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Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker, tinkerer and co-founder of a startup working on fixing the Internet of Things. He spends much of his time probing current trends in an attempt to determine which technologies are going to define our future.

Latest from Alasdair Allan

Gauges on the MicroView

If you're having problems with your MicroView, you aren't alone, as it appears that close to 2,000 boards may have been sent out without bootloaders. We talk to Marcus Schappi about the problem. Read more »

The conductive ink printing of the Squink can easily be used to produce flexible circuits

The gap between idea and prototype, prototype and product, is shrinking— and the Squink which is now raising money on Kickstarter could well be part of reason. It's a portable electronics factory, in a box. Read more »

Arduino Zero

If you want to get your hands on the new Arduino Zero months before everyone else, now is your opportunity as Arduino are offering a limited batch of 20 developer boards for beta testing. Read more »

Digital pin 3 connected to GND on the Bean.

We looked at Punch Through Design's Light Blue Bean before, but now the hardware is shipping. Get yours from the Maker Shed. Read more »

odroid-w

In a surprising move yesterday Hardkernel annoucned a Raspberry Pi compatible board called he ODROID-W. Tested against the latest NOOBS and Raspbian images the board is software compatible with the original Raspberry Pi. Read more »

The Blink—a wire-free HD home monitoring and alert system

Kickstarter is the incubator for the Internet of Things. But when even silicon designers are coming to Kickstarter to crowdfund their next project, anyone not taking the platform seriously are missing out. Read more »

Sharks Cove

There is no shortage of hardware companies that are currently trying to emulate the success of the Raspberry Pi, and now Microsoft is one of them. Read more »

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