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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

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 »

IMG_9041

One of the factors that making the current generation of wearables devices not just possible, but useable, is the growing popularity of Bluetooth LE. Read more »

The new Raspberry Pi B+

Earlier today the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a new board. Perhaps somewhat unexpectedly however, it's not a board to replace the current model B, but a B+ board, and it's what the model B should have been all along. Read more »

Digital pin 3 connected to GND on the Bean.

We took an initial look at Punch Through Design's Light Blue Bean when they opened for pre-orders. Now we have our hands on the hardware it's time to take a closer look. Read more »