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

Damien Stolarz, co-author of the upcoming iPhone Hacks and author of Car PC Hacks, has crammed two hard drives into his MacBook and likes to live on the edge: I bought two nominally 500GB hard drives (amusingly, each enclosure contained a different manufacturer – one Hitachi and one Samsung). Then... Read more »

I was browsing through the Android market on my G1 phone, and came across this gem from onlythoughtworks: My Name Is This application simply allows to build your own nameplate in seconds. It is highly customizable and will help you to get through your next meeting in no time. Weighing... Read more »

Sarah Palermo of the Keene Sentinal has a great piece that affirms the Maker’s Bill of Rights: WINCHESTER — William L. Morse remembers a young woman who came to his auto repair shop a few months ago with a $3,000 repair bill hanging over her head. He examined the car,... Read more »

Here’s another Make: Books PDF excerpt. This one comes from the Best of Instructables, which is a compilation of some of the most amazing projects from Instructables, the world’s biggest show and tell. This excerpt is kind of special to us. In it, former Make intern Jacob McKenzie riffs on... Read more »

The upcoming revision of the Android operating system, code named cupcake, has generated a lot of excitement among users of the first Android-based phone, the T-Mobile G1. Because Google’s Android operating system is Open Source, it’s possible, but a little difficult, to test cupcake out on a real phone. Among... Read more »

PJRC Electronic Projects has come out with the $19 Teensy AVR development board. It uses the AT90USB162, which eliminates the need for a separate USB-to-TTL chip: The Teensy is a complete USB-based microcontoller development system, featuring a 16 MHz AVR (AT90USB162) processor, in a very small footprint! All programming is... Read more »

Matt Cottam wrote in with this cool project he made for Papercamp. He started with patterns from The American Girl’s Home Book of Work And Play by Helen Campbell (1890) and cut them on a laser cutter on 300gsm paper. Matt brought the images into Illustrator, and traced their outlines... Read more »


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