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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

The JuicyPrint prototype—here the redder light indicates where the cellulose wouldn't be growing, and the bluer light is where the cellulose would. In this case the 3d bio-printer would be printing an 'H' symbol.

Biohacking is the next big thing, but people aren't just talking about it anymore, they're using it to 3d print objects. Read more »

The original Espruino board (left) and the new Espruino Pico board (right)

Following up on the success of the Espruino board, its creator now has a new board, and it's smaller. Much smaller. Read more »

Makers and visitors at last year's Elephant & Castle mini Maker Faire.

Rollup, rollup, for the greatest (show) and tell on Earth and the Elephant and Castle mini Maker Faire. Read more »

The Pax Instruments T400 Temperature Logger

Scientists working in a lab are just folks. Like motor heads with cars, we have our favourite makes and models—except with scientists, it's all about the lab equipment. Read more »

The first Arduino board ever made

I've always said that one day I'd wake up and the Arduino would be in a museum. However, I'd sort of expected it to take a bit longer. Read more »

The Carbon Origins Apollo data logger board

This is the story of a group of college students who moved to the Mojave Desert, bought a house, painted it white, and turned it into a make-shift lab. Then they went out to launch rockets. Read more »

Escher's Waterfall

The chance to build two perpetual motion machines in just two weeks? Not every project on Kickstarter deserves your dollars. Read more »


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