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

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 »

Passing through the Smithsonian American Art Museum‘s Lincoln Gallery last night, I was drawn to this incredible column of light and text created by artist Jenny Holzer. The Reynolds Center calendar has this to say about the work, titled “For SAAM”: The sculpture, which is approximately 28 feet tall and... Read more »

Every time I plug my G1 phone into my Mac to download photos, iPhoto shows me only the videos that are on the phone, and I have to manually drag the photos from the Finder to iPhoto. It’s only a minor annoyance,but fortunately the fix is very simple. If you... Read more »

MAKE contributor Bill Bumgarner posted this gorgeous lighting hack that uses some IKEA stainless-steel cutlery caddies to solve a home lighting problem: When we lived in New York City, we had these awesome cable lights with hand blown glass pendants and, in the middle in the picture left, an awesome... Read more »


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