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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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Tellart has posted a new video of their “What is a Switch?” project from the Fall 2007 RISD Industrial Design studio The Internet of Things. It’s got switches made with all kinds of things including rubber bands, tinsel, plenty of wires, and what looks like a spork: A switch, after... Read more »

Learning Android features tutorials for programming Android applications: Welcome to High Quality Android Tutorials. This site aims to be a resource for all developers on the Android platform to get the best and most up to date development information available. Each tutorial on this site will be clear, with full... Read more »

MAKE contributor Bill Bumgarner has posted another great home project, and it’s chock full of fun things like a tap & die, drill press, and cross-sliding vise (and lasers): While making my own low voltage cable light fixtures, I searched high and low for a little piece of hardware that... Read more »

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 »

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