Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker and tinkerer, who is spending a lot of his time thinking about the Internet of Things. In the past he has mesh networked the Moscone Center, caused a U.S. Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was—at the time—the most distant object yet discovered.

Latest from Alasdair Allan

The new Beaglebone Green (bottom) with the original Beaglebone Black (top).

We talk to Jason Krinder about the new Beaglebone board, the Beaglebone Green from Seeed Studio. Read more »


We talk to Ben Pirt, the creator of Mirobot, about the new version of his robot and the way he's using Kickstarter as part of his development of the bot. Read more »

Codebender on a Chromebook connected to an Arduino project.

Codebender is an web-based development environment for the Arduino that runs in your browser, and from today it also runs on Chromebooks. Read more »

Sam Ortega

Talking to Sam Ortega about NASA's Centennial Challenges Program and how the technologies and tools of the Maker Movement are appearing inside NASA. Read more »

Eben Upton

Talking to Eben Upton about the Raspberry Pi, its origins and success, and the process of onshoring the production of the board back from China to the United Kingdom. Read more »

With the release today of a free SDK for iOS, Android, and Arduino you can now connect the Internet of Things, not with wires, but with sound. Read more »

Bethany Koby

Talking to Bethany Koby about her argument that the ownership of technology changes the relationship between young people and the technology they have built rather than bought. Read more »