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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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Here’s another Make: Books PDF excerpt, this time from Eccentric Cubicle. In the introductory chapter, author Kaden Harris explains the philosophy of improvisational fabrication: A Maker’s life is rarely fully funded, with an unlimited budget, a state-of-the-art shop facility, and a team of brilliant young assistants poised to spring into... Read more »

Congratulations to Antti Seppänen, whose Beagle Board-based robot is the winner of the first Beagle Board design contest. What’s more, Antti also created a very cool expansion board for the Beagle Board, and made the design available under a CC license: My Beagle bot required building an expansion board. Some... Read more »

O’Reilly author Wei-Meng Lee has published a short free PDF that will get you started building iPhone applications with Apple’s SDK: If you have always wanted to learn iPhone development but don’t know how to get started, download my free eDoc on Getting Started with iPhone Development. Try it out... Read more »

Tom Igoe, author of Making Things Talk, is in the rainforest in eastern Ecuador, applying his sensor and embedded hacking skills to tracking monkeys (from Part 4 of his adventure postings): This morning, Kevin and Tony and I went to look for titi monkeys. We didn’t find any, but we... Read more »

Former Make intern Jake McKenzie is part of the team of students at UC Berkeley who made the Efficient Cooling and Ventilation System, powered by the Make Controller: Most cooling systems today do not take into consideration that compartments within the system may represent drastically different thermal loads. … The... Read more »

We’ve just posted a PDF excerpt from our first Craft book, Syuzi Pakhchyan’s Fashioning Technology. The book covers everything you need to know to get started making wearable electronics, smart toys, furniture, and home decor. It’s a very cool book that gives you the skills and inspiration to make some... Read more »

TI’s BeagleBoard is a great little Linux system. It consumes less than 2 watts and can connect to all sorts of things; it has an HDMI port that carries DVI-D video, a USB port that lets you connect USB peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and network adapters, an RS-232 serial... Read more »

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