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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

Electric long boards with Arduino-powered remote controls

A group of electronics students from HiST brought two very different projects to the faire—an underwater ROV and a bunch of electric long boards. Read more »

The Norwegian Creations' Drawing Machine at Maker Faire Trondheim

There are some in crazy contraptions here at Maker Faire Trondheim, and one of these is the drawing machine brought to the faire by Norwegian Creations. Read more »

Welcome to the faire

The Maker Faire kicked off this morning here in the town square in the centre of Trondheim, Norway, with over 70 projects on display. Read more »

Last year's mini Maker Faire in Trondheim was part of the two-day Pstereo music festival

Roll up, roll up, once again for the greatest show (and tell) on Earth, and the second Maker Faire in Trondheim, Norway. Read more »

The MicroView Blink  sketch running on our fixed board

The response by GeekAmmo and Sparkfun to the MicroView problem has been amazing, but you can fix your broken one fairly simply if you're prepared to crack the case. Read more »

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 »

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