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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Broadly defined, a Cool Tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that has proven utility. The reviews there are not the kind of comparative reviews you’ll find in magazines and other websites, which give pros and cons for each item. Rather, our reviews are... Read more »

It's that time of the year again, and we would like to take the opportunity to re-cap what the last year has brought. So here's the Fritzmas challenge 2011: You show us what you did, and we give you what we did. Read more »

Although it should not difficult to get sketches written for previous Arduino versions working with Arduino 1.0, that release has important changes you need to be aware of. The first thing you will notice when launching the software is the look of the IDE. Some icons are different from previous... Read more »

GHI Electronics is proudly contributing to the open-source-hardware community and .NET Gadgeteer community. We have released the complete sources for numerous Gadgeteer modules and for FEZ Hydra, which is the first 100% open-source .NET Gadgeteer mainboard. Armed with a 240Mhz ARM9 processor, FEZ Hydra is a powerful solution that's even... Read more »

Fabien Royer and Bertrand Le Roy wrote in to let us know about their latest creation, an RGB video wall made with a Netduino Mini and an Adafruit LED strip: What’s not to like about RGB LEDs? With their bright, mesmerizing glow, often capable of displaying millions of colors, they’re... Read more »

Digital Meets Physical will bring makers, software hackers, and DIY geeks together for two days of outrageous fun, using the Netduino platform and other fun toys to build our brains out. We'll be hacking at the AS220 Labs, a hackerspace where tools, technology and inspiration abound. With no less than... Read more »

One of the projects featured at the Mini Maker Faire was Ytai Ben-Tsvi’s IOIO, an Android hardware accessory kit that predated the Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK), and is a bit simpler to use: there’s no need to do any programming on the microcontroller, you can load firmware updates from... Read more »


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