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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

The SensorTag is a Bluetooth Low Energy development kit targeted at iOS developers.

Texas Instruments announces update to SensorTag, adding iBeacon support. Read more »

The MetaWear board next to a quarter for scale.

People have been predicting wearables would be the next big thing for about as long as I've been involved in technology, but this time they might be right. Read more »


Kerbal Space Program is the closest most of us are going to get to running our own space agency, and now NASA has stepped in and is collaborating with the game's makers to improve it. Read more »

The Paperduino Tiny

Following in the footsteps of the original Paperduino—and the Paperduino Leonardo—comes the Paperduino Tiny. Read more »


Open a solenoid lock using the Bluetooth Serial Plugin and a Bluetooth LE board. Read more »

The MicroView on the end of a finger.

The MicroView is Arduino compatible—and a member of the Arduino at Heart program—but it doesn't share that classic form factor. It's a tiny chip-sized, breadboard compatible, Arduino with a built-in OLED display. Read more »

Sometimes finding the right snippet of code to use in your Arduino sketch is as simple as reading the Monday Jolt on the MAKE site. Read more »