free webcast (preregistration required) on Friday, April 13, 2012: Start building electronics projects with Netduino, the popular open source hardware platform that’s captured the imagination of makers and hobbyists worldwide. Join Chris Walker, inventor of the Netduino and... Read more »

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Greg Borenstein, the author of "Making Things See: 3D Vision with Kinect, Processing, Arduino, and MakerBot," is presenting a free webcast (preregistration required) on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Read more »


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