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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

Carla reads from LEO the Maker Prince

Carla Diana, author of our new kids’ book, LEO the Maker Prince, is visiting all the MakerBot retail stores. LEO takes a fanciful, beautifully illustrated trip through the world of 3D printing. Read more »

LEO Cover

The first kids’ book on 3D printing from MAKE is now available. 3D printing isn’t magic, but if you sit some kids down in front of a 3D printer, you’ll swear it’s not of this world. LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing brings its own magic to kids. Read more »

collage

I get to read a lot of the books that I help create, but I also have to contend with a constantly-growing list of books I plan to read... when I find the time. Read more »

Kashmir Robotics

Posting at O'Reilly Animals, Edie Freedman let me know about the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge: build a drone to help stop rhino poaching, and you could win as much as $25,000 and get to fly your drone in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Read more »

A Better World By Design

Entering its 6th year, A Better World By Design is returning to the RISD and Brown Campuses in Providence, RI from September 27-29 (the week after World Maker Faire New York). A Better World By Design was founded by--and is run to this day by--Brown and RISD students. Read more »

Young World Inventors

Diane Hendrix, Founder and Director of Young World Inventors, wrote in to let us know she's raising funds to do another series of mini-documentaries on young makers who solve interesting problems with limited resources. Read more »

Hackathon NYC Pitches

AngelHack and Hasbro have teamed up for the Hasbro-a-thon hackathon on August 17-18 in Pawtucket, RI. The event will be held at Hasbro's headquarters, and there will be Nerf Blasters to play with. I'm one of the judges at this event, and I hope to see you there! Read more »