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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.

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The Providence, RI branch of the Fab Academy is now accepting applications for the 2012 session taking place from January 2 2010 – June 30, 2012. The deadline for applications is December 10th. However, applications will be processed as they are submitted and class size is limited. Read more »

Tonight’s Providence Geeks is a great way to get a dose of DIY: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, 5:30 – 8pm AS220 Labs, Mercantile Building, 2nd Floor 131 Washington Street, Providence, RI FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap) We’re hosting the October Geek Dinner at the all-new... Read more »

I'm proud to announce that my book, Making Things See: 3D Vision with Kinect, Processing, and Arduino, is now available from O'Reilly. You can buy the book through O’Reilly's Early Release program here. The Early Release program lets us get the book out to you while O'Reilly's still editing and... Read more »

You can now go to and order a PCB directly from your Fritzing sketch. (Just use your account to log in.) Read more »

When I first heard about it (I work with its creator, Ryan Mitchell) I figured it was more gimmicky and wasn't really something that I'd use for an extended amount of time. However, after just one day of having it on my 11" MacBook Air, I'm finding it to be... Read more »

The editors of Makeshift noticed that production, more than at any point in the last century, is occurring at the grassroots. In different cultures it goes by different names: DIY in the US, jugaad in India, jua kali in East Africa, and gambiarra in Brazil. Makeshift seeks to unify these... Read more »

Today at Maker Faire New York, Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino project, unveiled several new boards in a main stage presentation, What’s Ahead for Arduino. The new boards are on view in the Arduino tent at Maker Faire, and you can read about them on the Arduino blog, too. Read more »