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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

Student-built cubesats are released from the international space station's Kibo module. Credit: NASA

Registration is now open for NASA's first in-space challenge competition, offering the agency’s largest-ever prize purse. Your journey into lunar orbit begins at Moffett Field in January. Read more »

The iOS Bean Loader with the Light Blue Bean

Today the Light Blue Bean just because the first Arduino compatible board to allow you to write, compile, and then upload a sketch directly from your iPad. Read more »

That's a wrap for the second Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire...

That's a wrap for the Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire, which was bigger and better than ever Read more »

The Primo robot (back) and instruction board (front).

How do you teach programming to children with no prior programming experience? How do you teach programming to children that can yet read or write? Read more »

The #meARM

The meArm is a small, hackable, robotic arm designed from the ground up to be low cost and easy to use. Read more »

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The Cannybots are 3d printed line following robots that are Arduino compatible, and controlled via Bluetooth LE. Read more »

The Atomic Arcade—an atom building game

What could be more fun than smashing protons and neutrons together using and Arduino and Processing? Doing it as an arcade game perhaps? Read more »


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