Brian Jepson is an editor with Maker Media (publisher of MAKE magazine) and co-organizer of Providence Geeks and the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire. He's also been involved in various ways over the years with AS220, a non-profit arts center in Providence, Rhode Island. AS220 gives Rhode Island artists uncensored and unjuried forums for their work and also provides galleries, performance space, fabrication facilities, and live/work space.
I just saw this piece in the weekly print edition of the Christian Science Monitor. It's a great overview of a lot of the offerings out there. In Your idea, "printed" in 3-D, Jesse Emspak writes: At its heart, this... read more
The folks at Verizon Wireless and Weber Shandwick Worldwide sent me a review unit of the Verizon Mi-Fi2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot. It's a great device that combines the broad coverage of EV-DO (the 3G cellular data system used by Verizon... read more
Via the Android Blogging Network, I learned that HTC released new firmware for the Android Dev Phone 1 with the long-awaited "Cupcake" (1.5) version of the Android operating system. The installation isn't too tricky, but you should read it... read more
Webcast: Beginning NFC with PhoneGap and Arduino April 29, 2014
Don Coleman, Tom Igoe, and Brian Jepson (authors of Beginning NFC ) will introduce you to Near Field Communication using Android phones, Arduino, and NFC readers for computers and Arduino.
Webcast: First Steps with Arduino June 16, 2010
In this webcast, Brian Jepson will introduce the basics of Arduino, the open source electronics prototyping platform. You'll learn what Arduino is, where to get one, and how to connect electronic components to it. You'll also learn how to write simple...
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