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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

Vintage Tomorrows

In Vintage Tomorrows, a new book from MAKE and O'Reilly Media, Intel's resident futurist Brian David Johnson joins James H. Carrott in a globe-spanning journey to dig beyond definitions and into the heart of the growing Steampunk subculture. Through interviews with experts such as Margaret Atwood, China Miéville, William Gibson,... Read more »

Axeda Hackathon

Sara Streeter wrote in to let us know about the hackathon that Axeda put on for AT&T’s 2013 Developer summit. The projects were Arduino-based and sensor-enabled, and featured NFC, geotracking, emergency response, and all kinds of monitoring. Read more »


Providence-based artist and designer Wayne Losey makes these amazing 3D-printed modular action figures known as ModiBot, inspired by projects Wayne worked on in a previous life as a toymaker. Writing for Wired Design, Joseph Flaherty looks into the inspiration and realization of ModiBot. Read more »

In this project, you’ll learn how to solder together a battery-powered, 555 Timer-driven blinky toy. Read more »

You’ve got a Kinect, and you’ve got a MakerBot. This guide explains how to scan something using the Kinect, and then to print it on the MakerBot. For this guide, I used a scan I made of Kipp Bradford, co-organizer of the RI Mini Maker Faire. It’s very easy to... Read more »

The Redpark Serial Cable, which is part of the Redpark Breakout Pack for Arduino and iOS available from the Maker Shed, lets you connect the iPhone to Arduino without jail breaking. This guide shows you one of the simplest examples: connecting an iOS device to an Arduino and turning an... Read more »


Maker Shed is now carrying RedBearLab's Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Shield. It's an inexpensive, simple, and fun way to get Arduino talking to an iPhone, iPad, or even some Macs... and probably a few Android devices as well. True to its name, BLE is low power, and it's also easy.... Read more »


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